Frequent Questions

Will EPA provide incentives to permit applicants who adopt Promising Practices, like an expedited permit process?

EPA is not providing incentives to permit applicants who adopt the Promising Practices, such as an expedited permit process. Nevertheless, permit applicants should be aware of the many benefits that can accrue to them if they adopt the Promising Practices to create a constructive dialogue with the community in which they are sited. For example, EPA expects the alignment of interests between permit applicants and community members, who can be employees, customers, or investors in the business, to lead to creative solutions that promote the achievement of mutual economic goals. EPA also believes that engaging the community early and throughout the permit term can be an effective cost-containment strategy and possibly avoid delays resulting from concerns being raised late in the permitting process. These and other benefits are described in the Promising Practices.

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