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

  • December 13, 2017

    Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting

    Location:

    10:30 a.m. - Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road (Washington Crossing, PA)
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  • December 14, 2017

    DEP Air Quality Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location:

    9:15 a.m. - Room 105, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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  • December 20, 2017

    DEP State Board for Certification of Sewage Enforcement Officers Meeting

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - Conference Room 11B, Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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  • December 21, 2017

    DEP Agricultural Advisory Board Meeting

    Location:

    9:00 a.m. - Rachel Carson State Office Building (Harrisburg, PA)
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Additional Dates

Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
HB 20Enacts a water resource fee for major water withdrawals; funds water programs.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Water Resources
HB 71Authorizing the Pennsylvania Game Commission to provide for Sunday huntingReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 91Allowing for landowner purchase of dormant oil and gas interests.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 104Transparency for municipal authority acquisitions; annual reporting requirements.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Local Government
HB 107Authorizing cost recovery for expanding natural gas distribution systems to underserved areas.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Utilities
HB 113Establishes a natural gas severance tax.Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration Defeated (October 4, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
  • Severance Tax
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)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 162Requires development and publication of a Pennsylvania-specific Code Manuals with respect to Uniform Construction Code.Passed House (vote: 196-0) (March 20, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 173Providing for a Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program.Referred to House Commerce Committee (Jan 23, 2017)
  • Redvelopment
HB 187Allowing wind energy on Farmland PreservationLaid on the Table [Senate] (July 11, 2017)
  • Agriculture Preservation
  • Renewable Energy
HB 220Eliminates waste designation for steel slagReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 1, 2017)
  • Solid Waste
HB 266Composition of municipal Uniform Construction Code (UCC) boards of appeal.Referred to Senate Labor and Industry Committee (April 6, 2017)
HB 290Storage Tank Indemnification Board CompositionHouse concurred in Senate amendments [187-0] (December 6, 2017)
  • Storage Tanks
HB 409Reforms Uniform Construction Code adoption process.Signed by the Governor as Act 36 of 2017 (October 25, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 417Establishing water well construction standardsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 8, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 431Establishes a private dam financial assurance program.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 10, 2017)
  • Infrastructure
HB 503Establishes a framework for Growing Greener IIIReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • Program Funding
HB 521Authorizing incremental increases fishing license fees.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 542Tax Code Legislation - Includes Environmental ProvisionsPassed the Senate [26-24] (July 27, 2017)
HB 543Pipeline construction; conserved land standards.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 544Limiting landowner liability for public recreational use.Final passage - House [187-0] (December 5, 2017)
  • Recreation
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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 556Prohibits PUC from restricting the size of anaerobic digesters on farms.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Feb 17, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 557Addresses calculation of minimum royalty payment for natural gas leases.Resolution to discharge committee from further consideration of bill presented [House] (June 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 571Notification to Residential Property Owners of Changes to Official FEMA Flood Plan MapReferred to House Local Government Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
HB 577Requiring recycling containers at all Turnpike rest areasReferred to House Transportation Committee (Feb 21, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recycling
HB 587Requiring DEP to create and maintain a secure online permit tracking system.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 588Requires Erosion and Sedimentation Permit Approval when signed by a Licensed EngineerReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 589Authorizing the lease of submerged lands in Lake Erie for offshore wind, solar or kinetic energy generation facilitiesReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 24, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 596Water Well Drilling StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 23, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
HB 609Providing for incremental increases in license and permit feesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 24, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 640Merges PHMC and DCNRReferred to State Government Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 667Requiring more frequent testing for lead in water.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Public Health
HB 675Providing an exemption from fishing license requirements for therapeutic recreation.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (April 6, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 688Bans the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Public Health
HB 695Seismic Testing and Drilling; Earthquake InsuranceReferred to House Insurance Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 696Establishes additional unconventional gas well location restrictions.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 702Setting additional disposal fee of $3.00 for all solid waste disposed of at municipal waste landfills.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Solid Waste
HB 705Updating Environmental Standards for Drinking WaterReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 3, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 729Creates a new Game Commission DistrictReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 7, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 752Establishes a tourism tax credit.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 7, 2017)
  • Tourism
HB 767Flood insurance premium assistance program.Referred to House Insurance Committee (March 9, 2017)
  • Flooding
HB 776Exempts religious buildings from the Pennsylvania Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 9, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 784Providing for riparian buffer waivers.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 790Establishes the Controlled Plant and Noxious Weed Act.Signed by the Governor as Act 46 of 2017 (October 30, 2017)
  • Invasive Species
HB 797Requires notice and hearing for state wetland mitigation or protection purchases.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 798Placing municipal water and sewer authorities under PUC jurisdictionReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 852Amends Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act; addressing water contamination.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 29, 2017)
  • Hazardous Sites
HB 885Allowing trail access on state agricultural conservation easements.Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 17, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Agriculture
  • Recreation
