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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 1,491 inspections
  • Taken 690 actions on permits
  • Processed 93% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications on time
  • Responded to 4 environmental emergencies

Since January 1, 2023, DEP has:

  • Conducted 6,896 inspections
  • Taken 2,630 actions on permits
  • Processed 93% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications on time
  • Responded to 20 environmental emergencies


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