Policy

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.

Policy News

PEC Opposes HB 1842

PEC, in partnership with the Environmental Defense Fund, submitted the attached letter to the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee in opposition to House Bill

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Important Dates

    June 1, 2022

    Snowmobile and ATV Advisory Committee Public Meeting

    Location

    10:00 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 6, 2022

    Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation Public Meeting

    Location

    2:00 p.m. - Nature Inn, Bald Eagle State Park, 201 Warbler Way, Howard, PA

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    June 7, 2022

    DEP Storage Tank Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location

    10:00 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 14, 2022

    Environmental Quality Board Meeting

    Location

    9:00 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 14, 2022

    DEP Solid Waste Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location

    10:00 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 15, 2022

    DEP Coastal Zone Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location

    9:30 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 21, 2022

    DEP Citizens Advisory Council Meeting

    Location

    12:30 p.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 23, 2022

    DEP Climate Change Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location

    9:00 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    June 23, 2022

    DEP Agricultural Advisory Committee Meeting

    Location

    9:00 a.m. - See Link for Information

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    Bill Tracker

    Legislation

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      Bill Number Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Issue(s)
      HB 100 100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (September 22, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Climate Change
      HB 1080 Expansion of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 1, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 110 Composition of Hardwoods Development Council Signed by the Governor - Act 14 of 2021
      • Forestry
      HB 1124 Sales Tax Exemption on Solar Energy Devices Referred to House Finance Committee (April 7, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1138 Property Tax Exemption on Solar Energy Devices Referred to House Finance Committee (April 7, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1144 Rollback of Conventional Oil and Gas Standards Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (May 28, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 1161 Local Solar Program Re-reported as amended from House Appropriations Committee (February 9, 2022)
      • Energy
      • Solar
      HB 1185 Energy efficiency and water conservation standards for commercial and residential appliances Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (April 15, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Energy Efficiency
      HB 1189 Waste to Energy Facilities - Surplus Electricity Sales Referred to House Local Government Committee (April 15, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1208 Pipelines: Eminent Domain Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (April 16, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Infrastructure
      HB 1226 Clean and Green Program: Conservation Plans Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 20, 2021)
      • Conservation
      • Agriculture
      HB 1239 Growing Greener III Program Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
      • Environmental Program Funding
      • Recreation
      HB 1240 Riparian Buffer Waiver Process Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      HB 1242 Natural Gas Severance Tax Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 1243 Electronics Recycling Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 20, 2021)
      • Recycling
      HB 1246 Green State Buildings Requirement Referred to House State Government Committee (April 20, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Energy Efficiency
      HB 1285 Energy Infrastructure Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (April 26, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Infrastructure
      HB 1287 Stormwater Management Referred to House Local Government Committee (April 27, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      • Stormwater
      HB 1288 Stormwater Management Referred to House Local Government Committee (April 27, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      • Stormwater
      HB 1289 Waste Management Referred to House Transportation Committee (April 27, 2021)
      • Waste Management
      HB 1290 Land Leasing for Off-Highway Vehicles Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (April 27, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 1302 Noncompliance Notices - Solid Waste Management Act Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (June 23, 2021)
      • Solid Waste
      HB 1353 Drilling Waste Classification under Solid Waste Management Act Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 10, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 1354 Oil and Gas - Compliance with Solid Waste Management Act Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 10, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 1355 Oil and Gas Waste Disposal Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 10, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 1358 Fees on Electric Vehicles Referred to House Transportation Committee (May 7, 2021)
      • Electric Vehicles
      HB 1382 Paper and Plastic Bag Usage Referred to House Finance Committee (May 11, 2021)
      • Waste
      HB 139 Agency Permitting Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
      • Administrative
      • Permitting
      HB 1394 Increase Tier I Requirement of the AEPS Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 20, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1396 Community Solar Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1398 Utility Energy Efficiency Investment Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Energy Efficiency
