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20 BY '20
20 Goals Aimed at Increasing Predictability, Efficiency, and Transparency
of DEEP's Regulatory Processes to Meet in 2020
A Clean and Healthy Environment
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20 by 20 - Predictability, Efficiency and Transparency
Goal 1: Make Permitting Timeframes More Transparent
Because businesses need to know what to expect
Goal 2: Enhance Pre-Application Assistance
Because more information at start leads to a smoother permitting process
Goal 3: Reduce Number of Legacy Permits Pending
Because closing out long-pending permits enhances environmental protection and regulatory certainty
Goal 4: Reduce Time for Transfer Act Audits
Because property owners need certainty that remediation is complete
Goal 5: Finalize RSR and EUR regulations  
Because clear standards are needed for environmental cleanups
Goal 6: Fast Track Same-Same Renewal Time
Because renewals without changes should take shorter time to process
Goal 7: Change Individual Permits to General Permits 
Because general permits are a better fit for some activities
Goal 8: Eliminate Some Permits and Move to "Permit By Rule"
Because for some programs, regulations can take the place of permits, setting clear environmental standards while reducing administrative burden
Goal 9: Simplify Natural Diversity Database Determinations
Because automation of the process can save businesses time and resources 
Goal 10: Increase Efficiency of Grant Administration
Because grant funds can’t make positive impact until they hit the street
Goal 11: Agency-Wide Attrition Planning
Because DEEP faces increased levels of attrition over the next 3 years that will reshape the agency
Goal 12: Establish Permitting Concierge Approach
Because businesses should never have to wait too long for follow-up
Goal 13:  Accelerate E-Governance Integration
Because technology can create easier processes
Goal 14:  Enhance Data Transparency
Because businesses, academics, and the public need greater access to information for research, planning, and accountability
Goal 15:  Develop Predictable Regulation Adoption Timeline 
Because stakeholders should know when key milestones for regulation adoption will be completed
Goal 16:  Increase Stakeholder Engagement in Process Improvement Efforts
Because input from stakeholders reveals new approaches
Goal 17: Increase the Transparency of Environmental Enforcement Activities
Because businesses and the public should be aware of activities that may have an environmental impact on their communities
Goal 18: Seek Opportunities for Innovative Partnerships to Enhance Services
Because engaging in collaborative partnerships can enhance achievement of our mission
Goal 19: Enhance Use and Ease of Financial Assurance Mechanisms as Part of Permitting and Enforcement 
Because robust and clear financial assurance mechanisms assist to ensure compliance with permits and orders, while ensuring consistency and predictability for regulated entities
Goal 20: Adopt Spill Reporting Regulations
Because clear and concise spill reporting standards provide valuable data that is readily accessible for businesses and the public
Check this page often for updates on this initiative and the addition of a dashboard of key indicators for each goal.