Burden Reduction Initiative
ACS Measures Review and State Reporting 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. U.S. EPA released a progress report at the 2008 ECOS Annual Meeting that discusses progress made since October 2006 in reducing states' low-value, high-burden reporting requirements. The State Reporting Burden Initiative Progress Report (Sept. 2008) outlines EPA's progress on:
- Addressing 16 priority areas identified by the states in summer 2007;
- Increasing the initiative's transparency and clarity; and
- Creating tools for incorporating burden reduction into EPA's standard operating procedures.
The new Burden Reduction web site is live at: http://www.epa.gov/burdenreduction/
Other documents from the Burden Reduction Initiative are found at the links below.
Grants Policy Issuance on Burden Reduction for State Grants - October 1, 2008
Memo from Marcus Peacock about re-launching the State Burden Reduction Initiative with list of 16 priority categories - June 20, 2008
Final EPA Policy on State Grant Cost Review ’- April, 2008
Second Progress Report and Memo from Marcus Peacock on Implementation Priorities for the State Burden Reduction Initiative - Dec. 3, 2007
First Progress Report and Memo from Marcus Peacok on Implementation Priorities for the State Burden Reduction Initiative
Updated Syntheses - March 9, 2007
Request for State Reporting Burden Reduction Recommendations/Annual Commitment System Measures Streamlining - Fall 2006