On July 24, 2012, Gov. Corbett issued Executive Order 2012-11, requiring DEP to implement a Permit Decision Guarantee by immediately:
Assessing how best to make timely permitting decisions;
Providing clear expectations for applicants to improve the quality of applications;
Establishing performance measures for review staff;
and Developing, improving and encouraging electronic permitting tools.
For the last 18 months, DEP has been reviewing all existing permitting procedures and now is working to make several effective improvements. Providing regulatory certainty to local governments, non-profit organizations and businesses is critical. DEP's focus will be on receiving complete and adequate applications and the amount of time it should take to review them.
For more information, visit DEP's Permit Policy Web Portal.