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The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) seeks to make the permitting process as quick and easy as possible. ADEM starts by working with state and local economic development officials to handle the pre-application and application process to ensure permitting is not a major sticking point for a project getting off the ground. Complex air and water permits are usually issued by ADEM within 60 days. Construction storm water permits are regularly issued within two or three days. Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) analyses for major air permits can be completed in 120 days in most cases.