      HB 140 Protected Pedestrian Plazas and Pedalcycle Lanes Referred to Senate Transportation Committee (March 18, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 1403 Pipeline Siting Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Infrastructure
      HB 1404 Mandatory Inspection after Pipeline Shutdown Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Infrastructure
      HB 1407 Pipelines - Emergency Response Information Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Infrastructure
      HB 1409 Pipelines - Eminent Domain Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Infrastructure
      HB 1411 Pesticide Spraying Notification Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Pesticides
      HB 1413 Drinking Water - PFAS Standards Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      • Water Quality
      HB 1414 PFAS Chemicals; Classification and Cleanup Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 14, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      • Public Health
      HB 1447 On-lot Septic Systems Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 21, 2021)
      HB 1465 Setback Requires; Oil and Gas Development Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (November 9, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 1466 Concurrent Jurisdiction for Environmental Crimes Referred to House Judiciary Committee (November 9, 2021)
      • Administrative
      • Enforcement
      HB 1484 Generated hotel tax revenues; municipal emergency service providers Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (May 26, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 1531 Expansion of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 3, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Renewable Generation
      HB 1555 Community Solar Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (June 3, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Renewable Generation
      HB 1565 RGGI Investments Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (July 20, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1568 Allowing Wind Energy on Farmland Preservation Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (June 7, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Agriculture
      HB 1569 Lake Erie; Wind Development Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (June 7, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Great Lakes
      HB 1572 Inherent Risk Referred to House Judiciary Committee (June 8, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 1629 Information and Energy Infrastructure Referred to House Appropriations Committee (June 14, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1694 Recreational Use of Land and Water Act Referred to Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee (December 29, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 1740 Power Plant Host Community Standards Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (July 30, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 1755 Redirection of DEP Fees and Penalties to the General Fee Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Aug 5, 2021)
      • PEC Opposes this Legislation
      • Administrative
      HB 1758 Pollinator Habitat Program Fund / License Plate Referred to House Transportation Committee (July 30, 2021)
      • Program Funding
      HB 1760 Enhancements to C-PACE Program Referred to Senate Community, Economic, & Recreational Development Committee (January 24, 2022)
      • PEC Supports this Legislation
      • Energy
      HB 1780 Extending the sunset for programs under the Storage Tank Spill and Prevention Act Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Aug 21, 2021)
      • Waste
      HB 1842 Limiting Definition and Reporting of Pollution under the Clean Streams Law Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (February 7, 2022)
      • Water Quality
      HB 1873 Recycling - Extended Producer Responsibility Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (September 16, 2021)
      • Recycling
      HB 1882 Abandonment of Dams Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (September 20, 2021)
      • Water Resources
      HB 1901 Establishes a Clean Streams Fund Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (September 23, 2021)
      • Environmental Funding
      HB 1907 Electric Vehicle Sales Referred to House Professional Licensure Committee (September 27, 2021)
      • Electric Vehicles
      HB 1947 Preemption of Local Restrictions on Utility Service Passed the House [118-83] (January 26, 2022)
      • Energy
      HB 1952 Advancing Infrastructure Projects Referred to House Tourism & Recreational Development Committee (October 4, 2021)
      • Recreational Infrastructure
      HB 1984 Farmland Preservation; Subdivision Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (October 19, 2021)
      • Conservation
      • Agriculture
      HB 1996 Residential Solar Panel Installation Referred to House Urban Affairs Committee (October 21, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Solar
      HB 20 Water Resource Fee Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 24, 2021)
      • Water Resources
      HB 2018 Prevailing Wage; Clean Energy Projects Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (October 27, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 2020 Growing Greener III Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (February 3, 2022)
      • Program Funding
      HB 2034 Codification of Environmental Justice Advisory Board Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (October 29, 2021)
      • Environmental Justice
      HB 2043 Environmental Justice - Permit Applications Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (November 2, 2021)
      • Environmental Justice
      • Administrative
      HB 2065 State Land Exchange Referred to House State Government Committee (November 9, 2021)
      • Public Land
      HB 2075 Heavy Vehicle Emissions Removed from the Table [House] (November 15, 2021)
      • Air Quality
      • Transportation
      HB 2081 Increasing Littering Fines Referred to House Transportation Committee (November 21, 2021)
      • Littering
