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Key PA legislation – SB832

Quick Link to Pennsylvania Senate Bill 832

PA Legislative Update: SB 832 includes the PA Clean Water Procurement Program, the successor to SB575 that was introduced in 2019. In 2019, SB575 passed the Senate in a bipartisan vote and was calendared for a voting hearing in the House State Government Committee on March 16, 2020. That morning, the House cancelled all committee meetings and hearings scheduled for the week, due to the pandemic. SB575 ‘expired’ with the end of the 2019-20 session. For more details on SB832, see Bion’s press release, dated Nov 16, 2021.

CABS testimony (presented by Jeremy Rowland on Jan 6, 2021) to the Lower Susquehanna Regional Advisory Committee Meeting re the PA State Water Plan

CABS Support for House Resolution 874 (providing for a 2-yr delay to comply with federal MS4 requirements)

CABS Comments on PA DEP Draft Phase 3 WIP | Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions

Clean water bills will benefit hunters, anglers and others who love the Pa. outdoors | GoErie (Harry Campbell, CBF, Op-ed)

EPA Encourages Market-Based Approach To Reduce Runoff To Great Lakes | WBOI, May 29, 2019

Pa. plan to improve condition of Chesapeake Bay called ‘woefully inadequate’ | PennLive, May 28, 2019

CBF Report: The State of the Blueprint | CBF May 28, 2019

Report: Extreme Rainfall Hurt Chesapeake Bay Health | Maryland Matters, May 21, 2019

Senate passes bill streamlining pollution credits system | WMTV15, May 15, 2019

Stormwater fees will be ‘a bitter pill’  | Echo-Pilot, May 10, 2019

What You Need to Know about Pennsylvania’s Clean Water Blueprint – CBF | CBF May 10, 2019

Highlights of the Chesapeake Bay watershed implementation plans | Bay Journal, May 3, 2019

Stormwater Authorities Expand Toward Farm Country | Lancaster Farming, April 26, 2019

Thanks to the Pa. Senate for this bill that will help clean up Chesapeake Bay | PennLive letters (Steve Rowe, Pres/CEO Newtrient)

Coalition For Affordable Bay Solutions Applauds Study Showing Potential for Significant Cost Savings for Pa’s Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Mandate – CABS

State lawmakers face continuing Bay debates in 2018 (Bay Journal, Jan 3, 2018 – note comment)

Growth projections to be used to adjust 2025 Bay pollution goals (Bay Journal, Dec 4, 2017)

It’s time to pass this bill to clean up Pa’s drinking water (PennLive letters, D Bassani, Dec 1, 2017)

PA Must Explore Better Ways to Meet Federal Clean Water Mandates (PennLive Opinion, PA Senator Richard Alloway, Nov 29, 2017)

Van Hollen bill would triple funding to protect Chesapeake Bay, other watersheds (Wash Post, Nov 16, 2017)

Pa. lawmakers need to get behind this free-market plan to clean up Chesapeake Bay (PennLive Opinion, Oct 19, 2017)

Threats mount against Chesapeake Bay conservation efforts (Washington Post, Sep 26, 2017)

PA legislator’s bill to privatize cleanup gets mixed review (Bay Journal, Sep 25, 2017)

Private contractors clean up Chesapeake? (WITF Harrisburg NPR, Smart Talk with Scott Lamar, Aug 21, 2017)

Pa. lawmaker’s bill would expand participation in reducing bay pollution (Herald-Mail Media, July 16, 2017)

Bill would allow private sector companies to bid on Bay cleanup efforts (ABC27-Harrisburg, July 7, 2017)

Saving the Bay – Saving Money (WHP580 Radio, Taking Care of Business with Michael Parks, July 7, 2017)

Bion’s Dominic Bassani discusses PA SB 799 (WHP580 Radio, RJ Harris in the Morning, July 6, 2017)

A dam could derail the Chesapeake Bay cleanup (Washington Post, July 5, 2017)

Senate Co-Sponsorship Memoranda (Sen Richard Alloway, June 20, 2017)

PA legislators look for ways to fund environmental programs (Bay Journal, June 4, 2017)

EPA letter tells PA to increase progress in cleanup effort or it will take action (Bay Journal, June 2, 2017)

Localities not buying into nutrient trading – for now (Bay Journal, May 20, 2017)

