1. Develop a method to allow for the electonic submittal of Eng Form 4345 and required supplemental information (drawings, maps, adjacent property addresses, etc). Could use the Online Training Module (avatar) already in place as a starting point. For example, see the Louisiana Office of Coastal Management's site at http://sonris.com/direct.asp
2. During the processing of applications for Section 10/404 Nationwide Permits, external agencies are routinely asked to examine the application and drawings for potential conflicts with their particular jurisdiction or area. This involves faxing or making paper copies and sending the entire Pre-Construction Notification and supplemental materials to 6-8 agencies. Instead, develop an agreement with the necessary external agencies and a standard operating proceedure to allow for distribution of Pre-Construction Notifications via e-mail.
3. During the review of all applications for Section 10/404 permits, other internal offices/divisions are routinely asked to examine the application and drawings for potential conflicts with their particular jurisdiction or area. This involves making paper copies of the entire application and all supplemental materials and sending them back and forth between offices, often in the same building. Instead, develop a standard operating proceedure to allow for these routine internal coordinations via e-mail.