DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 745 More Permits, 1,887 More Inspections Since Last Week
From March 16, 2020 to March 23, 2021 Department of Environmental Protection employees have been teleworking and using COVID-19 mitigation measures to continue to fulfill its mission. DEP staff have--
-- Conducted 87,325 inspections - 1,887 more than last week;
-- Processed 35,365 permit applications and authorizations - 745 more than last week;
-- Processed 94 percent of Permit Decision Guarantee applications and authorizations; and
-- Responded to 285 environmental emergencies, three more than last week.
DEP continues to prioritize field inspections that are critical to public health and safety. DEP staff are working remotely, and responding to complaints related to issues critical to public health and safety.
DEP will continue to respond in the field to environmental emergencies that present an immediate threat to public health and safety.
To report environmental emergencies, please call 1-800-541-2050.
Visit DEP’s Alert webpage for more information and updates.
For more information on environmental programs in Pennsylvania, visit DEP’s website, Click Here to sign up for DEP’s newsletter, sign up for DEP Connects events, sign up for DEP’s eNotice, visit DEP’s Blog, Like DEP on Facebook, Follow DEP on Twitter and visit DEP’s YouTube Channel.
-- DEP Posts 67 Pages Of Permit-Related Notices In March 27 PA Bulletin
[Posted: March 23, 2021]
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