PEC Bill Tracker

Here you’ll find information, analysis, important dates, and status updates on pending state legislation and regulation that affects environmental and conservation efforts in Pennsylvania.

Important Dates

  • February 27, 2017

    House Appropriations Committee – DEP Budget Hearing

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - Room 140, Main Capitol Building (Harrisburg, PA)
    More Info
  • February 27, 2017

    House Appropriations Committee – DCNR Budget Hearing

    Location:

    1:00 p.m. - Room 140, Main Capitol Building (Harrisburg, PA)
    More Info
  • March 1, 2017

    Senate Appropriations Committee Budget Hearing: DCNR

    Location:

    3:00 p.m. - Hearing Room 1, North Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
    More Info

Additional Dates

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Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status Positions/More Information Issue(s)
HB 71Authorizing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to provide for Sunday huntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Recreation
HB 91Allowing for landowner purchase of dormant oil and gas interests.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 104Transparency for municipal authority acquisitions; annual reporting requirements.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Local Government
HB 107Authorizing cost recovery for expanding natural gas distribution systems to underserved areas.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities
HB 113Establishes a natural gas severance tax.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Severance Tax
HB 146Provides for a General Assembly member of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin to have a designee with voting rights.Not yet referred to a CommitteeSee Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Planning
  • Water Quality
HB 146Provides for the General Assembly designees of Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin to have voting rights.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 162Requires development and publication of a Pennsylvania-specific Code Manuals with respect to Uniform Construction Code.Reported as Committed from House Labor and Industry Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 173Providing for a Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program.Referred to House Commerce Committee (Jan 23, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Redvelopment
HB 187Allowing wind energy on Farmland PreservationReferred to Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (Feb 1, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Agriculture Preservation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 220Eliminates waste designation for steel slagReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 1, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Solid Waste
HB 266Composition of municipal Uniform Construction Code (UCC) boards of appeal.Referred to House Local Government Committee (Jan 31, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
HB 290Natural Gas Vehicle Weight ExemptionReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 2, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil & Gas
HB 409Reforms Uniform Construction Code adoption process.Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (Feb 8, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 417Establishing water well construction standardsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 8, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
HB 431Establishes a private dam financial assurance program.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 10, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Infrastructure
HB 503Establishes a framework for Growing Greener IIIReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Program Funding
HB 521Authorizing incremental increases fishing license fees.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 534Allocates 1% of fees collected by the Marcellus Legacy Fund for the pipeline mitigation.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 536Requires pipeline operators to provide permit application notice to property owners.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
HB 550Allows municipalities to use public funds for the repair or extension of private lateral sewage lines.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Sewage
HB 551Allows municipalities to include private lateral rehabilitation or replacement in PennVEST funding applications.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Sewage
HB 554Authorizes the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) to establish the fees charged by the agency.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 556Prohibits PUC from restricting the size of anaerobic digesters on farms.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 557Addresses calculation of minimum royalty payment for natural gas leases.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 30Authorizing the Fish & Boat Commission to Establish its own FeesRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 32Redirects revenue received by DEP from oil and gas violation fees to the General Assembly's General FundReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Oil and Gas
SB 34Establishes tax credits and exemptions for businesses locating in natural gas producing areas.Referred to House Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (Jan 12, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 77Provides funding for health research concerning natural gas development.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 13, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Public Health
SB 124Increases fines and penalties for killing a bald or golden eagle in PennsylvaniaReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (Jan 20, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 138Allows oil & gas lease royalty interest owners the opportunity to inspect records to verify proper payment.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 2, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 139Prohibits termination of an oil and gas lease when a landowner questions the accuracy of royalty paymentsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 2, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 140Requiring natural gas utilities to submit a plan to the PUC on how they intend to extend service to underserved areas.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 19 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 141Requiring a Pugh Clause for natural gas developmentReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 142Authorizing company to company pooling of natural gas drillingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 143Makes changes to the membership of the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification BoardReferred to Senate Banking and Insurance Committee (Jan 19, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Underground Storage Tanks
SB 144Amends Act 537 to to allow the use of “alternative systems” for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 19 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Land Use Planning
  • Sewage
SB 175Limits DEP's ability to regulate air emissions from oil and gas operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 25, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Air Quality
  • Oil and Gas
SB 192Authorizing the Game Commission to establish its own fees.Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 219Establishes a lending program for electricity metersReferred to Senate Education Committee (Jan 26, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 234Establishes a Pennsylvania Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ProgramReferred to Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (Jan 31 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 269Amending the Pennsylvania Construction CodeReferred to Senate Labor and Industry Committee (Jan 31, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 291Expands Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Renewable Energy
SB 294Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to Senate Finance Committee (Feb 6, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Recycling
SB 303Transferring Project 70 restrictions between two distinct Berks County parcelsReferred to State Government Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Land Conservation
SB 334Authorizing public funds for private lateral repairsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Sewage
SB 335Requiring full disclosure of water quality testing resultsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Oil & Gas
  • Private Drinking Water
SB 371Provides Dam Safety and Encroachments Act exemptions for agricultural operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Water Quality
SB 392Expanding DEP Water Quality Testing and ReportingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 16, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Drinking Water
  • Oil & Gas
SB 394Authorizes referendum for drinking water, stormwater, nonpoint source projects and wastewater treatment systems bond issue.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 16, 2017)See Positions on this Legislation
  • Program Funding
  • Water Quality

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status Positions/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
Classification of Wild Trout Streams Proposed Additions, Revisions and RemovalsWild Trout StreamsPublic Comment Accepted until March 17, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Fish and Wildlife
Coastal Zone Management Act; Issuance and Reissuance of Nationwide PermitsFederal Consistency under the Coastal Zone Management ActPublic Comments Accepted until February 21, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
DEP Draft Technical Guidance Document - Substantive RevisionClosure Requirements for Aboveground Storage Tank SystemsPublic Comments Accepted until March 6, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Remediation
DEP Draft Technical Guidance Document - Substantive RevisionClosure Requirements for Underground Storage Tank SystemsPublic Comments Accepted until March 6, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Remediation
DEP Draft Technical Guidance Document - New GuidanceLaboratory Reporting Instructions for Public Water SystemsPublic Comments Accepted until March 6, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Interim Final Technical Guidance - New GuidanceProposed technical guidance is intended to clarify the process for a Water Obstruction and Encroachment Permit application.Public Comment will be accepted until March 21, 2017.See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout WatersWild Trout WatersPublic Comment Accepted until March 17, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Fish and Wildlife
Revisions to Air Permitting for Oil and Gas Development and InfrastructureAir Emissions from Oil and Gas Operations and TransportPublic Comment will be Accepted until March 22, 2017See Positions on this RegulationPennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Air Quality
  • Oil and Gas
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