The following article is from the Office of Supervisor Steve Chucri:
County Dust Permit Application Streamlined; Air Quality Department Responds to Chucri Initiative
Today the Maricopa County Air Quality Department’s new, streamlined dust permit system is available online for the first time to the public.
“This is an example of the work that can be done when County officials and staff work together with the common goal of creating a better process that benefits all Maricopa County taxpayers. This is one of many government reforms that I will make during my time in office,” said Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri.
The significant reduction in paperwork – from 43 pages to 7 – represents months of work and stakeholder input on ways to improve the process and reduce the regulatory burden on industry, agriculture, and small business.
Not only does the new streamlined process benefit the builders, developers, and small businesses that regularly submit dust plans and applications, but it assists Air Quality staff in reducing redundancies and increasing consistency. This will ultimately decrease the amount of time customers spend on the permit, as well as increase compliance which benefits all parties involved.
“We have made interacting with the department easier and the application process more user-friendly,” Maricopa County Air Quality Director Bill Wiley said. “The condensed form not only enhances the customer’s experience, but it also improves compliance and our air quality.”
“Improving this process was a top priority upon taking office in January and I’m proud to have been able to make such progress in short order,” said Supervisor Chucri. “I recognize and thank the staff at Air Quality. When we find red tape, we need to cut it. When we see excess bureaucracy, we should trim it. When we discover a better way, we ought to pursue it.”
For more information on the revised application, please use the following link:http://www.maricopa.gov/aq/divisions/compliance/dust/NewDustControlPermitPackage.html