Pennsylvania drinking water systems among nation’s worst violators, report finds (Bay Journal, May 15, 2017)

Pa’s failure to address Chesapeake Bay cleanup is hurting local drinking water: Dominic Bassani (PennLive OpEd, Apr 17, 2017)

In a tight budget year, Gov. Wolf rightfully makes Chesapeake Bay clean-up a Pa. priority (PennLive Editorial Board, Mar 10, 2017)

Protecting water quality without asking taxpayers for billions (Alloway OpEd, Gettysburg Times, Mar 1, 2017)

PA Farm Pollution Affecting Drinking Water In Susquehanna Watershed (Bay Journal, Feb 1, 2017)

PA Chesapeake Bay Commission Members Spotlight Need For Clean Water Fund In PA (PA Env Digest, Jan 30, 2017)

PA lawmakers propose water fee to raise cleanup funds (Bay Journal, Jan 26, 2017)

Funding common theme as Bay states confront 2017 environmental issues (Bay Journal, Jan 10, 2017)

[PA] Legislator takes the reigns of Chesapeake Bay Commission (Sun-Gazette, Jan 7, 2017)

Maryland Bill to Jumpstart Nonpoint Nutrient Trading Pilot (Bloomberg, Jan 3, 2017)

Pa. budget shortfall grows to $600M: What does it mean for you? – (PennLive, Dec 14, 2016)

DEP should partner with private sector (OpEd: PennLive, Sen. Richard Aument, Dec 13, 2016)

Lincoln Radio Network Interview with Dominic Bassani (Dec 8, 2016)

Legislation Introduced in Pennsylvania House and Senate to Implement Competitive Procurement to Help Meet Chesapeake Bay Mandates (Bion PR, Oct 27, 2016)

Chesapeake Bay Strategies Joint Hearing – PA Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs and Environmental Resources and Energy Committees (Oct 18, 2016)

Governor Wolf Announces a New State/Federal Partnership to Bring $28 Million to Help Farmers in Bay Watershed Improve Local Water Quality (PA.gov, Oct 4, 2016)

A perfect opportunity (Centre Daily Times, Op-Ed, Sep 30, 2016)

Chesapeake Bay pollution dropped dramatically in 2015, advocates credit the weather (Baltimore Sun, Sep 21, 2016)

Wolf nominates Patrick McDonnell to run DEP (State Impact, Sep 21, 2016)

State wasting billions in Chesapeake Bay cleanup (Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Ed Schafer Op-Ed, Sep 20, 2016)

Sen. Richard Alloway wants to reboot Growing Greener (Public Opinion, Sep 19, 2016)

Clean Up the River (Editorial Board: York Daily Record, Sep 16, 2016)

Pennsylvania charges bottled water companies next to nothing to extract from state waters (PublicSource, Sep 15, 2016)

Midstate counties make Top 5 list of agricultural polluters (ABC27 News, Sep 13, 2016)

Conservation Districts: DEP Farm Inspections Not Resolved In Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA Env Digest, Sep 8, 2016)

There’s a better way to clean up the bay (Op-ed: York Daily Record, Sep 8, 2016))

PEC Examines Pennsylvania’s Priorities on “Environmental Focus” (PA Environmental Council, Aug 18, 2016)

Pa. officials need to find a Chesapeake Bay fix before the feds do it for them (PennLive Editorial, Aug 5, 2016)

$4 Billion and nothing to show for it (Lebanon Daily News, Ed Schafer OpEd, July 27, 2016)

Rothschild: Committees can solve problems, or be the problem (MD County Commissioner Richard Rothschild, July 10, 2016)

Letter to the Editor: Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Efforts Require Creative Solutions (PA Senator R. Alloway, June 30, 2016)

Meet Chesapeake Bay needs (Times-Tribune/Scranton, PA, June 29, 2016)

EPA Will Develop Its Own Chesapeake Bay Nutrient, Sediment Reduction Goals For PA (PA Env Digest, June 17, 2016)

EPA: States Behind in Tackling Chesapeake Pollution Problems (AP, June 17, 2016)

National Milk Producers Federation Endorses New Legislation Creating Tax Incentive for Investments in Biogas and Nutrient Recovery (NMPF, June 16, 2016)

Acting environmental secretary expected to avoid ruffling feathers (StateImpact, June 7, 2016)

