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RE: Expedition of Environmental Regulatory Permits for New Businesses

Not that I know of. We have a Permit Assistance Center charged with
assisting all (new businesses and old) wind their way through the
permitting process at all levels and with all agencies. But, they are
not authorized to expedite the process per se.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Melissa Farrell [SMTP:mfarrell@mde.state.md.us]
> Sent:	Friday, December 05, 1997 8:14 AM
> To:	p2tech@great-lakes.net
> Subject:	Expedition of Environmental Regulatory Permits for New
> Businesses
> I am surveying all states to inquire if a priority permitting process
> exists for new businesses interested in locating to your State.  In
> other
> words, does your environmental state agency, small businesses
> ombudsman, or
> business and economic development office provide as an incentive to a
> potential new business locating to your state the process of
> expediting
> environmental regulatory permits?  
> The results thus far indicate most States have a permitting center or
> business advocate working in this role to assist and educate a
> potential
> new business of what environmental regulatory permits are needed for
> their
> business,  what forms need to be completed and who the forms should be
> directed to for review.  No formal or official process currently
> exists
> among the few states I have spoken to. i.e., they indicated they do
> not
> provide priority to a new business acquiring its permits to operate
> versus
> an existing business renewing their permits.
> Any responses may be sent directly to my e-mail address indicated
> below.
> Melissa W. Farrell
> Pollution Prevention Project Manager
> Maryland Department of the Environment
> 2500 Broening Highway
> Baltimore, MD 21224
> Phone:   (410) 631-4119
> Fax:        (410 )631-4477
> e-mail:  mfarrell@mde.state.md.us