Wednesday, June 11, 2014
So, though I joke that some federal and state agencies are operating on a different planet when it comes to meeting time frames, there's no known planet where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers taking 3,032 days to conclude a 45-day permit process is on time.
Yes, 3,032 days to complete a 45-day permit process is mind boggling to contemplate.
On Earth, if our permit were a child, it would be a third grader at 8 years, 3 months, and 21 days.
Even on Mars, the permit would be getting ready for preschool at 4 years and 3 months old.
To be fair, we concluded the permit itself over three years ago. However, we agreed to monitoring of the on-site wetlands spawned by the permit. That five-year process that was satisfied in four years took over seven years to get final word.
So, on what planet are they operating? No known planet in our galaxy.