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Thursday, June 24, 2010

EPA Seeks Public Comment on Strategic Plan for 2011-2015


The EPA is taking public comments and suggestions on the draft of their Strategic Plan for FY 2011-2015. The EPA Draft Plan includes "strategic measures, the specific measurable environmental and human health outcomes the Agency will achieve over the next five years."

The EPA Draft Plan "introduces five cross-cutting fundamental strategies which set explicit expectations for changing the way EPA does business in achieving its mission results.

The five "cross-cutting fundemental strategies" include;
  • Taking action on climate change and improving air quality
  • Protecting America’s waters
  • Cleaning up our communities
  • Ensuring the safety of chemicals and preventing pollution
  • Enforcing environmental laws
Due to recent actions by the current Administration and their use of govt. agencies to enact regulations as a way of circumventing legislation & the legislative process we urge everyone to submit their comments on the draft plan (details & links below).

From the EPA --

Release date: 06/18/2010

Contact Information: Enesta Jones, jones.enesta@epa.gov, 202-564-7873, 202-564-4355;

Contacto en espaƱol: Lina Younes, younes.lina@epa.gov, 202-564-9924, 202-564-4355

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on its draft FY 2011-2015 strategic plan, which helps advance Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priorities and the mission to protect human health and the environment. Administrator Jackson’s seven priorities are; taking action on climate change, improving air quality, protecting America’s waters, cleaning up our communities, assuring the safety of chemicals, expanding the conversation on environmentalism and working for environmental justice, and building strong state and tribal partnerships.

The draft plan identifies the measurable environmental and human health benefits the public can expect over the next five years and describes how EPA intends to achieve those results. The draft plan proposes five strategic goals and five cross-cutting fundamental strategies that aim to foster a renewed commitment to accountability, transparency and inclusion. The plan is prepared in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.

The public comment period begins June 18 and closes July 30. EPA will use stakeholder feedback to prepare the final strategic plan, which will be released by September 30. Comments on the draft strategic plan may be submitted through http://www.regulations.gov. The Docket ID number is EPA-HQ-OA-2010-0486.

For the first time, EPA is using a discussion forum to solicit ideas and feedback on the cross-cutting fundamental strategies, a new element of EPA’s strategic plan. The agency will use the feedback provided through https://blog.epa.gov/strategicplan as it implements the cross-cutting fundamental strategies and takes actions to change the way EPA does its work.

Information about the draft plan: http://www.epa.gov/ocfo/plan/plan.htm

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