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Air Quality Permitting and Technical Assistance

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. (What is Kaizen?)
 

Air permit backlog kaizen 

(slides provided by Pivotal Resources)