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PA Supreme Court Decision In Agricultural Case

PA Supreme Court rules that family farms do not have to comply with municipal ordinances that are stricter than state law.

Stormwater Fees Drawing the Ire of Citizens and Businesses State-Wide

Citizens are expressing their skepticism and outright anger about stormwater fees that are being assessed throughout the Commonwealth.

Drinking Water

PFAS Takes Center Stage in Pennsylvania

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.

Water Treatment Plan

DEP Provides Clarification On Reporting Requirements For New And Increased POTW Discharges

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.

New Total Dissolved Solids Requirements for Publicly Owned Treatment Works

An article on DEP’s revised Chapter 95 regulations that address the acceptance of high-TDS wastes for publicly owned treatment works.

DEP Takes Another Regulatory Step Toward “Discharge Elimination”

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.

The Official Record – a Little Used Tool for Understanding and Interpreting Regulations

As regulated entities (water, solid waste, and wastewater authorities) we are subject to a multitude of “official” documents.