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Main Title Agency-Wide Application of Region 7 NPDES Program Process Improvements Could Increase EPA Efficiency. Audit Report.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Year Published 2011
Report Number OIG-11-P-0315
Stock Number PB2011-113762
Additional Subjects Environmental protection ; Public health ; Audit ; States ; Permits ; Permit application ; Cost benefit ; Accountability ; Implementation ; Scope ; Discharge ; Performance standards ; Communication ; Improvements ; Efficiency ; National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System(NPRDES)
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NTIS  PB2011-113762 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that from 1999 through 2009, the number of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permittees increased over 200 percent, from 372,700 to more than 950,000, due to court decisions and new regulations. Further, while expanding in number, permits have also become more complex. Because of the increased workload associated with these permits and the tightening of federal and state budgets, the states in Region 7 requested that EPA hold a Kaizen event to determine whether opportunities existed to improve NPDES program efficiency. We conducted an audit of the Kaizen event to determine: What improvements identified at the Region 7 event can be applied on a wider scale What barriers existed in the development and implementation of improvements identified from event results and what lessons can be learned from the event