210R93005
             Creating A
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  That Works Better And Costs Less
            Phase II Report
      National Performance Review
            December 1993
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                    Table of Contents
Background on NPR Efforts	  1

EPA Implementation Plan
        General	  1
        Lead Office Responsibilities	  2
        Implementation Partner Responsibilities	  3
        Role of the NPR Teams	  3
        Developing and Submitting Action Plans	  4

Summary of EPA's NPR Recommendations (by lead)
        Office of the Administrator	  7
        Offices of Air & Radiation	  13
        Office of Administration and Resources
        Management	  14
        Office of Enforcement	  24
        Office of Policy, Planning & Evaluation	  26
        Office of Prevention, Pesticides & Toxic
        Substances	  30
        Office of Research & Development	  35
        Office of Regional Operations & State/Local
        Relations	  36
        Office of Water	  38
        Permits Task Force	  39
        Region 5	  42
        Customer Service Task Force	  43
        Streamlining Task Force	  44

Appendix A:  NPR Highly Rated Recommendations -- Subject Sort

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       The purpose of this document is to lay out our plan for implementing the National
Performance Review (NPR). It does so by first providing background on development of
EPA's internal reports and the White House recommendations for EPA.  It discusses how
these reports were evaluated to identify priorities for implementation.  Finally, it
identifies how EPA will implement recommendations.


                        Background on NPR Efforts

       The National Performance Review was commissioned in early 1993 with Vice
President Gore leading the effort. It consists of two different and yet related efforts: (1)
A government-wide initiative that's focused on cross-agency and agency-specific issues;
and (2) Individual internally focused initiatives by every Federal department and agency.
The goal of our first phase (Phase I) was  to  identify specific opportunities  for
improvement to help EPA become more effective in carrying out its mission.  By the end
of Phase I, the EPA teams had provided over 400 specific recommendations which were
compiled into a publication entitled "NPR Reinventing EPA  Using the Workforce in
New Ways."

       While EPA internal efforts were underway, the White House recommendations
for EPA were issued.  We have combined these recommendations with our internal
recommendations for implementation purposes.   White House  recommendations  are
largely consistent with internal recommendations.

       EPA's internal NPR effort encompassed 19 areas, and includes both management
and policy recommendations.  Over 400 EPA employees participated as team members
and another 500 provided suggestions to the teams. Central to the success of the internal
effort were an open process and employee empowerment.  The teams reported directly to
the Administrator and Deputy Administrator.  This process facilitated the free-flow of
new and sometimes unconventional ideas that otherwise may not have been given serious
consideration.

       In October and November the NPR Implementation Steering Committee worked
to identify  the recommendations that should be given priority attention  by  EPA.  The
Committee further recommended that 25  of these be given immediate  attention, and
identified lead offices to become champions for the recommendations.
                         EPA Implementation Plan

General

       EPA is committed to aggressively implement our priority NPR recommendations.
For each priority recommendation lead offices are assigned and workplans are required.
It should be recognized that some of the priority recommendations are linked to ongoing
efforts in the Agency. It is expected in these cases that the particular recommendation
will be linked with other work that is ongoing,  but that schedules will reflect priority
attention.

       The lists that begin on page 7 cover the 25 top priority recommendations, the 50
high priority recommendations and the White House recommendations.  Regions and
offices are encouraged to  work on  the additional 300 recommendations where it  is
appropriate and possible to do so.
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Lead Office Responsibilities

        Determining if Your Office Has a Lead Implementation Role: The summary
of recommendations which begins on page 5 is organized by implementing leads.  For
your convenience, offices/task forces with lead roles are also listed below:

              Office of the Administrator               Office of Air & Radiation
              Office of Research & Development        Office of Admin. & Rsrc. Mgmt.
              Office of Enforcement                   Office of Policy, Planning & Eval.
              Office of Prev., Pest. & Toxics            Office of Reg. Ops. & St./Lcl. Rel.
              Office of Water                         Region 5
              Permits Task Force                      Customer Service Task Force
              Streamlining Task Force

       Even if your organization does not appear above, you should review all of the
recommendations because your office may be listed as an "Implementation Partner."

        Group 1  Recommendations - Immediate Action Plan: This group of 25
recommendations have been identified by the NPR Implementation Steering Committee
as ones that should  receive immediate attention. Accordingly, lead implementers should
focus on recommendations in this category and develop and submit an implementation
action plan for each one by December 30, 1993.  More details on action plan contents and
the submission process are provided in the section entitled "Developing and Submitting
Action Plans."

       The action plans should include realistic dates for completing implementation of
each recommendation within  your purview. If work is already underway on a particular
recommendation, indicate its status  in the action plan. Should you disagree  with a
particular  recommendation  being categorized  as Group 1 or being assigned to your
organization, contact the Deputy Administrator to discuss it. If a change results from that
discussion, please make sure to contact the Quality Advisory  Group  (202-260-6241) so
that tracking records can be updated.

        Group 2 Recommendations - Action Plan Within Six Months:  This group of
nearly  50 recommendations was highly rated by the  Steering Committee, but has been
targeted for implementation on a longer time-line than those in Group 1. Implementation
leads are strongly encouraged to review the Group 2 recommendations assigned to them
to determine whether  they  are  related to and/or  reinforce any  of their Group 1
recommendations.  Where they  do, it probably makes sense to elevate them to Group 1
"status" and treat them as described on the previous page.   If you choose to do this,
please  notify the QAG so they can adjust the tracking records.  Implementation action
plans for all Group 2 recommendations are due May 31, 1994 (see guidance on page 4).

        Group 3 - White House Recommendations: Included in the summary section
of this  report are the White House recommendations that were specifically developed for
EPA. There are a total of 44 recommendations broken into 11 categories. EPA needs to
seriously consider  these recommendations and take  steps to implement them.  Please
review each White House recommendation assigned to your organization and make a
determination on  how  each should  be addressed.  If it makes  sense to begin
implementation immediately, treat  the recommendation as if  it were  a "Group 1"
recommendation (see previous page).  (In some cases, the White House recommendations
will be substantially the same as some of the Group 1 and 2 recommendations from the
EPA teams.  Where this is the case,  indicate which action plan addresses the specific
White House recommendation.)  If in your judgment some other approach is appropriate,
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 briefly describe that approach and provide that description to the Quality Advisory Group
 by December 30,1993.
       The White House has recently released more detail on these recommendations
 which will be provided to you as soon as possible.  If this requirement causes you
 difficulty, contact Charlotte Northern on 202-260-6241 to discuss it.

        Other NPR Recommendations:  This package contains only those EPA team
 recommendations that were highly rated by the Steering Committee.  The teams made
 over 300 other recommendations, many of which have great merit. You are encouraged
 to review the  relevant portions of the  Phase I  report to see  if  there are other
 recommendations you believe warrant immediate attention. (Preliminary copies of the
 Phase I report was provided to all AA's/RA's and a final version will soon be distributed
 to you and made available through the EPA library system.) If you choose to implement
 any of these recommendations, please contact the QAG.

