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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – November 2021

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – November 2021

CAPITAL GAINS Issue 2021.7 – November 5, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com. POST ELECTION […]

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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – August 2021

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – August 2021

Issue 2021.5 August 11, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com SUMMER LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Even though […]

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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – June 2021

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – June 2021

Issue 2021.4 June 16, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com NEW MEMBERS SWORN IN Swearing […]

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Capital Gains Pennsylvania – May 2021

Capital Gains Pennsylvania – May 2021

Issue 2021.3***May 11, 2021 CAPITAL GAINS is a periodic newsletter on legislation, regulations and topics produced by PA Septage Management Association (PSMA) as a member benefit. Capital Gains newsletter is produced for the express use by Association members and may redistributed with proper credit to PSMA. The editor, Angela Leopold, may be reached at angela@nsallc.com […]

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PA DEP FAQs on Act 34 of 2020

PA DEP FAQs on Act 34 of 2020

PA DEP distributed the following FAQ to the SEO community on May 17, 2021 regarding Act 34 of 2020.  Read the Department’s complete FAQ here. Excerpt:“This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document was created to address questions surrounding the implementation of the Pennsylvania Sewage Facilities Act, Act 537 of 1965, (SFA) as amended by Act 34 of […]

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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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