SB 1011 and 1195

Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
11 a.m.
East Wing, Hearing Room 8E-A


Consideration of SB 1011 and SB 1195, followed by an informational meeting with the Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee to receive a federal update comparing state animal ag programs and water quality monitoring trends.


Senate Bill 1011 (Hutchinson) – Summary – Prohibits the Environmental Quality Board from adopting or promulgating any revisions to 25 Pa. Code Chapter 78 applicable to the operation of conventional oil and gas wells prior to the effective date of this legislation.

Senate Bill 1195 (White) – Summary – Amends the PA Greenhouse Gas Regulation Implementation Act to update deadlines for the  required state implementation plan to be submitted by the Department of Environmental Protection to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Power Plan.

Consideration of correspondence to IRRC regarding proposed Chapter 78/78a regulations.

Informational Meeting


Federal Update Comparing State Animal Ag Programs and Water Quality Monitoring Trends

11:15 AM – Opening Comments

11:20 AM – United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Kelly Shenk, Agriculture Advisor
EPA Region III Water Protection Division

12:00 PM – United States Geological Survey

Scott Phillips, Chesapeake Bay Coordinator