SEC. 25-45-3. State agencies to develop plans for one-stop permitting; elements of plan.
In order to accomplish the policy set out in Section 25-45-1, each agency of the state shall develop a plan for "one-stop permitting" to coordinate the processing and issuing of permits, licenses and other such instruments by the agency with other state or federal agencies which also require an applicant to obtain a permit, license or other instrument from it or to supply information to it before the applicant may perform certain activities or receive certain benefits. "One-stop permitting" shall enable an applicant for a permit, license or other instrument from an agency of the state to complete all necessary applications at one (1) time and location or to supply enough information to the agency at one (1) time and location so that such agency can process the application or information through any other state or federal agencies necessary for the applicant to obtain authorization to perform the particular activities that he wants to perform or receive the benefits for which he has applied. To the greatest extent possible, each plan for "one-stop permitting" shall provide for the following:
(a) Where practicable, a single application form for all required permits, licenses and other instruments from agencies which have separate but similar, related or interrelated jurisdiction or authority over certain activities performed by or benefits granted to persons or entities within the state; such application form shall contain sufficient information so that the necessary reviews of all affected agencies can be expeditiously carried out;
(b) Consolidated public hearings so that a single public hearing may serve to meet the requirements of the several public hearings as may now be provided by law for issuing permits, licenses and other such instruments by agencies which have separate but similar, related or interrelated jurisdiction or authority over certain activities performed by or benefits granted to persons or entities within the state;
(c) The shortest practicable review period for applications, proper allowances being made for all interested parties to become informed and to make their opinions heard by the appropriate agencies; and
(d) Joint permitting procedures for state and federal agencies.
SOURCES: Laws, 1981, ch. 421, Sec. 1(2); reenacted, 1984, ch. 418, Sec. 2; reenacted and amended, 1988, ch. 532, Sec. 2, eff from and after June 30, 1988.