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Businesses

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reviews permit applications and conducts inspections for regulated activities. DEP staff are constantly reviewing applications, communicating with businesses, and ensuring compliance with Pennsylvania’s environmental laws and regulations.

In the past week, DEP has:

  • Conducted 1,628 inspections
  • Taken 795 actions on permits
  • Processed 95% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications on time
  • Responded to 4 environmental emergencies

Since January 1, 2022, DEP has:

  • Conducted 72,574 inspections
  • Taken 29,229 actions on permits
  • Processed 95% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications on time
  • Responded to 172 environmental emergencies




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