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									                                                                                                            DRAFT
                                             Assessment of Measures Review Initiative Results for Goal 1
NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                             Regions &      Region or State Explanation for         NPM response, new code, and New Text                          NPM Rationale
      objective                                                               States &             Recommendation
                                                                             recommend
                                                                                ation

                                                                                                                                   Modify
                                                                                                                                   Work with OTAQ to implement the National Clean
               OTAQ 01 - Regions work with OTAQ to implement the
                                                                                                                                   Diesel Campaign which includes voluntary emissions
               National Clean Diesel Campaign which includes voluntary
                                                                                                                                   control programs for existing heavy duty diesel engines
               emissions control programs for existing heavy duty diesel                 * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.                                                                                                                         and school buses. This includes administration and
               engines and school buses. This includes administration                                                                                                                        NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                   implementation of the Diesel Emission Reduction grant
               and implementation of the Diesel Emission Reduction
                                                                                                                                   program and confirmation that the Regions have
               grant program.
                                                                                                                                   entered the information regarding these grants (federal
                                                                                                                                   $) into the National Clean Diesel Database.

                                                                                                                                   Modify
               OTAQ 03 - Regions review conformity determinations for
                                                                                                                                   Make attainment determination by 12/31/07 for             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.     nonattainment and maintenance areas for transportation                    * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                   remaining EAC areas with designation deferrals and        NPM/Lead Region rationale
               related criteria pollutants (e.g., ozone, CO, PM2.5, PM10).
                                                                                                                                   take required action by 4/15/2008.
               OAQPS M01 - HQ monitors for backlog of unresolved                                                                   Modify
               critical review records and flags each quarter for Regional                                                         Identify and resolve completeness and timeliness          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               Office resolution. .                                                                                                issues with regard to quarterly data submission by        NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                   monitoring agencies.
               OAQPS M02 - HQ coordinates with Regions to ensure
                                                                                                                                   Modify
               adequate and independent QA of NAAQS monitoring sites.                                                                                                                        Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Review QA programs and ensure compatibility of air
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                   toxics measurements across 22 NATTS.

               OAQPS M04 - HQ issue network design guidance for the
               revised 24-hour PM2.5 NAAQS and the PM10-2.5 NAAQS.                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale


               OAQPS M06 - Regions evaluate all state/local Primary
                                                                                                                                   Modify
               Quality Assurance Organizations' annual data certification                                                                                                                    Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Evaluate submitters‟ annual data certification requests
               requests and documentation for CY 2006 and forward to                                                                                                                         NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                   and documentation and forward to HQ when adequate.
               HQ when complete and adequate in the view of the RO.

               OAQPS M07 - Regions perform Technical Systems Audits
                                                                                                                                   Keep                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    on 1/3 of state/local Primary Quality Assurance                           * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
               Organizations.

               OAQPS M08 - Regions review all requests for changes in                                                              Keep                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               State monitoring plans and act on requests within 120 days.                                                                                                                   NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS M09 - Regions ensure all state/local Primary
               Quality Assurance Organizations' quality management
                                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    plans (QMPs) and QAPPs have been approved and reflect                     * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
               the current network.




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                                             Assessment of Measures Review Initiative Results for Goal 1
NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                            Regions &      Region or State Explanation for            NPM response, new code, and New Text         NPM Rationale
      objective                                                              States &             Recommendation
                                                                            recommend
                                                                               ation

               OAQPS M10 - Regions work with S/L/Ts to implement the
               National Monitoring Strategy and revised monitoring rules,
               including conducting workshops (or equivalent training
                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    process) to assist S/L/Ts in understanding changes in                    * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
               monitoring rule and strategy, conducting network
               assessments, implementing the quality system, and
               developing plans for change. Value in cell is yes/no


               OAQPS M11 - All State/local Primary quality assurance
                                                                                        NY- Report PM 10 data using local                                                    Still collected though a
               organizations submit NAAQS pollutant data, PAMS, and
                                                                            NY          conditions. Using standard conditions does                                           different system. See NPM
OAR   1.1.1    QA data to AQS directly or indirectly through another                                                                 Delete
                                                                            M           not allow for easy comparison to other PM                                            response in reporting burden
               organization according to schedule in 40 CFR part 58.
                                                                                        monitoring data.                                                                     reduction summary

               OAQPS M12 - States submit annual network report
               required by 40 CFR 58.20 by July 1 unless another                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
               schedule has been approved.                                                                                                                                   NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS M13 - Ensure adequate, independent QA audits of
               state/local NAAQS monitors or participate in NPAP and                                                                                                         Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
               PEP QA programs.                                                                                                                                              NPM/Lead Region rationale


               OAQPS N001 - Improve O3 concentrations. Reduce the
                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    population-weighted ambient concentrations of ozone in all               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
               monitored counties from the 2003 baseline.

               OAQPS N002 - Improve PM2.5 concentrations. Reduce
                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    the population-weighted ambient concentrations of PM2.5                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
               in all monitored counties from 2003 baseline.

               OAQPS N003 - Reduce AQI days over 100, weighted by                                                                                                            Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
               population and AQI value.                                                                                                                                     NPM/Lead Region rationale
               OAQPS N004 - Reduce O3 exceedances. Reduce
               average number of days during the ozone season that the                                                                                                       Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
               ozone standard is exceeded in baseline non-attainment                                                                                                         NPM/Lead Region rationale
               areas, weighted by population.
               OAQPS N01 - HQ will provide to the Regional Offices the
               annual air quality reports for the criteria pollutants, as                                                                                                    Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
               appropriate, by August 1, 2006.                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS N02 - HQ will finalize the 1997 PM2.5 NAAQS
                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    Implementation Rule.                                                     * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS N03 - HQ will publish FRN to defer the designation
                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    dates for the EACs meeting the deferral requirements.                    * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process      Delete
                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale



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                                            Assessment of Measures Review Initiative Results for Goal 1
NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                            Regions &      Region or State Explanation for         NPM response, new code, and New Text                         NPM Rationale
      objective                                                              States &             Recommendation
                                                                            recommend
                                                                               ation
               OAQPS N04 - HQ promulgates 5 category actions for
               §183(e) consumer product rules (1 rule, 3 CTGs) for                                                                                                                         Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               OAQPS; 1 rule for OTAQ.                                                                                                                                                     NPM/Lead Region rationale

                                                                                                                                  Modify
               OAQPS N05 - Regions review air quality data reports                                                                Review annual air quality reports and work with states
                                                                                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    provided by HQ and take appropriate actions dealing with                 * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   to develop appropriate actions addressing newly
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               areas newly-discovered violating any NAAQS.                                                                        discovered areas violating the NAAQS for any criteria
                                                                                                                                  pollutant.

                                                                                                                                  Modify
               OAQPS N06 - Regions take rulemaking actions on CAIR
                                                                                                                                  Review and take action within 18 months of receipt of    Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    SIPs within 18 months of receipt.                                        * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                  any high-priority CAA-required SIP including 8-hr        NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                  Ozone, PM 2.5, Regional Haze, and CAIR.


                                                                                                                                  Modify
                                                                                                                                  As necessary, provide policy and technical assistance
               OAQPS N08 - Regions consult with their States to develop
                                                                                                                                  and comments to USDOT and State and Local
               approvable SIPs to attain the PM2.5 and 8-hour ozone
                                                                                                                                  governments for transportation conformity                Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    NAAQS including inventories and control strategy                         * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                  determinations in 8-hour ozone, PM2.5, PM10, and CO      NPM/Lead Region rationale
               development, air quality modeling, and adoption of
                                                                                                                                  nonattainment and maintenance areas. Process any
               enforceable measure. Bid yes or no.
                                                                                                                                  Transportation Conformity-related SIP revisions
                                                                                                                                  submitted by States in FY 2008, as appropriate.

               OAQPS N09 - Regions review and take action within 18
               months of receipt of any NAAQS redesignation requests.                                                             Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               Bid yes or no.                                                                                                                                                              NPM/Lead Region rationale


               OAQPS N11 - Regions complete rulemaking action on any
               remaining PM10 SIPs for existing PM10 nonattainment
                                                                                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    areas within 18 months of receipt. Value in cell is number               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               of PM10 SIP actions to be completed.


               OAQPS N12 - State submit approvable attainment
                                                                                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    demonstration SIPs to attain the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               moderate and higher classified areas.
               OAQPS N14 - State submit approvable attainment
                                                                                                                                  Modify
               demonstration SIPs to attain the 8-hour ozone NAAQS for                                                                                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Take action on any requests for voluntary bump-ups,
               subpart 1areas.                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                  including subpart 1 areas.

               OAQPS N15 - States submit RFP SIPs for moderate
                                                                                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    ozone and higher Subpart 2 areas.                                        * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS N17 - States submit RFP SIPs for Subpart 1
               ozone areas that request an extension of their attainment                                                                                                                   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                             * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               date.                                                                                                                                                                       NPM/Lead Region rationale



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                                             Assessment of Measures Review Initiative Results for Goal 1
NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                             Regions &      Region or State Explanation for             NPM response, new code, and New Text            NPM Rationale
      objective                                                               States &             Recommendation
                                                                             recommend
                                                                                ation
               OAQPS N18 - States submit RACT SIPs for Subpart 1
               ozone areas that request an extension of their attainment                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
               date.                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS N19 - States submit §110(a)(1) maintenance SIPs
                                                                                                                                                                                   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    for required 8-hr ozone attainment areas.                                 * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                   NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS N20 - States submit by June 1, 2007 the 2005
               State-wide emission inventories for criteria pollutants
                                                                                                                                                                                   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    required by the CERR, via CDX, covering all sources                       * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                   NPM/Lead Region rationale
               types.

