Wednesday, June 11, 2014

On What Planet Are They Operating?

Even if we were on Pluto, our 45-day permit process took 474 days to complete with word of final approval yesterday.  That's 10 1/2 times longer than the advertised time frame, even in Pluto days.

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.

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