Thursday, September 3, 2015

PADEP sets 14 'listening sessions' on Clean Power Plan


The following is a news release issued today by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is announcing more than a dozen listening sessions and a 2-month comment period on the federal Clean Power Plan to hear from Pennsylvanians about the plan to cut carbon pollution. Fourteen listening sessions in locations across the state will take place between September and November.

 
“We want to hear from the people of Pennsylvania and all stakeholders as we prepare a Pennsylvania-centric plan to comply with the Clean Power Plan,” said DEP Secretary John Quigley. “Governor Wolf is committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania and these listening sessions will help meet that goal. We strongly believe we can reduce carbon emissions statewide and address climate change in fair and smart ways that take into account legitimate concerns of all parties.”
 
In addition to the listening sessions, DEP will accept comments on Pennsylvania’s compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan through November 12, 2015. DEP is soliciting comments on the Clean Energy Incentive Program component of the CPP and on the EPA-proposed Federal Plan that serves as a model rule for states developing their state plans. DEP is also soliciting comments on specific compliance related questions which are available on the Department website.
 
Comment submissions can be made here: http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment/ or emailed to ecomment@pa.gov or mailed to 400 Market Street P.O. Box 2063 Harrisburg, PA 17105.
 
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will also hold a webinar on the Clean Power Plan at 10 a.m. on Wednesday September 9, 2015. Speakers will include DEP Secretary John Quigley and DEP Policy Director Patrick McDonnell. To register, please click here.
 
The listening sessions will begin September 15. Participants wishing to speak must register at 717-787-8727.
 
September 15, 2015: Dauphin County                            
o 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
o Department of Environmental Protection South Central Regional Office
o 909 Elmerton Ave
o Harrisburg, PA 17110
 
September 21, 2015: Allegheny County                         
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Carnegie Mellon University
o Roberts Hall – Singleton Room
o 4th Floor
o 5000 Forbes Avenue
o Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
September 22, 2015: Cambria County                           
o 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
o Conference Center at University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
o Heritage Hall A
o 450 Schoolhouse Road
o Johnstown, PA 15904
 
September 22, 2015: Greene County                             
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Waynesburg Central High School
o Auditorium
o 30 Zimmerman Drive
o Waynesburg, PA 15370
 
September 28, 2015: Luzerne County                            
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Wilkes University
o Henry Student Center Ballroom, 2nd Floor
o 84 West South Street
o Wilkes-Barre, PA  18701
 
September 30, 2015: Philadelphia County                                  
o 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
o University of Pennsylvania
o Kleinman Center
o Fisher Fine Arts Building, Room 401
o 220 South 34th Street
o Philadelphia, PA 19104
 
September 30, 2015: Delaware County                          
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Marcus Hook Community Center
o 7 West Delaware Avenue
o Marcus Hook, PA 19061
 
October 5, 2015: York County                                        
o 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
o Wyndham Garden York
o White Rose Event Center
o Crystal Ballroom
o 2000 Loucks Road
o York, PA 17408
 
October 22, 2015: Lehigh County                                   
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Muhlenberg College
o Trumbower 130
o 2238 Chew Street
o Allentown, PA 18104
 
October 28, 2015: Schuylkill County                               
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Penn State Schuylkill
o John E. Morgan Auditorium
o 200 University Drive
o Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
 
October 29, 2015: Erie County                                        
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Library
o 160 East Front Street
o Erie, PA 16507
 
October 30, 2015: Clarion County                                   
o 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
o Clarion University
o Corner of Payne St & Wilson Ave
o Clarion, PA 16214
 
October 30, 2015: Clearfield County                               
o 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
o Penn State Dubois
o 7 Hiller Building – Auditorium
o One College Place
o Dubois, PA 15801
 
November 4, 2015: Lycoming County                            
o 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
o Penn College – Williamsport
o Mountain Laurel Room
o One College Avenue
o Williamsport, PA 17701
 
For more information on upcoming listening sessions, please visit the DEP Calendar of Events.
 
For questions concerning the comment period and listening sessions, contact the DEP Policy Office at 717-783-8727. The schedule for the sessions is also available through the Department’s website at www.dep.state.pa.us.


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