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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 1,302 inspections
  • Taken 596 actions on permits and authorizations
  • Processed 97% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications and authorizations on time
  • Responded to 2 environmental emergencies

Since January 1, 2021, DEP has:

  • Conducted 53,103 inspections
  • Taken 21,718 actions on permits and authorizations
  • Processed 94% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications and authorizations on time
  • Responded to 164 environmental emergencies