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Compacts and Commissions Office Overview

The Compacts and Commissions Office coordinates Pennsylvania's responsibilities as a member of intrastate and interstate organizations and develops strategies to work with established river basin commissions and interstate associations as vehicles to advance partnerships. This Office encourages and promotes multi-state cooperation to address shared issues. It works to implement existing policies of the Commonwealth in a consistent manner; links economic progress, watershed management, and sustainability; and strengthens the relationship of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with interstate and intrastate organizations and the communities they serve. The Office implements the Department's federally-funded Coastal Resources Management Program (CRM) that addresses Pennsylvania's two coastal areas, the Delaware Estuary and Lake Erie. The Office also manages a Great Lakes Program that provides oversight of the Commonwealth's Great Lakes initiatives at a local and international scale. For more information on these programs, please call (717) 772-4785.