Senate ERE Committee Schedules Voting Meeting for Wednesday, May 10

HARRISBURG – The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will convene on Wednesday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. to consider the following bills:

  • Senate Bill 198 – This legislation will provide more clarity regarding permit appeals from decisions made by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
  • Senate Bill 199 – This legislation will require Environmental Hearing Board members who desire to stay on for more than one term to be reconfirmed by the Senate after their term expires
  • Senate Bill 689 – This legislation will allow for local government organizations to apply for a permit for continuing maintenance for a period of at least 10 years for the streams within their jurisdiction
  • Senate Bill 690 – This legislation will create a program that allows counties to opt in to address hazards within their streams by allowing for emergency maintenance permits in consultation with their county conservation district
  • Senate Bill 691 – This legislation will change the name of the “Department of Environmental Protection” to the “Department of Environmental Services”

The meeting will be held in room 8 E-A in the East Wing of the State Capitol

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Elizabeth Weitzel

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