        Single Point of Contact:  To  facilitate information flow, each implementing
 lead  should  identify a single individual to serve as a point of contact  for all
 recommendations assigned.  You may want to designate your Quality Coordinator to
 carry out this role.  Please submit the name and phone number of this individual to the
 QAG by December 17, 1993.

        Monitoring Progress:   The NPR Implementation Steering Committee will
 monitor progress in implementing the recommendations presented in this report.  When
 appropriate, it  may also suggest elevating other EPA  NPR recommendations to an
 "implementation" status.

        Progress  Reports:   On  occasion, the QAG will gather  information for
 developing progress reports.  Your "contact point" will be given specific requirements
 and as much lead-time as possible. Please make sure that your contact point knows that
 this is his/her responsibility.

 Implementation Partner Responsibilities

       Even if your office isn't listed as an implementation lead, you will be called on to
 participate in implementation efforts.  You are encouraged to be supportive and to offer
 any reasonable assistance that is requested.  In addition, please contact implementation
 leads if you think your organization  can be helpful  in implementing any of the
 recommendations.

 Role of the NPR Teams

       Although the teams have completed their tasks, they can still provide a valuable
 service as an information resource. Implementation leads should contact the appropriate
 team leaders (they are identified for  each recommendation in the summary section that
 follows) to get as much background as possible on the recommendations. In addition to
 providing background information, the teams  can identify overlapping issues and
 "pitfalls" that may surround particular recommendations.  Implementers may want to use
 NPR teams as "focus groups" during the implementation process to determine  whether
 the intent of their recommendations are being honored.
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Developing and Submitting Action Plans

        Content:  Implementers can select their own format for the action plans, but
must at a minimum include for each recommendation the following:

              Name, phone number, fax number, work address of individual leading
the            implementation effort.

               Other organizations participating in the  effort (include names of
individuals if          available).

              The number and name of the recommendation as  identified in this
report.

              Key milestones and dates.

              Measures of success.

              Resource implications.

        Due Date:  Plans should be submitted by December 30, 1993.

        Where to Send:    Quality Advisory Group (3631)
                          U.S. EPA
                          401 M St., SW
                          Washington, DC  20460
                          Phone: 202-260-6241
                          Fax: 202-260-3885
                          Contact:  Charlotte Northern

        Action Plan Review:  All action plans will be reviewed by the Administrator's
Office and you will be contacted if any changes are needed.
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      Summary of EPA's



 National Performance Review
       Recommendations
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Table of Contents:
Recommendation    Page No.
          01
          02
          03
          04
          05
          06
          07
          08
          09
          10
          11
          12
          13
          14
          15
          16
          17
          18
          19
          20
          21
          22
          23
          24
          25
          26
          27
          28
          29
          30
          31
          32
          33
          34
          35
          36
          37
          38
          39
          40
          41
          42
          43
7
7
8
8
9
13
14
14
15
15
16
16
17
17,18
18
18
19
26
26,27
27
31
36
39
39
40
43
9
10
10
10
10
10
19
19
20
20
20
20
20
21
21
21
21
Recommendation

         44
         45
         46
         47
         48
         49
         50
         51
         52
         53
         54
         55
         56
         57
         58
         59
         60
         61
         62
         63
         64
         65
         66
         67
         68
         69
         70
         71
         72
         73
         EPA01
         EPA02
         EPA03
         EPA04
         EPA05
         EPA06
         EPA07
         EPA08
         EPA09
         EPA 10
         EPA 11
    Page No.

      22
      22
      22
      22
      22
      23
      23
      24
      24
      24
      24
      25
      27
      27
      28
      28
      28
      28
      28
      31
      31
      32
      35
      35
      36
      38
      38
      40
      42
      44
   36,37
   40,41
   32,33
      38
29, 33, 34
      34
   29,30
      11
      23
   11, 12
      25
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 OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR
 GROUP 1 - Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

 R01   Senior Leadership Council Makes Communications a Priority
        Recommendation in Brief:
        The Senior Leadership Council adopts internal communications as a priority concern. The Internal
        Communications and Publishing Interest Group (ICPIG) will serve as an advisory board for immediate
        and long range projects and evaluation.
        Related Recommendations:
        None Identified
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Internal Communications pages 1C 6.
        Internal Communications Team Leader - Jane McConnathy 260-6347
        Previous Number: IC01

 R02   Flexibility With Extramural and Intramural Resources
        Recommendation in Brief:
        OMB should provide EPA with more flexibility in determining the appropriate balance of extramural
        versus intramural resources.
        Related Recommendations:
        R36 - Financial Management (FM29) - Flexibility OMB/Congress, pp FM 3
        R27 - Planning and Budgeting (PB41) - Improve Region Control, pp PB 10
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information:
        This is a recommendation from the White House's National Report (EPA 08.4).  We are still waiting on
        the full recommendation at this time.
        EPA's NPR/White House Liaison - Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
        Previous Number: EPA 08
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R03    Quality Science as a Continuing Policy Objective/Promote Scientific
         Excellence
         Recommendation in Brief:
         Make a public commitment to use and support high quality science in all of the Agency's deliberations
         and actions.  This would consist of several actions: (1) The Administrator would publicly adopt the vision
         statement of the Quality Science Team and commit the Agency to accomplishing the vision statement;
         (2) The Administrator would establish a process by which to implement the changes needed to ensure the
         USEPA is a science agency with high-quality science underpinning all of its actions.
         Related Recommendations:
         Quality Science (02) - Procedures Promoting Scientific Excellence, pp QS  12,13.
         White House Recommendation 10 (EPA10) - Promote Quality Science for  Quality Decisions
         Recommended Implementation Partners
         None Identified
         Where to Find More Information:
         Phase I Report  - Quality Science pages pp QS  11, 12
         Quality Science Team Leader - Wil Wilson 202-260-5574
         Previous Number: QS01C

R04    Enable Innovative Approaches  to Permitting
         Recommendation in Brief:
         Since environmental improvement is the ultimate goal of any permit, permitting programs should
         encourage or at least allow sources to find cost-effective, efficient, flexible  or innovative methods of
         achieving that goal. Activities: (1) Evaluate current statutes to determine what changes are necessary to
         allow flexibility; (2) For permitting programs which have authority for implementing innovative
         strategies, develop guidance up-front that explains innovative procedures; (3) Consider the establishment
         of tradable emission allocations similar to the Clean Air Act; (4) Consider expansion of alternative permit
         mechanisms; (5) Explore fee programs that do not conflict with the State.
         Related Recommendations:
         R23, R24, R25, R31
         Recommended Implementation Partners
         Creation of a Permits Task Force to include(but not limited to) members from the Environmental Appeals
         Board, Regions, Program Offices, OGC, States.
         Where to Find More Information:
         Phase I Report  - Permit Streamlining pp PS 16 - 20.
         Permit Streamlining Team Leader - Elaine Wright 215-597-3654
         Previous Number: PS03