               OAQPS N21 - States submit redesignation requests for 8-
               hour ozone and PM 2.5 areas with 3 years of clean air                                                                                                               Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
               quality data.                                                                                                                                                       NPM/Lead Region rationale


                                                                                         AL- Draft SIP revisions have been sent to
                                                                                         EPA for comments prior to beginning the
                                                                                         rulemaking process. After those comments
               OAQPS N22 - States submit §110(a)(2)(D) SIPs for PM2.5
                                                                      AL                 were addressed and the process initiated,                                                 Not an ACS issue - comment
OAR   1.1.1    and ozone.                                                                                                              Delete
                                                                      M                  different EPA staff reviewed the submittal                                                delegated to region 4
                                                                                         and provided more comments. EPA should
                                                                                         provide all its comments during the draft
                                                                                         phase.

                                                                                         EPA has reviewed information and agreed to
                                                                                         support the submittal and then withdrew their
               OAQPS N23 - States adopt CAIR model trading program
                                                                                         support during the process. EPA should not                                                Not an ACS issue - comment
OAR   1.1.1    or submit CAIR Abbreviated SIP by March 31, 2007                                                                        Delete
                                                                                         put the state in the awkward position of                                                  delegated to region 4
                                                                                         having to withdraw a proposal that it said it
                                                                                         would support.


               OAQPS N25 - Regions consult with their respective RPO
               and States on 308 and 309 SIP development and issues,                                                                                                               Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
               including BART and reasonable progress.                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale



               OAQPS P001 - Percent of major NSR permits issued              3           R1- Not an environmental outcome indicator.
OAR   1.1.1                                                                                                                            PART measure/ headquarters will calculate   PART measure
               within one year of receiving a complete permit application.   D           This program indicator has little value.

               OAQPS P01 - Percent of final orders issued by HQ based
                                                                                                                                                                                   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    on drafts from Regions on citizen petitions received within               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                   NPM/Lead Region rationale
               past year.
               OAQPS P02 - Percent of final orders issued by HQ based
               on drafts from Regions on citizen petitions with court-                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process       Delete
               ordered deadlines.                                                                                                                                                  NPM/Lead Region rationale




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NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                              Regions &      Region or State Explanation for            NPM response, new code, and New Text                          NPM Rationale
      objective                                                                States &             Recommendation
                                                                              recommend
                                                                                 ation

               OAQPS P06 - Regions perform 1/4 of follow-up Title V
               program evaluations for programs with at least 20 permits                                                              Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               pursuant to Feb 05 OIG report and set target to issue                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               evaluation report within 120 days of evaluation.

               OAQPS P07 - Regions continue working on completing,
                                                                                                                                      Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    per agreed upon schedules, any remaining first-round Title                 * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               V program evaluations pursuant to March 2002 OIG report.

               OAQPS P08 - Regions review proposed initial, significant
               modifications and renewal operating permits, as                                                                        Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               necessary, to ensure consistent implementation of the Title                                                                                                                     NPM/Lead Region rationale
               V program.
               OAQPS P09 - Regions review NSR permits and major
               modifications, as necessary, to ensure consistent                                                                      Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               implementation of the NSR program.                                                                                                                                              NPM/Lead Region rationale


               OAQPS P10 - Regions prepare draft orders to citizen
                                                                                                                                      Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    (public) petitions. Issue Title V permits to respond to                    * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               objections where the permitting authority refuses to act.

                                                                                          R3- This is a program indicator to determine
               OAQPS P11 - Regions encourage States to submit
                                                                              3           the efficiency of the state‟s program. Should Keep
OAR   1.1.1    timeliness data on Title V permits for new and significant                                                                                                                      NPM to fill in
                                                                              M           be modified to include issuance of permit
               permit modifications and enter into TOPS.
                                                                                          renewals and initial renewals (P012 and P013

               QAQPS P12 - States ensure timely issuance of Title V           3                                                                                                                Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                               R3- Combine into P011.                      Deleted
               permit renewals.                                               M                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
               OAQPS P13 - Region obtains commitment from States to
                                                                              3                                                       Keep
OAR   1.1.1    issue Title V initial permits and significant modifications,               R3- Combine into P011.                                                                               NPM to fill in
                                                                              M
               as practicable.
               OAQPS P14 - Region obtains commitment from States to
               work with EPA in Title V permit program evaluations, with a
                                                                                                                                      Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    target to respond within 90 days to EPA's evaluation report                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               and implement recommendations the State believe are
               warranted.
               OAQPS P17 - States provide all RBLC data, including
               timeliness data on NSR permits issued for new major
                                                                                                                                      Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    sources and major modifications by entering data into the                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               RBLC national database.

                                                                                                                                      Modify
                                                                                                                                                                                               Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    OAQPS P19 - Issue PSD permits in Indian county.                            * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process     Issue PSD and Part 71 permits in Indian country. Value
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                      in cell is yes/no




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                                             Assessment of Measures Review Initiative Results for Goal 1
NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                               Regions &      Region or State Explanation for         NPM response, new code, and New Text                          NPM Rationale
      objective                                                                 States &             Recommendation
                                                                               recommend
                                                                                  ation
               OAQPS P20 - Regions work with their states/local and
               tribal governments to implement the Title V and NSR
               permit programs. Regions shall bid yes/no and include in
                                                                                                                                     Keep                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    the comments which of the individual Title V and/or NSR                     * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               ACS commitments they expect to be most relevant/highest
               priority in their Region.


               OAQPS Tr03 - Regions provide resources and technical
               support to tribes for voluntary, educational, outreach,                                                                                                                         Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               and/or regulatory development and implementation                                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
               programs (TIPs, TAS, ordinances, DITCAs, etc.)


               OAQPS Tr04 - Regions provide technical support to tribes
               assessing their air quality including those conducting
               monitoring analysis and those monitoring and submitting
               data to EPA's AQS, MDN, IMPROVE or other appropriate
               national databases. Value in cell is yes if all tribes                                                                                                                          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               requesting such assistance receive it. Report number of                                                                                                                         NPM/Lead Region rationale
               tribes funded to operate ambient monitors and number that
               have submitted complete data in the comments field (e.g.,
               xx of yy tribes funded have submitted data).


               OAQPS Tr05 - Tribes, with regional and HQ support
               participate in national level meetings, conferences, and
                                                                                                                                     Keep                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    teleconferences on CAA policy development and seek                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               training and support to build capability for effective
               participation.
               OAQPS Tr06 - Tribes implement tribal, CAA and voluntary                                                               Keep                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1                                                                                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               programs.                                                                                                                                                                       NPM/Lead Region rationale
               OTAQ 02 - Regions make adequacy/inadequacy
                                                                                                                                     Modify
               determinations, as necessary, for identified mobile source
                                                                                                                                     Make adequacy/inadequacy determinations, as
               budgets included in control strategy SIPs or maintenance
                                                                                                                                     necessary, for identified mobile budgets included in 8-   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.1    plans for transportation related criteria pollutants (e.g.                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                     hour ozone, CO, and PM2.5 control strategy SIPs           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               ozone, CO, PM2.5, PM10) submitted by states, and/or
                                                                                                                                     submitted by States and approve/ disapprove such
               approve/disapprove such budgets at the time of SIP
                                                                                                                                     budgets at the time of SIP processing.
               processing.

               OAQPS M15 - HQ conducts Proficiency Testing and
                                                                                                                                                                                               Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    Technical System Audits for national contract lab and                       * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               S/L/T labs servicing NATTS, and report results annually.

               OAQPS M16 - HQ provides national/regional-scale
               analysis of currently available air toxics data by 9/07, with
                                                                                                                                                                                               Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    conclusions relevant to air quality management and to                       * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
               establishing future goals for the NATTS program and other
               monitoring initiatives.



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NPM     Sub- Note: Cell entries below are hypothetical examples
                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                              Regions &      Region or State Explanation for         NPM response, new code, and New Text                         NPM Rationale
      objective                                                                States &             Recommendation
                                                                              recommend
                                                                                 ation
               OAQPS M18 - Regions participate in at least 50% of TSA
                                                                                                                                    Keep                                                     Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    lab and field site audits.                                                 * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS M19 - Regions ensure QAPPs for NATTS
               operation are adequate to provide quality data for
                                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    submission to AQS and that project results meet approved                   * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale
               QAPP requirements.


                                                                                                                                    Modify
               OAQPS M20 - NATTS grantees operate NATT sites
                                                                                                                                    The regions will work with their states to ensure NATTS Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    according to national grant and technical guidance and in                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    sites are operated in accordance with EPA's technical   NPM/Lead Region rationale
               keeping with the terms of QAPP and QMP.
                                                                                                                                    guidance and the terms of the QAPP and QMP.

               OAQPS T001 - Reduce percentage of cancer causing
                                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    toxic pollutant emissions. Base year is 1993.                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale


               OAQPS T002 - Reduce percentage of non-cancer causing
                                                                                                                                                                                             Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    toxic pollutant emissions. Base year is 1993.                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                             NPM/Lead Region rationale


               OAQPS T01 - Per court-ordered schedule of 10/06, HQ
               proposes area source standards for hospital sterilizers,                                                                                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               gasoline distribution, stationary internal combustion                                                                                                                         NPM/Lead Region rationale
               engines, as well as additional 4 categories by 12/15/06.

               OAQPS T02 - HQ promulgates oil and natural gas
               production area source standard (under court order for                                                                                                                        Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               12/06).                                                                                                                                                                       NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS T03 - HQ compiles and analyzes CY2006 air
               toxics monitoring data to characterize ambient air toxics by                                                                                                                  Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               9/30/07.                                                                                                                                                                      NPM/Lead Region rationale


                                                                                                                                    Modify
               OAQPS T05 - Regions work with S/L/T on community-                                                                    Work with States/Locals/Tribes and/or communities
               based projects including Community Action for Renewed                                                                (e.g., CARE communities/projects) to assess and          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               Environment (CARE) to work to obtain reductions from                                                                 address sources of air toxics, including the use of      NPM/Lead Region rationale
               mobile, indoor and stationary sources. .                                                                             voluntary air toxic reduction programs in their
                                                                                                                                    communities.
                                                                                                                                    Modify
               OAQPS T06 - Regions delegate and provide
                                                                                                                                    Delegate and provide implementation assistance to
               implementation assistance to S/L/Ts for toxic                                                                                                                                 Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2                                                                               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   States/Locals/Tribes, as needed, for section 111
               requirements, as needed. This includes the residual risk                                                                                                                      NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    (including CAMR), section 112 (including residual-risk
               and the area source programs.
                                                                                                                                    requirements), and section 129 standards.