HB 911Increases General Assembly review of proposed regulations.Referred to State Government Committee (March 21, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 913Storm water management fees; BloomsburgReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Stormwater
HB 914Storm Water Fees; AuthoritiesReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Stormwater
HB 915Stormwater Management PlansReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Stormwater
HB 916Flood Protection; StormwaterReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Flood Protection
  • Stormwater
HB 934Adding Natural Gas to PA Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)
  • Oil & Gas
  • Renewable Energy
HB 938Elimination of Waste Designation for Steel SlagReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 15, 2017)
  • Solid Waste
HB 943Increasing bonding for unconventional oil and gas operations.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 977Encouraging leasing of land for use by recreational authorities for off-highway vehicle riding.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (March 27, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 996Implementation of a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program in Pennsylvania.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 28, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1003Requiring DEP to publish a compendium of permits and processes.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 28, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1009Release of Project 70 Restrictions on certain property in Westmoreland County.House concurred in Senate amendments [187-0] (December 5, 2017)
HB 1030Allows Legislative Committees to terminate proposed rulemaking.Referred to House State Government Committee (March 30, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1052Establishes an Adopt-a-River ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 3, 2017)
  • Litter
HB 1053Clean and Green Program; ComplianceReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 3, 2017)
  • Agriculture
  • Conserved Land
HB 1060Streambank FencingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 3, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 1071Prohibits municipalities from banning or putting fees on recyclable plastic bags.Vetoed by the Governor (June 30, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1090Establishing permit decision deadlines.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1091Allows appeal for non-issuance of a permit within a certain timeframe.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1101Authorizes Third Party PermittingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1103Exempting certain conventional wells from reporting requirements.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 7, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1120Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to House Finance Committee (April 10, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1178Establishing a High Performance Building Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1179Sustainable Development and Manufacturing Tax Credit PackageReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1180Establishes an Energy-Star Tax Credit for Glass or Window Technology Referred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1181Establishes a Green Roof Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1194Composition of, and Guidelines for, the Pennsylvania Game CommissionReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (April 12, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Game and Fisheries
HB 1237Requires legislative approval of proposed regulations.Re-reported to House State Government Committee (October 16, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1279Amends Covered Device Recycling Act to require manufacturers of electronics to recycle more of these devices.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 24, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1283Clarifying the definition of "stripper well" with respect to impact fee liability.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 25, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1284Establishing an online permitting portal with DCEDReferred to House Commerce Committee (April 25, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1306Providing for biodiesel content in heating oilReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 1, 2017)
  • Biofuels
HB 1326Re-establishing a small project fee for water obstruction and encroachment permitsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 2, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 1328Amends the state recreational use of land liability law; expands definition of recreational activity.Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (May 2, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 1330Establishes a plastic bag recycling advisory board.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 2, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1333Allows prolonged cessation of mining operations.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (July 6, 2017)
  • Mining
HB 1350Amends Oil and Gas Lease Act definitions of “Royalty” and “Wellhead”Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 8, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1352Requires adoption of an alternative permit review process.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 9, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1353Setting DEP response protocols for permit applications.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 9, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1365Sewage Enforcement Officer Inspection FeesReferred to Local Government Committee (May 9, 2017)
  • Local Government
HB 1380Requiring separate review and adoption processes for commercial and residential building codes.Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (March 18, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Green Buildings
HB 1390Eliminates sunset date on PIT tax checkoffs for the Wild Resource Conservation Fund ProgramLaid on the Table [House] (June 28, 2017)
  • Funding
HB 1398Expands hazardous substances under Pennsylvania’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 18, 2017)
  • Hazardous Waste
HB 1401Enacts a severance tax on natural gas development; includes funding for environmental programs.Removed from the Table [House] (October 24, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1412Pilot Projects: Deployment and use of micro grids and energy grid storage.Referred to Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (May 19, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1427Requires operators of oil and gas wells to include a fluid tracer in hydraulic fracturing operations.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 22, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1446Providing for statewide electric vehicle charging and natural gas fueling infrastructure.Referred to House Transportation Committee (June 6, 2017)
  • Transportation
HB 1459Exempts certain fish hatcheries from the Clean Streams LawReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Water Quality
HB 1467Raises municipal waste tipping fee; funds used for Environmental Stewardship FundReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 31, 2017)
  • Environmental Program Funding
  • Growing Greener
HB 1486Exempts agricultural high tunnels from Storm Water Management ActReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HB 1494Timbering activity on Federal LandsApproved by the Governor - Act 25 (July 20, 2017)
  • Public Lands
HB 1503Prohibits application of sewage sludge near public drinking water sources and source water protection areas.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 6, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
HB 1530Dormant oil and gas rights.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 12, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1548State Park Fees and ChargesReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • State Parks
HB 1550Agricultural Preservation; Limitations on Preserved FarmlandReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (July 6, 2017)
  • Agricultural Preservation
