PUBLIC CAN INSTANTLY LEARN PROGRESS OF PERMIT APPLICATIONS
THROUGH NEW FEATURE ON DEP WEB SITE
(07/09) TRENTON - For the first time, the public can use
the Department of Environmental Protection's Web site to get direct,
up-to-the-minute information on the status of applications for DEP
permits, Commissioner Lisa P. Jackson announced today.
"Our new, online Permit Progress Report is one more way we're
putting technology to work for residents and for everyone who does
business in New Jersey," Commissioner Jackson said. "Permit
applicants can now find out immediately if the review process is
right on track, and that kind of real-time information should make
a positive difference in their decision making."
The Web-site tool provides at-a-glance details on permit applications
from receipt to the final decision and specifies timelines for the
entire review. It uses red text to denote when the permit-application
review has been stopped for administrative or technical deficiencies,
and green text to indicate when information was received to correct
the deficiency and to restart the review process.
Further, the electronic report identifies DEP staff members assigned
to handle various aspects of the permit-application review and the
dates those tasks were completed. It also offers a contact name
and telephone number for answers to questions about pending permits.
To use the new Permit Progress Report, visit: http://datamine.state.nj.us/DEP_OPRA/OpraMain/categories?category=Pending+Permit+Progress+Reports