Tuesday, December 1, 2020

DEP Works Thru Pandemic: 341 More Permits, 1,052 More Inspections Since Last Week

From March 16 to December 1, Department of Environmental Protection employees have been teleworking and using COVID-19 mitigation measures to continue to fulfill its mission.  DEP staff have--

-- Conducted 57,656 inspections - 1,052  more than last week;

-- Processed 23,834 permit applications and authorizations - 341 more than last week;

-- Processed 94 percent of Permit Decision Guarantee applications and authorizations; and

-- Responded to 212 environmental emergencies, two 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: December 1, 2020]  PA Environment Digest

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