EPA has been informed that MCESD intends to reorganize its air quality program as a separate unit. As of this writing, details on the new structure are developing. In the absence of firm detail on the possible reorganization, EPA believes that the findings in this report are equally valid for the prior organization as formal recommendations, as well as for the successor organization for use as guideposts in forming a new, more effective air quality program. In response to the 2002 Office of Inspector General audit recommendations, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reexamined the ways it can improve state and local Title V operating permit programs and expedite permit issuance. Specifically, EPA developed an action plan for performing program reviews of Title V operating permit programs. EPA Headquarters (HQ) directed each Regional office to perform Title V program evaluations for each air pollution control agency beginning in fiscal year (FY) 2003.