This ECOS Green Report identifies training opportunities for state compliance and enforcement inspectors based off of a needs assessment.
This memo from ECOS President Todd Parfitt (Wyoming) and Past President John Linc Stine (Minnesota) outlines progress in the association’s year-old Cooperative Federalism 2.0 initiative, as well as goals for the coming months. The memo reports on progress in the areas of federal oversight of state-delegated programs, enforcement and compliance assurance, permitting, Superfund, research, and…
This Press Statement announces the launch of ECOS Results, an interactive web tool designed to communicate state stories of public health and environmental progress. ECOS Results can be accessed at www.ecosresults.org.
In this resolution, ECOS encourages EPA to better align compliance dates for rules that reduce pollutants from the same source sectors; asserts that states should be able to set standards that are more stringent or broader than federal standards; asserts that states should have flexibility in implementing their programs to meet federal standards; encourages EPA…
In this resolution, ECOS states its belief that EPA should use guidance to provide direction but not require compliance by states with guidance; urges EPA to seek early involvement from states about the content and implementation of guidance; and urges EPA to use guidance only to interpret regulation, not as a substitute for regulation or…
This letter and corresponding document contain ECOS’ comments on U.S. EPA’s draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 National Program Manager (NPM) Guidances for the OLEM, OAR, OCSPP, OW, OEI, OITA, OECA, and NEPPS offices.
This ECOS Green Report presents an inventory of the innovative state permitting processes, documenting resources, tools, and efforts as they appear on the websites of state environmental agencies.
This letter contains ECOS’ response to EPA’s request for input on the President’s Executive Order 13777: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. The response includes 19 regulatory reform recommendations outlined in three categories.
This resolution encourages the use of SEPs by state and EPA to respond to environmental harm and to invigorate communities.
This resolution seeks support for compliance assistance and innovative compliance approaches from EPA, the regulated community, and academic institutions and encourages study of the effectiveness of these efforts.