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R05   Build Tribal Partnerships/Capacity
        Recommendation in Brief;
        (1) A Task Force will explore how existing communication models can be used with tribes and will
        develop new approaches where none currently exist.
        (2) A Tribal Capacity Team will develop a strategy for building the technical abilities needed to manage
        their own environmental programs and become full partners on the Nation's environmental team.
        (3) By working together with each other and tribes, Federal agencies can cut red tape and eliminate
        duplication of efforts.  EPA will lead a Task Force that will review Federal responsibilities and identify
        areas for cooperation.  An "Empowerment Pilot" will show how tribes can accomplish the work
        themselves using the same resources.
        Related Recommendations:
        This recommendation is the combination of 3 proposals from the Intergovernmental Partnerships Report
        IP13 - Build Tribal Partnerships, pp IP 13
        IP23 - Build Tribal Capacity, pp IP 23
        IP24 - Interagency Cooperation to "Empower" Tribes, pp IP 24
        R30 - Indian Matters Action Plan, pp EJ 15, 16.
        Recommendejl Implementation^ Partners
        To be determined by the Office of the Administrator
              jo FjndJVlfflrg Information:
        EPA's NPR Report - Intergovernmental Partnerships pp IP 13, 23, 24.
        Intergovernmental Partnerships Team Leader - Emma McNamara 202-260-1522
        Previous Number: IP13C

GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R27   Investigate Improvements Beyond the Agency's (Planning &
        Budgeting) Span of Control
        Where to Find More Information:
        EPA's NPR Report - Planning & Budgeting pp PB 12
        Planning & Budgeting Team Leader - Dick White 202-260-2914
        Previous Number: PB41                        Related Recommendations:  R36, ppFM9
                                                                          FM26,ppFM7,8;
                                                                          EPA 08
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R28   Articulate Agency's Vision and Mission
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Leadership Team Supplemental Report pp LT 2 - 4.
        Leadership Team Contact - Julius Jimeno 202-260-1640
        Previous Number: LD14                      Delated Recommendations:  R01, pp 1C 6
                                                                      R35, pp 1C 7
                                                                      PB35,ppPB9

R29   Prioritization of Intra-Agency Communication and Coordination (of
        scientific activities)
        Where to Find More Information:
        EPA's NPR Report - Quality Science pp QS 27, 28.
        Quality Science Team Leader - Wil Wilson 202-260-5574
        Previous Number: QS14                      Related Recommendations:  EPA 10 (White House)

R30   Indian Matters Action Plan
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Environmental Justice pp ET 15, 16
        Environmental Justice Team Leader - James Younger 617-565-3427
        Previous Number: EJ05                       Related Recommendations:  R05, pp IP 13,23, 24;
        Rec. Implement. Partners: To be determined                             EPA 09 (White House).

R31   Measuring the Environmental Success of Permits Programs
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Permit Streamlining pages PS 27 - 29.
        Permit Streamlining Team Leader - Elaine Wright 215-597-3654
        Previous Number: PS05        Related Recommendations: None Identified
        Rec. Implement. Partner: Permits Task Force

R32   Incorporate racial, ethnic, economic and cultural data into scientific
        assessments of exposure and health impacts.
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Environmental Justice pp EJ 22.
        Environmental Justice Team Leader - James Younger 617-565-3427
        Previous Number: EJ 19                       Related Recommendations:  R 66, pp QS 20, 21;
        Rec. Implement. Partner: Possible Task Force                            QS7, pp	
        and environmental equity program.

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GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:
EPA08            Reform EPA Contracts Management
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 8.1:   EPA should fully implement performance standards for contract management as advocated
                     by the Standing Committee, the Panetta Review, and the Administrator by the end of 1994
Recommendation 8.2:   EPA should institutionalize the oversight recommendations of the Standing Committee,
                     the Panetta Review, and the Administrator.
Recommendation 8.3:   EPA should maximize competition in the contracting process, and continue to promote all
                     agency contracts to competitive bidding.
Recommendation 8.4:   See R02
Fiscal Impact:         Additional FTE's will be needed to provide oversight and management of contract work.

Related Recommendations:
                     R02 - Flexibility with Extramural and Intramural Resources
                     R36 - Flexibility at OMB and Congress, pp FM 9

Where to Find More Information:
                     Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                     White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
EPA10            Promote Quality Science For Quality Decisions
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 10.1:  EPA should work to establish guidelines for professional development and promotion of
                     the scientific and technical staff.
Recommendation 10.2:  EPA should expand and intensify the use of peer review and quality assurance procedures
                     to promote excellence in science.
Recommendation 10.3:  The Administrator should assess the organizational effectiveness and appropriate
                     structures of EPA R&D labs (President's FY 94 budget includes money for R&D lab
                     study).
Recommendation 10.4:  EPA should develop a plan to integrate opportunities for increased scientific
                     communications within and outside the agency.
Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral
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Related Recommendations:
                     R03 - Quality Science as a Condnuing Policy Objective/Promote Scientific Excellence, pp
                     QS11.12;
                     R29 - Prioritization of Intra-Agency Communication and Coordination, pp QS 14.
Where to Find More Information:
                     Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                     White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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OFFICE OF AIR AND RADIATION
GROUP 1 -  Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

R06   Preparation of Policy Makers and Scientists for Science/Policy
        Interface
        Recommendation in Brief:
        (1) Establish a training program to help policy makers communicate more effectively with scientists.
        (2) Establish a training program for scientists to assist them in communicating effectively and
        appropriately with policy makers.
        Related Recommendations:
        This recommendation is a combination of QS05 and QS06
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        The Office of Air and Radiation and the Office of Research and Development are to be Co-leads on this
        recommendation.
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Quality Science pp QS 16,17.
        Quality Science Team Leader - Wil Wilson 202-260-5574
        Previous Number: QS05, QS06
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OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND RESOURCES
MANAGEMENT	

GROUP 1 - Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

R07   Make E-Mail User Friendly
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Work on making E-Mail and other internal communications systems user-friendly. EPA employees
        deserve a comprehensive vehicle for timely peer communication.
        Related Recommendations:
        R01; Internal Communications 01 - SLC Makes Communications a Priority, pp 1C 6;
        R33; Internal Communications 03 - Administrator's Mandate of Increase E-Mail Usage, pp 1C 6;
        Internal Communications 04 - E-Mail Training, pp 1C 7;
        Internal Communications 05 - Barriers to All-in-1, pp 1C 7;
        Internal Communications 09 - E-Mail Prestige, pp 1C 8;
        Internal Communications 10 - E-Mail Directories, pp 1C 8.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Internal Communications pages 1C 9.
        Internal Communications Team Leader - Jane McConathy 202-260-6347
        Previous Number: 1C 13

R08   Review The Green Border Process
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Proposal is to review the Green Border Process and to develop one that is well understood, accepted and
        applied consistently, so that: (1) All stakeholders interests are represented; (2) The Agency is no longer
        vulnerable from legal and administrative perspectives; and (3) Roles and responsibilities are clear.
        Related Recommendations:
        None Identified
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information;
        Phase I Report - Leadership Team Supplementary pages LT 9 -12.
        Leadership Team Contact - Charlotte Northern (202) 260-6241.
        Previous Number: LD24

