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February 2014 Green Report - Status of State Toxics Release Inventory Programs - published February 2014

December 2013 Green Report - 2013 State Innovations: Agencies Enhance Operations and Outreach - published December 2013

September 2013 Green Report: A Sampling of State Environmental Research Needs - published September 2013

Quicksilver Caucus- Status Report on Select Products, Processes and Technologies Utilizing Mercury - published August 2013

July 2013 Green Report - Use of Impact Analyses in the Rulemaking Process of State Environmental Agencies - published July 2013

January 2013 Green Report - 2012 State Innovations: Environmental Agencies Extend a Helping Hand - published January 2013

State Munitions Response Forum (MRF) Issue Paper - Interim Risk Management: States' Perspective - published December 2012

Third Compendium of States' Mercury Activities - published October 2012

September 2012 ECOS Green Report - Status of State Environmental Agency Budgets, 2011-2013 - published August 24, 2012

2012 ECOS Annual Report - published July 26, 2012

March 2012 ECOS Green Report - Case Studies on State Efforts to Achieve Sustainability - published March 17, 2012

February 2012 ECOS Green Report (Updated July 2012) - Simplifying the Permit Process: States Make Strides on E-Permitting - published February 15, 2012

December 2011 ECOS Green Report - State Mandates on Environmental Impact Review: A Roundup of State Environmental Policy Acts - published December 30, 2011

October 2011 ECOS Green Report - State Environmental Agency Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Councils: A Comprehensive Look - published October 25, 2011

September 2011 ECOS Green Report - Stringency Restrictions in State Environmental Rules: Differences in Design and Implementation - published September 29, 2011

September 2011 ECOS Green Report Attachment - Tables - published September 29, 2011

June 2011 ECOS Green Report - Communicating Land Revitalization Successes: A State Toolbox - published June 29, 2011

May 2011 ECOS Green Report - What Your Environmental Laboratory Can Do for You - published May 26, 2011

March 2011 ECOS Green Report - Growing the Grass Roots: Integrating Environmental Justice into the Toxics Release Inventory Program - published March 15, 2011

December 2010 ECOS Green Report - Recent EPA Positions on Interim Guidance, Rules, and Policies - published December 13, 2010

November 2010 ECOS Green Report - Measuring the Benefits of Land Revitalization: State Successes and Challenges - published November 12, 2010

October 2010 ECOS Green Report - Empowering Communities: 2010 State Environmental Innovations - published October 29, 2010

September 2010 ECOS Green Report - State Experiences with Natural Resource Damage Assessment at Nuclear Weapons Complex Sites - published August 26, 2010

2010 ECOS Annual Report - published August 20, 2010

August 2010 ECOS Green Report - Status of State Environmental Agency Budgets, 2009-2011 - published August 6, 2010

May 2010 ECOS Green Report - Survey of State Penalty Authority - published May 2010

May 2010 ECOS Green Report Attachment - Inventory of States with Authority to Issue Penalties - published May 2010

March 2010 ECOS Green Report - Impacts of Reductions in FY 2010 on State Environmental Agency Budgets - published March 17, 2010

January 2010 ECOS Green Report - State Experiences with Emerging Contaminants: Recommendations for Federal Action - published January 29, 2010

Survey of States Regarding Second Stimulus and How to Make It Successful for CWSRF/DWSRF - published January 6, 2010

November 2009 ECOS Green Report - Stimulating Community Health and Wealth: The Opportunities Presented by Petroleum Brownfield and Vacant Property Redevelopment - published November 16, 2009

October 2009 ECOS Green Report - Sharing Solutions: 2009 State Environmental Innovations - published October 30, 2009

2009 Annual Report and Yearbook - published August 12, 2009

August 2009 ECOS Green Report - States Offer Model Approaches for Phasing Out Lead Wheel Weights in the Environment - published August 10, 2009

July 2009 ECOS Green Report - Expanding State Assumption of CWA Section 404: Necessary, Wise and Workable - published July 27, 2009

June 2009 ECOS Green Report - Funding Environmental Protection: State Budget Shortfalls and Ideas for Mitigating Them - published June 15, 2009

April 2009 ECOS Green Report - Lean Case Studies: Continuous Improvement in State Agencies - published April 27, 2009

March 2009 ECOS Green Report - Regional Cap-and-Trade Programs to Cut Global Warming Emissions - published March 19, 2009

February 2009 ECOS Green Report - The States' Definitions of 'Waters of the State' - published February 26, 2009

QSC National Vehicle Mercury Switch Removal Program (NVMSRP) Status Report for State and Local Agencies - published January 2009

January 2009 ECOS Green Report - An Examination of the Use of Engineered Cells for Onsite Disposal of Radioactive Waste - published January 21, 2009

October 2008 ECOS Green Report - 2008 State Environmental Innovations - published October 21, 2008

July 2008 ECOS Green Report - The Built Environment: Environment, Health, and More - published July 24, 2008

2007 Annual Report and Yearbook - published July 22, 2008

QSC Dental Amalgam White Paper - published July 16, 2008

June 2008 ECOS Green Report - Potential Models for State Enforcement and Compliance Program Accreditation - published June 30, 2008

QSC Dental Amalgam Case Studies - published May 28, 2008

April 2008 ECOS Green Report - State Actions for Managing Mercury in the Environment - published April 29, 2008

QSC EAF Rule Factsheet - published March 28, 2008

March 2008 ECOS Green Report - State Environmental Expenditures, 2005-2008 - published March 12, 2008

