permit applications require a full public interest review. A Public Notice
is distributed to all known interested persons. After evaluating all comments and information received, a final decision on the application is made.
The permit decision is generally based on the outcome of a public interest balancing process where the benefits of the project are balanced against the detriments. A permit will be granted unless the proposal is found to be contrary to the public interest.
Processing time usually takes 60 to 120 days unless a public hearing is required or an environmental statement must be prepared.
To apply for an individual permit, an application form must be completed. This application is available from all regulatory offices and this link, Permit Application Form.