PA Supreme Court rules that family farms do not have to comply with municipal ordinances that are stricter than state law.
Citizens are expressing their skepticism and outright anger about stormwater fees that are being assessed throughout the Commonwealth.
PFAS chemicals, which historically had been used in products in the U.S., continue to show up in soil and water systems. Various bills are making their way through Congress and Pennsylvania is exploring the idea of setting state-wide health standards for the PFAS.
In 2010 the EQB enacted extensive changes to DEP’s NPDES regulations, now codified at Chapter 92a. Among these changes was a revision to a previous requirement to apply for a new NPDES permit whenever significant changes to influent pollutant loadings-—either the addition of a new pollutant or a substantial increase in an existing pollutant-—was projected to occur. The new regulation, now at § 92a.24(a), is a bit less stringent.
An article on DEP’s revised Chapter 95 regulations that address the acceptance of high-TDS wastes for publicly owned treatment works.
Attorney Randall Hurst discusses the new Chapter 92A discharge elimination standards, what they mean, what he anticipates to be some of the problems, and potential solutions to those problems.
As regulated entities (water, solid waste, and wastewater authorities) we are subject to a multitude of “official” documents.