EPA Seeks Public Comment on Strategic Plan to Move Forward on Agency Priorities

June 22, 2010 | General RCAP News

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
  • 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. Five strategic goals and five cross-cutting fundamental strategies are proposed in the draft plan 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 create the final strategic plan, which will be released by September 30. Comments on the draft strategic plan may be submitted online. The Docket ID number is EPA-HQ-OA-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 the strategic plan’s blog as it implements the cross-cutting fundamental strategies and takes actions to change the way EPA does its work.  

More information about the draft plan