DEP announces community listening sessions on Clean Power Plan

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold three public input sessions on the Clean Power Plan  in southwestern PA:

September 21, 2015: Allegheny County     

  • 6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Roberts Hall – Singleton Room
  • 4th Floor
  • 5000 Forbes Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213

September 22, 2015: Cambria County     

  • 9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
  • Conference Center at University of PittsburghJohnstown
  • Heritage Hall A
  • 450 Schoolhouse Road
  • Johnstown, PA 15904

September 22, 2015: Greene County   

  • 6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
  • Waynesburg Central High School
  • Auditorium
  • 30 Zimmerman Drive
  • Waynesburg, PA 15370

These listening sessions are to provide an opportunity to hear from Pennsylvanians as DEP starts to prepare the state’s compliance plan with the federal regulation. A total of fourteen listening sessions across the state will take place between September and November.

DEP will also accept written comments through November 12, 2015. DEP is soliciting comments on the Clean Energy Incentive Program component of the CPP and on the EPA-proposed Federal Plan that serves as a model rule for states developing their state plans. DEP is also soliciting comments on specific compliance related questions which are available on the Department website.  Comment submissions can be made here: or emailed to or mailed to 400 Market Street P.O. Box 2063 Harrisburg, PA 17105.

DEP will hold a webinar on the Clean Power Plan at 10 a.m. on Wednesday September 9, 2015. Speakers will include DEP Secretary John Quigley and DEP Policy Director Patrick McDonnell. To register for the webinar, please click here.

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