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      objective                                                             States &             Recommendation
                                                                           recommend
                                                                              ation
               OAQPS T07 - Regions work with States to submit by June
               1, 2007 the integrated 2005 emissions inventory for HAPs.                                                                                                                   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2                                                                            * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale

               OAQPS Tr02 - OAQPS provides support for training to
                                                                                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.1.2    tribes on air toxics voluntary programs. .                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale


               ORIA IE1A - Train healthcare professionals, community
               workers, and other trained individuals on environmental
               management of asthma so they can counsel people with
               asthma. Bid the number of individuals to be trained
               (common definitions of healthcare professionals and
                                                                                                                                 delete (combined into ORIA IE1B)                          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.     community workers will be provided). At mid- and end-of-                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               year, use comment field in ACS to describe highlights,
               innovations, and anecdotal information about health
               outcomes and number of patients with asthma seen by
               healthcare professionals (HCPs).




                                                                                                                                 Modify
                                                                                                                                 Educate people with asthma or their caregivers, and
                                                                                                                                 train healthcare professionals, community workers, and
                                                                                                                                 other trained individuals, about environmental
               ORIA IE1B - Educate people with asthma or their                                                                   management of asthma triggers and childhood (0-6
               caregivers through home, daycare, community, and school                                                           years) exposure to ETS. Bid aggregate total number of
               interventions. Bid aggregate total number of people to be                                                         people with asthma to be educated and aggregate total
                                                                                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.     educated. At mid- and end-of-year, use comment field in                 * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   number of health care providers to be trained (common
                                                                                                                                                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               ACS to describe highlights, innovations, and anecdotal                                                            definitions of health care professionals and community
               information about health outcomes.                                                                                workers will be provided). At mid- and end-of-year, use
                                                                                                                                 comment field in ACS to describe highlights,
                                                                                                                                 innovations, and anecdotal information about health
                                                                                                                                 outcomes, number of patients with asthma seen by
                                                                                                                                 healthcare professionals, and number of families and
                                                                                                                                 caregivers educated about childhood exposure to ETS.




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                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                                Regions &      Region or State Explanation for         NPM response, new code, and New Text                       NPM Rationale
      objective                                                                  States &             Recommendation
                                                                                recommend
                                                                                   ation


               ORIA IE2A - Train healthcare professionals, community
               workers and other individuals in educating patients and
               caregivers on children¿s exposure to ETS. Bid the number
               of individuals to be trained where possible. (Common
               definitions of healthcare professionals and community                                                                  delete (combined into ORIA IE1B)                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.                                                                                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               workers will be provided). At mid- and end-of-year, use                                                                                                                      NPM/Lead Region rationale
               comment field in ACS to describe highlights, innovations,
               anecdotal information about health outcomes and number
               children exposed to ETS counseled.




               ORIA IE2B - Educate parents and caregivers on childrens'
               exposure to ETS through home, daycare, and community
               interventions. Bid total aggregate number of
                                                                                                                                                                                            Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.     caregivers/parents educated where possible. At mid- and                      * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                            NPM/Lead Region rationale
               end-of-year use comment filed in ACS to describe
               highlights, innovations, and anecdotal information.



               ORIA IE3A - Report on all radon work designed to increase
               mitigations and radon-resistant new construction. Bid yes
               or no. Work in this area includes: a) Promote work with
               builders to adopt radon-resistant new construction in
               medium/high risk areas. Encourage residential radon
               testing and mitigation as part of real estate transactions. At
               mid- and end-of-year, use comment filed in ACS to report
               number of homes built radon-resistant, areas newly-                                                                                                                          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.                                                                                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               developing radon-related building codes, new states/local                                                                                                                    NPM/Lead Region rationale
               governments requiring disclosure language for radon
               hazards/risks, and other information about
               accomplishments. b) Report on radon
               certification/registration efforts in States. At mid- and end-
               of-year use comment field in ACS to report on
               accomplishments.



                                                                                                                                      Modify
               ORIA IE3B - Promote mitigation of homes, schools, and
                                                                                                                                      Promote radon testing and mitigation in homes, schools
               buildings for radon. Bid aggregate number to be mitigated.
                                                                                                                                      and buildings. Encourage use of radon resistant new
               At mid- and end-of-year, use comment field in ACS to                                                                                                                           Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.                                                                                  * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   construction and state radon certification/registration
               report number mitigated and describe highlights,                                                                                                                               NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                      efforts. Bid on number of state grants with workplans
               innovations, anecdotal information about health
                                                                                                                                      that quantify both mitigations & radon resistant new
               outcomes.
                                                                                                                                      construction.




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                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                              Regions &      Region or State Explanation for         NPM response, new code, and New Text                         NPM Rationale
      objective                                                                States &             Recommendation
                                                                              recommend
                                                                                 ation
               ORIA IE3C - Promote testing of homes, schools, and
               buildings for radon. Bid aggregate number to be tested. At
               mid- and end-of-year, use comment field in ACS to                                                                    Delete (combine into IE3B)                              Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.                                                                                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
               describe highlights, innovations, and anecdotal information                                                                                                                  NPM/Lead Region rationale
               about health outcomes.


               ORIA IE4A - Promote work with schools to adopt and
               implement indoor air quality management practices
               consistent with TFS. Bid aggregate number of schools
               newly using organized indoor air quality management
                                                                                                                                    Keep                                                    Following-up to identify
OAR   1.2.     practices consistent with EPA TFS. At mid- and end-of-                     * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                                                                            NPM/Lead Region rationale
               year, use comment field in ACS to describe highlights,
               innovations, students reached, and anecdotal information
               about health outcomes and/or student performance.



                                                                                                                                    Modify
                                                                                                                                    Support radiation emergency response operations
                                                                                                                                    through technical assistance, communication, training
                                                                                                                                    exercises, and logistical support. Ensure that Region
               ORIA RAD1 - Support radiation emergency response
                                                                                                                                    identifies one radiation advisor and one RERT Liaison   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.4.     operations through technical assistance, communication,                    * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    and certifies that each meets the minimum position      NPM/Lead Region rationale
               training exercises, and logistical support.
                                                                                                                                    functional requirements. Value in cell is number of
                                                                                                                                    radiation exercises. At mid- and end-of-year, use
                                                                                                                                    comment field in ACS to describe radiation emergency
                                                                                                                                    response highlights.

               ORIA RAD2 - Ensure that 2 people per Region are Region-
               certified as meeting minimum functional requirements to                                                                                                                      Following-up to identify
OAR   1.4.                                                                                * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
               serve as regional radiation advisors and RERT liaisons.                                                                                                                      NPM/Lead Region rationale



                                                                                                                                    Modify
                                                                                                                                    Lead and coordinate the installation of RadNet monitors
               ORIA RAD3 - Lead and coordinate the installation of
                                                                                                                                    in region, including the identification of operators and
               RadNet monitors, including the identification of operators
                                                                                                                                    location and preparation of monitor sites. Provide        Following-up to identify
OAR   1.4.     and location and preparation of monitor sites. Value in cell               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    RadNet-related support to station operators and ORIA      NPM/Lead Region rationale
               is number of monitoring sites to be installed.
                                                                                                                                    labs as requested for operational monitors. Value in cell
                                                                                                                                    is number of monitoring sites to be installed in region
                                                                                                                                    and operational monitors.

               ORIA RAD4 - Provide RadNet-related support to station
                                                                                                                                                                                            Following-up to identify
OAR   1.4.     operators and ORIA labs as requested.                                      * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                            NPM/Lead Region rationale




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                FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                                Regions &      Region or State Explanation for                NPM response, new code, and New Text                           NPM Rationale
      objective                                                                  States &             Recommendation
                                                                                recommend
                                                                                   ation

                                                                                                                                             Modify
                                                                                                                                             Buildings: Through provision of promotion, outreach,
                                                                                            R8- Instead of “yes”/”no” bids, the Region
                                                                                                                                             and/or technical assistance, contribute to the
                                                                                            recommends that the measure simply
               OAP1 - Buildings: Benchmark or re-benchmark buildings in                                                                      benchmarking (through obtaining an energy
                                                                                            quantify the number of buildings
               one or more of the following categories: public sector and                                                                    performance rating) of buildings in one or more of the
                                                                                            benchmarked or re-benchmarked. Regions
               education (K-12 schools, government offices, courthouses,                                                                     following categories: public sector and education (K-12
                                                                                            should have the flexibility to meet the number
               college residence halls, college office buildings); healthcare 8                                                              schools, government offices, courthouses, college          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.5.                                                                                  of buildings benchmarked or re-benchmarked
               (acute care hospitals, children's hospitals, and medical       D                                                              residence halls, college office buildings); healthcare     NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                            in any or all of the subcategories mentioned.
               offices); or commercial office and retail (commercial and                                                                     (acute care hospitals, children's hospitals, and medical
                                                                                            The ENERGY STAR program tracks these
               corporate office buildings, bank branches, hotels, grocery                                                                    offices); and commercial office and retail (commercial
                                                                                            numbers by the subcategories mentioned
               stores, and warehouses. Bid yes or no.                                                                                        and corporate office buildings, bank branches, hotels,
                                                                                            already, so it is unnecessary to include the
                                                                                                                                             grocery stores, retailers, and warehouses). Bid a
                                                                                            subcategories in the measure.
                                                                                                                                             percentage increase in total square footage
                                                                                                                                             benchmarked in the Region.

