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Welcome to the Pennsylvania Environmental Hearing Board (the Board). Established by the Environmental Hearing Board Act, 35 P.S. Sections 7511-7516, the Board hears appeals from actions of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The Board holds hearings and issues Adjudications, Opinions, and Orders. Hearings before the Board are similar to non-jury civil trials before Common Pleas Courts or Federal District Courts. Appeals from Board decisions are taken to the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. The Board Rules of Practice and Procedure appear at 25 Pa. Code Chapter 1021. The Judges of the Board are appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Pennsylvania State Senate.

Recent Decisions

Docket Number

Case Name

Filing Date



Mountain Watershed Association, Inc.

July 18, 2024


Laura Dengel

July 15, 2024


Laura M. Tighe and Matthew A. Tighe

July 11, 2024


Montgomery Township Friends of Family Farms v. DEP & Herbruck's Poultry Ranch, Inc.

July 3, 2024


Doug Reed and Nancy Reed

June 25, 2024


Welcome to the Board's new website and electronic filing system!

As of July 1, 2024, the Board has launched a new website and electronic filing and docketing system.  For help with registering for the new electronic filing system, filing documents, or other information on electronic filing, please see the guides posted on the eFiling Help page.


Anyone with any questions can contact the Board at (717) 787-3483 or by emailing Rich Finley at or Christine Walker at

Amendments to Rules

The Board's Rules of Practice and Procedure have been amended effective May 18, 2024.  The amendments to the Board's Rules appear in the May 18, 2024 issue of the Pennsylvania Bulletin, 54 Pa.B. 2776.


The PA Environmental Hearing Board has set up an official X account (formerly Twitter) as a means of communicating about Board activiies. Link at bottom of page. The Board will not be responding to comments or communications.

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