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Carbonate and Karst Field Trip Including Underground Mine Tour

PCPG is finalizing the details for a June 9th field trip focusing on carbonates and karst in the York area.  We are working through access arrangements and itinerary logistics but it looks like we will be able to visit an operating quarry, an area of active sinkhole development, a day-lighted pinnacled bedrock surface and an underground tour of an operating mine.  We'll board a motor coach in the morning at a hotel close to York and end the day with a picnic-themed meal at about 4:00 PM. 

Our last field trip was the geology and history of the Gettysburg Battlefield and it was a beautiful day afield that was enjoyed by all.  Space will be limited to one motor coach so stay tuned for more details if you want to be assured of a seat.


Vapor Intrusion Guidance Seminar Slides Available

Posted 7 February:  PADEP’s Land Recycling Program partnered with the PCPG to conduct one-day training sessions on the new vapor intrusion guidance that became effective January 18, 2017.  Color slides and exercise materials from the final session in Malvern (held January 10, 2017) can be found on the PADEP’s Vapor Intrusion web page.

Visit PADEP VI to examine and/or download the materials.


PCPG responds to irresponsible call for hydraulic fracturing moratorium

Posted 28 November:  PCPG's official response statement to the PA Medical Society's recent call for a moratorium on hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania is available for download.  The society’s 300-member House of Delegates unanimously approved a resolution at its annual meeting in October calling for the fracking moratorium, registry and research.

As stated previously in PCPG's 2014 Shale Gas Statement, oil and gas exploration and production, utilizing hydraulic fracturing, can and is done in an environmentally responsible manner and provides a great benefit to the Commonwealth.

We encourage PCPG members to download the response statement, write personal notes to your local state house and state senate members, and provide a copy of PCPG's official response. 

Visit the Commonwealth's Find my Legislator tool and enter your zip code to identify your state legislators for your home, and business.

Courses & Events

May 17, 2017 7:30 AM • Comfort Inn Conference Center Pittsburgh East, 699 Rodi Rd., Monroeville, PA
June 09, 2017 8:00 AM • Wyndham Garden York, 2000 Loucks Road York, PA 17408
August 24, 2017 7:30 AM • DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Philadelphia West, 640 Fountain Rd., Plymouth Meeting, PA
September 30, 2017 • See order form

Licensure in New York State – Application Period Now Open


Posted 2 September: On July 25th the New York State (NYS) Education Department posted an advisory notice that the planned regulations and application forms for Licensure of Geologists in New York state are now available online via the website for the Office of the Professions. Applications will be accepted immediately and licenses will be issued to those applicants meeting the qualifications for licensure through the grandparent provision starting November 21, 2016. The “grandfathering” period extends until November 20, 2017, after which the ASBOG exam will be required for all applicants.  License Requirements can be viewed HERE.


Legislative Update

Posted 2 September: PCPG's Government Affairs Committee (GAC), chaired by Mark Ioos, P.G. (Skelly & Loy), tracks over 35 legislative bills currently moving through the Pennsylvania General Assembly, in addition to tracking movement on numerous regulations affecting the industry.  PCPG members can download the comprehensive September 2 GAC inventory report by first logging in, then visiting Member's Only content.




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