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Erosion And Sediment Control General Permit For Earth Disturbance Associated With Oil And Gas Exploration, Production, Processing, Or Treatment Operations Or Transmission Facilities (ESCGP-3)

On October 6, 2018 the Department published notice of availability of the ESCGP-3 in the PA Bulletin. Final versions of the ESCGP-3 and associated documents are now available at the links provided below:

Any questions concerning these documents should be directed to Joe Kelly at or (717) 783-9893.

ESCGP3 Webinars

September 25, 2018

September 27, 2018

Conservation Law Public Hearing

For more information, go to the Conservation Law webpage.

Oil and Gas Surface Regulations

Go to the Oil and Gas Surface Regulations webpage for more information including a summary of the regulation and supporting documents.

Online Services

  • eFacts Department Data Information System. The public can search for individual permits (authorizations), operators (clients), wells (facilities), inspections, and by Program (OG).
  • eNotice is a service that will send you an email of each application on request.
  • eMapPA will also show you where the well is located in the Department's Geographic Information System (GIS).
  • Oil and Gas Mapping Application. This interactive application shows a wide variety of Oil and Gas information, including locational data, permitting documents, inspections and compliance information regarding Oil and Gas wells.
  • Historical Oil and Gas Development in Allegheny County. This story map overlays a historical oil and gas legacy development map (1930-1960s) over Allegheny County along with the Department of Environmental Protection's known well inventory.

Fact Sheets

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is not involved in regulating lease agreements between mineral property owners and producers. Lease agreements are contractual matters between private parties. DEP does not audit payments, read or calibrate meters or tanks, or otherwise get involved in lease matters.