Senate Policy Committee to Hold February 21 Hearing on Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy

(HARRISBURG) – The Senate Policy Committee will hold a public hearing on Thursday, February 21st in Harrisburg, to hear testimony on the state’s Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy and its impact on taxpayers across Pennsylvania, according to Committee Chairman Senator Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte).

The hearing will be held from 10 a.m. to Noon in Room 8EA of the Capitol East Wing.

Corman said the panel will hear input on the state’s Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy and its impact on taxpayers across Pennsylvania, the impact on the state’s farming community and the impact of public sewer rate payers to comply with the regulations.

“We have heard from many farmers, local governments, and public sewer authorities and rate payers that Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy is too costly to implement,” Corman said. “The Majority Policy Committee is committed to looking at this situation more closely so we can be better advised and prepared to advocate for any appropriate changes.”

Scheduled to appear before the committee are Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Kathleen McGinty, local government officials, the Pennsylvania Municipal Authorities Association, the PA Builders Association, Red Barn Trading Company, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. The United States Environmental Protection Agency will also be represented.

The media and public are invited to attend.

CONTACT:
Don Houser
Phone: 717 787-1377
Email: dhouser@pasen.gov