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Air Permit Streamlining
Task Force Report
 

Air Permit Streamlining Task Force

The Department of Environmental Management is committed to improving its performance on an ongoing basis. As an agency charged with protecting the environment and public health, we believe we should always be looking for ways to be more effective as well as efficient. As a government agency, we also believe that accountability is key to our ability to obtain public support for, and participation in, our programs.

In this spirit, the Department is engaged in a series of program evaluations, with a specific emphasis on streamlining of permitting processes. We have used the task force approach to bring Department staff, the regulated community and other interested parties together to identify streamlining goals and strategies. The Air Permitting Task Force will discuss to what extent statutory, regulatory, policy or administrative changes are necessary to streamline the regulatory process without compromising our environmental mandate. This Task Force will focus on the pre-construction permit program. We would like to explore ways to reduce the existing backlog of permits especially using general permits or other incentives.

The first Task Force meeting took place on November 30, 2001, from 1:30 -3:00 PM in conference room A on the fourth floor of our office at 235 Promenade Street in Providence. At this meeting, participants essentially generated the agenda for future meetings by identifying concerns and priorities.

This will be a dynamic website. Visit often and track the progress of this Task Force.

Invitation Letter Roster
Calendar  
Agendas
 
11/30/01
12/18/01
1/15/02
2/19/02
3/26/02
Minutes

11/30/01
12/18/01
1/15/02
2/19/02
3/26/02
Air Pre-Construction
Permit Streamlining
Task Force Report

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rev. 8/30/02