|We will promote sustainable practices that allow us to meet our environmental, social and economic needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. We will accomplish this by fostering strategic partnerships, innovation, incentives, education and leading by example, focusing on efforts which give us the best return for the investment. |
- By June 2008, EPA Region 10 and Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation will coordinate efforts to develop a statewide greenhouse gas emissions inventory and identify opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- By September 2008, EPA and Idaho will have determined if a renewed Memorandum of Understanding is in the interests of the signatory parties. If so, by December 2008, the State and EPA will have a framework in place for improving the Clean Water Act NPDES compliance rates for beef cattle operations and addressing the issue of a new EPA CAFO rule.
- By September 1, 2007, states, tribes and federal partners will complete mapping identified contaminants of concern (DDT, PCBs, PBDEs and mercury) for the lower and mid-Columbia River basin, beginning at the mouth of the river in Astoria and ending at Grand Coulee Dam.
- By September 30, 2007, discussions will be completed with the Department of Ecology, King County and Seattle and the updated Source Control Agreement for the Duwamish Waterway signed.
- Continually improve the Performance Partnership Agreement (PPA) process in each state through management-to-management meetings in advance of negotiations, lessons learned sessions after PPAs are completed, and routine communication throughout implementation.
- By June 2008, complete a plan to enhance and implement tribal consultation and meaningful public involvement on the North Slope of Alaska. The plan will define how EPA will communicate, share knowledge and involve North Slope villages in our decision making, with consideration of unique cultures and subsistence practices.