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PCPG has compiled the following list of Internet links to assist geologists and environmental scientists in locating relevant information on the web quickly.  This list will evolve, as does the Internet, and please feel free to recommend or offer other links for inclusion on this list (Contact PCPG).

Links applicable to Pennsylvania-focused organizations and agencies are listed first, with national links following.  To see the web address to which you will be directed (in a new browser window or tab), just hover over the link and the address will be shown in a tool-tip.

*** Pennsylvania Geo Links ***

PA State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists (PA Department of State)

 Home Page - State Registration Board for PEs, PLSs, & PGs  SRB-PE-PLS-PG
        Online Services
        PALS - Pennsylvania Lcensing System PALS
        Fees as of September 30, 2017 (PDF) SRB-Fees
        Act 367 of 1945 (PDF) Act367
 ASBOG - Association of State Boards of Geology ASBOG

PA Geologic Survey

 Home Page - PA Geologic Survey  PAGS
        Publications  PAGS-pub
        PaGeode - PA GEOlogic Data Exploration Interactive Map   PaGeode
        Geologic Economic Resources  Link
        Oil and Gas   Link
               Geologic Study on the Potential for an Appalachian Storage Hub for Natural Gas Liquids  Download
               U.S. Dept of Energy, Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership (MRCSP) MRCSP

PA Geological Societies

 Field Conference of Pennsylvania Geologists  FC-PAGeos
 HAGS - Harrisburg Area Geological Society  HAGS
 PGS - Pittsburgh Geological Society  PGS
 PGS - Philadelphia Geological Society  PGS
 NAGS - Northern Alleghenies Geologic Society NAGS

PA Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)

 Home Page - Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)  PADEP
        Regional and District Offices  PADEP-Offices
        Organization Chart  PADEP-Org
        eFacts  efacts
        eMapPA eMapPA
        eLibrary (includes envir. laws, forms, publications, and guidance docs.)  eLibrary

        Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields

               Brownfield Redevelopment Brownfields
               Land Recycling Program (Act 2)  ACT2
               Division of Storage Tanks  DST
               Storage Tank Cleanup Program  STC
               Hazardous Sites Cleanup Program (HSCA)  HSCA
        Bureau of Air Quality BAQ
        Bureau of Waste Management BWM
        Bureau of Radiation Protection BRP
        Office of Active and Abandoned Mine Operations (AAMO) AAMO
               Bureau of Mining Programs BMP
               Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation BAMR
               Bureau of Mine Safety  BMS
               Bureau of District Mining Operations  MiningOps
        Bureau of Oil and Gas Management  BOG
               Marcellus Shale Marcellus
               Abandoned and Orphan Well Program   AOWP
        Office of Water Programs  OWP
               Bureau of Waterways Engineering and Wetlands                 BWEW
               Bureau of Clean Water  BCW
                    Integrated Water Quality Report IWQReport
               Bureau of Safe Drinking Water BSDW
               Chesapeake Bay Office  CBO
               Compacts and Commission Office - River Basin Coordination RBC
 SRBC - Susquehanna River Basin Commission  SRBC
 DRBC - Deleware River Basin Commission         DRBC
 PDE - Partnership for the Deleware Estuary PDE
 GLC - Great Lakes Commission GLC
 ICPRB - Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin ICPRB
 ORSANKO - Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission ORSANKO

Other Geo Links

 PA Code Online  PACode
 PA Bulletin Online  PABulletin
 USGS National Water Dashboard - real-time water levels, weather, flood and drought info USGS-NWD
 USGS Pennsylvania Water Science Center  PA-WSC
 PA DCNR - PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  DCNR
 PaGWIS - PA GroundWater Information System PaGWIS
 PA DCED - PA Department of Community and Economic Development  DCED
 USTIF - Underground Storage Tank Indemnification Fund (PA Insurance Department)  USTIF
 MSI - PA Mine Subsidence Insurance Program (Administered through PADEP) MSI
 PASDA - PA Spatial Data Access (PA Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, Penn State Univ.)  PASDA
 USDA Web Soil Survey - U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service  USDA-WSS
 Discover Data Science - GIS Degree Programs – Guide to Choosing a Program DDS

