For the first time, the public can use the Department of Environmental Protection's website to get direct, up-to-the-minute information on the status of applications for DEP permits. The website tool provides at-a-glance details on permit applications from receipt to the final decision and specifies timelines for the entire review. It uses red text to denote when the permit-application review has been stopped for administrative or technical deficiencies, and green text to indicate when information was received to correct the deficiency and to restart the review process.
Further, the electronic report identifies DEP staff members assigned to handle various aspects of the permit-application review and the dates those tasks were completed. It also offers a contact name and telephone number for answers to questions about pending permits.
To use the new Permit Progress Report click here.