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Older Completed Projects

Community-Based Environmental Projects/TEA-21

Core Performance Measures for Pollution Prevention

Cost of Rules

Developing Core Waste Measures

Enforcement and Innovations for Texas Comptroller's Office

Local Government Environmental Assistance Network (LGEAN)

Local Government Rule Development Project

One Stop/Facility Identification Initiative

Ozone Transport Assessment Group

Partnership 2000 Project (Autogrants)

Reporting Reduction

Resource Analysis: Phase II

Small Towns

State Issues on Clean Water Action Plan

Strategic Planning (Government Performance and Results Act)

Support for Regulatory Innovations Conference

Active Projects

Burden Reduction Initiative
In October 2006, U.S. EPA and ECOS launched a joint Burden Reduction Initiative focused on state concerns over escalating reporting requirements.

Element 13 of the State Review Framework
Documents related to Element 13 and the State Review Framework (SRF)

Environmental Health Forum

ECOS formed the Environmental Health Forum in April 2003 to establish closer links between state health agencies and state environment agencies and to examine possible links between environmental conditions and health outcomes.

Federal Facilities Forum (FFF)

Providing a forum for inter-agency dialogue on environmental management of federal facilities.

Lean Government
Since 2003 public environmental agencies have dramatically improved agency permitting and administrative processes using Lean and Six Sigma process improvement methods.

Mercury In the Environment
States working through the Quicksilver Caucus to address mercury issues.

OMB State Grant Template Measures

Strategic Planning and Budgeting
To work in cooperation with EPA regarding EPA's national strategic planning effort.

Sustainability at U.S. Defense Sites
The ECOS-DOD Sustainability Work Group provides a forum for dialogue between state and federal officials tasked with environmental management and oversight duties at defense facilities.

TRI National Training Conference
ECOS works with U.S. EPA and the states and tribes to organize and conduct the annual TRI National Training Conference that seeks to increase interactions between state, tribal, federal, and industry representatives to help improve TRI programs.

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Key Partnerships

Exchange Network