                                                                                            R8- New partner recruiting yields only a small
                                                                                            portion of the overall results of the ENERGY
               OAP2 - Energy Star Partner Recruiting: Recruit new               8                                                                                                                       Following-up to identify
OAR   1.5.                                                                                  STAR program and the Regions can have          Deleted
               partners in all categories. Bid yes or no.                       M                                                                                                                       NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                            more impact by concentrating their efforts on
                                                                                            OAP1 and/or OAP3.

                                                                                                                                       Modify
               OAP3 - Residential Buildings: Support Energy Star for                                                                   Residential Buildings: Support Energy Star for
               residential buildings in at least one of three priority areas:               R8- Instead of “yes”/”no” bids, the Region residential buildings in at least one of three priority
               (1) assist in moving regional market to Energy Star              8           recommends that the ENERGY STAR            areas: (1) assist in moving regional market to Energy   Following-up to identify
OAR   1.5.
               Homes; (2) promote Energy Star in local affordable               M           program develop a way to quantify measures Star Homes; (2) promote Energy Star in local affordable NPM/Lead Region rationale
               housing; or (3) help establish Home Performance with                         of progress or success.                    housing; and (3) help establish Home Performance with
               Energy Star with key stakeholders. Bid yes or no.                                                                       Energy Star with key stakeholders. Bid which priority
                                                                                                                                       area(s) will be addressed.


                                                                                                                                             Modify
                                                                                                                                             Products: Support Energy Star national product
                                                                                                                                             campaigns by organizing and participating in local
                                                                                            R8- This measure should be deleted based
               OAP4 - Products: Support Energy Star national product                                                                         promotional efforts including: events, placing public
                                                                                            on the limited impact of the Regions‟ efforts
               campaigns by organizing and participating in local                                                                            service announcements in local media, issuing localized
                                                                                8           on national product campaigns and the                                                                    Following-up to identify
OAR   1.5.     promotional efforts including: events, placing public                                                                         press releases, and coordinating with non-retail
                                                                                D           difficulty of accurately assessing the impacts                                                           NPM/Lead Region rationale
               service announcements in local media, and coordinating                                                                        partners. In addition, for the ES Change a Light
                                                                                            of the Regions‟ efforts on the success of
               with partners. Bid yes or no.                                                                                                 Campaign specifically, sign up as a pledge driver or
                                                                                            product campaign.
                                                                                                                                             engage other local organizations as pledge drivers. Bid
                                                                                                                                             number of events and/or releases and pledges/pledge
                                                                                                                                             renewals.




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      objective                                                                States &             Recommendation
                                                                              recommend
                                                                                 ation

                                                                                                                                    Modify
                                                                                                                                    Work with OTAQ to assist States, and Tribes, as
               OTAQ 04 - SmartWay Transport Program: Conduct
                                                                                                                                    appropriate, to support SmartWay Transport and          Following-up to identify
OAR   1.5.     outreach and/or recruitment events/efforts in support of the               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    Smartway Grow and Go through recruitment of partners NPM/Lead Region rationale
               SmartWay Transport Program.
                                                                                                                                    and outreach efforts to local and regional governments,
                                                                                                                                    non-profit agencies, and businesses.


               OTAQ 05 - Best Workplaces for Commuters: Conduct
                                                                                                                                                                                                Following-up to identify
OAR   1.5.     outreach and/or recruitment events/efforts in support of the               * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Delete
                                                                                                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
               Best Workplaces for Commuters Program.

                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                    Provide support to implement existing I/M programs,     Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    including OBD2. Work with the States/Locals in revising NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    SIPs, as necessary.

                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                    Work with the States/Locals /Tribes and other affected
                                                                                                                                    parties to implement fuel programs in accordance with
                                                                                                                                                                                                Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   the applicable provisions of the CAA and EPAct,
                                                                                                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    including activities related to the reformulated gasoline
                                                                                                                                    program, the renewable fuels standard, low RVP
                                                                                                                                    programs, biofuels, ULSD, and state fuels programs.

                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                    Regions work with OTAQ to encourage MPOs, state
                                                                                                                                    and local governments to increase CMAQ funding              Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    allocated for clean diesel projects, and report these       NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    funded projects, where data is available, in the National
                                                                                                                                    Clean Diesel Database.

                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                                                                          Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Review and approve/disapprove second and later
                                                                                                                                                                                          NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    requests for Approved Regional Methods (ARM), if any.

                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                                                                                Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Determine whether marginal areas attain 8-hr NAAQS
                                                                                                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    and initiate bump-up for failure to attain.
                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                                                                                Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Continue to coordinate with Federal Land Managers on
                                                                                                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    regional haze issues.
                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                    Provide support to tribal air quality assessment and     Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                                    monitoring activities, and submission of monitoring data NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    into the appropriate database.
                                                                                                                                    New
                                                                                                                                                                                                Following-up to identify
                                                                                          * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Provide support for Tribes on the SIP and TIP
                                                                                                                                                                                                NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                                    processes.



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      objective                                                    States &             Recommendation
                                                                  recommend
                                                                     ation
                                                                                                                        New
                                                                                                                        Provide support and technical assistance to reservation Following-up to identify
                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                        and tribal communities to understand and address        NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                        indoor air quality concerns.

                                                                                                                        New
                                                                                                                                                                                     Following-up to identify
                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Regions will encourage States to prepare and submit
                                                                                                                                                                                     NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                        appropriate response to identified air quality violations.

                                                                                                                        New
                                                                                                                        Regions will consider action on any request from a           Following-up to identify
                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process
                                                                                                                        State/City for establishing innovative, voluntary, early     NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                        action initiatives such as the 8-hour Ozone Flex.

                                                                                                                        New
                                                                                                                                                                                     Following-up to identify
                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   Regions will encourage States to submit Regional Haze
                                                                                                                                                                                     NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                        SIPs
                                                                                                                        New
                                                                                                                        The regions will work with their states to ensure that the
                                                                                                                                                                                   Following-up to identify
                                                                              * Joint NPM/ region negotiation process   State's monitoring networks for NAAQS, PM2.5
                                                                                                                                                                                   NPM/Lead Region rationale
                                                                                                                        speciation and PAMS meet applicable regulatory and
                                                                                                                        guidance requirements.




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                   FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                    Regions & Region or State Explanation for                            NPM response, new code, and                       NPM Rationale
       objective                                                       States & Recommendation                                              New Text
                                                                       recommen
                                                                       dation

                                                                                                                                            Modify
                                                                                                                                            Subobjective 2.1.1 Water Safe to Drink -By
                   2.1.1 - Percent of the population served by
                                                                                                                                            2011, 91 percent of the population served by
                   community water systems that receive drinking
                                                                                                                                            community water systems will receive drinking
  OW   2.1.1       water that meets all applicable health-based
                                                                                                                                            water that meets all applicable health-based
                   drinking water standards through effective
                                                                                                                                            drinking water standards through approaches
                   treatment and source water protection.
                                                                                                                                            including effective treatment and source water
                                                                                                                                            protection.

                                                                                  R5 - 2006-2011 Strategic Plan no longer breaks out
                   A - Percent of the population served by community
                                                                                  compliance with health-based standards for existing
                   water systems that receive drinking water that
                                                                     5,7          and new rules. Percent population served by CWSs          Delete
  OW       2.1.1   meets health-based drinking water standards with
                                                                     D, D         in compliance with all rules is captured in 2.1.1 in
                   which systems need to comply as of December
                                                                                  FY08.
                   2001.
                                                                                  R7 - Removed in new strategic plan
                                                                                  R5 - 2006-2011 Strategic Plan no longer breaks out
                   B - Percent of the population served by community              compliance with health-based standards for existing
                   water systems that recieve drinking water that    5,7          and new rules. Percent population served by CWSs          Delete
  OW   2.1.1
                   meets health-based standards with a compliance D, D            in compliance with all rules is captured in 2.1.1 in
                   date of January 2002 or later.                                 FY08.
                                                                                  R7 - Removed in new strategic plan


                   C - Percent of community water systems that                    R5 - 2006-2011 Strategic Plan no longer breaks out
                   provide drinking water that meets health-based      5,7        compliance with health-based standards for existing        Delete
  OW   2.1.1                                                                      and new rules. Percent CWSs in compliance with all
                   standards with which systems need to comply as      M, M
                   of December 2001.                                              rules will be captured in single strategic target in FY08.
                                                                                  R7 - Use language in new strategic plan by ending
                                                                                  the measure at the word “standards”

                                                                                  R5 - 2006-2011 Strategic Plan no longer breaks out
                   D - Percent of community water systems that
                                                                                  compliance with health-based standards for existing
                   provide drinking water that meets health-based   5,7                                                                      Delete
  OW   2.1.1                                                                      and new rules. Percent CWSs in compliance with all
                   standards with a compliance date of January 2002 D, D
                                                                                  rules will be captured in single strategic target in FY08.
                   or later.
                                                                                  R7 - Removed in the new Strategic Plan.

                                                                                                                                            SP-3
                   E - Percent of the population served by community                                                                        By 2011, 86 percent of the population in Indian
                   water systems in Indian country that receive                                                                             country served by community water systems
  OW   2.1.1
                   drinking water that meets all applicable health-                                                                         will receive drinking water that meets all
                   based drinking water standards.                                                                                          applicable health-based drinking water
                                                                                                                                            standards.