March 2008 ECOS Green Report - Appendix - published March 12, 2008

December 2007 ECOS Green Report - Regional Collaboration Among States to Improve Joint Planning and Priority Setting: A New England Case Study - published December 21, 2007

October 2007 ECOS Green Report - 2007 Northwest Environmental Health Forum: A Possible Model for Other Regions - published October 25, 2007

September 2007 ECOS Green Report - Defense State Memorandum of Agreement (DSMOA) Issues and Effects on States - published September 28, 2007

ECOStates Index 2003-2007
This index is designed to help individuals locate articles that appeared in the Ecos quarterly journal between 2003 and 2007. - published 2007

ECOStates Summer 2007
This edition centers on initiatives to enhance the state-federal partnership - published September 9, 2007

ECOStates Spring 2007
This annual innovations edition features 40 of the best practices and management ideas of the ECOS member agencies - published May 31, 2007

ECOStates Winter 2007
This edition examines key issues up for discussion at the 2007 Spring Meeting, including various funding matters and climate change. - published March 7, 2007

ECOStates Fall 2006
This issue centers on state rules that exceed federal mercury standards. It also spotlights the environmental priorities of the new congressional leadership. - published December 15, 2006

ECOStates Summer 2006
The Summer 2006 edition centers on "hot topics" in environmental protection, ranging from the national mercury switch recovery program to renewable portfolio standards to permit streamlining. - published September 29, 2006

State Environmental Agency Contributions to Enforcement and Compliance: 2000-2003 - published June 2006

ECOStates Spring 2006
In this annual innovations edition of ECOStates, we spotlight successful state environmental agency initiatives. - published June 19, 2006

Mercury Product Labeling: Information for States - published March 16, 2006

ECOStates Winter 2006
This edition looks at states "taking the lead" on environmental protection. It also spotlights issues up for discussion at the 2006 Spring Meeting. - published March 10, 2006

ECOStates Fall 2005
This edition of ECOStates looks at states' use of STAG funding and the effects of funding cuts. Also in this issue is a roundup on state environmental agencies' response to recent hurricanes. - published December 16, 2005

Removing Mercury Switches From Vehicles - A Pollution Prevention Opportunity for States - published August 2005

ECOStates Summer 2005
This edition of ECOStates centers on federal funding cuts to states and other hot topics for the ECOS Annual Meeting in Maine. - published August 24, 2005

ECOStates Spring 2005
The Spring 2005 edition, titled "Sharing Solutions," centers on state innovation in the areas of water quality, environmental health, hazardous waste, funding, and capacity building. - published June 15, 2005

2005 Annual Report and Almanac- published April 6, 2005

ECOStates Winter 2005
This edition, titled "Change Is in the Air," features articles from a number of prominent officials about Clear Skies, the Clean Air Interstate Rule, the ECOS multi-pollutant resolution, and other air initiatives. - published March 2, 2005

ECOStates Fall 2004
This edition of ECOStates centers on state activities in the areas of compliance, deterrence, and enforcement. - published December 15, 2004

ECOStates Summer 2004
This edition centers on cross-media issues ranging from "unsticking innovations" and the National Environmental Performance Track to mercury and TMDLs. - published September 23, 2004

Environmental Permit Fees Report
In 2003-2004 ECOS collected information about the environmental permit fees that states usually charge to facilities requiring permits. This report is a snapshot of the various types of permits and their fees for air, waste and water programs administered by the states. - published June 15, 2004

ECOStates Spring 2004
This edition of the ECOS quarterly journal is focuses on drinking water and climate change. - published June 1, 2004

ECOStates Winter 2004
This edition of the ECOS quarterly journal is focuses on the state environmental funding gap. - published February 1, 2004

ECOStates Fall 2003
This edition of the ECOS quarterly journal centers on state partnership initiatives and the Clear Skies plan. - published November 1, 2003

QSC: Mercury Stewardship -- Assessment of Mercury Market Policy Options (October 2003) - published October 21, 2003

QSC: Mercury Stewardship -- Mercury Commodity Market Review (October 2003) - published October 21, 2003

QSC: Mercury Stewardship -- Storage of Mercury (October 2003) - published October 21, 2003

QSC: Mercury Stewardship -- Best Management Practices (October 2003) - published October 21, 2003

Local Government Final Report - published September 30, 2003

State Environmental Spending in 2003
ECOS' 2003 survey of environmental and natural resource spending by the states - published August 1, 2003

ECOStates Summer 2003
This edition of the ECOS quarterly journal centers on the tenth anniversary of ECOS and the latest on state environmental budgets. - published August 1, 2003

ECOStates Spring 2003
The theme of this edition of the ECOS quarterly journal is state legislative priorities. - published April 1, 2003

ECOStates Winter 2003
This edition of the ECOS quarterly journal features the transition of members into -- and away from -- state environmental agency life. The issue also focuses on state international activities. - published January 1, 2003

How State Environmental Agencies Are Dealing with Budget Cuts
Results of a survey by ECOS staff of state environmental agencies' experiences and responses to the 2001 budget crisis - published December 1, 2002

ERIS Decentralized Waste Water Report
State authority and practices regarding onsite / decentralized waste water systems - published December 1, 2002

2000-01 State Environmental Innovations
- published June 15, 2001

States Put Their Money Where Their Environment Is
An article that shows States continue to spend most of the public money committed to environmental protection - published April 1, 2001

Compendium of State Mercury Activities (January 2001)
- published January 2, 2001

Environmental Pollutant Data Reporting in EPA's National Systems
Data Collection by State Agencies - published September 30, 1999

Burden Reduction and State Environmental Agencies
Summary of the State environmental agencies views on burden reduction - published January 1, 1999