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Oil and Gas Frequently Asked Questions

Effective January 10, 2019, inquiries and correspondence regarding new permit applications, reporting, and compliance matters related to sites in Armstrong and Indiana Counties should be directed to DEP's Northwest Regional Office. Questions on permit applications under review as of January 9, 2019, and pending enforcement matters for Armstrong and Indiana Counties should be directed to DEP's Southwest Regional Office. Inquiries can also be directed to

Mining and Radiation Protection permits and programs are not affected by this regional office change. 

Background Information

This website was developed to assist operators, service companies, and any supporting industries/businesses. Please feel free to submit additional questions or comments relevant to the oil and gas regulatory framework in Pennsylvania.

Electronic Applications

General Chapter 78A Questions

Subchapter A: General Provisions

Subchapter B: Permits, Transfers and Objections

Subchapter C: Environmental Protection Performance Standards

Subchapter D: Well Drilling, Operation and Plugging 

Subchapter E: Well Reporting

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