Wednesday, October 13, 2010

USEPA Strategic Plan Announces a "5-Year Plan" of Priorities

 The USEPA last week released it's Strategic Plan for Fiscal Year 2011-2015, which serves as the framework for its work for the next five years.  According to the announcement, "the five strategic goals for advancing the agency’s environmental and human-health mission are:"

Taking action on climate change and improving air quality
Protecting America’s waters
Cleaning up communities and advancing sustainable development
Ensuring the safety of chemicals and preventing pollution
Enforcing environmental laws

The plan also introduces five of what EPA calls "cross-cutting fundamental strategies which set clear expectations for changing the way EPA does business in achieving its results:"
  • Expanding the Conversation on Environmentalism
  • Working for Environmental Justice and Children’s Health
  • Advancing Science, Research, and Technological Innovation
  • Strengthening State, Tribal, and International Partnerships
  • Strengthening EPA’s Workforce and Capabilities 
The full 5-year strategic plan can be downloaded here as a PDF file.  I'll have more on each goal in future posts.

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