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                   FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                     Regions & Region or State Explanation for                               NPM response, new code, and                        NPM Rationale
       objective                                                        States & Recommendation                                                 New Text
                                                                        recommen
                                                                        dation
                                                                                   R5 - Will be modified in 2008 to measure “community
                                                                                   water systems” and not “source water areas”.
                                                                                   56 - Region 6 proposes the description be clarified to
                                                                                   read: Percent of community water systems (both
                                                                                   surface and ground water) that achieve minimized risk
                                                                                   to public health (cumulative).
                                                                                   The reasons for offering this clarification are as
                                                                                   follows: 1. The Safe Drinking Water Act as amended
                                                                                   in 1996 specifically targets public water supply
                                                                                   systems for assessments under Section 1453 of the
                                                                                   statute. EPA has narrowed that focus down to                 SP-4                                               Public comment on the
                                                                                   targeting Community Water Systems - a subset of              By 2011, minimize risk to public health through    draft Strategic Plan
                                                                                   public water supply systems that has the greatest            source water protection for 50 percent of          including Strategic plan
                   F - Percent of source water areas (both surface                 potential to impact a large portion of the population.       community water systems and for the                measures was from May
                   and groundwater) for community water systems         5,6, SC    The statute does not offer any discussion or definition
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                    associated 62 percent of the population served     31 to July 17. Since
                   that achieve minimized risk to public health.        M, M, M    of what constitutes a "source water area." 2. EPA            by community water systems (i.e., "minimized       strategic plan measures
                   (cumulative)                                                    guidance on source water protection carries a                risk" achieved by substantial implementation,      are now final, the Agency
                                                                                   footnote for Strategic Target F which states: For the        as determined by the state, of actions in a        cannot make changes to
                                                                                   purpose of this measure, "source water areas" are            source water protection strategy).                 the measure text
                                                                                   treated as community water systems; universe is the
                                                                                   number of community water systems. It appears as
                                                                                   though the guidance document recognizes the need
                                                                                   for a clarification and attempts to use a footnote as a
                                                                                   means of clarification when in fact, further confusion
                                                                                   is introduced. 3. For the purposes of meeting targets,
                                                                                   Regions will find it less difficult to meet those that are
                                                                                   based on the number of "source water areas" since
                                                                                   there can be multiple source water areas for a single
                                                                                   community water system (e.g., many community
                                                                                                                                                SP-5
                                                                                                                                                By 2015, in coordination with other federal
                   G - Number of households on tribal lands lacking
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                    agencies, reduce by 50 percent the number of
                   access to safe drinking water.
                                                                                                                                                homes on tribal lands lacking access to safe
                                                                                                                                                drinking water.

                                                                                                                                                Modify
                   SDW-01a - Percent of community water systems
                                                                                                                                                Percent of community water systems (CWSs)
                   (CWSs) in states that have undergone a sanitary
                                                                                                                                                that have undergone a sanitary survey within
                   survey within the past three years (five years for   5                                                                                                                          Key public health related
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                    the past three years (five years for outstanding
                   outstanding performers) as required under the        D                                                                                                                          activity
                                                                                                                                                performers) as required under the Interim
                   Interim Enhanced and Long-Term 1 Surface
                                                                                                                                                Enhanced and Long-Term 1 Surface Water
                   Water Treatment Rules.                                          Make into Indicator measure – can be tracked within
                                                                                                                                                Treatment Rules.
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                   SDW-01b - Number of tribal community water
                   systems that have undergone a sanitary survey
                   within the past three years (five years for       5                                                                      Keep                          Key public health related
  OW   2.1.1
                   outstanding performers) as required under the     D                                                                                                    activity
                   Interim Enhanced and Long-Term 1 Surface                        Make into Indicator measure – can be tracked within
                   Water Treatment Rules.                                          the program.

                   SDW-02 - Percent of the data for violations of                  R3 - The Region has no means to accurately
                   health-based standards at public water systems                  measure the commitment (Percent of complete data
                                                                     3,5,7,8,9     in the data system).
                   that is accurate and complete in SDWIS-FED for                                                                           Keep
  OW   2.1.1
                   all maximum contaminant level and treatment
                                                                     D, D, M, D,   R5 - Indicator measure – can be tracked within the                                     Key to high data quality
                                                                     D             program.
                   technique rules (excluding the Lead and Copper
                   Rule).                                                          R7 - Include Lead and Copper rule and delete
                                                                                   measure SDW-03.




                                                                                   R3 - This measure seeks a reflection of “Complete”
                                                                                   lead and copper data without specifying whether it is
                                                                                   for the current monitoring period or for a compilation
                   SDW-03 - Percent of the Lead and Copper Rule                    of all potential data. It is not possible to determine
                   action level data for community water systems     3,5,7,8,9     whether a “Blank” in the data system is due to a         Keep
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                                              Key public health measure
                   serving over 3,300 people that is complete in     D, D, D, D, D failure to submit the data, or that the system was not
                   SDWIS-FED.                                                      required to submit the value during the period of
                                                                                   review. Therefore, the system may reflect
                                                                                   “incomplete” data when the data is not yet required.
                                                                                   R5 - Indicator measure – can be tracked within the
                                                                                   program.
                                                                                   R7 - Combine with modified measure SDW-02
                   SDW-04a - Percent of Community Water Systems                    R5 - An indicator measure that looks at CWS
                                                                      4,5,8,9                                                               Delete
  OW   2.1.1       that do not exceed the action level for lead of 15              compliance with part of one rule – LCR. Can be
                                                                      D, D, D, D
                   ppb at the 90th percentile value.                               tracked within the program.
                   SDW-04b - Percent of non-transient, non-
                   Community Water Systems that do not exceed the 4,5,8,9          R5 - An indicator measure that looks at NTNCWS           Delete
  OW   2.1.1
                   action level for lead of 15 ppb at the 90th    D, D, D, D       compliance with part of one rule – LCR. Can be
                   percentile value.                                               tracked within the program.




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                                                                                   R8 - A simple reading of the measure creates
                                                                                   confusion. Measure is of questionable value and
                                                                                   requires detailed explanation to understand what it
                                                                                                                                             SP-2
                                                                                   means.
                   SDW-05 - Percent of "person months" (i.e., the                                                                            By 2011, community water systems will
                                                                                   IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                   population served by community water systems                                                                              provide drinking water that meets all applicable
                                                                       8, IL, SC   program activity measures. Need to distill down to                                                         Included in Strategic Plan
  OW   2.1.1       times 12 months) during which community water                                                                             health-based drinking water standards during
                                                                       D, D, M     the most important ones. These measures are not                                                            at request of Regions.
                   systems provide drinking water that meets all                                                                             96 percent of person months (i.e., all persons
                                                                                   used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                   applicable health-based drinking water standards.                                                                         served by community water systems times 12
                                                                                   template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                                                                             months).
                                                                                   SC - I Believe this was included to show when a CWS
                                                                                   has a violation in one month, it doesn't look like they
                                                                                   are not meeting the standards for the whole year. If
                                                                                   so, then shouldn't the description of a person month
                                                                                   be "population served by a CWS times the number of
                                                                                   months it met health based DW standards"?

                   SDW-06 - Fund utilization rate (cumulative dollar
                   amount of loan agreements divided by cumulative                                                                           SDW-4
  OW   2.1.1
                   funds available for projects) for Drinking Water
                   State Revolving Fund (DWSRF).


                                                                                   R5 - Not required for PART. If not deleted, change to
                   SDW-07a - The number of Drinking Water State                    indicator with no Regional commitment or reporting
                                                                       5,7         obligation. HQ can pull data without requesting          SDW-5                                           Key indicator of major
  OW   2.1.1       Revolving Fund projects that have initiated
                                                                       D, M        separately from Regions                                                                                  Agency investment.
                   operations. (cumulative)
                                                                                   R7 - The size of the projects varies widely. The size of
                                                                                   the population that is impacted by the project is more
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                                                                                       R2 - This measure needs to be more clearly defined and
                                                                                       until such time the measure should be deleted. Based on
                                                                                       the description of "will assist in returning a community
                                                                                       water system to compliance," the answer will be the
                                                                                       cumulative number of loans (since each loan is a project).
                                                                                        Furthermore, the measure does not consider the effect of
                                                                                       single project that receives multiple loans. This measure is
                   SDW-07b - The number of Drinking Water State                        NOT linked to any of the following measures; PART, FY
                   Revolving Fund projects that will assist in           2,4,5,8,9, IL
                                                                                       07 State Grant Template, FY 07 Annual Performance            Delete
  OW   2.1.1       returning a community water system to                 D, D, D, D,
                                                                                       Measure, FY 06 Regional Priority Measure, nor the FY 06
                   compliance with drinking water standards              D, D
                                                                                       Regional Organizational Assessment Measure.
                   (cumulative)
                                                                                       R5 - Not required for PART. If not deleted, change to
                                                                                       indicator with no Regional commitment or reporting
                                                                                       obligation. HQ can pull data without requesting separately
                                                                                       from Regions
                                                                                       R8 - Data available in NIMS database.
                                                                                       IL - State water programs have approximately 180 program
                                                                                       activity measures. Need to distill down to the most
                                                                                       important ones. These measures are not used for any other
                                                                                       purpose (like PART or grant template) and could be
                                                                                       eliminated

                   SDW-08 - EPA will install and begin initial
                   operations of monitoring and surveillance pilots to   4,5,9                                                                     Delete
  OW   2.1.1
                   provide early warning of contamination in select      D, D, D
                                                                                        R5 - Indicator measure – can be tracked within the
                   drinking water systems.
                                                                                        program.



                                                                                        R5 - Not required for PART. If not deleted, change to
                                                                                        indicator with no Regional commitment. Any Regional
                   SDW-09a - The percentage of Class I wells
                                                                          4,5,7,8,9, IL input annually at the program level, informally.
                   identified in significant violation that are addressed                                                                     Delete
  OW   2.1.1                                                              D, D, D, D, R7 - For purposes of over-all programmatic results
                   by the Underground Injection Control (UIC)                           measure SDW11 provides better information.
                                                                          D, D
                   program.                                                             R8 - Measure easy to report but of questionable
                                                                                        value. New measure is needed to connect “health” of
                                                                                        groundwater to UIC program.
                                                                                        IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                        too many.


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                                                                                        R5 - Not required for PART. If not deleted, change to
                                                                                        indicator with no Regional commitment. Any Regional
                   SDW-09b - The percentage of Class II wells
                                                                          4,5,7,8,9, IL input annually at the program level, informally.
                   identified in significant violation that are addressed                                                                     Delete
  OW   2.1.1                                                              D, D, D, D, R7 - For purposes of over-all programmatic results
                   by the Underground Injection Control (UIC)                           measure SDW11 provides better information.
                                                                          D, D
                   program.                                                             R8 - Measure easy to report but of questionable
                                                                                        value. New measure is needed to connect “health” of
                                                                                        groundwater to UIC program.
                                                                                        IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                        too many.



