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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 1,342 inspections
  • Taken 703 actions on permits
  • Processed 94% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications on time
  • Responded to 6 environmental emergencies

Since January 1, 2022, DEP has:

  • Conducted 35,436 inspections
  • Taken 14,976 actions on permits
  • Processed 96% of Permit Decision Guarantee (PDG) applications on time
  • Responded to 107 environmental emergencies




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