History Of The ACSL

The Clean Streams Law

1945 Acid Mine Drainage declared a pollutant

1956 Federal Water Pollution Control Act

1960 PENNSYLVANIA AIR POLLUTION CONTROL ACT

1963 Bituminous Open Pit mining act

1965 Act 194 the Clean Streams Act

1967 Pennsylvania Mine Subsidence Law

1967 Project 500

1968 Amendments to the Air Pollution Control Act of 1960

1968 Solid Waste Management Act

1970 Creation of the DER

1973 The Clean and Green program

1974 Constitunal right to Clean Air & Water

1979 PENNSYLVANIA STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

1987 Senate Bill 245

ACT 217 establishing Conservation Districts

All Surface Mining Control Act

Clean Air Act Timeline

Environmental Bill of Rights

1972 Erosion and sediment control requirements