                                                                                      R5 - Not required for PART. If not deleted, change to
                                                                                      indicator with no Regional commitment. Any Regional
                   SDW-09c - The percentage of Class III identified     4,5,7,8,9, IL input annually at the program level, informally.
                                                                                                                                            Delete
  OW   2.1.1       in significant violation that are addressed by the   D, D, D, D, R7 - For purposes of over-all programmatic results
                   Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.         D, D          measure SDW11 provides better information.
                                                                                      R8 - Measure easy to report but of questionable
                                                                                      value. New measure is needed to connect “health” of
                                                                                      groundwater to UIC program.
                                                                                      IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                      too many.



                                                                                      R5 - Not required for PART. If not deleted, change to
                                                                                      indicator with no Regional commitment. Any Regional
                   SDW-09d - The percentage of Class V wells            4,5,7,8,9, IL input annually at the program level, informally.
                                                                                                                                            Delete
  OW   2.1.1       identified in violation that are addressed by the    D, D, D, D, R7 - For purposes of over-all programmatic results
                   Underground Injection Control (UIC) program.         D, D          measure SDW11 provides better information.
                                                                                      R8 - Measure easy to report but of questionable
                                                                                      value. New measure is needed to connect “health” of
                                                                                      groundwater to UIC program.
                                                                                      IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                      too many.
                   SDW-10 - Percent of identified Class V Motor                       UIC program priorities have shifted.
                                                                        7, IL                                                                                               Key indicator of drinking
  OW   2.1.1       Vehicle Waste Disposal wells that are closed or                    IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                        D, D                                                                                                water source protection.
                   permitted.                                                         too many.




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                                                                                     R5 - PART indicator – can be tracked within the
                   SDW-11a - The percent of Class I wells that
                                                                       5, IL         program, no more than annual input from region.            SDW-7a
  OW   2.1.1       maintain mechanical integrity.                                                                                                                             Top priority UIC measure
                                                                       D, D          IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                     too many.
                                                                                     R5 - PART indicator – can be tracked within the
                   SDW-11b - The percent of Class II wells that        5, IL         program, no more than annual input from region.            SDW-7b
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                                                  Top priority UIC measure
                   maintain mechanical integrity.                      D, D          IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                     too many.
                                                                                     R5 - PART indicator – can be tracked within the
                   SDW-11c - The percent of Class III salt solution    5, IL         program, no more than annual input from region.            SDW-7c
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                                                  Top priority UIC measure
                   mining wells that maintain mechanical integrity.    D, D          IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                     too many.

                                                                                     R5 - PART indicator – can be tracked within the
                                                                                     program, no more than annual input from region.
                   SDW-12 - Number, and national percent, of high                    R7 - Change this measure to “The volume of all
                   priority Class V wells identified in ground water   5,7, IL       wastewater safely disposed into underground            SDW-8
  OW   2.1.1                                                                         geologic reservoirs via deep injection wells and which                                   Top priority UIC measure
                   based community water system water areas that       D, D/M, IL
                   are closed or permitted.                                          is thereby prevented from entering underground
                                                                                     sources of drinking water”
                                                                                     IL - Nine measures for a minor program like UIC is
                                                                                     too many.


                                                                                     R5 - Indicator measure – can be tracked within the
                                                                                     program.
                                                                                     R8 - Data systems do not currently support accurate
                   SDW-13 - Percent of community water system                        reporting on this indicator measure. While this is
                                                                       4,5,8,9,10    useful information for managing at the regional level,     Delete
  OW   2.1.1       intakes using source water that has been
                                                                       D, D, D, D, D it does not rise to the level of meriting reporting on a
                   designated for a drinking water use.
                                                                                     national level. Several states are reluctant to share
                                                                                     information on drinking water intakes or protect the
                                                                                     information from public disclosure, making the
                                                                                     collection of accurate information for this measure
                                                                                     challenging.
                   SDW-14 - Percent of community water system
                                                                                                                                                                              Key to integration of Clean
                   intakes for which the source water was assessed     5,8,9,10                                                                 SDW-9
  OW   2.1.1                                                                                                                                                                  Water/Drinking Water
                   for the drinking water use during the most recent   D, D, D, D    Indicator measure – can be tracked within the
                                                                                                                                                                              Program
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                                                                                      R2 - SDW 15a and 15b - both of these measures should be
                                                                                      deleted for 07 and 08. They are extremely complex to
                   SDW-15a - Percent of waterbody impairments                         report and are not required in any of the agency reporting
                   identified by states in 2002, in which there is a                  formats.
                                                                        2,5,8,9,10    These 2 measures are NOT linked to any of the following                                Key to integration of Clean
                   community water system intake and the                                                                                          SDW-10a
  OW   2.1.1                                                            D, D, M, D,   measures; PART, FY 07 State Grant Template, FY 07                                      Water/Drinking Water
                   impairment cause is for either a drinking water use
                                                                        D             Annual Performance Measure, FY 06 Regional Priority                                    Program
                   or a pollutant that is regulated as a drinking water
                   contaminant for which there is a TMDL.                             Measure, nor the FY 06 Regional Organizational
                                                                                      Assessment Measure.
                                                                                      R5 - Indicator measure – can be tracked within the program.
                                                                                      R8 - HQ to report results as national number rather than
                                                                                      region by region. Merge 15a and b.


                                                                                      R2 - SDW 15a and 15b - both of these measures should be
                                                                                      deleted for 07 and 08. They are extremely complex to
                   SDW-15b - Percent of waterbody impairments                         report and are not required in any of the agency reporting
                   identified by states in 2002, in which there is a                  formats.
                   community water system intake and the                              These 2 measures are NOT linked to any of the following
                                                                        2,5,8,9,10                                                                SDW-10b                    Key measure to improve
  OW   2.1.1       impairment cause is for either a drinking water use
                                                                        D, D, M, D, d measures; PART, FY 07 State Grant Template, FY 07                                      source of drinking water.
                   or a pollutant that is regulated as a drinking water               Annual Performance Measure, FY 06 Regional Priority
                   contaminant for which those waterbody                              Measure, nor the FY 06 Regional Organizational
                   impairments have been restored.                                    Assessment Measure.
                                                                                      R5 - Indicator measure – can be tracked within the program.
                                                                                      R8 - HQ to report results as national number rather than
                                                                                      region by region. Merge 15a and b.




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                                                                                      R3 - FS-1a, WQ-02a and SS-1a all reflect Agency
                                                                                      priorities that we have identified in the 2006 to 2011
                                                                                      EPA Strategic Plan as measures that will result in
                                                                                      human health and/or environmental improvement.
                                                                                      These are the environmental priorities that are
                                                                                      appropriately spotlighted in our WQS measures. It is
                                                                                      significant to note that although a state or territory
                                                                                      may adopt nutrient criteria, fish tissue criterion for
                                                                                      mercury or current pathogen criteria into its WQS,
                                                                                      none of these criteria are effective for CWA purposes
                                                                                      until EPA approves the new or revised WQS.
                                                                                      Therefore, EPA‟s prompt action on the WQS, and
                                                                                      approval if appropriate, is the measure that we
                   FS-1a - Number of States and Territories that        3,4,5,8,9, IL endorse for FS-1a, WQ-02a and SS-1. This also
                                                                                                                                                 Delete
  OW   2.1.2       have adopted the new fish tissue criterion for       M, D, D, D, allows accountability for the targets we identified as
                   mercury.                                             D, D          important for meeting our goals, as well as allowing
                                                                                      us some accountability for our CWA statutory
                                                                                      responsibilities. Our statutory requirement is to act
                                                                                      promptly not to approve promptly.
                                                                                      R5 - This is a measure of the States‟ WQS programs
                                                                                      and not the Region‟s. Also, in Region 5, 3 States
                                                                                      have adopted mercury water column criterion that
                                                                                      correlate to fish tissue levels. They are not inclined to
                                                                                      adopt the national criterion when they already have
                                                                                      an equivalent criterion. The region‟s success or
                                                                                      failure is inextricably linked to HQ‟s ability get out the
                                                                                      mercury criterion implementation guidance. If we
                                                                                      keep this PAM, we should add a PAM on issuance of


                                                                                      R5 - This is a measure of the Tribes‟ WQS program
                                                                                      and not the Region‟s. Also, in Region 5, those tribes
                                                                                      with WQS either utilize the Great Lakes Initiative
                                                                                      (GLI) mercury criterion which is equivalent to the
                                                                                      national criterion. They are not inclined to adopt the
                   FS-1b - Number of authorized Tribes that have        4,5,8,9       national criterion when they already have an             Delete
  OW   2.1.2
                   adopted the new fish tissue criterion for mercury.   D, D, D, D    equivalent criterion.
                                                                                      R8 - Advisories are quite variable from state to state,
                                                                                      and often advisory policies are not the authority of the
                                                                                      water quality agency. Typically in Region 8, fish
                                                                                      collection is not in the water quality agency‟s scope of
                                                                                      activities. Most states do not have mercury analytical
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                                                                                      R5-This is a measure of the States monitoring
                   FS-2a - Percent of river miles where fish tissue will              programs and not the Regions. We have not and do
                   be assessed to support waterbody-specific or                       not plan to run this type of monitoring program and
                                                                         5,8,9,10     thus have nothing to report for this measure. If this   FS-1a
  OW   2.1.2       regional consumption advisories or a                                                                                                                                         Key measure for fish safety
                                                                         D, M, D, D   measure is not dropped, it should be changed to an
                   determination that no consumption advice is
                   necessary.                                                         indicator.
                                                                                      R8- Change from target to indicator. Report
                                                                                      nationally rather than region by region.
                                                                                      R5-This is a measure of the States monitoring
                   FS-2b - Percent of lake acres where fish tissue will               programs and not the Regions. We have not and do
                   be assessed to support waterbody-specific or                       not plan to run this type of monitoring program and
                                                                        8,9,10        thus have nothing to report for this measure. If this   FS-1b
  OW   2.1.2       regional consumption advisories, or a                                                                                                                                        Key measure for fish safety
                                                                        D, M, D, D    measure is not dropped, it should be changed to an
                   determination that no consumption advice is
                   necessary.                                                         indicator.
                                                                                      R8- Change from target to indicator. Report
                                                                                      nationally rather than region by region.