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 R09    Long Term IFMS Improvement
         Recommendation in Brief:
         Develop a system that continues to meet both the Agency's legal accounting requirements and provides
         the additional flexibility that program managers require to perform good financial management. The
         system must efficiently collect, process, track, and report financial information in a way that optimizes
         utility for all users in the financial process. Develop the system based on uniform global guidelines to
         assure data compatibility and comparability and require adherence to these guidelines. Allow data from
         program systems to be summarized and linked to an aggregate system. Output options must be user
         friendly.
         Related Recommendations:
         R27; Planning and Budget 41 - Investigate Improvements Beyond the Agency's Span of Control, pp PB 12;
         R34; Financial Management 27 - Shorten Time to Receive Funding After Operating Plan, pp FM 8;
         R36; Financial Management 29 -Flexibility at OMB and Congress, pp FM 9;
         R50; Planning and Budget 36 - Articulate Planning and Budgeting Process, pp PB 9, 10.
         Recommended Implementation Partners
         None Identified
         Where to Find More Information:
         Phase I Report - Financial Management pages FM 12 - 14.
         Financial Management Team Leader - Dick White 202-260-2914
         Previous Number: FM34

 RIO    Establish 3 % Funding Goal for Development of all EPA employees
         Recommendation in Brief:
         Establish a goal of 3% of the PRO (travel) and AC&C (training) accounts, as appropriate, for all
         positions being set aside for training and development and management/leadership development, and
         consider formal inclusion as a line item in the budget process.
         Related Recommendations:
         None Identified
         Recommended Implementation Partners
         None Identified
         Where to Find More Information;
         Phase I Report - Management and Leadership Development pages MLD 9, 10.
         Management and Leadership Development - Don Sadler 202-260-3328
         Previous Number: ML33
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Rll   Develop Ongoing Feedback Systems
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Develop organizational feedback systems to ensure that feedback is comprehensive, both up and down as
        well as lateral, with input from peers, partners and customers. The focus of the feedback process should
        be organization behaviors which exhibit honesty, trust, ability to work on teams, leadership, integrity,
        fairness, respect for the individual, balancing work, and life issues.
        Related Recommendations:
        R13; Management and Leadership Development 30 - Annual Subordinate Feedback Requirements for All
        Supervisors, Managers, Executives, pp MLD 8, 9;
        R14; Performance Management 35 - Refocus the Philosophy of Performance Management, pp PM 18;
        R47; Management and Leadership Development 17 - Model Manager Communications/Awareness
        Strategy, pp MLD 2, 3.
        Recommended Implementation  Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Workforce Capacity pages WC 7, 8.
        Workforce Capacity- Georgianna  Bishop 617-565-2425
        Previous Number: WC58

R12   Simplify Position Descriptions While Maintaining Legal Sufficiency
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Simplify and streamline position descriptions for all Agency positions. Three basic position descriptions
        to cover all Agency positions: one for professional/technical positions, one for para-professional
        positions, and one for supervisors and managers.
        Related Recommendations:
        None Identified
        Recommended Implementation  Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Informationi
        Phase I Report - Position Classification pages PC 1,2.
        Position Classification- Mike Hamlin 202-260-3266
        Previous Number: PC40
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R13   Annual Subordinate Feedback Requirements for all Supervisors,
        Managers, Executives
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Institute an annual subordinate feedback requirement for all supervisors, managers and executives for use
        during the mid-year performance review period, utilizing the Agency wide, consensus definition of an
        effective manager.
        Related Recommendations:
        Rll; Workforce Capacity 58 - Develop Ongoing Feedback Systems, pp WC 7,8;
        R38; Workforce Capacity 63 - Reassign to Non-Management Positions After Consecutive Negative
        Reviews, ppWC 12,13.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where tq Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Management and Leadership Development pages MLD 8.
        Management and Leadership Development - Don Sadler 202-260-3328
        Previous Number: ML30

R14   Refocus the philosophy of Performance Management
        Recommendation in Brief:
        We need to move from a performance management system of infrequent feedback, labeling and reward
        focus toward a performance development/enhancement system that focuses on continuous meaningful
        dialogue with emphasis on personal/organizational growth that encourages teamwork. The system
        should clearly define a purpose or philosophy of performance management, should focus on guiding and
        developing employees; should encourage teamwork and cooperation; should avoid labeling performance
        and should delink evaluations from the awards process.
        Relate^ Recommendations:
        Rll; Workforce Capacity 58 - Develop Ongoing Feedback Systems, pp WC 7, 8;
        R38; Workforce Capacity 63 - Reassign to Non-Management Positions After Consecutive Negative
        Reviews. ppWC 12,13;
        R39; Management and Leadership Development 27 - Make Management and Leadership Performance
        Expectations the Primary Basis for All Performance Agreements for Supervisors, Managers and Executives,
        pp MLD 5;
        R47; Management and Leadership Development 17 - Model Manager Communications/Awareness
        Strategy, pp MLD 2,3.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified


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        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Performance Management pages PM 18.
        Performance Management - Hector Suarez 202-260-3308
        Previous Number: PM35

R15   Promote a Network of Data Highways
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Take advantage of the explosion of information highways and develop user friendly technologies to
        access and exchange environmental information among federal, state, tribal, local, and foreign
        governments, the public and regulated communities.
        Related Recommendations:
        R47; Management and Leadership Development 17 - Model Manager Communications/Awareness
        Strategy, pp MLD 2,3.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Intergovernmental Partnerships pages IP 17.
        Intergovernmental Partnerships Team Leader - Emma McNamara 202-260-1522
        Previous Number: IP17

R16   Develop An Environmental Justice Action Plan
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Immediately empower the existing Environmental Justice Team or a reconfiguration of the Team to form
        a work group to develop a action plan to address three major themes: Policy;
        Communications/Education; and Data Needs and Uses.
        Related Recommendations:
        R46; Environmental Justice 06 - Establish Coordinating Committee to Incorporate Environmental Justice
        Principles Throughout All Levels of Government, pp EJ 18,19;
        White House EPA09 - Establish a Blueprint for Environmental Justice Throughout EPA's Operations
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        None Identified
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Environmental Justice pages EJ 5 - 9,22,23
        Environmental Justice Team Leader - James Younger 617-565-3427
        Previous Number. EJ01
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 R17   Quarterly Reviews by Administrator of Progress Against Workforce
        Diversity Goals
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Every quarter, beginning May 1994, the Administrator will review progress against available
        opportunities and the affirmative action goals set by each organization, and will utilize an appropriate
        Assistant Administrator/Regional Administrator forum to discuss Agency progress. Results of the
        quarterly reviews will be published and widely distributed to EPA managers and supervisors. The Office
        of Civil Rights will be responsible for analyzing the data for these reviews.
        Related Recommendations:
        R14; Performance Management 35 - Refocus the Philosophy of Performance Management, pp PM 18;
        R46; Environmental Justice 06 - Establish Coordinating Committee to Incorporate Environmental Justice
        Principles Throughout All Levels of Government, pp EJ 18,19
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        Office of Civil Rights Co-Lead
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Workforce Diversity pages WD 5.
        Workforce Diversity Team Leader - Anne Goode 202-233-9183
        Previous Number: WD42

 GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

 R33   Administrator's  Mandate of Increased Use of E-Mail
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Internal Communication pages 1C 6,7.
        Internal Communications Team Leader - Jane McConathy 202-260-6347
        Previous Number: TC03                       Related Recommendations: R01, pp 1C 6
                                                 R07, pp 1C 9             IC04, pp 1C 7
                                                 IC05, pp 1C 7, 8          IC09, pp 1C 8
                                                 1C 10, pp 1C 8

R34   Shorten Time to  Receive Funding After  Operating Plan
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Financial Management pages FM 8.
        Financial Management Team Leader - Barbara Elkus-202-260-7120
        Previous Number: FM27                      Related Recommendations:  R50, pp PB 9,10;
                                                                        PB35, pp PB 8,9.
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R35   Agency Communication Strategy for the NPR
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Internal Communications pages 1C 8
       Internal Communications Team Leader - Jane McConathy 202-260-6347
       Previous Number IC07               Related Recommendations: None identified

R36   Flexibility at OMB and Congress
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Financial Management pages FM 9
       Financial Management Team Leader - Barbara Elkus 202-260-7129
       Previous Number: FM29                    Related Recommendations:  R27, pp PB 10;
                                                                   FM26, pp FM 7,:
                                                                   EPA08

R37   Quality Work Deserves Recognition Just as "Glitzy" Projects Do
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Awards Recognition pages AR 2,3.
       Awards Recognition Team Leader - Thorne Chambers 202-260-3317
       Previous Number: AR01                    Related Recommendations:  R43, pp AR 2, 3.
R38   Reassign to Non-Management Positions After Consecutive Negative
       Reviews
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Workforce Capacity pages WC 12,13.
       Workforce Capacity Team Leader - Georgianna Bishop 617-565-2425
       Previous Number: WC63                    Related Recommendations:  R13, MLD pp 8
                                             R14,ppPM18           R47, pp MLD 2, 3;
                                             ML27, pp MLD 5

R39   Management/Leadership Performance Expectations Primary Basis  for
       Supervisors/Managers/Executive Performance Agreement
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Management Leadership Development pages MLD 5.
       Management Leadership Development Team Leader - Don Sadler 202-260 3328
       Previous Number: ML27                    Related Recommendations:  R38, pp WC 12, 13;
                                                                   R41, pp MLD 2, 3

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R40   Involve Others by Seeking Input Early & Often from Receivers of
       Service/Products
       Where to Find More Information;
       Phase I Report - Quality Management pages QM 14,15.
       Quality Management Team Leader - Micheline Ward 206-553-0309
       Previous Number: QM51                    Related Recommendations:  R26, pp QM 7, 8;
                                                                   R42,ppQM10,11;
                                                                   R56, pp QM 16, 17, 18;
                                                                   WC58,ppWC7,8.

R41   Model Manager Communications/Awareness Strategy
       Where jo Find More Information;
       Phase I Report - Management Leadership Development pages MLD 2, 3.
       Management Leadership Team Leader - Don Sadler 202-260-3328
       Previous Number ML17                    Related Recommendations:  R38, pp WC 12, 13;
                                                                   R39, pp MLD 5;
                                                                   R 73, pp WC 5 - 7.

R42   Implement Delegated Authority in Daily Operations Making
       Decentralization Work
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Quality Management pages QM 10,11.
       Quality Management Team Leader - Micheline Ward 206-553-0309
       Previous Number: QM49                    Related Recommendations:  R26, pp QM 7, 8;
                                                                   R40,ppQM14, 15.

R43   Results of Awards Program Should be Made Public
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Awards Recognition pages AR 2, 3.
       Awards Recognition Team Leader - Thome Chambers 202-260-3317
       Previous Number: AR04                    Related Recommendations:  R37, pp AR 2
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R44   Foster Regional Bond Banks to Finance Infrastructure/Sponsor
        Charettes
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Intergovernmental Partnerships pages IP 10,25.
        Intergovernmental Team Leader - Emma McNamara 202-260-1522
        Previous Number IP10, IP25                 Related Recommendations:  IP25, pp IP 25.

R45   Demonstrate a Commitment to P2 in All EPA Internal Operations
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 7,22 - 24.
        Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
        Previous Number: PP03        Related Recommendations: None identified

R46   Establish a Coordinating Committee to Incorporate Environmental
        Justice in All Governmental Levels
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Environmental Justice pages EJ 18,19.
        Environmental Justice Team Leader - James Younger 617-565-3427
        Previous Number: EJ06                     Related Recommendations:  R16, pp EJ 5 - 9,22,23

R47   National Geographic Information System
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Ecosystem Protection pages EP 18.
        Ecosystem Protection Team Leader -Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
        Previous Number EP36        Related Recommendations: None identified

R48   Outreach to Grassroots Communities, Native Americans, Tribes and
        U.S. Territories
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Environmental Justice pages EJ 13,14.
        Environmental Justice Team Leader -James Younger 617-565-3427
        Previous Number EJ18        Related Recommendations: None identified
        Rec. Implement. Partners: OCEPA and Regions
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 R49   Integrate Financial Management,  Planning and Budget
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Planning and Budget pages PB 8, 9.
        Planning and Budget Team Leader -Dick White 202-260-2914
        Previous Number: PB37        Related Recommendations: None identified
        Rec. Implement. Partners: OPPE Co-lead

 R50   Articulate Planning and Budgeting Process
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Planning and Budget pages PB 9,10.
        Planning and Budget Team Leader -Dick White 202-260-2914
        Previous Number: PB36                     Related Recommendations:  PB35, pp PB 8,9.
        Rec. Implement. Partners: OPPE Co-lead

 GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

 EPA09           Establish A Blueprint For Environmental Justice
                   Throughout EPA's Operations
 Recommendations in Brief:
 Recommendation 9.1:  EPA should develop by March 31,1994, a blueprint of actions that will incorporate
                   environmental justice considerations into all aspects of EPA operations.
 Recommendation 9.2:  Prepare annual report on progress of environmental justice.

 Fiscal Impact:        Five (EPA estimates) FTE's needed to carry out activities (from existing resources).
Related Recommendations:
                   R16 - Develop An Environmental Justice Action Plan, pp EJ 18, 19;
                   R30 - Indian Matters Action Plan, pp EJ 15, 16;
                   R55 - Target Compliance to Native Americans, Minorities, Low Income, pp EJ
Where to Find More Information:
                   Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                   White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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OFFICE OF ENFORCEMENT
GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R51   Harness Enforcement Activities to Promote Pollution Prevention
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 24
       Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
       Previous Number: PP09                    Related Recommendations:  R65, pp PP 23
                                            R71,ppPP22           PP6,ppPP21
                                            EPA 03

R52   Multi-Media Enforcement Approach
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Ecosystems Protection pages EP 15.
       Ecosystems Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
       Previous Number. EP28                    Related Recommendations:  R53, pp EP 15, 16
                                                                 PP09, pp PP 24

R53   Introducing Ecological Considerations in Enforcement Actions
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Ecosystems Protection pages EP 15,16.
       Ecosystems Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
       Previous Number: EP29                    Related Recommendations:  R52, ppEPIS;
                                                                 PP09, pp PP 24.

