Wednesday, August 12, 2020

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 582 More Permits, 1,713 More Inspections Since Last Week

From March 16 to August 11, Department of Environmental Protection employees have been teleworking and using COVID-19 mitigation measures to continue to fulfill its mission.  DEP staff have--
-- Conducted 30,074 inspections - 1,713 more than last week;
-- Processed 12,886 permit applications and authorizations - 582 more than last week;
-- Processed 94 percent of Permit Decision Guarantee applications and authorizations, down 1 percent from last week; and
-- Responded to 142 environmental emergencies, twelve 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.
[Posted: August 12, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

No comments :

Post a Comment

Subscribe To Receive Updates:

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner