DEP Accepting Comments on Federal Clean Power Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is accepting public comment on Pennsylvania’s compliance with the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan through November 12, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson.

Comments may be submitted online at http://www.ahs.dep.pa.gov/eComment/, or emailed to ecomment@pa.gov, or mailed to the DEP at 400 Market Street P.O. Box 2063 Harrisburg, PA 17105.

More information about the Clean Power Plan is available at: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/bureau_of_air_quality/14528/climate_change/2120895.

The DEP is also accepting comments at “listening sessions” through November, including one set for 9 a.m. to noon on October 30 at Clarion University. Participants wishing to speak at those sessions are required to pre-register by calling (717) 783-8727.

Other sessions scheduled for western Pennsylvania include:

September 21 — Allegheny County
6 – 9 p.m.
Carnegie Mellon University, Roberts Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

September 22 — Cambria County
9 a.m. – Noon
Conference Center at University of Pittsburgh – Johnstown
450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904

September 22 — Greene County
6 – 9 p.m.
Waynesburg Central High School Auditorium
30 Zimmerman Drive
Waynesburg, PA 15370

October 29 — Erie County
6 – 9 p.m.
Hirt Auditorium at Blasco Library
160 East Front Street
Erie, PA 16507

October 30 — Clearfield County
2 – 5 p.m.
Penn State Dubois, Hiller Building Auditorium
One College Place
Dubois, PA 15801

Contact:          Justin Leventry           (717) 787-9684