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Find out who represents you in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  You can search for your state representative and your state senator by supplying your address, your county, or alphabetically.  

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Legislative Hearing on Act 34 of 2020

Legislative Hearing on Act 34 of 2020

A state legislative hearing by the joint Environmental Resources & Energy Committee is planned for 9:00am-11:00am on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 regarding the enactment of Act 34 of 2020 (formerly SB1030) and its implementation by the PA Department of Environmental Protection. Representatives from PSMA will be offering testimony to the legislators along with other wastewater organizations and stakeholder groups. […]

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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – April 2021

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – April 2021

Issue 2021.1 *** April 1, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and other topics produced by Novak Strategic Advisors expressly for the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA), an organization of firms which provide various services to consumers and commercial accounts relating to septic systems and environmentally sound practices such as with […]

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Act 34 & Shallow Limiting Zone Systems

Act 34 & Shallow Limiting Zone Systems

Following the enactment of Act 34 of 2020 (formerly SB1030), PA DEP issued two “All-SEO Letters” in 2021 (to date) providing information on how the Department views the new law and its interpretation of how to implement it. The February 3, 2021 All-SEO Letter covers a variety of important topics and can be viewed HERE.  It provided preliminary […]

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How are Regulations Made in Pennsylvania?

How are Regulations Made in Pennsylvania?

The PA General Assembly passed the Regulatory Review Act (RRA) in 1982. The RRA established the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) to provide uniform oversight of the rulemaking process in Pennsylvania and to act as a consensus builder among Commonwealth agencies, legislative standing committees, and interested parties. IRRC is charged with reviewing all regulations that […]

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How are Laws Made in Pennsylvania?

How are Laws Made in Pennsylvania?

Have you ever wished that government would just step in and pass a law to correct some situation you find totally unacceptable? Fortunately for all of us, it’s not that simple. Making law in Pennsylvania is a meticulous process – and for good reason. State laws influence our environment, economy, education, our families, our health, […]

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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – Dec 2020

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – Dec 2020

Issue 2020.4 *** December 8, 2020 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and other topics produced by Phillips Associates expressly for the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA), an organization of firms which provide various services to consumers and commercial accounts relating to septic systems and environmentally sound practices such as with agriculture. […]

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Capital Gains New Jersey – Dec 2020

Capital Gains New Jersey – Dec 2020

Issue 2020.3 *** December 2020 This is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and issues produced by Phillips Associates for the express use of members of the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA) who are authorized to redistribute content providing proper credit is given to the PSMA. Questions or comments should go to PSMA leadership or […]

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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – Nov 2020

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – Nov 2020

Issue 2020.3 *** November 16, 2020 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and other topics produced by Phillips Associates expressly for the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA), an organization of firms which provide various services to consumers and commercial accounts relating to septic systems and environmentally sound practices such as with agriculture. […]

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Yaw Bill Expanding Use of Alternate On-Lot Systems Signed into Law

Yaw Bill Expanding Use of Alternate On-Lot Systems Signed into Law

(Jun 8, 2020) HARRISBURG – Legislation amending Act 537, the PA Sewage Facilities Act, to allow for the expanded use of alternate on-lot sewage systems for planning purposes throughout the Commonwealth was signed into law on Friday, according to prime sponsor Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23). Senate Bill 1030, now Act 34 of 2020, will streamline […]

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PADEP Publishes Final Alternate Onlot Sewage Pre-Treatment Technology Verification Policy

PADEP Publishes Final Alternate Onlot Sewage Pre-Treatment Technology Verification Policy

On May 9, 2020, PADEP published in the PA Bulletin the final technical guidance entitled “Alternate On-lot Sewage Pretreatment Technology Verification Policy (TVP) 385-208-003.” It will be used by DEP to evaluate new concepts or technologies applicable to on-lot sewage systems and components that have been classified as on-lot alternate technologies for use in Pennsylvania. […]

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