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Programs that develop and enforce compliance with regulations which seek to ensure that communities have a clean and healthful environment that is free from air and water pollution, pesticides and other hazardous substances, damaging radiation and excessive levels of noise; and which monitor pollution levels, investigate complaints regarding violations and, when warranted, initiate litigation against individuals and organizations who have failed to comply with environmental protection regulations.

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American Lung Association in PennsylvaniaPrograms include: - Radon Awareness: Information on health effects, testing procedures and reduction methods. Radon testing kits available for purchase - Carbon Monoxide Awareness: Information on health effects, testing procedures and proper steps to take - Air Pollution Awareness: Information on asbestos, environmental (secondhand) tobacco smoke, ground-level ozone and other indoor and outdoor air pollutants - Advocacy for Lung Health: Supporting individual, community, workplace, municipal, state and federal initiatives to protect people and environment from air pollution, including support of tobacco control measures - Freedom from Smoking Classes (referral): An 8-session (7 week) program of behavior modification for smoking cessation. Provides suggestions on how to build a healthier lifestyle, including relaxation techniques and avoiding weight gain. Fee is set through participating sites (free through above web site). Participants must finalize fee and program dates through sponsoring hospital. Call ALA for info - Provides information on a residential camp for children, ages 8-13, who have asthma - Also sponsors Better Breather Club Support Group for people living with COPD - Asthma Walk fundraiser, Walk for Life and Breath fundraiser - Call Center: Trained registered nurses and respiratory therapists provide immediate and comprehensive information about specific lung-health issues such as lung cancer, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and tuberculosis. Also will provide information on topics including allergies, how to quit smoking and environmental issues. Offers physician referralsCumberlandAmerican Lung Association in PennsylvaniaAmerican Lung Association in Pennsylvania
Cambria County Department of Emergency Services Special Hazards Assistance Response Program (SHARP)Hazardous materials controlCambriaCambria County Emergency Management Agency (EMA)Cambria County Department of Emergency Services
Conservation District, York CountyThe York County Conservation District will be proactive providing conservation education, technical services and financial assistance, to enable the citizens of York County be good stewards of our natural resources. Coordinate soil & water resource management within York County. Farm conservation planning. Erosion control plan review and national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) permits Environmental education. Nutrient management (farm) planning. Clearinghouse for questions concerning the environment. Dirt and gravel road improvement program Watershed conservation Annual spring seedling sale York County Envirothon program Sponsors annual scholarship ($500) to a county resident matriculating at a 4-year institution, majoring in natural resources or agriculture. Tree vitalize grant program-municipal tree planting projects Flood plain monitoring assistance to municipalities. YorkYork County Conservation DistrictProperty and Taxes Office, York County Government
Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast Regional OfficeResponsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Specific services include monitoring air quality and drinking water and inspecting landfills. Services include: - Air Quality Program handles issues regulated by the Clean Air Act. (i.e., asbestos removal, air pollution, odor, demolition, VOC emissions) - Water Supply Management oversees all public water supplies, and bottled water plants - Waste Management deals with hazardous and solid waste clean up, recycling and disposal issues - Water Quality/Management works with the city and county governments to provide evaluation of sewage disposal management - Conducts sewer planning reviews, including new county subdivisions - Water testing kits available for purchase - Offers a Radon Hotline to answer questions on what radon is, how to test, and remediation methods and services The Eating and Drinking program formerly handled by this office has been transferred to the PA Department of Agriculture. The Department of Health now handles complaints on swimming pools.LuzerneDepartment of Environmental Protection - Northeast Regional OfficePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

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