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The Readiness Checklist (formerly “scorecard”) initiative is a business practice improvement to help applicants and Department program staff/managers to better understand project readiness. Use of the readiness checklist will help identify, before the start of the regulatory process, if a planned project is ready for detailed review by the Department and to identify regulatory issues that may need to be addressed. In addition to framing the project site (lot and block information, acreage, topographic mapping), the checklist will address project ownership, local zoning consistency, water supply, wastewater capacity, the need for additional internal and external governmental approvals, and proposed environmental enhancements.

The checklist is organized into a series of questions that help to identify project readiness. A “score” is not actually tabulated, but the identification of regulatory consistency issues will help the applicant and the Department to determine, before a proposed project is submitted to DEP for review, whether the project will easily meet DEP technical and policy requirements, or if it will require a more complicated review and/or project modifications.

Upon successful completion and Departmental review of the readiness checklist, the applicant is ready to request a full permit coordination team and a pre-application meeting with the submittal of a permit identification form, site maps, and development plan.

Download the Permit Readiness Checklist (doc, updated 2/27/2013)

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