Tuesday, August 25, 2020

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 674 More Permits, 1,681 More Inspections Since Last Week

From March 16 to August 25, Department of Environmental Protection employees have been teleworking and using COVID-19 mitigation measures to continue to fulfill its mission.  DEP staff have--
-- Conducted 34,415 inspections - 1,681 more than last week;
-- Processed 14,236 permit applications and authorizations - 674 more than last week;
-- Processed 94 percent of Permit Decision Guarantee applications and authorizations; and
-- Responded to 158 environmental emergencies, four 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 25, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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