2006 Annual Priorities Report: Regional Administrator's Message
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
View the Updated Region 10 Environmental Strategy
President Bush and Administrator Johnson have directed us to accelerate the pace of environmental protection while maintaining the Nation’s economic competitiveness. It is also clear that we need to be results oriented and accountable to the public. The Region is well-positioned to fulfill this charge with risk-sharing, collaboration, and innovation. EPA is forging new State, federal, and Tribal partnerships to pool resources, talents, and dollars. It is through these partnerships that we can achieve environmental outcomes not otherwise attainable. This annual report is a description of our current environmental priorities for the coming year. I hope you find it illuminating.
A Message to the Residents of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington:
For 35 years, EPA’s mission has been, “To protect public health and the environment.” Since the creation of EPA on December 2, 1970, much has been accomplished. As Administrator Johnson has said, “Over our 35 years, EPA has not just changed the way our environment looks, EPA has changed the way we look at our environment.”
While I only arrived to this position in August, 2005, I am proud of the Region and the accomplishments we have made over the last year. It is also incredibly exciting to participate in the work that is currently underway, and that which lies ahead. The issues are enormously challenging, resources often in short supply, and the deadlines frequently impossible to comprehend.
L. Michael Bogert,
EPA Region 10