In a briefing today, Paul Marchetti, PA Infrastructure Investment Authority, announced PennVEST was waiving the requirement for DEP permits to be in-hand by the May 18 deadline for federal Green Project Reserve stimulus funding applications.
At a previous briefing, PennVEST had said DEP permits had to be in-hand at the time applications are submitted.
PennVEST, however, is still expecting applicants to have DEP permits in-hand by the time their Board considers the projects for funding in mid-July. They are still looking at permit status as an indicator the project is "shovel-ready."
PennVEST and DEP will have a revised Q/A sheet posted on the PennVEST website following up on the briefing held today. The next briefing will be an online webinar April 20. (Click here for the latest on Green Project Reserve Funding.)