Public hearing on Alternate Septic Systems – Act 34 Implementation

 

JOINT HEARING

Senate AND House Environmental Resources & Energy Committees

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Irvis Office Building, Room 523

Public hearing on Alternate Septic Systems – Act 34 Implementation


9:00 a.m. -9:05 a. m.    Opening Remarks

9:05 a.m. -9:45 a.m.

Aneca Atkinson – Testimony
Deputy Secretary Water Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

9:45 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

Joseph H Gerdes Ill – Testimony
Director of Government Relations, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

Kimberly D. Geyer – Testimony
Butler County Commissioner, County of Butler

10:05 a.m. -10:35 a.m.

Joseph A. Valentine – Testimony
Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) VW Consultants, LLC

Paul A. Golrick, P.G. – Testimony
Pennsylvania Association of Sewage Enforcement Officers (PASEO) Penn’s Trail Environmental, LLC

Adam B. Browning – Testimony
Manager, Penn’s Trail Environmental, LLC
President, Pennsylvania Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association

10:35 a.m. -10:55 a.m.

Laurel F. Mueller CPSS, SEO – Testimony
President, Soil Services Company, Inc. & Mountain Wastewater Management
Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA)

Amy Hopkins, PLS President – Testimony
Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors

10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.    Closing Remarks

Additional submitted testimony from the PA Association of Realtors

Citizens Advisory Council

Informational Meeting on the ‘State of the Chesapeake Bay’

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 10:00 a.m.

Virtual Participation via Zoom

 

Informational Meeting on the ‘State of the Chesapeake Bay’

10:00AM – 10:05AM

Opening Remarks
Senator Yaw / Senator Comitta 

10:05AM-10:25AM

Chesapeake Bay Commission Annual Report 2020

Chesapeake Bay Commission Federal Agency Budget Request Fiscal Year 2022

State of the Chesapeake Bay 2021 Briefing

Ann Swanson, Executive Director
Chesapeake Bay Commission

Marel King, Pennsylvania Director
Chesapeake Bay Commission

10:25AM-10:35AM

Pennsylvania’s Progress:  A Focus on Local Action

Jill Whitcomb, Director
Chesapeake Bay Program Office
Department of Environmental Protection

10:35AM-11:25AM

Questions and Answers

11:25AM-11:30AM

Closing Remarks
Senator Yaw / Senator Comitta

Written Testimony:

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Written Testimony

 

 

Presentation by Dr. Scott Tinker – An Honest Conversation about Energy, Economy and Environment

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 10 am

Senate Chamber (and Virtual Participation)

 

A one-hour discussion with Dr. Scott W. Tinker, Director of the 250-person Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas, on the interrelationship between energy, the economy and the environment.  Dr. Tinker is also the State Geologist of Texas.

Informational Meeting on the Deployment and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Informational Meeting on the Deployment and Utilization of Carbon Dioxide Management Technologies

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 10 a.m. – Virtual Participation

 

10:00AM – 10:05AM

Opening Remarks
Senator Yaw / Senator Comitta  

10:05AM-10:25AM

Dr. Brian Anderson, Director – Testimony
National Energy Technology Laboratory

10:25AM-10:50AM

Dr. Gale C. Blackmer, Director – Testimony
Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey
DCNR

Kristin Carter, PG, CPG, Assistant State Geologist
Bureau of Topographic and Geologic Survey
DCNR

10:50AM-11:10AM

Denise Brinley, Executive Director – Testimony
Pennsylvania Office of Energy
DCED

11:10AM-11:35AM

Jacquie Fidler, Vice President of Environmental & Sustainability – Testimony
Consol Energy, Inc.

Dr. Evan Blumer, Principal
OsoMono, LTD

11:35AM-11:55AM

Perry Babb, Chairman & CEO – Testimony
KeyState Natural Gas Synthesis

11:55AM-12:00PM

Closing Remarks
Senator Yaw / Senator Comitta

Hearing to discuss a proposed rulemaking: Water Quality Standards for Manganese and Implementation (#7-553)

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Wednesday, September 9 | 9:00 a.m.

(Senate Chamber)

 

 [9:05AM–9:20AM]

Aneca Atkinson
Deputy Secretary, Water Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Panel 1 [9:20AM-9:50AM]

Lisa A. Bailey, Ph.D.Additional Testimony
Principal Scientist
Gradient

Jon Dietz, Ph.D.
Sr. Environmental Engineer
Tetra Tech

[9:50AM-10:05AM]

John St. Clair
Manager of Permitting
Rosebud Mining Company

Panel 2 [10:05AM-10:40AM]

Mike Clark
New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co., Inc.

