State-developed initiatives are solving pressing challenges, both in protecting human health and the environment and in enhancing operations within agencies themselves. From incorporating new technologies in data tracking and permitting to enhancing communication with the public to promoting sustainability, states truly are at the cutting edge. Through its ePermitting System, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has streamlined the application process for stormwater construction permits, yielding significant time savings for applicants and staff alike and freeing up staff to pursue other environmental protection activities. Meanwhile, a new public hearing model implemented by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has bolstered participation and transparency for high-stakes public hearings. In another public outreach advance, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management has implemented the Institutional Controls Registry using a website of data and mapping tools to better protect human health by providing timely data about remediation sites.
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