Brief Update On The PA Waiver Process

3/27/2020 - 2:41:27 PM
Tags:

At Gap Power we are still helping where we can by providing any news we have about the PA waiver process that might be of help to you. The article quoted below and linked here might give you a little more insight into how the State of PA is handling the waivers - but it also raises more questions than answers. We are still using our computer to send in your waiver request if you need us to do that for you. You can call Daniel or Craig at 717 442 8970 extension zero. We have heard of numerous waivers approved and many businesses that are still waiting for a response. Besides making sure that your waiver is clear about what work you will be doing and how you plan to keep workers and customer safe we don't really have any more guidance on the application. We do know of some construction companies that received a waiver for all work, not just one location, so for sure you should submit an application along those lines as well as continue to send in waiver applications for specific jobs. The State has 40-50 people processing applications, with many of those working from home so results may vary.

While these are trying times one does not have to look hard to still see the Lord's blessings. Be faithful. Willy

 


 

UPDATE FRIDAY 3/27/2020

SOME INSIGHTFUL INFORMATION ON WAIVERS FROM A NEWS ORGANIZATION CALLED SPOTLIGHT PA THAT TRACKS PA POLITICS VERY CLOSELY:

There are few safeguards in place to ensure the waiver process has been fair and equitable. The administration has declined to release the exact criteria and process for approvals and denials, and it has also declined to release a list of businesses that were allowed to reopen and those that were not.

As of Wednesday, the Department of Community and Economic Development said it had received a staggering 24,877 waiver requests. Of those, 4,003 had been approved and 4,439 had been denied. At a news conference that day, Wolf said he was not personally signing off on any of the waiver decisions.

On Thursday, when asked by Spotlight PA if he would pledge to release a list of all businesses granted and denied waivers, the governor was non-committal, saying he would consider it “if I can be convinced that that’s in the best interest of making sure that we’re doing the right thing.”

“I want to be as open and transparent as I can,” Wolf said during his daily video news conference on the coronavirus outbreak. “I also don’t want to make this process subject to all kinds of pressures that might make it work less well than I think it should.”

Dennis Davin, the head of the Department of Community and Economic Development, also left open the possibility of releasing the information, but he declined to give a specific timeline.

“We will work to make these decisions public as quickly as we can,” Davin said, “but right now, the biggest focus is on reviewing and getting these waivers out. We are working night and day on this.”

Wolf has said his decision to close all but the most essential businesses is a vital part of the strategy to keep people at home and away from one another to stymie the virus’ unrelenting spread. As it stands, the number of new COVID-19 cases across Pennsylvania is doubling every two to three days.

Leave a Comment
Name
 

PA Construction Waiver  Construction Waivers  waiver  covid 19  coronavirus  laminated plank  OSHA Plank  dingo  stand on loader  mini track loader  floor nailer  18 guage  Honda snow blower  Mats  Alturnamats  splicing rope  rope splicing tools  JLG  Skytrak  Pettibone  Edelrid Arborist  srt climbing  Wet Core Drilling  why wet core drilling only  Dry Core Drilling  Top Dressing  Compost  honda water pump parts  Honda generator parts  honda mower parts  honda snowblower parts  parking  alturnamats on grass  holiday hours  blower newtons  blower ratings in newtons  compare stihl blowers  Silica Dust  OSHA  tree roots  arborist  air spade  mower  brush cutting  leaking pipe  Stabila  Spectra Precision  laser  concrete grinding  concrete polishing  erosion control matting  curlex wood fiber  straw matting  erosion control  tree rope  knots  sweeper  cleaning parking lots  tiller  Honda Snowblower  snow blower  tracks  SCR aftertreatment  emissions  tier 4  DEF fluid  Stihl service  stihl parts  Stihl repairs  plastic mats  mud mats  ground protection  pressure washer  pressure washer repairs  Deck code  Simpson  Deck Building  Gift Cards  hours  store hours  generator reviews  Honda Generator  EU2000i generator  2 cycle repair  ethanol problems  chain saw repair  aerate  lawn care  overseed   Standby Generator  charging a phone  Portable Generator  safety gear inspection  safety harness  trailer rental  trailer safety  trailer hitches  men's night  food  grinding stumps  Stump grinder  Lithium Battery  Miter Saw    Dewalt  Arborist Equipment  Tree Removal  Honda Inverter Generator  Group Photo  Team Pictures  Inspect Pipe  Camera Snake  Underground Pipe Inspection  blocked drain  unclog a drain line  Sewer Camera  documenting maintenance  equipment maintenance  service record   rental equipment delivery  low cost delivery  nail delivery costs  tool delivery  generator delivery  Hydraulic Concrete Chain Saw  ICS Chain Saw  Gas Powered Concrete Chain Saw  Concrete Cutting Chain Saw  Stihl Concrete Chain Saw 
Back to Top