The Permit Coordination Program was established to improve
service to permit applicants by way of better communication,
coordination and identification of pollution prevention opportunities
early in the permitting process. Using the ONE STOP Process,
the intent is to work closely with the regulated communities
to assure that the permits necessary for each project result
in additional environmental value.
ONE STOP is a total facility approach; a coordinated permitting
and compliance assistance process. A permittee can now turn
to one source to identify all permits required for a development
or significant facility start-up or expansion project and
maintain consistent contact throughout the process. This process
will allow the Department to provide better customer service
to the public and regulated entities.
One Stop provides assistance to those new major construction,
development and remediation projects, which are complex in
the number, variety and timing of permits required to initiate
and complete their projects. A project team, comprised of
permitting and compliance and enforcement staff, will review
permits, identify any additional pollution prevention measures
that may reduce costs and improve the efficiency of the facility,
and provide compliance assistance to new and existing facilities.
Once the permits are issued, an environmental overview document
is prepared which summarizes requirements for compliance monitoring,
record keeping and reporting according to a designated compliance
schedule. An environmental overview site visit is then conducted
by the project team, who review the document findings with
the facility, to provide multi-media compliance assistance.
Regular inspections follow the initial environmental overview