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

  • March 9, 2021

    DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee Virtual Meeting

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - See Link for Information
    More Info
  • March 9, 2021

    Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing: DCNR

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - Senate Chamber (Live Streamed)
    More Info
  • March 10, 2021

    Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Hearing

    Topic:

    Carbon Capture

    Location:

    10:00 a.m. - See Link for Information
    More Info
  • March 10, 2021

    Delaware River Basin Commission Business Meeting

    Location:

    10:30 a.m. - Virtual Meeting (see link for information)
    More Info

Additional Dates

Legislation

Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
HB 72Rulemaking RestrictionsReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 11, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
  • Rulemaking
HB 139Agency PermittingReferred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 12, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
  • Permitting
SB 28Agency PermittingReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (January 20, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
  • Permitting
SB 29Establishing Regulatory Compliance Officers in AgenciesReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (January 20, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
  • Regulatory Compliance
SB 32Rulemaking Restrictions; Office of the RepealerReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (January 20, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
  • Rulemaking
HB 257Agency Policy ReviewReferred to House State Government Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • Administrative
SB 126Periodic Review of RegulationsReferred to Senate Intergovernmental Relations Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Rulemaking
HB 288Establishing Regulatory Compliance OfficersReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 27, 2021)
  • PEC Oppose the Legislation as Written
  • Administrative
SB 233Office of the RepealerReferred to House Intergovernmental Operations Committee (February 16, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Administrative
HB 573Deemed Approval of PermitsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Administrative
  • Water Quality
HB 574Permit TrackingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Administrative
HB 375Air Quality Violations - Penalties and EnforcementReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 3, 2021)
  • Air Quality
HB 637CO2 Budget Trading Program RulemakingReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Air Quality
  • Climate Change
HB 610Providing Landbanks Environmental Liability ProtectionReferred to House Urban Affairs Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Brownfields
SB 119CO2 Budget Trading Program RulemakingReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 29, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Climate Change
  • Energy
SB 64Agricultural Preservation Funds Use; Land TrustsReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • Conservation
HB 221Open Space Land MaintenanceReferred to House Local Government Committee (January 25, 2021)
  • Conservation
  • Public Lands
HB 592Expanding Exemptions from Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 572Exemptions from the Safe Drinking Water ActReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 704Drinking Water StandardsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 748Testing for Lead in Public Water SystemsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 3, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
HB 755Bottled Water InspectionReferred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (March 3, 2021)
  • Drinking Water
SB 153Increased Maximum Weight Limit for Electric-Powered TrucksReferred to Senate Transportation Committee (January 29, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 524Exempts zero emissions vehicles from sales taxReferred to House Finance Committee (February 11, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 525Green Pass for Efficient VehiclesReferred to House Transportation Committee (February 11, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 481Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (February 9, 2021)
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Transportation
HB 266Solar Panels - Controlled Device Recycling Act List of Covered Devices Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • Energy
  • Recycling
HB 319Microhydropower Pilot Programs Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 548Energy Consumer Information Disclosure Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 17, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 284Bonding for Renewable and Alternative Energy InstallationsReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 275Preemption of Utility / Energy ChoiceReferred to Senate Local Government Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Energy
SB 277Electric and Natural Gas Transparency for Retail SuppliersReferred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Energy
HB 23Mechanical Insulation Installation Tax CreditReferred to House Finance Committee (January 14, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
HB 461Tax Holiday for EnergyStar and WaterSense ProductsReferred to House Finance Committee (February 9, 2021)
  • Energy Efficiency
SB 189Codifying and Expanding Office of Environmental JusticeReferred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 10, 2021)
  • Environmental Justice
HB 255Transfer of Special Funds into the General FundReferred to House Appropriations Committee (January 26, 2021)
  • PEC Opposes this Legislation
  • Environmental Program Funding
  • Recreation
HB 110Composition of Hardwoods Development CouncilReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (Feb 5, 2021)
  • Forestry
HB 531Increased Fines for Littering and DumpingReferred to House Judiciary Committee (February 16, 2021)
  • Littering
SB 668Adding member to Mining and Reclamation Advisory BoardReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • Mining
HB 353Hydraulic Fracturing Operations – Tracer FluidsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 3, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
SB 161Natural Gas Development Zone ProgramReferred to House Finance Committee (February 4, 2021)
  • Oil and Gas
HB 332Lead Levels in Playgrounds Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 29, 2021)
  • Public Health
HB 598Limiting Prescriptive Easements for Public UseReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Public Lands
  • Recreation
HB 140Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle LanesRemoved from Table [House] (February 5, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 594Emergency Declarations - Outdoor Recreation ClosuresReferred to House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 554DMO Grants LegislationReferred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Recreation
HB 590Municipal Waste Recycling FeeReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Recycling
HB 579Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit ProgramReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
  • Recycling
HB 238Waterfront Redevelopment Grant ProgramReferred to House Commerce Committee (January 25, 2021)
  • Redevelopment
SB 218Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar EnergyReferred to Senate Finance Committee (February 11, 2021)
  • Renewable Energy
HR 55MS4 Requirement SuspensionReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Stormwater
  • Water Quality
SB 251Fertilizer LegislationReferred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 26, 2021)
  • PEC Supports this Legislation
  • Water Quality
HB 591NPDES Permit WaiverReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 714Riparian BuffersReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 771Stormwater Management Plan ExemptionsReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 4, 2021)
  • Water Quality
HB 715Notice of Dam Operation Abandonment or DiscontinuationReferred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
  • Waterways

Regulation

Title Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
Proposed 2021 Ozone Season Nitrogen Oxide Emission Limits for Nonelectric Generating UnitsInterstate Pollution Transport ReductionPublic Comment Accepted until March 15, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Air Quality
Proposed Revision to the State Implementation PlanOzone National Ambient Air Quality StandardsPublic Comment Accepted until March 29, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Air Quality
Classification of Wild Trout StreamsProposed Additions and RevisionsPublic Comment Accepted until March 8, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Water Quality
Class A Wild Trout WatersProposed Changes to ListPublic Comment Accepted until March 8, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Fish and Wildlife
  • Water Quality
Public Comment on PADEP Act 54 Five-Year ReportUnderground Mining - Impacts to Water Resources and Surface FeaturesPublic Comment Accepted until April 9, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Mining
  • Water Quality
Proposed Exchange of Property - DCNRExchange of property interests in Milford Township, Juniata CountyPublic Comment Accepted until March 21, 2021Pennsylvania Bulletin Notice
  • Public Lands
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