Wednesday, July 29, 2020

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 577 More Permits, 1,549 More Inspections Since Last Week

From March 16 to July 28, Department of Environmental Protection employees have been teleworking and using COVID-19 mitigation measures to continue to fulfill its mission.  DEP staff have--
-- Conducted 26,786 inspections - 1,549 more than last week;

-- Processed 11,570 permit applications and authorizations - 577 more than last week;

-- Processed 94 percent of Permit Decision Guarantee applications and authorizations, down 1 percent from last week; and

-- Responded to 127 environmental emergencies, five 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: July 29, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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