Finalize and Submit an online Project for Environmental Review - Step by Step
If the Draft Receipt indicates further review is required by the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Pennsylvania Game Commission and/or the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, you may upload and submit project materials directly to the state jurisdictional agencies using the Conservation Explorer. If the project requires consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, see the special instructions below.
Step 1. Click on the ‘My Projects’ tab and click on the title of the project you wish to finalize (or follow the link provided in the draft receipt notification email).
Step 2. Click on the ‘Edit Details/Finalize’ tab.
Step 3a. If you are uploading your documents proceed to Step 4.
Step 3b.If you opt to mail or email your project materials to the agencies requiring coordination, check the ‘I will mail my project documentation to the agencies requesting coordination on the PNDI receipt’ option. Proceed to Step 8.
Step 4. Under the File Attachments section, click on the ‘Browse…’ button to select a document to upload (note the 10MB file limit).
Step 5. Click on the ‘Upload’ button.
Step 6. Repeat Step 4. and Step 5. until all project materials have been uploaded.
Step 7. Click on the ‘Save’ button at the bottom of the page. The uploaded file(s) will appear on the page. Important, you must click on the ‘Save’ button to complete the upload process.
BEFORE PROCEEDING WITH STEP 8:
- Verify that the Receipt accurately reflects the proposed permit activity.
- Ensure that any project materials requested on the receipt have been uploaded or mailed to the appropriate agencies.
- Verify that your contact information is correct.
Step 8. Click on the ‘Submit Final Receipt for Review’ Button (located at the bottom of the page).
Step 9. An email notification will be sent once the Final Receipt has been created. The Final Receipt will appear in the Project Review Results table. The file name will end with “_FINAL”.
Special Instructions for Projects with USFWS Potential Impacts
The USFWS does not accept electronic documents. If the project has a conflict with the USFWS, mail the required project materials to the address provided on the receipt. Applicants are still required to generate a Final receipt. A signed Final receipt should be mailed along with the project materials. If coordinating exclusively with USFWS, check the ‘I will mail my project documentation to the agencies requesting coordination on the PNDI receipt’ option in order to generate the Final receipt.