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DEP to Hold Webinar to Discuss the Implementation of Act 162 Dec 17th

Tue Dec 2, 2014 / Storm Water

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Dept. of Environmental Protection
Commonwealth News Bureau
Room 308, Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg PA., 17120

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

11/25/2014

CONTACT:

Amanda Witman, DEP

717-787-1323

DEP to Hold Webinar to Discuss the Implementation of Act 162

HARRISBURG -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it will hold a webinar at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 17, to discuss the implementation of Act 162.

On Oct. 23, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed H.B. 1565 into law, creating Act 162. The act changes what projects are subject to the mandatory riparian buffer requirements in Chapter 102. The webinar will provide an overview of DEP’s proposed implementation of the act, including buffer equivalency demonstrations and offsetting guidance.

The webinar is geared toward, but not limited to, county conservation districts, developers, transportation engineers and mining operators.

Act 162 will go into effect on Dec. 21. DEP plans to issue interim technical guidance related to the equivalency demonstration and the offsetting guidance in advance of the effective date. These guidance documents will concurrently go through the public participation process.

Preregistration is required to participate in the webinar. To register, visit www.dep.state.pa.us and click on the webinar button. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the DEP website for future viewing.

To learn more about Act 162, visit www.dep.state.pa.us, keyword: Act 162.

For more information, call 717-787-3411.