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  • 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. 
  • Citizens Guide - The Environmental Hearing Board has posted a Citizens Guide to practice before the Board to provide guidance to individuals representing themselves in matters before the Board. The Guide can be found here or on the Rules, Decisions, and Resources page. The Guide’s templates are available in Word format for ease of use and can be found here or on the Forms page. The Citizens Guide and accompanying templates should not be construed as legal advice.
  • Notice of Appeal Form - The Board has recently reorganized the format of its Notice of Appeal form. The revised form may be found in pdf format here, in Word format here, or on the Forms page. 
  • Hearings conducted via WebEx will be livestreamed and can be accessed by the public at the Board’s YouTube Channel.  Specific links to individual live streams will also be posted the morning of each day of hearing.
  • The PA Environmental Hearing Board has set up an official X account (formerly Twitter) as a means of communicating about Board activities. Postings will include notices regarding issuance of Adjudications, Opinions/Orders and Case Termination Orders, as well as general information.  The Board will not be responding to comments or communications submitted to the Twitter account.  The Board’s official X account handle is @PAEnvHearingBd.
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    If you have any questions, please contact the Environmental Hearing Board at 717-787-3483. 

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.