The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the August 20 PA Bulletin the final 2015 PA Climate Change Action Plan Update and Comment/Response Document is now available on DEP’s Climate Change webpage. Click Here for more details.Ozone Nonattainment
The Department of Environmental Protection is also proposing 14 counties be designated as nonattainment areas for the new federal ozone standard of 70 parts per billion and has scheduled 3 public meetings to solicit public input on the designations. (formal notice)
The counties include: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Washington, Fayette and Westmoreland in a multicounty area in the Southwest; Indiana County, Lebanon County and Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties as a multicounty area in the Southeast.