The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
) was established on July 1, 1995, is the agency in the U.S. State
responsible for protecting and preserving the land, air, water, and energy resources through enforcement of the State's environmental laws. The Department also fosters community development, environmental education, and encourages public involvement in environmental policy.
Office of the Secretary
The policy initiatives of the Secretary are created here as well as environmental justice. Both the environmental quality board and the citizens advisory council also help the Secretary shape Departmental policy.Pennsylvania Manual
, p. 4-54.
Office of the Executive Deputy Secretary
The Executive Deputy Secretary performs major communication with various media outlets. Other responsibilities include the development of legislative initiatives and grants for environmental education.
Community Revitalization and Local Government Support
The Land Recycling program, Brownfields Action Team, and the Office of Local Government Liaisons all assist municipalities and business to foster redevelopment of derelict and polluted properties.Pennsylvania Manual
, p. 4-55.
The six regional offices (located... Read More