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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 July 14, 2018 the Department published the notice of availability of the draft Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit for formal public comment, which is available on the PA Bulletin. The formal public comment period on this Authorization of Coverage is open until Monday, August 13. Directions for submitting public comments are in the Bulletin notice, and comments may be submitted through the Department's eComment system. Updated draft versions of the following documents associated with ESCGP-3 are now available for review at the links provided below:

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

Conservation Law Public Hearing

For more information, go to the Conservation Law webpage.

Proposed 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.