Vermont Conducts Lean Event to Streamline Indirect Water Discharge Compliance Reporting

State of Vermont was looking to streamline the process for compliance to Indirect Discharge Program reports. Monthly or quarterly compliance data is required to be submitted for individual permits. Reports are processed twice: one time for compliance with permit conditions and second time for administrative presence/absence. The program consists of one compliance staff person and […]

Vermont Tactical Basin Planning Process Conducts Lean Event

To promote greater predictability of project effectiveness the process of identifying, developing and prioritizing projects for Tactical Basin Planning (TBP) funding needed to be improved. In addition, they wanted to provide better information-sharing with the public and stakeholders. ​   The team uses integrated watershed assessment information to understand water quality conditions and identify appropriate […]

Groundwater Reclassification Improves Timeliness After Lean Event

Current issues with the reclassification process for contaminated groundwater includes: lacks clarity takes too long improper submittal of information and materials re-do loops are common process lacks definition and transparency inconsistent portrayal, distribution and use of the mapped data after reclassification  The goal of the lean event was to improve timeliness of reclassifications, increase transparency, […]