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
Download the Permit Readiness Checklist (doc, updated 9/2021)