      HB 2104 Alternative Energy Decommissioning Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (Nov 23, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 2117 Attorney General; Concurrent Jurisdiction (Solid Waste Management Act) Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 3, 2021)
      • Administrative
      HB 2118 Attorney General; Concurrent Jurisdiction (Clean Streams Law) Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 3, 2021)
      • Administrative
      HB 2119 Attorney General; Concurrent Jurisdiction (Safe Drinking Water Act) Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 3, 2021)
      • Administrative
      HB 2128 Endangered Species Protection; Construction Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (December 2, 2021)
      • Species Protection
      HB 2153 MS4 Funding Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 10, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      HB 2167 Urban Agriculture Incentive Zones Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (December 15, 2021)
      • Agriculture
      HB 221 Open Space Land Maintenance Reported from Senate Appropriations Committee (January 26, 2022)
      • Conservation
      • Public Lands
      HB 2241 Game Commissions Districts Referred to House Game and Fisheries Committee (January 11, 2022)
      • Game and Fisheries
      HB 2242 Abolishes the Environmental Quality Board Referred to the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 11, 2022)
      • Administrative
      HB 2256 Office of Environmental Justice; Codification and Expansion Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 20, 2022)
      • Environmental Justice
      HB 2260 Smart Meters; Opt Out Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (January 21, 2022)
      • Energy
      HB 2281 DCNR; Land Exchange Referred to House State Government Committee (January 26, 2022)
      • Public Lands
      HB 23 Mechanical Insulation Installation Tax Credit Referred to House Finance Committee (January 14, 2021)
      • Energy Efficiency
      HB 2321 Sustainable Community Safe House Grants Referred to House Commerce Committee (February 3, 2022)
      • Energy
      HB 2323 Penalties; Oil & Gas Operations Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (February 3, 2022)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 2331 MS4 Requirement; Compliance Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (February 9, 2022)
      • Water Quality
      HB 2338 Siting of Landfill Operations Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (February 11, 2022)
      • Waste Management
      HB 2339 Landfills; Siting Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (February 11, 2022)
      • Waste Management
      HB 2365 DEP Permitting Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 8, 2022)
      • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
      • Administrative
      HB 2377 Public Natural Resources Trust Fund Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 8, 2022)
      • Environmental Program Funding
      HB 238 Waterfront Redevelopment Grant Program Referred to House Commerce Committee (January 25, 2021)
      • Redevelopment
      HB 2444 Encouraging Fossil Development; Blocking RGGI Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 23, 2022)
      • PEC Opposes this Legislation
      • Energy
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 255 Transfer of Special Funds into the General Fund Referred to House Appropriations Committee (January 26, 2021)
      • PEC Opposes this Legislation
      • Environmental Program Funding
      • Recreation
      HB 257 Agency Policy Review Referred to House State Government Committee (January 26, 2021)
      • Administrative
      HB 266 Solar Panels - Controlled Device Recycling Act List of Covered Devices Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 26, 2021)
      • Energy
      • Recycling
      HB 288 Establishing Regulatory Compliance Officers Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
      • Administrative
      HB 319 Microhydropower Pilot Programs Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 28, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 332 Lead Levels in Playgrounds Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (January 29, 2021)
      • Public Health
      HB 353 Hydraulic Fracturing Operations – Tracer Fluids Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 3, 2021)
      • Oil and Gas
      HB 375 Air Quality Violations - Penalties and Enforcement Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 3, 2021)
      • Air Quality
      HB 461 Tax Holiday for EnergyStar and WaterSense Products Referred to House Finance Committee (February 9, 2021)
      • Energy Efficiency
      HB 481 Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure Referred to House Labor and Industry Committee (February 9, 2021)
      • Electric Vehicles
      • Transportation
      HB 524 Exempts zero emissions vehicles from sales tax Referred to House Finance Committee (February 11, 2021)
      • Electric Vehicles
      • Transportation
      HB 525 Green Pass for Efficient Vehicles Referred to House Transportation Committee (February 11, 2021)
      • Electric Vehicles
      • Transportation
      HB 531 Increased Fines for Littering and Dumping Referred to House Judiciary Committee (February 16, 2021)
      • Littering
      HB 548 Energy Consumer Information Disclosure Referred to House Consumer Affairs Committee (February 17, 2021)
      • Energy
      HB 554 DMO Grants Legislation Referred to House Tourism and Recreational Development Committee (February 24, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 572 Exemptions from the Safe Drinking Water Act Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      HB 573 Deemed Approval of Permits Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
      • Administrative
      • Water Quality
      HB 574 Permit Tracking Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
      • Administrative
      HB 579 Beverage Bottle and Can Deposit Program Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 22, 2021)
      • Recycling
      HB 590 Municipal Waste Recycling Fee Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
      • Recycling