HB 1563Consumer Consent to Share Smart Meter InformationReferred to House Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (July 14, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1564Allows "opt out" of smart meter usage.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1565Repeals smart meter mandate.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1566Removes requirement that electric distribution companies provide smart meters.Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1567Amends Act 537 providing for municipal concurrence on DEP planning waiversReferred to House Local Government Committee (June 16, 2017)
  • Sewage
HB 1571Regulatory ReviewReferred to House State Government Committee (June 22, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1601Establishes a Public Natural Resources Trust Fund Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 22, 2017)
  • Environmental Funding
HB 1624Severance Tax; Definitions; Royalty Payments - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 26, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1625Severance Tax; Definitions - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1626Severance Tax - Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1661Distribution of Volkswagen Settlement FundsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Aug 24, 2017)
HB 1700Creation of a Pipeline Safety and Communication BoardReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 15, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1721Public Notice, Oil and Gas Well PermitsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 16, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1722Establishes the Pennsylvania Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ProgramReferred to House Local Government Committee (Sept 14, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1723Establishes a natural gas severance fee to facilitate the growth of natural gas transportation systems Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Oil & Gas
HB 1729Response teams; drilling and production of oil and gas wellsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1730Reporting of suspected violations of oil and gas laws.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 1736Electronics RecyclingReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 18, 2017)
  • Recycling
HB 1743Directing agency fines and penalties to the General FundReferred to House Appropriations Committee (Aug 24, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1782Alternative Ratemaking MechanismsReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (Sept 14, 2017)
  • Energy
HB 1792Repeal of regulations by a concurrent resolution.Referred to House State Government Committee (September 18, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 1799Solar Energy DevelopmentReferred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (September 21, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1818Prohibits the sale of seeds and plants that have been treated with neonicotinoidsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (September 25, 2017)
HB 1819Solar Panel Grant RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 11, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
HB 1830State Green Building RequirementsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 10, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 1831Establishing a P3 Pilot ProgramReferred to House State Government Committee (October 25, 2017)
  • Administrative
HB 1850Disposal of Waste Tires - PhiladelphiaRe-referred to House Urban Affairs Committee (December 6, 2017)
  • Waste
HB 1895Merges the administrative offices and law enforcement bureaus of the PA Fish and Boat Commission and the PA Game CommissionReferred to the House Game and Fisheries Committee (October 30, 2017)
  • Game and Fisheries
HB 1919Merge of PFBC and PGCReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (November 16, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
HB 1932Deemed Approval of Nutrient Management PlansReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (November 20, 2017)
  • Agriculture
  • Water Quality
HB 1936Sound Emissions of ATVs and SnowmobilesRemoved from Table [House] (December 6, 2017)
  • Recreation
HB 2000Lead Abatement Grant ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 7, 2017)
HR 107Resolution urging Congress to repeal the EPA MS4 ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Water Quality
HR 126Urging the City of Philadelphia to establish a year round tire removal program.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 7, 2017)
HR 284Resolution urging EPA to repeal the MS4 ProgramRemoved from Table [House] (October 4, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HR 421Urging the Commonwealth to join the Climate AllianceReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 22, 2017)
  • Climate Change
HR 515Delaware River Basin Commission - Oil and Gas RegulationAdopted [House; 101-83] (October 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
HR 531Philadelphia Refineries Pipeline AccessReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 10, 2017)
  • Infrastructure
HR 576Concurrent Resolution on Fuel Generation ResourcesAdopted by the House [176-9] (October 25, 2017)
  • Energy
HR 592Resolution supporting the United States Commission on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries Act of 2017Referred to the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Nov 6, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 14Authoring a tax for Public ParksReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (November 29, 2017)
  • Recreation
SB 30Authorizing the Fish & Boat Commission to Establish its own FeesReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 27, 2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 77Provides funding for health research concerning natural gas development.Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 13, 2017)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 141Requiring a Pugh Clause for natural gas developmentReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 142Authorizing company to company pooling of natural gas drillingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Jan 20, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 143Makes changes to the membership of the Underground Storage Tank Indemnification BoardReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 19, 2017)
  • Underground Storage Tanks
SB 144Amends Act 537 to to allow the use of “alternative systems” for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth.Approved by the Governor - Act 26 (July 20, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Air Quality
  • Oil and Gas
SB 192Authorizing the Game Commission to establish its own fees.Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (March 28, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 219Establishes a lending program for electricity metersReferred to Senate Education Committee (Jan 26, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 234Establishes a Pennsylvania Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) ProgramFirst Consideration [Senate] (October 24, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 269Amending the Pennsylvania Construction CodeReferred to House Labor and Industry Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 291Expands Pennsylvania's Alternative Energy Portfolio StandardsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 6, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 294Establishes a plastic bag fee.Referred to Senate Finance Committee (Feb 6, 2017)
  • Recycling
SB 303Transferring Project 70 restrictions between two distinct Berks County parcelsReferred to House State Government Committee (June 14, 2017)
  • Land Conservation
SB 334Authorizing public funds for private lateral repairsRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (June 20, 2017)
  • Sewage
SB 335Requiring full disclosure of water quality testing resultsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 15, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Water Quality
SB 392Expanding DEP Water Quality Testing and ReportingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 16, 2017)
  • 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)
  • Program Funding
  • Water Quality
