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Salem, OR—Today, Secretary of State Bev Clarno released a report showing the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has made progress towards implementing the recommendations made in an audit report released last year, “Department of Environmental Quality Should Improve the Air Quality Permitting Process to Reduce Its Backlog and Better Safeguard Oregon’s Air”.

“Additional work is still needed to fully implement the remaining recommendations,” said Secretary of State Bev Clarno. “This includes developing additional permit writer and applicant guidance for all types of permits, creating a permanent data system that consolidates the tracking of inspections across all regions, and taking additional steps to begin succession planning across the agency.”

The full report can be read on the website:

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