      HB 591 NPDES Permit Waiver Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (September 28, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      HB 592 Expanding Exemptions from Safe Drinking Water Act Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      HB 594 Emergency Declarations - Outdoor Recreation Closures Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (February 24, 2021)
      • Recreation
      HB 598 Limiting Prescriptive Easements for Public Use Second Consideration [Senate] (December 15, 2021)
      • Recreation
      • Public Lands
      HB 604 Deemed Approval of Permits Laid on the Table [House] (November 10, 2021)
      • PEC Opposes this Legislation
      • Administrative
      HB 610 Providing Landbanks Environmental Liability Protection Laid on the Table [House] (May 25, 2021)
      • Brownfields
      HB 637 CO2 Budget Trading Program Rulemaking Re-reported to Appropriations Committee (February 9, 2022)
      • Climate Change
      • Air Quality
      HB 668 Adding member to Mining and Reclamation Advisory Board Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (February 7, 2022)
      • Mining
      HB 704 Drinking Water Standards Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      HB 714 Riparian Buffers Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      HB 715 Notice of Dam Operation Abandonment or Discontinuation Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 1, 2021)
      • Waterways
      HB 72 Rulemaking Restrictions Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
      • Administrative
      • Rulemaking
      HB 748 Testing for Lead in Public Water Systems Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 3, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      HB 754 Bottled Water Inspection Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 9, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      HB 755 Bottled Water Inspection Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (April 9, 2021)
      • Drinking Water
      HB 771 Stormwater Management Plan Exemptions Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 4, 2021)
      • Water Quality
      HB 783 Food Polystyrene Container Prohibition Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 8, 2021)
        HB 810 Streambank Fencing Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 8, 2021)
        • Water Quality
        HB 813 Lead Abatement Program Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 8, 2021)
        • Public Health
        HB 828 Creation of PA Tourism Commission Referred to House Tourism and Recreation Committee (March 8, 2021)
        • Recreation
        HB 829 Dedicating Funding for Tourism Marketing Laid on the Table [House] (November 10, 2021)
        • Recreation
        HB 838 Chemical Disclosure Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 15, 201)
        • Oil and Gas
        HB 861 High-Performance Buildings Tax Credit Referred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
        • Energy Efficiency
        HB 862 Energy Star-Rated Product Manufacturing Tax Credit Referred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
        • Energy Efficiency
        HB 863 Energy Star-Rated Glass and Window Technologies Tax Credit Referred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
        • Energy Efficiency
        HB 864 Green Roof Tax Credit Referred to House Finance Committee (March 11, 2021)
        HB 867 Maintaining the Joint Legislative Air and Water Pollution Control and Conservation Committee Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 15, 201)
        • Administrative
        HB 908 Open Space Preservation Referred to House Local Government Committee (March 15, 2021)
        • Land Conservation
        HB 939 Establishes an Office of the Repealer; Regulatory Limitations Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 25, 2021)
        • Administrative
        HB 945 Administrative Code; Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 17, 2021)
        • Administrative
        HB 948 Fees on Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Laid on the Table [House] (June 25, 2021)
        • Electric Vehicles
        HB 950 Legislative Repeal of Regulations Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (May 5, 2021)
        • Administrative
        HB 989 Energy Transition; Emissions Cap and Invest Program Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 22, 201)
        • PEC Supports this Legislation
        • Climate Change
        • Energy
        HR 148 Renewable Fuel Standard Adopted [192-8] (November 8, 2021)
        • Transportation
        HR 149 Study on Biolsolids Permitting Adopted by the House (December 15, 2021)
        • Administrative
        HR 161 Low and Zero Emission Vehicles Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 3, 2021)
        • Electric Vehicles
        • Transportation
        HR 170 Study on Economic Costs of Flooding Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (February 3, 2022)
        • Climate
        HR 55 MS4 Requirement Suspension Referred to House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 24, 2021)
        • Water Quality
        • Stormwater
        HR 74 Wildlife Corridors Referred to House Tourism and Recreation Committee (March 11, 2021)
        • PEC Supports this Legislation
        • Fish and Wildlife
        • Conservation
        SB 1001 PA Game Commission Region Reform Referred to Senate Game and Fisheries Committee (January 5, 2022)
        • Fish and Wildlife
        SB 1011 DEP Employees; Private Sector Transition Referred to the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 25, 2022)
        • Administrative
        SB 1030 Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions First Consideration [Senate] (January 25, 2022)
        • Air Quality
        • Transportation
        SB 1038 Civil Penalties; Reclamation Fee O&M Trust Account Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (January 26, 2022)
        • Mining
        SB 1093 Energy Efficiency; Outdoor Advertising Referred to Senate Transportation Committee (February 23, 2022)
        • Energy Efficiency
        SB 119 CO2 Budget Trading Program Rulemaking Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (June 15, 2021)
        • Climate Change
        • Energy
