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Element 13 of the State Review Framework

The State Review Framework (SRF) aims to ensure that compliance and enforcement in core environmental programs are consistent from state to state and region to region. Sections 1 through 12 of the SRF (known as "elements 1-12") focus on inspection, enforcement, and data aspects of traditional core CWA, CAA, and RCRA compliance programs.

Element 13 allows states to describe additional activities that improve overall compliance and request credit for these activities. U.S. EPA and ECOS are working together on the process of determining how to manage many of the aspects of Element 13. This page provides access to some of the documents related to our efforts.

ECOS resolution on Element 13 approved at the Spring 2006 ECOS meeting March 2006

ECOS Comments to OECA on the draft Guidance submitted September 2006

"Guidance for Seeing and Approving Credit Under Element 13 of the State Review Framework" December 26, 2006

OECA's Letter to ECOS regarding the December 26, 2006 guidance

OECA's Memo to Regions regarding the December 26, 2006 guidance