The state Department of Environmental Protection announced a permit pre-application information tool that allows potential applicants to identify the permits and authorizations that may be needed for a project.

The tool stems from an executive order from Governor Tom Corbett tasking the DEP with implementing a permit decision guarantee policy. In response, a DEP spokesperson said, it developed the permit review process, permit decision guarantee policy and permit coordination policy.

A statement from the DEP said it has increased permit review efficiency by 56 percent in the mining program, 45 percent in the water programs, 35 percent in the waste, air, radiation and remediation programs and 10 percent in the oil and gas program.