Acts 586 and 779 of the 2006 Regular Legislative Session authorized the department to develop an expedited permitting program. The statutes allow interested applicants to reimburse the department for overtime costs incurred by DEQ employees that work overtime to expedite a permit, modification, license, registration or variance. These statutes also afford the department the opportunity to hire contractors to perform this work if deemed necessary.
All requests for expedited permit processing must be accompanied by the required form.
Applicants for expedited permit processing should be aware that not all permitting activities are eligible. Approval of expedited permit processing requests are subject to, among other considerations, the availability of departmental resources.
Lists are maintained by the Permit Application Administative Review Group and is also located on the Department’s public notice page.