PA DEP Southwest Office Says Permit Backlog Down 75% February 7, 2019 Industrywide Issues, Pennsylvania, Regulation, Statewide PA One of the long-running complaints from shale drillers across Pennsylvania has been the amount of time it takes the state Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue a simple permit–like an erosion and sediment control permit. Please Login to view this content. (Not a member? Join Today!) Related Post navigation New Anti Tactic? Individuals Challenge Mariner East PipelinesDominion “Still Committed” to Building Atlantic Coast Pipeline You do not have permission to view the comments. Click here to cancel reply. Please Login to post a comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email.