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Program Contacts

State Conservation Commission

State Conservation Commission
2301 N. Cameron Street, Room 311
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
717-787-8821
717-705-3778 (FAX)

Frank Schneider
Director, Nutrient & Odor Management Programs
717-705-3895
Email: fschneider@pa.gov

Oversees the implementation of the Nutrient and Odor Management Program in Pennsylvania. Provides technical, administrative and programmatic guidance to program participants, district staff and boards, the press, ag industry representatives and the general public. Oversees program policy and regulation development and future program direction. Assists with the legal issues related to the program and activities involving the Environmental Hearing Board.

Johan Berger
Director, Financial Administration, Policy & Certification Program
717-772-4189
Email: joberger@pa.gov

Supervises Nutrient Management Program activities assigned to program staff in the development and implementation of the certification and education programs, financial assistance programs, technical assistance and statewide general implementation activities of the Nutrient Management Program.

Michael Aucoin

Certification & Education Specialist
717-772-5218
Email: maucoin@pa.gov

Manages the Pennsylvania Nutrient Management, Commercial Manure Hauler and Broker and the Odor Management Certification/Education Programs which includes approving courses for continuing education credits, conducting training, keeping track of specialist’s progress towards provisional and final certification, enforcement of certification issues, promulgating regulations and coordination of educational programs with cooperating agencies.

Larry Baum

Conservation Program Specialist
717-772-4188
Email: lbaum@pa.gov

Responsible for technical assistance in regards to nutrient and manure management. Provides nutrient management or odor management plan review assistance and assist program managers with special duties as needed. Serves as the SCC staff liaison to the nutrient management advisory board.

Michael Brubaker

Nutrient Management Program Regional Coordinator (Southeastern PA)
717-705-1688
Email: mibrubaker@pa.gov

Provides Act 38 assistance to the Southeastern Region County Conservation Districts. Oversees compliance/enforcement actions related to the Act 38 rules and regulations. Provides information on program policies, procedures and technical issues to program participants, district staff and boards and the general public. Acts as a liaison between conservation districts and the State Conservation Commission. Assists with the Odor Management Program and other programs administered by the SCC on an as needed basis.

Mark Jackson
Conservation Program Specialist
717-836-3373
Email: markjackso@pa.gov

Conducts the evaluation of nutrient management plan reviews by public nutrient management specialists for certification. Provides nutrient management or odor management plan review assistance. Monitors plan review and plan development activities for the Nutrient Management and Odor Management programs.

Laurel Rush
Nutrient Management Program Regional Coordinator (Western PA)
215-287-3728 (cell); 724-443-1585 (office)
Email: larush@pa.gov

Provides Act 38 assistance to the Western Region County Conservation Districts. Oversees compliance/enforcement actions related to the Act 38 rules and regulations. Provides information on program policies, procedures and technical issues to program participants, district staff and boards and the general public. Act as a liaison between conservation districts and the State Conservation Commission. Assists with the Odor Management Program and other programs administered by the SCC on an as needed basis.

Jamie Ulrich
Nutrient Management Program Regional Coordinator (Central PA)
215-287-5187 (cell); 814-793-1849, ext. 235 (office)
Email: aulrich@pa.gov

Provides Act 38 assistance to the Central Region County Conservation Districts. Oversees compliance/enforcement actions related to the Act 38 rules and regulations. Provides information on program policies, procedures and technical issues to program participants, district staff and boards and the general public. Acts as a liaison between conservation districts and the State Conservation Commission. Assists with the Odor Management Program and other programs administered by the SCC on an as needed basis.

Michael Walker
Nutrient Management Program Regional Coordinator (Northeastern PA)
215-287-9704 (cell); 570-433-2640, ext. 221 (office)
Email: miwalker@pa.gov

Provides Act 38 assistance to the Northeastern Region County Conservation Districts. Oversees compliance/enforcement actions related to the Act 38 rules and regulations. Provides information on program policies, procedures and technical issues to program participants, district staff and boards and the general public. Acts as a liaison between conservation districts and the State Conservation Commission. Assists with the Odor Management Program and other programs administered by the SCC on an as needed basis.

Karl Dymond

Odor Management Program Coordinator
215-287-4564 (cell); 570-836-2183, ext. 120 (office)
Email: kdymond@pa.gov

Coordinates the development and implementation of the Commission’s Odor Management Program and regulations. Provides odor program assistance statewide.

Penn State Extension - Nutrient Management

Vacant
Professor of Agronomy
Department of Plant Sciences
105 Tyson Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-2571
Email: 

Acts as an educational resource to the Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Provides technical information to questions relating to nutrient management, manure management, water quality best management practices and related agronomic and livestock management issues.

Jerry Martin
Senior Extension Associate
Nutrient Management Education Program
1383 Arcadia Road, Room 140
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-394-6851;
717-394-3962 (FAX)
Email: jmartin@psu.edu

Serves as a liaison between the Penn State University and the State Conservation Commission. Acts as an educational resource to the Pennsylvania Nutrient Management Program. Provides technical information to questions relating to nutrient management, manure management, water quality best management practices and related agronomic and livestock management issues.

Don Orner
Project Associate
2301 N. Cameron Street, Room 311
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9408
717-783-9704;
610-804-0010 (cell)
Email: dgo2@psu.edu

Provides technical and educational support for the Nutrient Management Plan, Nutrient Balance Sheet, and Phosphorus Index Excel planning spreadsheets.

United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
359 East Park Drive, Suite 2
Harrisburg, PA 17111
717-237-2100
855-813-2861 (FAX)

Mark Goodson
Agronomist, NRCS
717-237-2146
Email: mark.goodson@pa.usda.gov

Provides leadership for the Nutrient Management conservation practice standard 590 and the nutrient management policy which covers the technical aspects of managing the amount, source, placement, form and timing of the application of plant nutrients. Provides agronomic technical guidance to NRCS staff and others who work with NRCS programs.

Pete Vanderstappen, PE
Assistant State Conservation Engineer, NRCS
717-460-7508 (cell); 717-237-2228 (office)
Email: Peter.Vanderstappen@pa.usda.gov

Provides leadership development of engineering standards in PA Tech Guide, engineering design procedures and aids, engineering training, and interagency coordination on ag waste issues. Covers the technical aspects of manure management and manure storage in the Nutrient Management Program.

Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Watershed Management

Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Watershed Management
400 Market Street
P.O. Box 8456
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8465
717-772-5644
717-787-9549 (FAX)

Jill Whitcomb
Environmental Group Manager, DEP
717-783-5205
Email: jwhitcomb@pa.gov

Oversees statewide nonpoint source compliance and enforcement programs to regulate agricultural operations under the Clean Streams Law, compliance with Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO), construction stormwater, and erosion and sediment control permit requirements.  Provides guidance for the implementation of the Manure Management Manual and agriculture erosion and sediment control (Ag E&S) requirements.  Provides assistance to the State Conservation Commission in the Act 38 Nutrient Management Program.

Tom Juengst
Conservation Program Specialist, DEP
717-772-5646
Email: tjuengst@pa.gov

Handles the nutrient management delegation agreements for conservation districts and related reporting activities. Assists with delegation program funding and development of support and outreach materials.

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