Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast Regional Office

Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast Regional Office


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General Information
Description of ServiceResponsible for administering Pennsylvania's environmental laws and regulations. Specific services include monitoring air quality and drinking water and inspecting landfills.

Services include:
- Air Quality Program handles issues regulated by the Clean Air Act. (i.e., asbestos removal, air pollution, odor, demolition, VOC emissions)
- Water Supply Management oversees all public water supplies, and bottled water plants
- Waste Management deals with hazardous and solid waste clean up, recycling and disposal issues
- Water Quality/Management works with the city and county governments to provide evaluation of sewage disposal management
- Conducts sewer planning reviews, including new county subdivisions
- Water testing kits available for purchase
- Offers a Radon Hotline to answer questions on what radon is, how to test, and remediation methods and services

The Eating and Drinking program formerly handled by this office has been transferred to the PA Department of Agriculture. The Department of Health now handles complaints on swimming pools.
Urgent Services ProvidedEnvironmental response, spills, clean up, emergency
LocationLuzerne
Geographical AreaCarbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill, Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Intake ProcedureSpills and other emergencies in the Northeast Region should be reported immediately to DEP by telephone to 570-826-2511. Oil and gas issues should be addressed by NW regional office 814-332-6945.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Michael Bedrin
Contact's Position Northeast Service Representative
Contact's Phone 570-826-2511
Physical Site Address 1 2 Public Square
Physical Site City, State, Zip Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701
Mailing Address 1 2 Public Square
Mailing City, State, Zip Wilkes-Barre, Pa 18701
Mail Attention To DEP
Main Phone 570-826-2511 (24 hours)
Emergency/After Hours Phone 570-826-2511 24/7
Fax 570 830-3054
Web Address www.depweb.state.pa.us
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Affiliated Program: Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast Regional Office
This Service: Department of Environmental Protection - Northeast Regional Office
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Climate Change Prevention Programs (JD-6500.0500-150)
Environmental Hazards Cleanup (JP-6500.1500)
Environmental Hazards Evaluation (JP-6500.1800)
Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup (JP-6500.1500-330)
Oil Spill Cleanup (JP-6500.1500-650)
Pollution Control (JD-6500)