R54   Improved Implementation of NEPA
       Where to Find More Information;
       Phase I Report - Ecosystems Protection pages EP 7
       Ecosystems Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
       Previous Number EP26                    Related Recommendations: PP09, pp PP 24.
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R55   Target Compliance to Protect Native Americans, Minorities, Low Income
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Environmental Justice pages EJ 5,6,20,21
       Environmental Justice Team leader - James Younger 617-565-3427
       Previous Number EJ07                      Related Recommendations: EPA09
       Implementation Partner: Office of Civil Rights

GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

EPA11           Reorganize EPA's Office  of Enforcement
Recommendation in Brief:
Recommendation 11.1: Initiate the Administrator's HQ enforcement reorganization proposal by October 1, 1993.
Status:  Complete
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OFFICE OF POLICY, PLANNING AND EVALUATION

GROUP 1 -  Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

R18   ECOSYSTEM POLICY
       STATEMENT/EVALUATION/IMPLEMENTATION
       PLAN/PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
       Recommendation in Brief:
       Comprehensive policy statement issued by Administrator mandating the integration of ecosystem
       protection principles into all agency programs and actions.  Each AA/RA required to have an ecosystem
       protection implementation plan. Comprehensive evaluation of all opportunities for ecosystem protection.
       Each program office should integrate regulatory authorities into resource planning initiatives.
       Related Recommendations:
       Ecosystem Protection 23 - Incorporating Ecosystem Protection Principles, pp EP 13;
       Ecosystem Protection 24 - Comprehensive Evaluation of Opportunities for Ecosystem Protection, pp EP 13;
       Ecosystem Protection 25 - Implementing Ecosystem Management in Program Activities, pp EP 13.
       Recommended Implementation Partners
       None Identified
       Where  to Find More Information:
       Phase I  Report - Ecosystem Protection pages EP 13
       Ecosystem Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc - 202-260-4908
       Previous Number: EP21, EP23, EP24, EP25

R19   INTEGRATE P2 INTO EVERY REGULATION, POLICY, AND
       GUIDANCE DOCUMENT
       Recommendation in Brief:
       More comprehensive effort to encourage facilities to consider P2 before other options by explicitly
       providing P2 options and give them preference, in regulations, policies, guidance documents, permits,
       and other regulatory activities..
       Related Recommendations:
       R65 - Integrate P2 into Multi-media Pilot Projects, pp PP 23;
       R71 - Provide Permit Flexibility to Encourage Pollution Prevention, pp PP 22;
       Pollution Prevention 09 - Harness Enforcement to Promote P2, PP 24;
       White House Recommendation 05, (EPA05), Increase private sector partnerships to accelerate the
       development of innovative technologies which maximize sustainable development.
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        Recommended Implementation Partners
        OPPE and OA (Strong support needed from OA)
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 21.
        Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson- 703-235-5303
        Previous Number: PP06

 R20   IMPROVE  REGULATORY DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Strategically allocate resources according to the significance, complexity, and novelty of the regulatory
        action; improve the quality of data analysis; strengthen work group operations and management; develop
        a process to manage non-regulatory activities; and continuously evaluate and improve the process.
        Related Recommendations:
        Entire package of Regulatory Development Proposals.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        OPPE and OA (Strong support needed from OA)
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Regulatory Development  pages RD 8 - 20.
        Regulatory Development Team Leaders - Wendy Cleland-Hamnett 202-260-4001 and Maryann Froelich
        202-260-4034
        Previous Number. RD01 through RD05

 GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

 R56   Set and Work Toward Environmental Goals
        Where to Find More Information;
        Phase I Report - Quality Management pages QM 16.
        Quality Management Team Leader - Micheline Ward 206-553-0309
        Previous Number QM52                    Related Recommendations: R26, pp QM 7,8;
                                               R40,ppQM12,13       WC58,ppWC7,8.

 R57   Reinvention Lab for Environmental Technology Verification Program
        Where to Find More Information;
        Phase I Report - Environmental Technology pages ET 22,23
        Environmental Technology Team Leader-JoeCarra202-260-1815
        Previous Number ET06                     Related Recommendations: EPA05.5
                                                                     ENV02pp	

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R58   Local Geographic Initiatives to Enhance or Maintain Critical
       Ecosystems
       Where to Find Morq Information:
       Phase I Report - Ecosystem Protection pages EP 19
       Ecosystem Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
       Previous Number: EP41                     Related Recommendations: EP12, pp
R59   Assess Secondary and Cumulative Impacts on Ecosystems Resulting
       from Permit Actions
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Ecosystem Protection pages EP 17.
       Ecosystem Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
       Previous Number: EP32                     Related Recommendations: None identified

R60   Develop an Action Plan for the Agency
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Environmental Technology pages ET 16 - 19.
       Environmental Technology Team Leader- Joe Carra 202-260-1815
        Previous Number: ET04                    Related Recommendations: EPA05

R61   Revise Executive Order 12291 on Cost-Benefit Analysis
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Ecosystem Protection pages EP 8
       Ecosystem Protection Team Leader- Maurice LeFranc 202-260-4908
        Previous Number: EPOS                    Related Recommendations: ENV02 pp	
R62   Competitions to Encourage New Technology
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Environmental Technology pages ET 26, 27.
       Environmental Technology Team Leader-Joe Carra 202-260-1815
       Previous Number: ET09        Related Recommendations: None identified
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GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

EPA05            Increase Private Sector Partnerships to Accelerate The
                    Development of Innovative Technologies Which Maximize
                    Sustainable Development
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 5.1:  EPA should develop a plan with specific milestones, by June 30 1994, for improving the
                    regulatory and statutory climate for innovative technologies.
Recommendation 5.2:  EPA should establish a small business center as a pilot program to expand the technology
                    options available in the market place by helping these businesses obtain financing for new
                    technologies.
Recommendation 5.3:  EPA should develop and promote a series of monographs to assist industry in identifying
                    pollution prevention opportunities and making informed, responsible design choices.
Recommendation 5.5:  EPA should establish an environmental technology performance verification program by
                    September 30,1995, to evaluate and  validate the claims of environmental technology
                    vendors, (see R21)
Recommendation 5.6:  EPA should establish five partnerships with different industries to re-engineer common
                    products and processes in order to promote cleaner manufacturing processes, (see R57)
Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral.
Related Recommendations:
                    R25 - Reinvention Lab to Facilitate Permits of Innovative Technology, pp ET 19 - 21;
                    R57 - Reinvention Lab for Environmental Tech Verification Program, pp ET 22, 23;
                    R60 - Develop an Action Plan for the Agency, pp ET 16 -19.
Where to Find More Information:
                    Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                    White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960

EPA07            EPA Must Exert New Leadership Through Measurable
                    Goals, Performance Standards, and Strategic Planning
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 7.1:  By April 1994, EPA should draft measurable environmental goals for the range of
                    environmental problems this country faces.
Recommendation 7.2:  By January 1994, EPA should prepare measurable, internal goals to provide direction for
                    assessing and redirecting existing EPA strategies where needed.
Recommendation 7.3:  EPA must develop performance measures for selected goals and strategies as a pilot for
                    reporting requirements for the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.
Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral.

