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PSMA Summer 2022 Training Schedule

PSMA Summer 2022 Training Schedule

PSMA has published its classroom training schedule for the summer of 2022! Download Registration Brochure or click on a inspector certification course below for additional details. You can always view the current list of training courses on PSMA's website. If you are...

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2022 PSMA Frank Sears Scholarship Available

2022 PSMA Frank Sears Scholarship Available

In order to honor Frank Sears, the PSMA made this annual scholarship available to students who are employees or the child/grandchild of an employee of a PSMA member company. The organization will annually award a total of $1,000.00, in increments to be determined...

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NAWT 2022 Scholarship Available

NAWT 2022 Scholarship Available

NAWT 2022 William Hapchuk Memorial Scholarship Fund Application The 2022 Hapchuk Scholarship Eligibility Requirements 1. Must be enrolled in an accredited university offering a bachelor degree in the following fields related to wastewater transport and treatment:a....

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PSMA Newsletter – November 2021

PSMA Newsletter – November 2021

View an electronic version of the current PSMA print newsletter from November 2021. Inside this issue: Legislative Update2,700 Year Old Toilet DiscoveredNew OSHA Rules for Heat ExposureResidential End Uses of Water StudyLunch-and-Learn with State LegislatorsDealing...

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PSMA Newsletter – July 2021

PSMA Newsletter – July 2021

View an electronic version of the current PSMA print newsletter from July 2021. Inside this issue: Legislative Update; PSMA Testifies to PA Legislature; Gov Wolf Commits to Phasing Out Gas Tax; Landscaping Over Septic Drain Fields; CDL Updates; Biosolids General...

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PSMA Audit Committee

The PSMA Audit Committee will be holding a review meeting at 5:00pm on Thursday, July 1, 2021 via Zoom. Access details & meeting materials will be emailed to committee members prior to the meeting.

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PSMA Summer/Fall 2021 Training Schedule

PSMA Summer/Fall 2021 Training Schedule

PSMA has published it's classroom training schedule for the summer and fall of 2021! Download a PDF of the Registration Brochure or register online! July 13-14, 2021: PSMA 101 Basic Onsite Wastewater System Inspection Certification Course; Clinton, NJ July 21-22,...

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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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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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PSMA Newsletter – March 2021

PSMA Newsletter – March 2021

View an electronic version of the current PSMA print newsletter from March 2021. Inside this issue: New PSMA Lobbyists; Legislative Update; PSMA Inspectors Corner; SWPs & Tank Pumping; PennDOT Bridge Tolling; Act 34 Implementation. READ NOW.

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PSMA Inspectors Town Hall – Winter 2021

PSMA Inspectors Town Hall – Winter 2021

On February 1, 2021, PSMA held its Winter 2021 Inspectors’ Town Hall meeting virtually with the PSMA Education Committee. Members who had questions about conducting septic system inspections or the PSMA Standards were able to get answers. Worth 1 SR1 CEU (self-reported). Free for members. Watch now

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Miller Named Regional Director of DEP SWRO

Miller Named Regional Director of DEP SWRO

Pittsburgh, PA – Effective January 2, 2021, James “Jim” Miller became the regional director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Southwest Regional Office. He replaces Ronald Schwartz, PE, BCEE, who recently retired after nearly 35 years...

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