Previously, for a nominal fee, applicants could insert corrected sheets into their site-related plans to get an approval without undergoing another full review cycle. Now, to ensure a consistent process with paper and electronic plans, if a site-related plan is very close to being approvable in accordance with the guidelines (see below), an applicant may submit the “signature set” with no associated fees. The following steps would be taken:
- Site Development and Inspection Division reviewers will disapprove the plan.
- Any outstanding comments will be addressed.
- Applicants will immediately resubmit the final plan set (called signature set).
- Signature set will be processed to receive technical approval of the plan.
This new way of handling corrected sheets means that inserts and insert fees go away for all site-related plans – paper AND electronic.
Please see the interactive diagram below of the major site plan approval process with ePlans:
Site Plan Review Process with Signature Set
The process shown in this diagram is for ALL major site plans, paper or electronic. (The ESI review is only for the Designated Plan Examiner (DPE) program for major site plans.)
View the full-size image of the process overview or drill down to the details below. Click within the diagram to get more information about each step.