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Pennsylvania Water Law by Michael D. Klein, Esq.
Michael D. Klein is a member in the Harrisburg, PA, and Washington D.C. offices of Cozen O’Connor. Michael practices in the areas of utility and environmental law in Pennsylvania. He can be reached at mklein@cozen.com and 717-703-5903. Joshua L. Belcher, attorney with Cozen O’Connor, assisted in the preparation of the article for PA-AWWA Water News Source, Summer 2013 issue.

Small companies push back against One Call expansion By Laura Legere / Harrisburg Bureau Post Gazette

Small companies push back against One Call expansion June 6, 2017 12:16 AM   By Laura Legere / Harrisburg Bureau http://powersource.post-gazette.com/powersource/policy-powersource/2017/06/06/Pennsylvania-One-Call-oil-and-gas-pipeline-hearing-House/stories/201706060036   Last fall, the chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee in the Pennsylvania House put off making the substantial amendments to the state’s One Call safe digging law that were endorsed by the Senate […]

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Proposal advances for state oversight at PWSA By Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proposal advances for state oversight at PWSA June 6, 2017 12:00 AM By Adam Smeltz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   Legislation to put the troubled Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority under the oversight of the state Public Utility Commission has cleared an early hurdle. At a Capitol hearing Monday, the state House Consumer Affairs Committee agreed […]

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Pennsylvania One Call works to guide excavators to break ground safely By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania One Call works to guide excavators to break ground safely May 25, 2017 12:00 AM By Laura Legere / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette   WEST MIFFLIN — The call came in from a plumber in Altoona getting ready to dig a 4-foot-deep hole. Tammy Corrie, a 24-year veteran customer service representative for Pennsylvania One Call System […]

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PA Senate Confirms Patrick McDonnell as DEP Secretary

PA Senate Confirms Patrick McDonnell as DEP Secretary The state Senate unanimously confirmed (50-0) the executive nomination of Patrick McDonnell as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Governor Wolf nominated the acting DEP chief Patrick McDonnell as the state’s permanent top environmental regulator in September. McDonnell is replacing John Quigley, who was ousted […]

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EQB Adopts Proposed Ch 109 – Fee Package Rulemaking with 30-day comment period

EQB Adopts Proposed Ch 109 – Fee Package Rulemaking with 30-day comment period Special Thanks to Erik Ross, Milliron & Goodman Government Relations, LLC.   We wanted to let you know that the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) met today and adopted the proposed Rulemaking – Safe Drinking Water – General Update and Fees (25 Pa. Code […]

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