Electronic reporting and permitting system implemented for Vermont DEC

PUBLISHED 09/21/2015 by WINDSOR SOLUTIONS

PORTLAND, OR - The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has been at the forefront of electronic reporting and permitting for environmental agencies.  Looking to upgrade their electronic reporting/permitting offering to the regulated community and to increase transparency, DEC selected Windsor’s nFORM solution to replace their eDEC application.

nFORM applies state-of-the-art web technologies to the form development and application process, putting the power directly into the hands of program staff, who can easily add new forms, modify existing forms, and customize internal workflow processes without programming/coding skills. It gives the DEC maximum flexibility and enables rapid program-driven application form development and workflow management. 

As legislative changes arise, DEC staff can be responsive without having to return to Windsor to request a form change. Not only are the forms more dynamic and modifiable by DEC staff, but so too are the supporting workflow processes. As part of the form design a standard workflow is established to guide staff through application processing, however when circumstances dictate, DEC staff can add the additional necessary steps, or remove extraneous steps from the process allowing agency staff to respond to the very specific needs of a submission.

Furthermore, communication with the submitter is ongoing throughout the submission and application processing activity which means there are fewer surprises. The agency is providing transparency into its own processes and allowing the applicants to remain informed. It’s a win:win for the community and agency.

anrOnline recently went live, providing the general public and regulated community the ability to submit the following applications:

  • Underground Storage Tanks Registration Renewals

  • Underground Injection Control Permits

  • Discharge Monitoring Reports

  • Dental Best Management Practices Certification (Mercury Program)

Electronic payments are accepted for both UST registration renewals and UIC permits. nFORM’s flexible payment processor plug-in works with most third-party merchant accounts.

After this first phase of this project, DEC plans to expand nFORM’s use to all reports/permits across the Department.

anrOnline can be found at the following url: http://anronline.vermont.gov/

 

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