        SB 126 Periodic Review of Regulations Referred to House State Government Committee (June 1, 2021)
        • Administrative
        • Rulemaking
        SB 15 RGGI Investments Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (July 26, 2021)
        • Energy
        SB 153 Increased Maximum Weight Limit for Electric-Powered Trucks Laid on the Table [House] (January 25, 2022)
        • Electric Vehicles
        • Transportation
        SB 161 Natural Gas Development Zone Program Referred to House Finance Committee (February 4, 2021)
        • Oil and Gas
        SB 189 Codifying and Expanding Office of Environmental Justice Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (February 10, 2021)
        • Environmental Justice
        SB 218 Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Solar Energy Referred to Senate Finance Committee (February 11, 2021)
        • Energy
        SB 233 Office of the Repealer Referred to House Intergovernmental Operations Committee (February 16, 2021)
        • PEC Opposes this Legislation
        • Administrative
        SB 251 Fertilizer Legislation Laid on the Table [House] (January 25, 2022)
        • Water Quality
        SB 275 Preemption of Utility / Energy Choice Referred to House Local Government Committee (October 28, 2021)
        • Energy
        SB 277 Electric and Natural Gas Transparency for Retail Suppliers Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (February 24, 2021)
        • Energy
        SB 28 Agency Permitting Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (June 1, 2021)
        • Administrative
        • Permitting
        SB 284 Bonding for Renewable and Alternative Energy Installations Removed from Table [Senate] (December 13, 2021)
        • Energy
        SB 29 Establishing Regulatory Compliance Officers in Agencies Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (January 20, 2021)
        • PEC Opposes this Legislation as Written
        • Administrative
        • Regulatory Compliance
        SB 300 Expanding the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 20, 2021)
        • Energy
        SB 301 DEP AQTAC Appointments Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (December 15, 2021)
        • Administrative
        SB 302 Restricting PFAS Chemicals in Firefighting Foam Referred to House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee (September 22, 2021)
        • Water Quality
        • Public Health
        SB 32 Rulemaking Restrictions; Office of the Repealer Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (April 28, 2021)
        • Administrative
        • Rulemaking
        SB 387 Pipelines - Impacts to Water Supplies and Water Quality Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 10, 2021)
        • Oil and Gas
        • Drinking Water
        SB 408 Increasing Fines for Air Pollution Violations; Municipal Notification Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 12, 201)
          • Air Quality
          SB 415 E-Waste Recycling Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 12, 201)
          • Recycling
          SB 426 Regulatory Review Act Amendments Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (March 15, 2021)
          • Administrative
          SB 430 PennVest Project Reform Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (March 15, 201)
          • Administrative
          SB 435 Clean Transportation Infrastructure Laid on the Table [Senate] (September 29, 2021)
          • PEC Supports this Legislation
          • Electric Vehicles
          SB 465 Agriculture Conservation Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (June 8, 2021)
          • Conservation
          • Agriculture
          SB 469 Exemptions from Dam Safety and Encroachments Act Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 22, 2021)
          • Water Quality
          SB 472 Community Solar Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (March 23, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 475 Nutrient / Sediment Reduction Procurement Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (March 25, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            SB 494 Pipeline Safety and Communication Board Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 13, 2021)
            • Energy
            • Infrastructure
            SB 501 Expanding the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Referred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 9, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 518 Eminent Domain - Pipelines Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 20, 2021)
            • Energy
            • Infrastructure
            SB 520 Regulatory Review and Approval Referred to House State Government Committee (June 1, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 525 Growing Greener Funding Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (November 10, 2021)
            • PEC Supports this Legislation
            • Environmental Programs
            SB 529 Limitations on Interstate Compacts Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (April 13, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 530 Placing Solar Panels on the Controlled Device Recycling Act List of Covered Devices Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 533 Prohibition on Regulatory Approvals During Emergency Declarations Re-referred to House Appropriations Committee (January 25, 2022)
            • Administrative
            SB 534 Rollback of Conventional Oil and Gas Protections Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
            • PEC Opposes this Legislation
            • Oil and Gas
            SB 535 Third Party Permitting Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 8, 2021)
            • PEC Opposes this Legislation
            • Administrative
            SB 545 Spill Reporting Requirements Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (September 21, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            SB 597 Water Quality Accountability Removed from the Table [Senate] (December 15, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            SB 601 Energy and Water Efficiency Standards Act Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (April 27, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 607 Repealing Sunday Hunting Prohibition Laid on the Table [Senate] (September 29, 2021)