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Related Recommendations:
                     R56 - Set and Work Toward Environmental Goals, pp QM 16.
Where to Find More Information:
                     Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                     White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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OFFICE OF PREVENTION, PESTICIDES AND TOXIC
SUBSTANCES	

GROUP 1 - Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

R21   PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDUSTRIES TO RE-ENGINEER
       PRODUCTS AND PROCESSES
       Recommendation in Brief:
       Build on the Design for Environment Program by expanding industry collaboration. Partnerships should
       include suppliers and customers of the target industry and trading associations representing the industry.
       Encourage industries to establish technical assistance programs in alternative technologies and adopt
       codes of conduct and set voluntary environmental goals.
       Related Recommendations:
       White House Recommendation 5 (EPA 05.4) Increase private sector partnerships to accelerate the
       development of innovative technologies which maximize sustainable development.
       Recommended Implementation Partners
       OPPTS
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Environmental Technology pages ET 8.
       Environmental Technology Team Leader - Joe Carra 202-260-1815
       Previous Number: ET02

GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R63   Improve Funding for P2 Activities by States
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 27.
       Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
       Previous Number: PP11                    Related Recommendations: EPA03

R64   Promote P2 Through Procurement of Goods and Services
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 43,44.
       Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
       Previous Number PP25                    Related Recommendations: R45, pp PP 20 - 24;
                                                               EPA03
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R65    Integrate P2 into Multi-media Pilot Projects
         Where to Find More Information:
         Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 23
         Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
         Previous Number: PP08                       Related Recommendations:  R19, ppPP21
                                                    R51, pp PP 24             R71, pp PP 22
                                                    EPA03

GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

EPA03            EPA Must Make a Shift Toward Pollution Prevention and
                     Away From Pollution Control
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 3.01:  The preamble to each major rule proposed by EPA should include a summary of the total,
                     multi-media releases to the environment from the activities that are subject of the rule.
Recommendation 3.02:  EPA should use its flexibility - - as it already has for the pulp and paper industry - - to
                     adjust regulatory timetables so that major rules are proposed on the same date
Recommendation 3.03:  EPA should change existing reporting requirements that create disincentives to multi-
                     media inspections and enforcement actions at both the federal and state levels.
Recommendation 3.04:  EPA should move toward a "block grant" approach by providing states with maximum
                     flexibility in the use of federal funds in carrying out responsibilities that have been
                     delegated to the states by EPA.
Recommendation 3.05:  EPA should emphasize demand-side management in wastewater  grant programs that
                     provides states with incentives to invest funds in water conservation and pollution
                     prevention programs.
Recommendation 3.06:  EPA should invite a specific industry sector to jointly undertake several projects to
                     evaluate the feasibility of developing multi-media pollution prevention strategies for that
                     particular industry.
Recommendation 3.07:  EPA should help focus existing private sector labeling and standards programs by
                     identifying the product categories of greatest concern. In addition, the agency should
                     work with the American National Standards Institute in developing a coherent U.S.
                     position on Eco-labeling and life-cycle analysis.
Recommendation 3.08:  EPA should work cooperatively with USDA, FDA, and other agencies to develop a
                     national strategy to promote more efficient use of pesticides and fertilizers.
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Recommendation 3.09: The EPA should develop a plan for implementing the pending Executive Orders on
                     Pollution Prevention and Recycling so that it can carry out its role and work jointly with
                     other federal agencies, as outlined in the Executive Orders.
Recommendation 3.10: EPA should create an integrated database that provides information useful for measuring
                     performance by industry, sector, and facility, and for devising long-term multi-media
                     pollution prevention strategies.
Recommendation 3.11: Funds for environmental technology should be earmarked for prevention.
Recommendation 3.12: A significant fraction of funds for the Environmental Technology Initiative should be
                     earmarked for technical assistance (for pollution prevention).
Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral.

Related Recommendations:
                     R19 - Integrate P2 Into Every Regulation, Policy and Guidance Document, pp PP 21;
                     R51 - Harness Enforcement Activities to Promote Pollution Prevention, pp PP 24;
                     R63 - Improve Funding for P2 Activities by States, pp PP 27;
                     R64 - Promote P2 Through Procurement of Goods and Services, pp PP 43,44;
                     R65 - Integrate P2 into Multi-Media Pilot Projects, pp PP 23;
                     R68 -Work with States on P2 at High Management Level, pp PP 25,26;
                     R71 - Provide Permit Flexibility to Encourage Pollution Prevention, pp PP 22.
Where to Find More Information:
                     Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                     White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960

EPA05            Increase Private Sector Partnerships to Accelerate The
                     Development of Innovative Technologies Which Maximize
                     Sustainable Development
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 5.4:  EPA should establish five partnerships similar to the McLellan Air Force Base model to
                     expand available sites where developers and vendors can test and evaluate their
                     technologies. Two of the partnerships should be established by March 31, 1994, and three
                     more by  December 31, 1994.

Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral.
Related Recommendations:
                     R21 - Partnerships with Industries To Re-Engineer Products and Processes, pp ET 8;
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Where to Find More Information:
                    Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                    White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960

EPA06           Eliminate the Export of Pesticides That are Banned For Use
                    in the United States
Recommendations in Brief;
Recommendation 6.1:  EPA should work with Congress in developing legislation that would stop the U.S. from
                    exporting banned pesticides by June 1994.
Recommendation 6.2:  EPA should work with the appropriate national and international organizations, and
                    private industry, to develop policies that make Prior Informed Consent (PIC) more
                    enforceable throughout the world.
Recommendation 6.3:  EPA should consider developing an interagency technical assistance program with FDA
                    and USDA, by January 1995.

Related Recommendations:
                    None Indicated.
Where to Find More Information:
                    Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                    White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT	

GROUP 1 - Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

R06   Preparation of Policy Makers and Scientists for Science/Policy
       Interface (see information under Office of Air and Radiation)

GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R66   Management of Differential Risks
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Quality Science pages QS 20,21.
       Quality Science Team Leader - Wil Wilson 202-260-5574
       Previous Number: QS08                   Related Recommendations: None Indicated

R67   Addressing Scientific Information Gaps
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Ecosystem Protection pages EP 21,22.
       Ecosystem Protection Team Leader - Maurice LeFranc 202- 260-4908
       Previous Number: EP47                   Related Recommendations: None Indicated
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OFFICE OF REGIONAL OPERATIONS AND STATE AND
LOCAL RELATIONS	

GROUP 1 - Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

R22   State & Local Pilot Projects - Cross Media Flexibility for Improved
       Performance
       Recommendation in Brief:
       Target greatest risk, provide greater flexibility for determining risk-based priorities, and address multi-
       media priorities. This recommendation is a combination of State Pilot Projects for the states of
       Massachusetts, Ohio, and New York.
       Related Recommendations:
       None Identified
       Recommended Implementation Partners
       Office of Regional Operations, State/Local Relations
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Intergovernmental Partnerships pages IP 3,4,6.
       Intergovernmental Partnerships Team Leader - Ernma McNamara 202- 260-1522
       Previous Number: IP03, IP04, and IP06

GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R68   Work with States on P2 at High Management Level
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 25,26.
       Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
       Previous Number: PP10       Rec. Implement. Partner: Regions

GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

EPA01          EPA Should Improve Environmental Protection Through
                 Increased Flexibility to Local Government
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 01.1: EPA should amend the regulations it determines most troublesome for local government,
                 pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, to provide alternative and flexible
                 approaches to meeting environmental mandates dictated by the statute upon which the
                 regulation is based.
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Recommendation 01.2: EPA should convene a series of town meetings across the U. S. with environmental and
                      other citizen groups, and local officials, to ensure that outside input is considered before
                      regulatory reform recommendations are finalized.
Recommendation 01.3: EPA should establish a pilot project that will assist one community to assess its
                      environmental and community health risks in directing resources to priority problems. As
                      an outcome of the pilot, EPA should assist the community to recommend appropriate cost-
                      effective solutions to priority problems.
Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral

Related Recommendations:
                      None indicated.
Where to Find More Information:
                      Full Report on White House recommendations due in December.  EPA's Liaison for the
                      White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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OFFICE OF WATER
GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R69   Promote State/EPA Dialogue on Nonpoint Source Program
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Intergovernmental Partnerships pages IP 12.
        Intergovernmental Partnerships Team Leader - Emma McNamara 202-260-1522
        Previous Number: IP12

R70   Develop Demand-Side  Management Strategy for Municipal Water
        Program
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 13.
        Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
        Previous Number: PP15

GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

EPA04          Promote the  Use of Economic and Market Approaches to
                  Reduce Water Pollution
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 04.1: EPA should work with Congress to propose language amending the Clean Water Act to
                  explicitly encourage market-based approaches to reduce water pollution. These
                  approaches should  include trading waste discharges among sources when pollution
                  controls are needed above technology-based guidelines lo protect water quality.
Recommendation 04.2: The Administrator  should work with Congress to identify water pollution discharge fees
                  that could be included in the CWA reauthorization.
Fiscal Impact:        Cost neutral

Related Recommendations;
                  None Indicated.
Where to Find More Information:
                  Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                  White House NPR  effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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 PERMITS TASK FORCE
 GROUP 1 -  Recommendations Requiring an Immediate Action Plan:

 R23   Target Permit Priorities
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Issue permits only where it is necessary to apply tailored or site specific requirements, and use
        alternatives where possible such as compliance with self-implementing regulations or class permits.
        Prioritize permit issuance based on human health and ecological risk concerns, or on geographic basis.
        Related Recommendations:
        None Identified
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        Permits Task Force
        Where to Fine} More Information:
        Phase I Report - Permits Streamlining pages PS 20 - 23.
        Permits Streamlining Team Leader - Elaine Wright 215-597-3634
        Previous Number: PS04

 R24   Encourage a State/EPA Joint Approach to Administrative
        Streamlining
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Establish teams with States and EPA to review and streamline permit processes. Ask the stakeholders to
        identify barriers to the permitting process. Authorize states that have full statutory authority to take full
        delegation and responsibility for permit programs.
        Related Recommendations:
        None identified.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        Permits Task Force
        Where to Find More Information!
        Phase I Report - Permit Streamlining pages PS 8 -10.
        Permits Streamlining Team Leader - Elaine Wright 215-597-3654
        Previous Number. PS01
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R25   Reinvention Lab to Facilitate Permits of Innovative Technology
        Recommendation in Brief:
        Create a special team of permit writers from EPA and the States to conduct review of what works and
        what doesn't work in writing permits. This would determine whether permits could be changed or
        modified to allow the use of more innovative technology to accomplish the environmental mandate
        dictated by permits. The team would also identify regulatory statutory obstacles that policy and
        procedural changes alone cannot penetrate. The team would also work with alternative approaches to
        conventional permitting processes.
        Related Recommendations:
        White House Recommendation 5 (EPA 05) Increase private sector partnerships to accelerate the
        development of innovative technologies which maximize sustainable development.
        Recommended Implementation Partners
        Permits Taskforce and the Innovative Technology Council
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Environmental Technology pages ET 19 - 21.
        Environmental Technology Team Leader - Joe Carra 202-260-1815
        Previous Number: ET05

GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R71   Provide Permit Flexibility to Encourage Pollution Prevention
        Where to Find More Information:
        Phase I Report - Pollution Prevention pages PP 22.
        Pollution Prevention Team Leader - James Nelson 703-235-5303
        Previous Number: PP07         Rec. Implement.  Partner: Innovative Technology Council

GROUP 3- White House Recommendations:

EPA02           Streamline EPA's Permit Program to Improve Agency
                   Efficiency and Customer Service
Recommendations in Brief:
Recommendation 02.1: EPA should establish a permits clearing house by 1995 to serve  as a single point-of-
                   contact for regulated industry, local government and the public to obtain information about
                   national and regional regulations and permitting requirements.
Recommendation 02.2: EPA should authorize states that now have full statutory authority and permit fee systems
                   in place to take full delegation and responsibility of permit programs.
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 Recommendation 02.3  EPA should identify by June 1994, statutes which prevent flexibility in permitting and
                      report to the Administrator for follow-up action.
 Recommendation 02.4:  EPA should develop as a pilot project, a cross-program permit tracking system with one
                      state and one region by June 1994.
 Fiscal Impact:         Cost neutral

 Related Recommendations;
                      None Indicated.
 Where to Find More Information:
                      Full Report on White House recommendations due in December. EPA's Liaison for the
                      White House NPR effort is Allison Rainey 202-260-7960
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REGION 5
GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R72   Facilitate Restoration of Contaminated Properties
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Intergovernmental Partnerships pages IP 11.
       Intergovernmental Partnerships Team Leader - Emma McNamara 202-260-1522
       Previous Number: IP11        Related Recommendations: None Indicated
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TASK FORCE ON CUSTOMER SERVICE	

GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R26   Reinforce Quality - Inclusion of a Respect for People and Focus on our
       Customers
       Where to Find More Information:
       Phase I Report - Quality Management pages QM 7,8.
       Quality Management- Micheline Ward 206-553-0309
       Previous Number: QM47                  Related Recommendations: Rll, pp WC 7,8;
                                        R40, pp QM 14, 15;      R42, pp QM 10,11;
                                        R56, pp QM 16.
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TASK FORCE ON STREAMLINING
GROUP 2 - Recommendations Requiring an Action Plan Within Six Months:

R73  Flatten Management Hierarchy to Provide Opportunities for Staff
      Growth, Learning and Efficiency
      Where to Find More Information:
      Phase I Report - Workforce Capacity pages WC 5 - 7.
      Workforce Capacity- Georgianna Bishop 617-565-2425
      Previous Number: WC57                 Related Recommendations: R17, ppWDS;
                                       R39, pp MLD 5;        R41, pp MLD 2, 3.
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