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Wanted: PGs Interested in Professional Development, Great Food, and Comradery

Posted 21 February: PCPG’s 2017 Annual Meeting on March 7 in Harrisburg has everything a PA PG wants and needs:

  • a delicious lunch;
  • updates on PCPG activities;
  • informative and relevant talks;
  • door prizes;
  • networking with your peers;
  • happy hour music, libations and munchies; and
  • last but not least – PDHs!  Remember, 2017 is a license renewal year.

Join us for unparalleled opportunity to catch up with your peers and your professional organization – don’t miss out! You’ll find all the details, and a quick and easy signup on the 7 March event enrollment page.


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

April 19, 2017 7:30 AM • DoubleTree by Hilton Reading, 701 Penn St., Reading, PA 19602
May 17, 2017 7:30 AM • Comfort Inn Conference Center Pittsburgh East, 699 Rodi Rd., Monroeville, 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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