The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is transitioning away from paper to online electronic permit applications. Provided here are links to the General Permit 5/5A ePermitting instructional video, user guide, and FAQ. On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Department held a training webinar during which the video was shown and questions were taken. The questions session was recorded and can be found here along with a Question and Response Document.
The General Permit 5/5A ePermitting System is one of many applications on the Department's GreenPort website. You will need to create a GreenPort account to access the system if you don't already have one. Regardless of how many DEP systems you want to access, only one GreenPort account is necessary. However, you will need separate permissions for some DEP systems. Air Quality's ePermitting System is one such application. Once you create an account, you will need to fill out and submit an Electronic Filing Administrator (EFA) Registration and Security Agreement for Permitting. Please have all your prospective Users fill out and submit to you a User Registration and Security Agreement for ePermitting. The completed EFA form may be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Bureau of Air Quality
Division of Permits
PO Box 8468
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468
Your information will be verified and the proper connections will be made from your GreenPort account to existing air quality records in eFACTS, if any. You may begin using the GP5/5A ePermit application system once you receive notification that this is complete. Those having problems creating a GreenPort account should call the DEP Service Help Desk at 717-787-4357.
While we strongly encourage the use of the ePermitting System, links to the paper applications and instructions can be found here. Again, these General Permits are not applicable in either Allegheny or Philadelphia Counties. Please contact the Allegheny or Philadelphia air programs for permits in those counties.