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  • New County system helps businesses with permits

    Aug 17, 2016 | Read More News
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    Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night and remember something you forgot to do for work the next day?

    ConstructionIf you are a contractor doing asbestos abatement, earth-moving, trenching or a road construction project, the oversight of not obtaining the proper permits used to cause delays, often leading to a loss of income. Now, through the new Pima County on-line Land Permitting Customer Portal powered by Accela Citizens Access (ACA), contractors have the ability to obtain the permits they need from the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ), 24 hours a day/seven days a week.

    This new system provides a fast, convenient, and more efficient way for customers to obtain dust control, asbestos NESHAP, and open burning Air Quality Activity Permits online.
    Several Pima County departments in Public Works and Information Technology are working together to create and improve the ACA webpage for customer’s needs, however, PDEQ is the first department to implement electronic permitting through the webpage. PDEQ customers now have the ability to go on–line, provide the necessary information to obtain a permit and pay for the permit without having to come downtown during office hours.

    “Our inspectors will be able to monitor and track the projects for environmental compliance the same way they did before, but now the contractors can get what they need when they need it instead of being on someone else’s work schedule” said Ursula Nelson, PDEQ Director.
    PDEQ staff worked with a few businesses who volunteered to help test the ACA permit system for dust and asbestos NESHAP permits before it went live to be sure it functioned properly and met customers’ needs.

    “So far, the feedback from local contractors regarding this business-friendly move has been very positive,” continued Nelson.
    Here's the link to the new on-line permitting system. 

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