            • Recreation
            SB 611 Drinking Water Standards Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 27, 2021)
            • Drinking Water
            SB 612 PFAS Classification and Cleanup Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 27, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            SB 629 Oversight of Bottled Water Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 3, 2021)
            • Drinking Water
            SB 630 Oversight of Bottled Water Referred to Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (May 3, 2021)
            • Drinking Water
            SB 635 Expansion of C-PACE Program Referred to House Commerce Committee (December 22, 2021)
            • PEC Supports this Legislation
            • Energy
            SB 637 Stormwater Management Fees; Agriculture Referred to Senate Local Government Committee (May 4, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            SB 64 Agricultural Preservation Funds Use; Land Trusts Referred to House Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee (February 26, 2021)
            • Conservation
            SB 644 Removal of Exemption from Soli Waste Disposal Act (Drilling Operations) Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 7, 2021)
            • Oil and Gas
            SB 645 Reclassification of Drilling Waste Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 7, 2021)
            • Oil and Gas
            SB 646 Wastewater Disposal - Drilling Operations Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 7, 2021)
            • Oil and Gas
            SB 650 Increased Setbacks; Oil and Gas Development Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (June 7, 2021)
            • Oil and Gas
            SB 655 Providing the Attorney General with Concurrent Jurisdiction in Environmental Crimes - Solid Waste Management Act Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 24, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 656 Providing the Attorney General with Concurrent Jurisdiction in Environmental Crimes - Clean Streams Law Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 24, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 657 Providing the Attorney General with Concurrent Jurisdiction in Environmental Crimes - Safe Drinking Water Act Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 24, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 680 Economic Analysis of Carbon Emitting Generation Facilities Referred to Senate Community, Economic and Recreational Development Committee (May 17, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 692 Expedited Erosion and Sediment Permitting for Oil & Gas Development Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (May 19, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            • Oil and Gas
            SB 717 Permit Appeals; Environmental Hearing Board Laid on the Table [Senate] (October 25, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 718 Environmental Hearing Board - Terms and Reappointment Laid on the Table [Senate] (October 25, 2021)
            • Administrative
            SB 752 Statewide Single-Use Plastic Ban; County Opt-in for Paper Bag Fee Referred to Senate Finance Committee (June 23, 2021)
            • Waste
            SB 777 Car Emissions Testing - New Car Exemption Referred to House Transportation Committee (October 21, 2021)
            • Air Quality
            SB 792 Solar Procurement Restrictions Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (July 7, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 809 Regulatory Abrogation Referred to Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee (July 7, 2021)
            • PEC Opposes this Legislation
            • Administrative
            SB 826 Solar Installation - Homeowner Associations Referred to Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee (July 26, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 832 Establishing a Clean Streams Fund Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (November 10, 2021)
            • Environmental Program Funding
            SB 839 Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (August 17, 2021)
            • Waste
            SB 868 Water Use Fee; Watershed Protection Program Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (September 17, 2021)
            • Water Resources
            SB 916 Funding for Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Infrastructure Referred to Senate Local Government Committee (November 1, 2021)
            • Environmental Program Funding
            • Water Quality
            SB 919 Local Solar Facilities Referred to Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee (October 25, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 929 Expanding Combined Heat and Power under the AEPS Referred to House Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (November 9, 2021)
            • Energy
            SB 945 Allocation of Proceeds from State-Held Renewable Energy Credits Re-referred to Senate Appropriations Committee (January 26, 2022)
            • Energy
            SB 971 Expanding Spill Notification Requirements Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (December 10, 2021)
            • Water Quality
            SB 973 DCNR Grant Match Requirements; Exemptions Referred to Senate Community, Economic & Recreational Development Committee (December 17, 2021)
            • PEC Supports this Legislation
            • Environmental Program Funding
            • Recreation
            SB 979 Clean Energy Standard Referred to Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee (January 4, 2022)
            • PEC Supports this Legislation
            • Energy
            SR 143 Study on Enhancing Recycling in Pennsylvania Referred to Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (July 6, 2021)
            • PEC Supports this Resolution
            • Recycling
            SR 229 Critical Mineral Impact Study Referred to House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee (February 28, 2022)
              SR 70 Conservation Corridors Referred to Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (April 13, 2021)
              • Fish and Wildlife

