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New Area Code in September, 2017 - Contact Information for PACA Staff

Information provided by Grudi Associates, Palmyra, PA

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According to an email received from Grudi Associates, a Central Pennsylvania Telecom and IT provider, a new area overlay is coming. The email reads:

Beginning this summer, a new area code will be issued in the geographic area that is now covered by the 717 area code. This “area code overlay” is being implemented because carriers are running out of 717 numbers. Moving forward, 717 and 223 area codes will both reside in this Central PA area.

Auditor General DePasquale Launches Audit of PennDOT

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Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced on May 24 the start of a wide-ranging performance audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) procurement and contracting procedures, funding mechanisms, and the department’s sharing of drivers’ personal information.

DEP Triennial Review Excludes Chlorides

Article by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety & Health

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On the agenda of today’s Department of Environmental Protection Water Resources Advisory Committee meeting, was the upcoming Triennial Review proposed rulemaking. Included in the originally proposed rulemaking was an equation-based in-stream chlorides standard.

DEP Moving on e-Permitting

Article by Josie Gaskey, PACA's Director of Environmental, Safety and Health

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PA's DEP Mining is embarking on a new electronic mine permit application process.  What does this mean for the industry?