EPA Administrator McCarthy Calls PA’s Lagging Chesapeake Bay Cleanup Discouraging (Bay Journal, May 25, 2016)

Pa. can keep the Chesapeake Bay clean without hurting farmers – here’s how: Ron Kreider (PennLive OpEd, May 25, 2016)

Rep. Everett: Resolution For Water Use Fee Study To Fund Water Quality Improvements (PA Enviro Digest, May 24, 2016)

CBF-PA Calls For Clean Water Progress In Wake Of Quigley Resignation (CBF, May 23, 2016)

State needs farmers, private sector to solve runoff problem (Lancaster Online OpEd, May 22, 2016)

Wolf’s environmental protection secretary resigns (WTAE-Pittsburgh, May 21, 2106)

Secretary Quigley’s Reboot Plan Doesn’t Add Up (CABS press release, March 23, 2016)

Commonwealth Foundation blogs about SB 724 (CF, March 21, 2016)

The Chesapeake Bay Reboot Plan: The Real Cost (CABS press release, Mar 1, 2016)

Real DEP Reboot Costs vs. LBFC Study (CABS analysis, Feb 12, 2016)

Coalition Analysis of Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Reboot Plan (CABS press release, Feb 3, 2016)

Pennsylvania Unveils Comprehensive Strategy to Improve Water Quality in state and Chesapeake Bay Watershed (PA.gov press release, Jan 21, 2016)

Bion Provides Policy Update (Bion press release, Jan 7, 2016)

A Year-end Bay Message from the Coalition for an Affordable Bay Solution: Address Reducing the Massive Cost of Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Compliance in 2016 (CABS press release, Dec 29, 2015)

Major U.S. Livestock Producers Join Bion to Support Market-Driven Chesapeake Bay Strategy (Bion press release, June 30, 2015)

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Financing Strategy Report Affirms Need for Change in Clean Water Spending (Bion press release, June 23, 2015)

Bion Vice Chairman Testifies at Senate Majority Policy Committee Hearing on Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724 (Bion press release, May 11, 2015)

Senate Majority Policy Committee learns of solutions to help state comply with federal mandates (SMPC press release, May 7, 2015)

Bion Responds to Pennsylvania Senate Bill 724 Critics (Bion press release, May 4, 2015)

Watershed Improvement Act Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee (Bion press release, April 20, 2015)

Bion Announces Pennsylvania Auditor General Issues Special Report on the Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets (Bion press release, April 13, 2015)

Wisconsin Approves Landmark Legislation (Bion press release, April 24, 2014)

Bion to be Panelist on US EPA’s Inaugural Water Quality Trading Workshop and Webinar

Food Security and Related Public Health are Issues of Growing Importance Worldwide, September 24, 2012

Pennsylvania Budget Includes Legislation to Evaluate More Cost Effective Chesapeake Bay TMDL Solutions, July 16, 2012

Bion Proposes Alternative Approach to Chesapeake Bay TMDL Nitrogen Compliance: Projected Cost Savings of 50% to 95% for Pennsylvania Ratepayers, June 8, 2012

Bion’s Vice Chairman and Kreider Farms’ CEO Speak at Healthy Waters Coalition and National Association of Clean Water Agencies Press Conference, March 8, 2012

Bion Responds to Food Safety Issues, June 15, 2011

Bion Responds to EPA Petition from Environmental Group, April 11, 2011

Evaluation of Nitrogen Delivery Rates – Evans, December 2010

Bion’s Comments on the Chesapeake Bay Draft Strategy

Nutrient Trading: Cost Containment – The Missed Opportunity, Sept 2010

Technical Opinion by Dr Paul Robillard as Referenced in the Bion Cost Containment White Paper[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Policy Change – Bion website

Coalition for Affordable Bay Solutions – CABS website

Bills in U.S. Congress

H.R.2853 – Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017

S. 988 – Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act of 2017

Bills in PA Legislature

SB 575 – Pennsylvania Clean Water Procurement Program

PA Committee Hearings

PA Senate Joint Committee Hearing – Chesapeake Bay Strategies (Oct 18, 2016)

PA Senate Majority Policy Committee hearing on wastewater, stormwater issues (May 1, 2015)


Pennsylvania Auditor General Special Report: Importance of Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets

Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Report: A Cost-Effective Alternative Approach to Meeting Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets

Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay Restoration Financing Strategy Final Report[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]