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  • 11/20/2015 The email address used to send out e-filing notifications has been changed to Please update your spam filter accordingly to prevent any interruption in service. We appreciate your patience with this change.
  • ATTENTION: EHB Final Rulemaking was published in the 11/22/14 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin. The publication includes revisions to the Board’s rules on filing responses to dispositive motions. The rule revisions appear at: 
  • 9/8/2014 The Board’s Notice of Appeal form has been revised to accommodate electronically filed Notices of Appeal. Electronically filed Notices of Appeal will now be automatically served on the Department of Environmental Protection’s Office of Chief Counsel and the Department officer who took the action being appealed.
  • ATTENTION: EHB Final Rulemaking was published in the 8/9/14 issue of the Pennsylvania The publication includes new rules on mandatory electronic filing. Parties who have not registered for electronic filing should do so immediately unless you have been excused from this requirement. You may register for electronic filing on the User Registration Page.
  • 6/12/2014 We are pleased to announce that we have reorganized our website. In addition, we have uploaded the EHB Opinion and Adjudication Reporters from 1972 to 2013. You can find them by clicking on the Rules, Decisions, and Resources tab.

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (the Board). Established by the Environmental Hearing Board Act, 35 P.S. §§ 7511-7516, the Board hears appeals from actions of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The Board holds hearings and issues Adjudications, Opinions, and Orders. Hearings before the Board are similar to non-jury civil trials before Common Pleas Courts or Federal District Courts. Appeals from Board decisions are taken to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure appear at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 1021. The five Judges of the Board are appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Judges of the Environmental Hearing Board

Chairman and Chief Judge Thomas W. Renwand
Judge Michelle A. Coleman
Judge Bernard A. Labuskes Jr.
Judge Richard P. Mather, Sr.
Judge Steven C. Beckman