s of late Monday afternoon, more than 100 people had called the Heatline, the city's special hotline ( 215-765-9040 ) for heat events. The hotline, operated by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, was activated noon Sunday.
Currently, Pennsylvania does not require detection or cap the amount of methane in its permitting to operate a natural gas facility. The new permits will require quarterly inspections for natural gas or methane leaks. Operators will have 15 days to repair leaks or face enforcement penalties, including potential fines. Operators also have to comply with requirements to use up-to-date equipment.