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Programs that provide general information about specific environmental pollutants, associated safety hazards, testing procedures and measures for remediation.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
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
City of Lancaster - Lead Prevention ProgramLead Poison Prevention Program: - Lead testing of Federally Assisted Units - Investigation of Properties that Lead Poisoned Children Reside in - Enforcement of Contractors in Violation of the City's Lead Ordinance - Provide Contractor Lead Certification Training and community outreach - Perform Lead Hazard Renovations to owner occupied rental propertiesLancasterCity of Lancaster - Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization UnitCity of Lancaster - Department of Economic Development and Neighborhood Revitalization
Department of Environmental Protection - Bethlehem District OfficeResponsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Specific services include monitoring air quality and drinking water and inspecting landfills. NorthamptonDepartment of Environmental Protection - Bethlehem District OfficePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Environmental Protection - Lancaster District OfficeServices 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. Also, the Department of Health now handles complaints on swimming pools. Contact the Reading office at 610-378-4377. LancasterDepartment of Environmental Protection - Lancaster District OfficePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Department of Environmental Protection - Reading District OfficeServices 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. Also, the Department of Health now handles complaints on swimming pools. Contact the Reading office at 610-378-4377. BerksDepartment of Environmental Protection - Reading District OfficePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Environmental Education - Lycoming CountyMakes environmental education resource kits available. Topics include:
  • Aquatics
  • Forestry
  • Wildlife
  • Soils and Recycling/Composting
The Conservation District can provide environmental programs for schools and meetings and assist with outdoor field days and events.
LycomingLycoming County Conservation DistrictLycoming County Government
Hazmat and SARA III Planning - Lycoming CountyTitle III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 is designed to help communities protect public health, safety and the environment from chemical hazards. Responsibilities: Review facilities' inventory reports and assess the hazards involved
  • Develop, maintain and update Comprehensive Response Plan to deal wth potential releases of hazardous and extremely hazardous substances
  • Maintain a list of all extremely hazardous substances and hazardous materials and the facilities that use, store, or manufacture such chemicals
  • Establish procedures for receiving and processing requests from the public for information about, and copies of Emergency Response Plans, Material Safety Data Sheets, and Chemical Inventory Forms
  • Develop, observe, and critique all Hazardous Materials exercises
  • Educate the public about the risks from accidental and routine releases of chemicals, and work with facilities to minimize those risks.
  • LycomingLycoming County Department of Public SafetyLycoming County Government
    Nutrient Management Program - Lycoming CountyThe Nutrient Management Act 38 of 2005 requires all livestock operations exceeding two AEUs/acre to develop, implement, and maintain a nutrient management plan. Plans are written by certified nutrient management specialists who have met the criteria specified under Pennsylvania's Nutrient Management Specialist Certification Program, and are submitted to the conservation district for review and approval if they meet the program requirements. Implemented nutrient management plans can improve water quality, reduce fertilizer costs, improve herd health and provide numerous other operational benefits to the farmer. BMPs may be installed to protect streams and groundwater from manure/fertilizer nutrient contamination. In addition, all producers following the provisions of the law will benefit from limited liability protection offered under the act as well as financial assistance programs provided for plan development and implementation.LycomingLycoming County Conservation DistrictLycoming County Government
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Headquarters HarrisburgResponsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Specific services include monitoring air quality and drinking water and inspecting landfills. DauphinPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Headquarters HarrisburgPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Knox District OfficePermitting, inspection and enforcement for all environmental programsClarionPennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Knox District OfficePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection - Northwest Regional OfficePermitting, inspection and enforcement for all environmental programsCrawfordDepartment of Environmental Protection - Northwest Regional OfficePennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    Pennsylvania Department of Health - Northumberland County - Lead InformationSnyderPennsylvania Department of Health - Northumberland CountyPennsylvania Department of Health
    Pennsylvania Department of Health - Snyder County - Lead InformationSnyderPennsylvania Department of Health - Snyder CountyPennsylvania Department of Health
    Pennsylvania Department of Health - Union County - Lead InformationUnionPennsylvania Department of Health - Union CountyPennsylvania Department of Health
    Pennsylvania Environmental CouncilProvides information on the status of state legislation in environmental policy. Also provides general environmental information and fact sheets on various environmental concerns. Information and materials on land use is offered. Also assistance and information on municipal environmental advisory council.Pennsylvania Environmental CouncilPennsylvania Environmental Council
    PinnacleHealth - Lead Poisoning Prevention and Education ProgramProvides Lead Risk Assessments and Home Environmental Lead Inspections for children up to age 7 years old with blood lead level of 5mcg/dL or greater. Physician, SHN's and child's family/guardian will receive a copy of the Home Environmental Inspection.DauphinPinnacleHealth - Lead Poisoning Prevention and Education ProgramPinnacleHealth
    York City Bureau of HealthTo prevent disease and to promote and protect the health of York City residents through the assessment of needs, the assurance of public health services and the provision of sound public health policies through dynamic and committed leadership. YorkYork City Bureau of HealthCity of York

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