[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 117 (Friday, June 18, 2010)]
[Pages 34736-34737]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14649]




Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.

ACTION: Notice of Availability, request for public comments.


SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing 
the availability of the Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan 
(Strategic Plan) for public review and comment, as part of the periodic 
update required by the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). 
The Agency's final

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Strategic Plan will be submitted to Congress by September 30, 2010. The 
Strategic Plan provides the Agency's long-term direction and strategies 
to improve environmental and human health over the next five years. For 
this notice, the EPA is seeking comment from individual citizens, 
states, tribes, local government, industry, the academic community, 
non-governmental organizations, and all other interested parties. The 
Agency is particularly interested in feedback addressing the goal 
narratives, cross-cutting fundamental strategies, and strategic 
measures, with a focus on new directions and strategies.

DATES: Comments must be received on or before July 30, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OA-
2010-0486, by one of the following methods (electronic submission 
    Electronic: Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the on-line instructions for submitting comments.
    Fax: ATTN: Vivian Daub, Director, Planning Staff, Fax number: (202) 
    Mail: ATTN: Vivian Daub, Director, Planning Staff.
    Office of Planning, Analysis, and Accountability (Mail Code 2723A), 
Office of the Chief Financial Officer, U.S. Environmental Protection 
Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW., Washington, DC 20460.
    Important: Please allow a minimum of two weeks from date postmarked 
to allow ample time for receipt.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vivian Daub, Director, Planning Staff, 
Office of Planning, Analysis, and Accountability, Office of the Chief 
Financial Officer [email protected].
    Instructions: EPA's policy is that all comments received will be 
included in the public docket without change and may be made available 
online at http://www.regulations.gov, including any personal 
information provided, unless the comment includes information claimed 
to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information 
whose disclosure is restricted by statute. Do not submit information 
that you consider to be CBI or otherwise protected through http://www.regulations.gov or e-mail. The http://www.regulations.gov Web site 
is an ``anonymous access'' system, which means EPA will not know your 
identity or contact information unless you provide it in the body of 
your comment. If you send an e-mail comment directly to EPA without 
going through http://www.regulations.gov your e-mail address will be 
automatically captured and included as part of the comment that is 
placed in the public docket and made available on the Internet. If you 
submit an electronic comment, EPA recommends that you include your name 
and other contact information in the body of your comment and with any 
disk or CD-ROM you submit. If EPA cannot read your comment due to 
technical difficulties and cannot contact you for clarification, EPA 
may not be able to consider your comment. Electronic files should avoid 
the use of special characters, any form of encryption, and be free of 
any defects or viruses. For additional information about EPA's public 
docket visit the EPA Docket Center homepage at http://www.epa.gov/dockets/.



    The GPRA holds federal agencies accountable for using resources 
wisely and achieving program results. Specifically, GPRA requires 
agencies to develop: Strategic Plans, which include a mission statement 
and set out long-term goals, objectives, and strategic measures over a 
five-year time horizon; Annual Performance Plans, which provide annual 
performance measures toward achieving the goals and objectives set 
forth in the Strategic Plan; and, Performance and Accountability 
Reports, which evaluate an agency's success in achieving the annual 
performance measures.
    The Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan reflects the 
Administrator's priorities for advancing environmental protection. The 
Plan presents five strategic goals to accelerate protection of the 
environment and human health and five cross-cutting fundamental 
strategies for changing the way the Agency works. The five strategic 
goals are: Taking Action on Climate Change and Improving Air Quality, 
Protecting America's Waters, Cleaning Up Our Communities, Ensuring the 
Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution, and Enforcing 
Environmental Laws. The five cross-cutting fundamental strategies are: 
Expanding the conversation on environmentalism; working for 
environmental justice and children's health; advancing science, 
research, and technological innovation; strengthening state, tribal, 
and international partnerships; and strengthening EPA's workforce and 
capabilities. The Plan also identifies a suite of strategic measures by 
which the Agency will hold itself accountable.

    Dated: June 3, 2010.
Maryann Froehlich,
Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of the Chief Financial Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-14649 Filed 6-17-10; 8:45 am]