There was an Open Call on Tuesday, June 27, on an ePermitting ROI calculator that is under development. As an E-Enterprise project, states and EPA have partnered to study how states are digitizing their permitting systems and how to accelerate their use. To assist states in evaluating the impact of potential investments in ePermitting, this state/EPA workgroup developed a Return on Investment calculator that allows states to see the amount of economic activity that could be happening if approval times were reduced through ePermitting efforts or other process streamlining. Additional metrics provide monetized estimates of the beneficial impacts of increasing certainty in permit reviews, and the efficiency gains from instant access to information available online. Users can tailor cost factors unique to their state or use the default settings provided and generate a one-page summary report of the estimated impact of economic activity that could be realized with process streamlining.
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For more information, please contact David Nicholas at Nicholas.David@epa.gov or Bob Zimmerman at Robert.Zimmerman@state.de.us.
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