SB 402Requires Erosion and Sedimentation Permit Approval when signed by a Licensed EngineerReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
SB 404“Closes the borders” on Pennsylvania Solar Renewable Energy Credit purchasesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 405Creation of a Lead SuperfundReferred to Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (March 24, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
SB 415Establishing energy and environmental standards for state buildings.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 416Authorizing additional protections for riparian buffers.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SB 431Increases Fines for LitteringReferred to House Transportation Committee (July 9, 2017)
  • Littering
SB 441Providing for consumer "opt-out" of Act 129 smart meter usageReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 442 Requiring consumer consent to share smart meter information with government agenciesReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 443Repeal of Act 129 smart meter mandateReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (Feb 27, 2017)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 460Allowing the Fish and Boat Commission to incrementally raise license fees.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (Feb 28, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 486Reduces waste reporting requirements for Unconventional Oil and Gas OperationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 6, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Oil and Gas
SB 487Requiring DEP to establish a permit tracking system for applicants.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 6, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 488Extends PUC safety jurisdiction to Class 1 unconventional gathering lines.Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 6, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 495Provides a sales and use tax exemption for the purchase or use of a solar energy system.Referred to Senate Finance Committee (March 10, 2017)
  • Renewable Energy
SB 497Eliminates waste designation for steel slag.Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 6, 2017)
  • Waste
SB 561Requires legislative approval of "economically significant" regulations.Referred to House State Government Committee (June 14, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 567Control of noxious weeds and invasive species. Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 5, 2017)
  • Invasive Species
SB 624Restricts Clean Streams Law protections with respect to mining operations.Became Law Without Governor's Signature - Act 32 (July 22, 2017)
  • Mining
  • Water Quality
SB 639Private Sewer Lateral and Water Service Line RepairReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 27, 2017)
  • Sewage
SB 645Increasing fines for solid and hazardous waste violationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 20, 2017)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Solid Waste
SB 646Removing recycling fee sunset for municipal waste landfills and resource recovery facilitiesRe-committed to House Appropriations Committee (October 17, 2017)
  • Municipal Waste
  • Recycling
SB 649Extends both the Underground Storage Tank Environmental Cleanup Program and the Pollution Prevention ProgramRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (June 13, 2017)
  • Storage Tanks
SB 658Designating the Eastern Hellbender as State AmphibianReferred to House State Government Committee (November 17, 2017)
SB 692Permitting fees; sewage systems.Laid on the Table [Senate] (July 10, 2017)
  • Sewage Systems
SB 705Amends the Environmental Stewardship Fund Framework (Growing Greener)Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 25, 2017)
  • Environmental Funding
  • Growing Greener
SB 707Establishes ‘critical zones’ for surface water intakes and ‘wellhead protection areas’ for community groundwater wells.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 12, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Water Quality
SB 720Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to provide for the right to hunt, fish and harvest game.Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (May 18, 2017)
  • Fish and Wildlife
SB 722VW Environmental Mitigation Trust - Fund DistributionReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 19, 2017)
  • Fuel Efficiency
  • Transportation
SB 752Game Commission Fee IncreasesReferred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (June 8, 2017)
  • Game and Fisheries
SB 792Fertilizer Application LegislationReported from the Senate Appropriations Committee (October 25, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SB 799Nutrient Reduction MandatesRe-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (October 18, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SB 800Recycling of Electronic DevicesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (June 29, 2017)
  • Recycling
SB 805Allows Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129Referred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (October 19, 2017)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 814Amends the Recreational Use of Private Land Act; expands coverage of Act protections.Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 28, 2017)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Recreation
SB 864Adds Municipal Waste-to-Energy Facilities to AEPS Tier I Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (August 29, 2017)
  • Alternative Energy
SB 867Limited State Constitutional Convention for Government ReformReferred to Senate State Government Committee (October 18, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 879Transfers Agricultural Permitting from DEP to the State Conservation CommissionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Sept 11, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Agriculture
SB 893Electronic Billboards - Placement GuidelinesReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (September 26, 2017)
SB 917Expanding the Use of Mushroom CompostReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 3, 2017)
  • Waste
SB 928Pipeline Siting and ReviewReferred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 929Establishes a Pipeline Safety FeeReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 930Pipeline Emergency NotificationReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 931Requiring Certain Pipeline Safety ValvesReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (November 1, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 935Limits the term of the Fish & Boat Commission Executive DirectorReferred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (October 26, 2017)
  • Game and Fisheries
SB 975Recycling of Covered DevicesReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 4, 2017)
  • Recycling
SB 977Legislative Review of Proposed RegulationsReferred to House Rules and Executive Nominations Committee (December 6, 2017)
  • Administrative
SB 1256Requires DEP to transfer its permitting authority for agricultural projects to the State Conservation Commission Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (April 20, 2017)
  • Administrative
  • Agriculture
SR 33Resolution to establish a Task Force on Lead.Adopted by the Senate [49-0] (June 6, 2017)
  • Drinking Water
  • Public Health
SR 104Resolution urging the Governor to end moratorium on leasing non-surface natural gas development on state forest land.Referred to Senat Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 4, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
  • State Parks and Forests
SR 168Emissions testing; Cambria CountyAdopted (October 24, 2017)
  • Air Quality
SR 214Urging export of Natural GasReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 17, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas
SR 216Calling upon EPA to delay and review its MS4 ProgramReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 17, 2017)
  • Water Quality
SR 226Performance Review of DEP Permitting ProgramsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 19, 2017)
  • Administrative
SR 227Concurrent Resolution on Fuel-Secure Generation ResourcesAmended and Adopted [42-8] (October 25, 2017)
  • Energy
SR 236OPECReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (November 28, 2017)
  • Oil and Gas

