DEQ's response to air quality audit
In January 2018, Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson released a performance audit of Oregon’s programs for controlling air pollution from factories and other businesses. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality welcomes the audit, and agrees with the audit findings and recommendations. DEQ’s specific responses to the audit are available here
Through the means of a Kaizen event, the first objective (audit recommendation #1) is to conduct a lean process improvement of the air quality permitting program.
Air permit backlog kaizen
(slides provided by Pivotal Resources)