Join us for DEP Quarterly as we engage in policy discussions with key regulators and executive staff. The PA Chamber hosts these forums—open to PA Chamber members only—to proactively discuss pressing regulatory issues, legislation, policy decisions and other initiatives that affect your business. The forum will be held at the PA Chamber office as well as through an online video conference platform.
Patrick McDonnell, Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, will brief members on priority issues including upcoming state budget negotiations, pending changes to state air quality regulations and the implementation of the federal infrastructure legislation. This will be the Secretary’s final appearance at the PA Chamber’s DEP Quarterly, as he will be retiring in early July.
We will also be joined by Adam Walters, senior energy advisor for the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, who will brief attendees on efforts to site a regional hydrogen and carbon capture sequestration, utilization and storage hub in Pennsylvania.
Executive staff with DEP, including Lisa Daniels, Acting Deputy Secretary for Water Programs, will provide updates on major water quality regulations, including pending changes to industrial NPDES permits to include limits of PFAS discharges.