*** National Geo Links ***

United States Geological Survey (USGS)

 Home Page - United States Geological Survey (USGS)  USGS
        USGS Unified Interior Regions  USGS-Regions
        USGS Offices by State  USGS-Offices
        Maps, Imagery, and Publications Home  USGS-Maps
        USGS Publications Warehouse  USGS-Publications
        USGS Library - "the largest earth science library in the world"  USGS-Library
        National Geologic Map Database  NGMD
        National Geospatial Program  NGP
        USGS State Water Science Centers (various)  
               Pennsylvania Water Science Center  PA-WSC
               Maryland - Delaware - Washington DC Water Science Center  MD-DE-DC-WSC
               New Jersey Water Science Center  NJ-WSC
               New York Water Science Center  NY-WSC
               Virginia and West Virginia Water Science Center  VA-WV-WSC
               Local Water Resources Offices Home (including directory for all states)  Link

National Geological Organizations and Societies

 GSA - Geological Society of America  GSA
 AIPG - American Institute of Professional Geologists  AIPG
 AGI - American Geological Institute  AGI
 AASG - Association of American State Geologists  AASG
 AWG - Assocation for Women Geoscientists  AWG
 AAPG - American Association of Petroleum Geologists  AAPG
 AGU - American Geophysical Union  AGU
 AEG - Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists  AEG
 NGWA - National Ground Water Association  NGWA

State Geological Surveys (various) *

 State  State Geological Survey
 Maryland (MD)  Maryland Geological Survey (MGS)  MGS
 New Jersey (NJ)  New Jersey Geological and Water Survey (NJGWS)  NJGWS
 Delaware (DE)  Delaware Geological Survey (DGS)  DGS
 New York (NY)  New York State Geological Survey (NYSGS)  NYSGS
 Ohio (OH)  Ohio Division of Geological Survey (OhioGS)  OhioGS
 West Virginia (WV)  West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES)  WVGES
 Virginia (VA)  Virginia Geology and Mineral Resources (VA DGMR)  VA GMR
 Kentucky (KY)  Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS)  KGS

* Note:  The Association of American State Geologists (AASG) website includes a page where information for all state geological surveys can be acquired: Link.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

 Home Page - United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)  EPA
        Organizational Information - by Headquarter Office and by Region  EPA-Regions
        EPA Region 3 Home (PA, MD, DE, VA, WV, DC)  EPA3
        EPA Region 3 - Programs, Divisions, and contact information  EPA3-Programs
        EPA Region 2 Home (NY, NJ, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, 7 Tribal Nations)  EPA2
        EPA Region 2 - Programs, Divisions, and contact information  EPA2-Programs

State Environmental Regulatory Agencies (various)

 State  Primary Environmental Regulatory Agency  Link
 Maryland (MD)  Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE)  MDE
 New Jersey (NJ)  New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)  NJDEP
 Delaware (DE)  Deleware Department of Natural Resources & Environmental Control (DNREC)  DNREC
 New York (NY)  New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)  NYSDEC
 Ohio (OH)  Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA)  Ohio EPA
 West Virginia (WV)  West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WV DEP)  WV DEP
 Washington DC (DC)  Department of Energy and Environment (DC DOEE)  DC DOEE
 Virginia (VA)  Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ)  VA DEQ
 North Carolina (NC)

 NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ)

 Connecticut (CT)  Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP)  CT DEEP
 Massachusetts (MA)  Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP)  MassDEP
 Indiana (IN)  Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)  IDEM
 Illinois (IL)  Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)  IEPA
 Kentucky (KY)  Kentucky Energy and Environmental Cabinet (KY EEC)  KY EEC


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