EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Strategic Plan

EPA issued a notice in today’s Federal Register announcing that it has released a draft of its FY 2018-2022 Strategic Plan (Draft Plan) for public comment. EPA explains that it is required to revise its previous Strategic Plan under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) Modernization Act of 2010.  The GPRA Modernization Act requires, among other things, that agency heads make available to the public their agency’s 4-year strategic plan. Pursuant to this Act, Trump’s agency heads will need to post their plans by Feb. 5, 2018.

In its Draft Plan, EPA lays out its three goals, and describes its corresponding objectives and measures under each of those goals. Its goals are to:

  • “Deliver real results to provide Americans with clean air, land, and water.”
  • “Rebalance the power between Washington and the states to create tangible environmental results for the American people;” and
  • “Administer the law, as Congress intended, to refocus the Agency on its statutory obligations under the law.”

EPA further states that it is “in the process of deploying a Lean management system[,] . . . a set of principles and tools designed to identify and eliminate waste from processes while maximizing customer value and return on taxpayer investment.”

Comments on the draft are due on October 31, 2017.

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