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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 1,030 inspections
  • Taken 540 actions on permits and authorizations
  • Processed 90% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications and authorizations on time
  • Responded to 6 environmental emergencies

Since January 1, 2021, DEP has:

  • Conducted 65,813 inspections
  • Taken 27,960 actions on permits and authorizations
  • Processed 93% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications and authorizations on time
  • Responded to 202 environmental emergencies




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