Environmental Hearing Board
Welcome to the World Wide Web site of the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board ("EHB"). The Environmental Hearing Board functions as the statutorily established trial court of state-wide jurisdiction which hears certain environmental cases. It hears appeals from actions of the Department of Environmental Protection. Under appropriate circumstances, the Board can issue orders superseding actions of the Department. The Department of Environmental Protection also initiates certain types of legal actions before the Board. The Board holds non-jury trials and issues Adjudications. Trials before the Board are very similar to non-jury civil trials before Common Pleas Courts, The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania or Federal District Courts. The Board also issues legal opinions and orders on pre-trial dispositive motions such as motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment and non-dispositive motions such as discovery motions and motions in limine. The five Judges of the Board are appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Pennsylvania Senate. The Judges of the Board are Chairman and Chief Judge Thomas W. Renwand, Judge Bernard A. Labuskes Jr., Judge Michelle A. Coleman, Judge Richard P. Mather, Sr., and Judge Steven C. Beckman. Appeals from the Board are taken to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.EHB JUDGES AND PERSONNEL
Biographical information on all EHB Judges and staff attorneys.
Learn about the EHB'S Electronic Filing and Service.
FILING A NOTICE OF APPEAL
Notice of Appeal - HTML
You can obtain the full docket sheet for all EHB cases filed from July, 1997 to the present. You can also search the docket sheets through several different types of queries.
Get the full text of all EHB opinions filed from January, 1997 to the present. Search the online opinions using our powerful search engine.
Review the current hearings that are scheduled before the EHB. Listings give case, date, time and place.
GENERAL EHB INFO
How to contact the EHB, the EHB Practice and Procedure Guide, the EHB's Annual Report, and other useful information.
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