Darrel Lewis
State Industries, Inc.

Terry Schmidt, P.E.
Vice President of Engineering
EarthRes Group, Inc.

 [10:40AM-10:55AM]

Serena A. DiMagno
Legislative / Regulatory Affairs
Water Works Operators’ Association of PA

 

Voting meeting on SB950, SB 1173, HB1737, HB1808 and HB2025

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:30 (Senate Chamber and Remote Participation)

Senate Bill 950, P.N. 1404 (Pittman) – Creates the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap and Trade Authorization Act to clarify that the Department of Environmental Protection does not have authority to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or similar State or regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs unless authorized by the General Assembly.

  • Amendment (Pittman)

Senate Bill 1173, P.N. 1725 (Yaw) – Amends the Air Pollution Control Act to standardize the make-up of the Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee (AQTAC).  The bill repeals the current statutory authorization and replaces it with a model that mirrors the appointment process found for the Citizens Advisory Council, the Climate Change Advisory Committee, and several other advisory committees.

  • Amendment (Yaw)

House Bill 1737, P.N. 2439 (A. Davis) – Amends the Economic Development Agency, Fiduciary and Lender Environmental Liability Protection Act (Act 3 of 1995) regarding the definition of Economic Development Agencies.   The bill adds “land banks” to the list of economic development agencies and removes them from any environmental liability on properties they purchase for redevelopment.

House Bill 1808, P.N. 3919 (Mackenzie) – Amends the Solid Waste Management Act (Act 97 of 1980) by adding definitions related to the recycling of plastics and defining “advanced recycling” as a manufacturing process for the conversion of post-use polymers and including methodologies and processes like pyrolysis, gasification and depolymerization.  The bill also defines “advanced recycling facility” as a manufacturing facility that receives post-use polymers for the use in advanced recycling.

House Bill 2025, P.N. 3907 (Struzzi) – Creates the Pennsylvania Carbon Dioxide Cap and Trade Authorization Act to clarify that the Department of Environmental Protection does not have authority to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or similar State or regional greenhouse gas cap-and-trade programs unless authorized by the General Assembly.

Public hearing to examine the economic and employment impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

August 25, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.

 

Boilermakers Local Lodge #154, Pittsburgh (and Zoom)
1221 Banksville Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15216


To examine the economic and employment impacts of Pennsylvania’s participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI)

PANEL 1

[1:05PM – 2:05PM]

Shawn Steffee
Business Agent
Boilermakers Local 154
Areas of Industrial Wind Facilities | XCel Energy Article | California Blackouts

Jeff Oskin
Executive Board Member
IBEW Local 29

Donald Arena
President
South-Central Building and Construction Trades Council

PANEL 2

[2:05PM – 3:05PM]

Michael Keith
Chairman
Indiana County Board of Commissioners

Mark Hilliard
President
Indiana County Chamber of Commerce

Curtis A. Whitesel
Superintendent
Homer-Center School District

PANEL 3

[3:05PM – 3:25PM]

Rod E. Williamson
Executive Director
Industrial Energy Consumers of PA (IECPA)
Exhibit
Exhibit 2

 

Written Testimony

Hearing to examine PA’s Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

 

Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | 10:00 am

Off the Floor (Senate Chamber and Virtual Participation)

Hearing to examine PA’s Participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).


PANEL 1 (10:00AM-10:25AM) 

Honorable Patrick McDonnell
Secretary
Department of Environmental Protection

Hayley L. Book
Senior Advisor on Energy and Climate
Department of Environmental Protection

PANEL 2 (10:25AM-10:50AM)

Honorable Gladys Brown Dutrieuille
Chairman
Public Utility Commission

Stephen Bennett | Testimony – Part 1Part 2Additional Testimony
Manager | Regulatory, Legislative Affairs
PJM Interconnection

PANEL 3 (10:50AM-11:10AM)

Rachel Gleason
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Coal Alliance

Vince Brisini | Testimony – Part 1Part 2Part 3
Director | Environmental Affairs
Olympus Power, LLC

PANEL 4 (11:10AM-11:40AM)

Shawn Steffee
Executive Board Trustee | Business Agent
Boilermakers Local Lodge 154

Carl A. Marrara
Vice President | Government Affairs
Pennsylvania Manufacturers’ Association

Rebecca Oyler
Legislator Director
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

PANEL 5 (11:40AM-12PM)

Brianna Esteves
Manager | State Policy
Ceres

Tom Schuster | Testimony – Part 1Part 2
Director | Clean Energy Program
Pennsylvania Chapter | Sierra Club

Written Testimony:

Industrial Energy Consumers of PA

LS Power