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Energy Transfer Accepts Criminal Liability Related to Pipelines 

Sunoco Pipeline, L.P., and ETC Northeast Pipeline LLC (ETC), both subsidiaries of Energy Transfer, LP pled no contest to criminal charges related to their conduct during the construction of two major pipelines. Mariner East 2 Pipeline, which crosses 17 counties…

Pa Interstate Bridge Tolling Plan Dead 

With the deadline passing to appeal the Commonwealth Court ruling stopping the Wolf Administration Bridge Tolling plan, PennDOT has quietly announced it accepts the legislative action of Act 84 and will not be appealing to the State Supreme Court. This…

Reminder: Federal Flood Mitigation Funding Available 

Pennsylvania will receive $5 million through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support mitigation against future damage from natural disaster. Properties covered by a National Flood Insurance Program policy that have sustained repetitive losses due to flooding are eligible for…

ARP Round 2 Funding Coming This Month 

The second tranche of ARP dollars to Pennsylvania non-entitlement communities (those with populations under 50,000) should be distributed by State Treasurer Stacy Garrity before the end of August. The PATreasury is awaiting the final paperwork from DCED and approval from…

Requirements for Townships with CDL Employees  

If your township employs drivers who operate equipment that requires a CDL license, you are required by the Pa. intrastate motor carrier safety regulations (67 Pa. Code Chapter 231.7) to participate in a random drug and alcohol testing program for…

Give Your Township Access to Salary Survey Results!  

Be sure to enter your township’s wage and benefit data as soon as possible so that the PSATS Salary Survey Plus reports for 2022 can be released. Hundreds of townships have participated and we are nearly ready to release results,…

PA Turnpike Commission Approves 5% Toll Increase for 2023 

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 5% toll increase for 2023 for all E-ZPass and Toll by Plate customers. The new rates take effect January 8, 2023. The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.70 to…

PA Joins Robocall Task Force 

Pennsylvania has joined an Anti-Robocall Litigation Task force of 50 attorneys general to investigate and take action against the telecommunications companies responsible for bringing a majority of foreign robocalls into the United States. The bipartisan nationwide task force has one…

Do You Know a Conservation Leader?

WeConservePA is accepting nominations for the Local Government Conservation Leadership and Lifetime Conservation Leadership Awards. The deadline for nominations is September 30. The Local Government Conservation Leadership Award recognizes the critical importance of local government leadership to the success of…

New Process Announced for Commonwealth OOR Appeals  

The Pennsylvania Office of Open Records announced that beginning August 1, all appeals from commonwealth agencies under the governor’s jurisdiction, with few exceptions, will be handled through a new appeals portal. All appeals, including those involving local agencies, such as…
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