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COVID-19: DEP offices closed, click here for details

In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, all DEP offices are closed. To report environmental emergencies, please call 1-800-541-2050.

DEP staff that are able are teleworking, and still fulfilling the mission of the department. This includes reviewing permits, responding to complaints and environmental emergencies, and other work. For general inquiries, please continue to contact DEP.

Updated General Information Form Now Available

DEP has updated its General Information Form (GIF) used to facilitate coordination between different types of permit or authorization applications for the same project. The updated forms can be found in DEP’s eLibrary: GIF forms. Applicants should begin using the updated forms immediately and older versions will be accepted through September 30, 2020.

DEP COVID-19 Update

DEP is committed to its mission of protecting public health and the environment and will continue to monitor permitted facilities that are still in operation and those that have temporarily ceased operations. All environmental laws and regulations will continue to be enforced for the duration of the disaster declaration. 

Many industries in Pennsylvania have been ordered to suspend operations for the duration of the emergency declaration. For industries that can remain in operation the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania encourages operators of essential industries to employ social distancing practices and limiting activities as possible. All permittees and operators are expected to meet all terms and conditions of their environmental permits, including conditions applicable to cessation of operations.  Companies that would like to request suspension of regulations or permit conditions please see below. 

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