The audit found that the Department of Environmental Quality (Department) lacked the complete and accurate information it needs to effectively manage the permitting process, and permit applicants may lack the complete and accurate information they need to manage and monitor their projects. The Department did make improvements designed to reduce permit processing time. However, the impact of the Department’s improvements on permit application processing times could not be determined due to inaccurate and incomplete data. Details about each item are provided in the Audit Findings, Recommendations, and Responses section of the report. Agency management agreed with the results of the audit.

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