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    The Environmental Hearing Board is pleased to announce that a new e-filing and docketing system will go live on Monday, July 1, 2024. 

    In preparation, pre-registration for the new system will begin the week of June 17, 2024.

    Instructions for pre-registration will be provided to all registered users of our current system.  The instructions will be sent via email from an @FILEANDSERVE email address to all email addresses provided in the current system’s user profiles. Instructions will also be posted on our website and circulated on the PBA Environmental and Energy Law Section’s listserv.

    In addition to the new docketing system, the Board is also launching a new website, scheduled to be live on June 12, 2024.  The URL for the new website is Some features such as docket search and e-filing will not be available until the official launch of the new e-filing system on July 1, 2024.

    Check back often.  Further information on the transition to the new website and e-filing system will be posted as it comes available.  

  • Amendments to Rules - The Board’s Rules of Practice and Procedure have been amended effective May 18, 2024.  The amendments to the Board’s Rules appear in the May 18, 2024 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin, 54 Pa.B. 2776. 
  • The PA Environmental Hearing Board has set up an official X account (formerly Twitter) as a means of communicating about Board activities.  The Board’s official X account handle is @PAEnvHearingBd.  The Board will not be responding to comments or communications submitted to the Twitter account.

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (the Board). Established by the Environmental Hearing Board Act, 35 P.S. Sections 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 Rules of Practice and Procedure appear at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 1021. The Judges of the Board are appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Pennsylvania State Senate.