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Framework for Cooperation

United States Department of Energy, Chicago Regional Support Office, and United States Environmental Protection Agency, RegionV

Preamble

The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5 (USEPA, Region 5) and the United States Department of Energy, Chicago Regional Support Office (CRSO) are committed to the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable energy as valuable options for reducing and preventing pollution, reducing dependence on imported fuels, reducing costs, boosting competitiveness, promoting sustainable economic development, and addressing global warming. A principle goal of this framework is to improve air quality and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through market forces, new technology, and energy efficiency. Each agency has expertise of value to the other, and each has developed a base of stakeholders and customers that could benefit from relationships from the other agency.

While each agency will pursue its specific mission in the manner most consistent with its legislative authorization, resources and overall objectives, substantial opportunity exists for the agencies to work cooperatively where interests overlap. This Framework for Cooperation between the USEPA, Region 5 and the Chicago Regional Support Office of DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy represents recognition of these overlapping interests and the intent of the regional offices of these two agencies to develop a strong cooperative relationship with respect to these interests. The organizations see this Framework as flexible and expect that, as experience in working together grows, the Framework will evolve.
Joint Promotion and Cross-marketing
Technical and Marketing Assistance
Specific goals



For the Department of Energy

/s/

Dan Reicher, Assistant Secretary
Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


For the Environmental Protection Agency

/s/

David Ullrich
Acting Regional Administrator



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This Information Last Modified On: 09/18/2008 03:58 PM