                   H - Improve the quality of water and sediments to
                   allow for increased consumption of safe fish in a
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.1.2       percentage of the river miles/lake acres identified
                   by States or Tribes as having a fish consumption
                   advisory in 2002.

                                                                                                                                              SP-7
                   I - Increase the percentage of shellfish-growing                                                                           By 2011, maintain or improve the percentage of
  OW   2.1.2       acres monitored by States that are approved or                                                                             state-monitored shellfish-growing acres
                   conditionally approved for use.                                                                                            impacted by anthropogenic sources that are
                                                                                                                                              approved or conditionally approved for use.

                   2.1.3 - Restore water quality to allow swimming in
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.1.3       waters identified by states in 2000 as unsafe for
                   swimming.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Public comment on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                draft Strategic Plan
                                                                                                                                              SP-9
                                                                                                                                                                                                including Strategic plan
                   K - Percent of days of the beach season that                                                                               By 2011, maintain the percentage of days of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures was from May
                   coastal and Great Lakes beaches monitored by      5                                                                        beach season that coastal and Great Lakes
  OW   2.1.3                                                                                                                                                                                    31 to July 17. Since
                   state beach safety programs will be open and safe M                                                                        beaches monitored by state beach safety
                                                                                                                                                                                                strategic plan measures
                   for swimming.                                                                                                              programs that are open and safe for swimming
                                                                                                                                                                                                are now final, the Agency
                                                                                      The target is not a measure of our or the State's       at 96 percent.
                                                                                                                                                                                                cannot make changes to
                                                                                      program effectiveness. It should be changed from a                                                        the measure text
                                                                                      target to an indicator.

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                                                                                       R3 - FS-1a, WQ-02a and SS-1a all reflect Agency
                                                                                       priorities that we have identified in the 2006 to 2011
                                                                                       EPA Strategic Plan as measures that will result in
                                                                                       human health and/or environmental improvement.
                                                                                       These are the environmental priorities that are
                                                                                       appropriately spotlighted in our WQS measures. It is
                                                                                       significant to note that although a state or territory
                                                                                       may adopt nutrient criteria, fish tissue criterion for
                                                                                       mercury or current pathogen criteria into its WQS,
                                                                                       none of these criteria are effective for CWA purposes
                                                                                       until EPA approves the new or revised WQS.
                                                                                       Therefore, EPA‟s prompt action on the WQS, and
                   SS-1a - Number of States and Territories that                       approval if appropriate, is the measure that we
                                                                         3,4,5,8,9, IL endorse for FS-1a, WQ-02a and SS-1. This also
                   have adopted current pathogen criteria for non-                                                                               Delete
  OW   2.1.3                                                             M, D, D, D, allows accountability for the targets we identified as
                   coastal recreational waters (i.e. waters not
                                                                         D, D          important for meeting our goals, as well as allowing
                   covered by the BEACH Act.)
                                                                                       us some accountability for our CWA statutory
                                                                                       responsibilities. Our statutory requirement is to act
                                                                                       promptly not to approve promptly.
                                                                                       R5 - Progress on this measure depends on National
                                                                                       efforts to resolve technical questions related to the
                                                                                       criteria. EPA must either convince the states and
                                                                                       stakeholders of the technical validity of its arguments
                                                                                       for the criteria or compel them through disapproval
                                                                                       and promulgation. If EPA doesn‟t intend to do either,
                                                                                       then this measure should be deleted.
                                                                                       R8 - Headquarters has agreed to drop this measure.
                                                                                       IL - State water programs have approximately 180


                                                                                       R5 - Progress on this measure depends on National
                                                                                       efforts to resolve technical questions related to the
                   SS-1b - Number of Tribes that have adopted                          criteria. EPA must either convince the states and
                   current pathogen criteria for non-coastal             4,5,8,9       stakeholders of the technical validity of its arguments   Delete
  OW   2.1.3
                   recreational waters (i.e. waters not covered by the   D, D, D       for the criteria or compel them through disapproval
                   BEACH Act.)                                                         and promulgation. If EPA doesn‟t intend to do either,
                                                                                       then this measure should be deleted.
                                                                                       R8 - Headquarters has agreed to drop this measure.


                   SS-2 - Number, and national percent, of CSO
                                                                                       R5 - Commitment and definitions for counting used by
                   permits with schedules in place in permits or other 5,7                                                                  SS-1                               Measure critical to
  OW   2.1.3                                                                           OECA and OW need to be identical.
                   enforceable mechanisms to implement approved        M, M                                                                                                    reporting swimming uses
                                                                                       R7 - Modify to % total volume being addressed rather
                   Long Term Control Plans (LTCPs). (cumulative)
                                                                                       than number of communities.

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                                                                                     R5 - Indicator – can be tracked within the program.
                                                                                     R7 - The states are not receiving funding for the on-
                                                                                     site systems. So they are not obliged to adopt the
                   SS-3 - Number of States that adopted the
                                                                       5,7,8,9, IL   guidelines and not expected to report to the EPA.         Delete
  OW   2.1.3       Voluntary Management Guidelines for on-site
                                                                       D, D, D, D, D This measure does not indicate any environmental
                   sewage management. (cumulative)
                                                                                     benefits.
                                                                                     R8 - Headquarters has agreed to drop this measure.
                                                                                     IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                     program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                     the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                     used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                     template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                     This is a measure of States monitoring programs and
                   SS-4 - Percent of all Tier I (significant) public                 not the Region‟s. Also, our States define high priority
                                                                       5,9                                                                     SS-2                          Key beach program
  OW   2.1.3       beaches that are monitored and managed under                      beaches as the ones they monitor, so we will always
                                                                       D, D                                                                                                  measure
                   the BEACH Act program.                                            report 100% for this measure, rendering it
                                                                                     meaningless.

                   2.2.1a - Use both pollution prevention and                        R2 - 2.2.1a and b - should be deleted: These measures will
                   restoration approaches to increase watersheds       2,7           be replaced by alternative measures for watershed wide     Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   where water quality standards are met in at least   D, D          improvement in the new strategic plan. 2.2.1a is linked to
                   80% of the assessed water segments.                               the FY 07 Annual Performance Measure.
                                                                                     R7 - Removed in new Strategic Plan.


                                                                                     R2 - 2.2.1a and b - should be deleted: These measures will
                   2.2.1b - Use both pollution prevention and                        be replaced by alternative measures for watershed wide
                   restoration approaches to increase the number of                  improvement in the new strategic plan.
                   the watersheds where all assessed water             2,7           2.2.1b is NOT linked to any of the following measures;     Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   segments maintain their quality and at least 20%    D, D          PART, FY 07 State Grant Template, FY 07 Annual
                   of assessed water segments show improvement                       Performance Measure, FY 06 Regional Priority Measure,
                   above conditions as of 2002.                                      nor the FY 06 Regional Organizational Assessment
                                                                                     Measure.
                                                                                     R7 - Removed in new Strategic Plan.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                Public comment on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                draft Strategic Plan
                                                                                                                                            SP-10                                               including Strategic plan
                   L - Number and national percent of those
                                                                                                                                            By 2012 attain water quality standards for all      measures was from May
                   waterbodies identified in 2000 as not attaining    7
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                pollutants and impairments in more than 2,250       31 to July 17. Since
                   standards where water quality standards are        M
                                                                                                                                            water bodies identified in 2002 as not attaining    strategic plan measures
                   restored. (cumulative)
                                                                                                                                            standards. (cumulative)                             are now final, the Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                cannot make changes to
                                                                                                                                                                                                the measure text
                                                                                 Baseline revised in new strategic plan



                                                                                 R5 - This is a PART measure so it can‟t be changed,
                                                                                 but we‟d like to send the comment, if possible.
                                                                                 Most tribes have not operated long term stationary
                                                                                 monitoring programs and thus have little data to
                                                                                 report on trends. We have to rely on USGS stations
                                                                                 that are located on tribal land for the data and there
                                                                                 are very few of those. Considering the paucity of data
                                                                                 for this measure and that it will take years for the                                                           Public comment on the
                                                                                                                                            SP-14
                                                                                 tribes to build up a database sufficient to detect                                                             draft Strategic Plan
                                                                                                                                            By 2012, improve water quality in Indian
                                                                                 trends, this measure won‟t tell us much.                                                                       including Strategic plan
                                                                                                                                            country at not fewer than 50 baseline
                   N - Show improvement of at least 10% in each of               R6 - For FY08 program guidance, the text should be                                                             measures was from May
                                                                      5,6,7                                                                 monitoring stations in tribal waters (i.e., show
  OW   2.2.1       four key parameters at a number of the 900 water              revised to language in the 2006-2011 Strategic Plan -                                                          31 to July 17. Since
                                                                      D, M, M                                                               improvement in one or more of seven key
                   monitoring stations in tribal waters.                         Goal 2 (see page 40):                                                                                          strategic plan measures
                                                                                                                                            parameters: dissolved oxygen, pH, water
                                                                                 By 2012, improve water quality in Indian country at                                                            are now final, the Agency
                                                                                                                                            temperature, total nitrogen, total phosphorus,
                                                                                 not fewer than 50 baseline monitoring stations in tribal                                                       cannot make changes to
                                                                                                                                            pathogen indicators, and turbidity). (cumulative)
                                                                                 waters11 (cumulative) (i.e., show improvement in one                                                           the measure text
                                                                                 or more of seven key parameters: dissolved oxygen,
                                                                                 pH, water temperature, total nitrogen, total
                                                                                 phosphorus, pathogen indicators, and turbidity).
                                                                                 (2006 baseline: 185 monitoring stations on tribal
                                                                                 waters located where water quality has been
                                                                                 depressed and activities are underway or planned to
                                                                                 improve water quality, out of an estimated 1,661
                                                                                 stations operated by tribes.)
                                                                                 R7 - Revised in new strategic plan

                                                                                                                                            SP-15
                                                                                                                                            By 2015, in coordination with other federal
                   O - Reduce the number of households on tribal
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                agencies, reduce by 50 percent the number of
                   lands lacking access to basic santiation.
                                                                                                                                            homes on tribal lands lacking access to basic
                                                                                                                                            sanitation. (cumulative)
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                   WQ-01 - Number of new or revised pollutant
                   criteria documents published in draft or final by
                   Headquarters annually that assist states and
                                                                       4,5,9                                                               Delete
  OW   2.2.1       tribes to better control water pollution through
                                                                       D, M, D
                   improved water quality standards and                           This should be modified to drop the phrase “draft or”
                   ecological/human health risk assessment under                  and only measure finalized documents to give
                   the Clean Water Act.                                           impetus to HQ to finalize criteria documents.




