Wednesday, September 16, 2020

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 685 More Permits, 1,650 More Inspections Since Last Week

From March 16 to September 15, Department of Environmental Protection employees have been teleworking and using COVID-19 mitigation measures to continue to fulfill its mission.  DEP staff have--
-- Conducted 38,082 inspections - 1,650 more than last week;
-- Processed 16,241 permit applications and authorizations - 685 more than last week;
-- Processed 94 percent of Permit Decision Guarantee applications and authorizations; and
-- Responded to 172 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.
[Posted: Sept. 16, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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