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THE PENNSYLVANIA DEP

Pennsylvania
Department of Environmental Protection


PA DEP MISSION STATEMENT:
The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.


 
 
 

 

  

Bureau of Oil and Gas Management
Rachel Carson State Office Building
P.O. Box 8765
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8765
Telephone 717-772-2199   FAX 717-772-2291

Northwest Regional Office, Meadville, PA  814-332-6860

Northcentral Regional Office, Williamsport, PA  570-321-6550

Southwest Regional Office, Pittsburgh, PA  412-442-4024

 

TIPS FROM A PRO
FOR WHEN YOU DO A PA. D.E.P. FILE REVIEW:

Be sure to include the following in all your requests for file reviews:

1.  the entire correspondence file - including all emails, meeting notes, including phone meetings.
2.  all permits and permit applications. 
3.  all Inspection reports - including all photographs. 
4.  all Notice of Violations and/or Consent Order & Agreements.

  

Oil & Gas Bureau Charter

The Bureau of Oil and Gas Management is responsible for the statewide oil and gas conservation and environmental programs to facilitate the safe exploration, development, recovery of Pennsylvania's oil and gas reservoirs in a manner that will protect the Commonwealth's natural resources and the environment. The bureau develops policy and programs for the regulation of oil and gas development and production pursuant to the Oil and Gas Act, the Coal and Gas Resource Coordination Act, and the Oil and Gas Conservation Law; oversees the oil and gas permitting and inspection programs; develops statewide regulation and standards; conducts training programs for industry; and works with the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission and the Technical Advisory Board.
  


  

Pennsylvania DEP Regions

DEP has 6 regions in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) is broken into six regions across the state of Pennsylvania; Southwest, Northwest, Southcentral, Northcentral, Southeast and Northeast.

  • Northcentral Region: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union
  • Northeast Region: Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
  • Northwest Region: Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren
  • Southcentral Region: Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York
  • Southeast Region: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
  • Southwest Region: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland

     
Southwest Region Office in Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania DEP Office near Pittsburgh, PA

  

About the DEP

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the state agency largely responsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Its responsibilities include: reducing air pollution; making sure our drinking water is safe; protecting water quality in our rivers and streams; making sure waste is handled properly; supporting community renewal and revitalization; promoting advanced energy technology; and helping citizens prevent pollution and comply with the Commonwealth's environmental regulations. DEP is committed to general environmental education and encouraging effective public involvement in setting environmental policy. (Source: DEP web site)
  

  

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

DEP offices at 400

  
  

 
DEP Mission Statement

The Department of Environmental Protection’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. We will work as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.
 

  
  

DEP EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES

PA DEP trucks

  

  
Pennsylvania Governor Rendell's
agenda includes:

WATERSHED PROTECTION
DEP will, in all of our programs, encourage or require:

  • Protection and restoration of streams, rivers, lakes, and aquifers on a watershed basis
  • Water conservation
  • Protection of aquatic life and biodiversity in streams, lakes and rivers
  • Groundwater protection, recharge and restoration
  • Encourage and engage watershed groups in this effort

  

  

Citizens can request records from the Pennsylvania DEP

Below is information from the DEP website:
  

File Record Review Procedure

DEP Southwest Regional Office Records Available for Public Review Include:

  • Inspections of Air Quality, Waste Management, Water Management, Underground Storage Tanks, Environmental Cleanup, and Oil and Gas, Radiation Protection, Water Supply and Soils and Waterways;
  • Permits and permit applications for the programs listed above;
  • Correspondence and reports between a facility/applicant and/for the programs listed above;
  • Compliance documents;
  • Reports of monitored data;
  • Other related documents associated with the programs above. 

Form to request a file review in SW Region (PDF document)
  

  

Pennsylvania DEP Emergency Response

  

  
Spills and other emergencies
should be reported immediately to DEP
by telephone to the regional office
or by calling 1-800-541-2050

Southwest Service Representative
400 Waterfront Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
412-442-4184 or Toll-Free Citizen Complaint Line:
1-866-255-5158 (Statewide) Press # 5 to reach Southwest

Citizens can report any environmental complaint at no cost by calling 1-866-255-5158. When calling the number, seven choices are offered. The first six choices represent DEP's six regional offices and the counties covered by each respective region. The seventh connects callers to a personal operator who can help direct the call. (Source: DEP web site)
  

Region

Emergency Phone

Region
Headquarters

Counties Supervised

Southeast 484-250-5900 2 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401
Phone: 484-250-5900
 
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia
Northeast 570-826-2511
 
2 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0790
Phone: 570-826-2511
Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Southcentral 877-333-1904

 
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 717-705-4700
Adams, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Mifflin, Perry, York
Northcentral 570-327-3636
24 Hours

 
208 West Third Street
Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: 570-327-3636
Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, Union
Southwest 412-442-4000
 
400 Waterfront Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-4745
Phone: 412-442-4187
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland
Northwest 814-332-6945
After Hours:
800-373-3398

 
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
Phone: 814-332-6945
Butler, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren
  

 

  

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