              Regulation

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                Title Summary Current Status PEC Position/More Information Public Notice of Rulemaking Issue(s)
                Classification of Wild Trout Streams Proposed Additions and Revisions (January 2022) Public Comment Accepted until December 20, 2021
                • Water Quality
                Classification of Wild Trout Streams; Proposed Additions Public Comment Accepted until June 13, 2022
                DCED Weatherization Assistance Program Proposed State Plan Public Comment Accepted until April 20, 2022
                DEP Environmental Justice Policy Draft Technical Guidance Document; Substantive Revision Public Comment Accepted until May 11, 2022
                • Environmental Justice
                Draft NPDES General Permit for Wet Weather Discharges from Combined Sewer Systems (PAG-06) Stormwater Management Public Comment Accepted until June 13, 2022 https://www.pacodeandbulletin.gov/Display/pabull?file=/secure/pabulletin/data/vol52/52-20/696.html
                  Electric Utility Rate Design for Electric Vehicle Charging PUC; Petition to Initiate a Proceeding to Issue a Policy Statement Public Comment Accepted until April 11, 2022
                  • Electric Vehicles
                  Gas and Oil Fired Small Combustion Units Proposed General Plan Approval / General Operating Permit Public Comment Accepted until March 29, 2022
                  • Oil and Gas
                  Hazardous Liquid Public Utility Safety Standards Proposed Rulemaking Public Comment Accepted until April 12, 2022
                  • Public Safety
                  Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters Changes to List (January 2022) Public Comment Accepted until December 20, 2021
                  • Water Quality
                  Proposed Changes to List of Class A Wild Trout Waters Public Comment Accepted until June 13, 2022
                  Recommended Strategies for the Reduction of Oxides of Nitrogen Emission from Municipal Waste Combustors under Consideration by the Ozone Transport Commission Air Quality Public Comment Accepted until May 29, 2022
                  Safe Drinking Water PFAS MCL Rule PFAS Public Comment Accepted until April 27, 2022
                  • Drinking Water
                  • Public Health
                  Spills, Discharges, and other Incidents Threatening Pollution to Waters of the Commonwealth Technical Guidance Document Public Comment Accepted until December 15, 2021
                  • Water Quality
                  Trenchless Technology Guidance New Technical Guidance Public Comment Accepted until May 18, 2022
                  Utilizing Published Data in Performing a Background Demonstration and Equivalent Site Evaluation for Naturally Occurring Vanadium New Technical Guidance Document Public Comment Accepted until April 27, 2022
                    • Fill Policy