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
Classification of Wild Trout Streams: Proposed Additions and RevisionsWild Trout StreamsPublic Comment Accepted until December 18, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Conservation of Pennsylvania Native Wild PlantsUpdates to Classification List of Native Wild PlantsPublic Comment Accepted until December 24, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
DCNR Land Exchange with the Turnpike Commission; State Park Natural Area Designation ChangeProperty exchange in Carbon County; Hickory Run State ParkPublic Comment Accepted until December 29, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Public Lands
Draft Technical Guidance - Substantive RevisionPolicy for the Development and Publication of Technical GuidancePublic Comment Accepted until December 13, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Administrative
Draft Technical Guidance - Substantive RevisionPolicy for the Development and Review of RegulationsPublic Comment Accepted until December 13, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Administrative
Draft Technical Guidance - Substantive RevisionAdvisory Committee GuidelinesPublic Comment Accepted until December 13, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Administrative
Draft General PermitNational Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities (PAG-02)Public Comment Accepted until December 4, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Exceptional Event Analysis for the May 2016 Fort McMurray FiresImpacts the Fort McMurray fires had on ozone formation across PennsylvaniaPublic Comment Accepted until January 2, 2018Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Air Quality
Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout WatersWild Trout WatersPublic Comment Accepted until December 18, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Water Quality
Triennial Review of Water Quality StandardsAmendments to Chapter 93Public Comment Accepted until December 29, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
Water Quality Toxics Management StrategyAmendments to Chapter 16Public Comment Accepted until December 29, 2017Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
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