                                                                                  FS-1a, WQ-02a and SS-1a all reflect Agency
                                                                                  priorities that we have identified in the 2006 to 2011
                                                                                  EPA Strategic Plan as measures that will result in
                                                                                  human health and/or environmental improvement.
                                                                                  These are the environmental priorities that are
                                                                                  appropriately spotlighted in our WQS measures. It is
                   WQ-02a - Number of States and Territories that                 significant to note that although a state or territory                                 Key measure for standards
                                                                       3          may adopt nutrient criteria, fish tissue criterion for   WQ-1a
  OW   2.2.1       have adopted EPA approved nutrient criteria into                                                                                                      development; nutrients are
                                                                       M          mercury or current pathogen criteria into its WQS,
                   their water quality standards. (cumulative)                                                                                                           major water pollutant
                                                                                  none of these criteria are effective for CWA purposes
                                                                                  until EPA approves the new or revised WQS.
                                                                                  Therefore, EPA‟s prompt action on the WQS, and
                                                                                  approval if appropriate, is the measure that we
                                                                                  endorse for FS-1a, WQ-02a and SS-1. This also
                                                                                  allows accountability for the targets we identified as
                                                                                  important for meeting our goals, as well as allowing
                                                                                  us some accountability for our CWA statutory
                                                                                  responsibilities. Our statutory requirement is to act
                                                                                  promptly not to approve promptly.

                   WQ-02b - Number of States/Territories that are on              This measure, as is, fails to account for states that
                                                                                                                                                                         Key measure for standards
                   schedule with a mutually agreed-upon plan to      7            are developing numeric nutrient criteria under a plan WQ-1b
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                                             development; nutrients are
                   adopt nutrient criteria into their water quality  M            that isn‟t mutually agreed-upon by the state and EPA.
                                                                                                                                                                         major water pollutant
                   standards. (annual)                                            Deletion of the words “mutually agreed-upon” from the
                                                                                  PAM would remedy this situation.




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                                                                                         R5 - This measure does not adequately differentiate
                                                                                         between basic and advanced programs. Considering
                                                                                         that a biocriteria program is complex and takes years
                                                                                         to develop, this measure should be modified to
                                                                                         measure completion of the interim steps on the path
                                                                                         to a high quality biocriteria program. The first step is
                                                                                         to set a baseline and assess the states using the
                                                                                         national critical elements guidance. We suggest the
                   WQ-03 - Number of States and Territories that                         PAM be modified to be: Number of States assessed
                   have incorporated into their water quality                            against the Critical Technical Elements of a
                                                                          4,5,8,9,10, IL
                   programs for streams and small rivers,                                Bioassessment Program. After the baseline is set, in       Delete
  OW   2.2.1                                                              D, M, D, D,
                   quantitative biological criteria that are used to help                future years, the PAM can be the number of States
                                                                          D, D
                   assess attainment of water quality standard.                          with bioassessment programs at certain levels, or
                   (cumulative)                                                          movement from one level to the next.
                                                                                         R8 - Regions already negotiate this in PPAs and
                                                                                         assessment programs methodologies. A program
                                                                                         expectation which is too specific for ACS.
                                                                                         IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                         program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                         the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                         used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                         template) and could be eliminated




                                                                                        Not a PART measure and does not lend itself to
                   WQ-04 - Number of Tribes that have water quality       5             reliable targets/commitments. If retained in any form, WQ-2
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                                                      Key measure for tribes
                   standards approved by EPA. (cumulative)                D             it should be an indicator tracked internally by
                                                                                        programs.




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                                                                                    R3 - Our initial preference was to delete WQ-05a as a
                                                                                    strictly bean counting measure as well, but there may
                                                                                    be state or territory issues that require new or revised
                                                                                    water quality criteria to effect human health or
                                                                                    environmental benefits. However, holding states and
                                                                                    territories to a strict 3 year time table does not
                                                                                    enhance our collaborative relationship with our state
                                                                                    partners, and can even interfere with a good working
                                                                                    relationship. The CWA indicates that a state shall
                                                                                    from time to time, but at least once each 3 year
                                                                                    period, hold public hearings for the purpose of             WQ-3a
                   WQ-05a - Number of States and Territories that                   reviewing applicable WQS and, as appropriate,               Number, and national percent, of States and
                   within the preceding three year period, submitted                modifying and adopting standards.                           Territories that within the preceding three year
                   new or revised water quality criteria acceptable to   3,6        We suggest that WQ-05a be rewritten to read as              period, submitted new or revised water quality     Key water quality
  OW   2.2.1                                                                        follows: “Number of States and Territories that have,
                   EPA that reflect new scientific information from      M, M                                                                   criteria acceptable to EPA that reflect new        standards measure.
                   EPA or other resources not considered in the                     within 3 years of EPA‟s action on the previous WQS          scientific information from EPA or other
                   previous standards.                                              submittal, held public hearings for the purpose of          resources not considered in the previous
                                                                                    reviewing applicable WQS and, as appropriate,               standards.
                                                                                    modifying and adopting standards”.
                                                                                    This language tracks closer to the CWA mandate by
                                                                                    requiring states and territories to review their existing
                                                                                    standards, but to provide discretion to the states and
                                                                                    territories for WQS modifications, as appropriate. F
                                                                                    Region 3 does not have any tribes, but we would
                                                                                    recommend that corresponding tribal measures also
                                                                                    be modified as indicated above.or example, it may be
                                                                                    beneficial to await standards modifications until
                                                                                    further development of criteria or use attainability

                                                                                                                                                WQ-3b
                   WQ-05b - Number of authorized Tribes that within                                                                             Number, and national percent, of authorized
                   the preceding three year period, submitted new or                                                                            Tribes that within the preceding three year
                   revised water quality criteria acceptable to EPA                                                                             period, submitted new or revised water quality
  OW   2.2.1
                   that reflect new scientific information from EPA or                                                                          criteria acceptable to EPA that reflect new
                   other resources not considered in the previous                                                                               scientific information from EPA or other
                   standards.                                                                                                                   resources not considered in the previous
                                                                                                                                                standards.




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                                                                                        Region 3 believes that WQ-06a [i.e., Percent of State
                                                                                        and Territorial water quality submissions (received in
                   WQ-06a - Percent of States and Territorial water                     the 12 month period ending April 30th of the fiscal       WQ-4a
                   quality standards submissions (received in the 12                    year) that are approved by EPA] should be deleted         Percent of State and Territorial water quality
                                                                           3            because it is a tracking measure that commits the                                                          Key water quality
  OW   2.2.1       month period ending April 30th of the fiscal year)                                                                             standards submissions (received in the 12
                                                                           D            region to „approval‟ of WQS in many cases before the                                                       standards measure.
                   that are approved by EPA. Partial approvals                                                                                    month period ending April 30th of the fiscal
                   receive fractional credit.                                           public participation is conducted. Clearly this casts a   year) that are approved by EPA.
                                                                                        shadow on the value of the public input process by
                                                                                        expressing a regional „bias‟ towards approving the
                                                                                        water quality standard. We feel that there are better
                                                                                        ways of illustrating our efforts to meet the statutory
                                                                                        requirements of the CWA than by counting a bean.



                                                                                        This measure places too much emphasis on
                   WQ-06b - Percent of Tribal water quality                             approval. EPA completes its work if it either
                                                                                        approves or disapproves and promulgates. If we            WQ-4b
                   standards submissions (received in the 12 month
                                                                                        focus solely on approvals, we create a disincentive to    Percent of Tribal water quality standards
                   period ending April 30th of the fiscal year) that are   5                                                                                                                       Key measure of regional
  OW   2.2.1                                                                            disapprovals. In some instances, disapprovals are an      submissions (received in the 12 month period
                   approved by EPA. Partial approvals receive              M                                                                                                                       performance
                                                                                        appropriate and environmentally protective response       ending April 30th of the fiscal year) that are
                   factional credit.
                                                                                        to non-protective WQS submitted by a state or tribe.      approved by EPA.
                                                                                        This measure should be modified by adding “or
                                                                                        disapproved” into the measure. As written, the
                                                                                        implication of this PAM is that a higher percentage of
                                                                                        approvals/FY is better. This isn't always the case.
                                                                                        R3 - Region III has reached full coverage in the
                   WQ-07 - Number of States and Territories that
                                                                                        number of States implementing monitoring strategies.
                   have adopted and are implementing their                 3,7,9,10                                                             WQ-5                                               Key measure of monitoring
  OW   2.2.1                                                                             No longer needed as a measure.
                   monitoring strategies in keeping with esablished        D, D, D, D                                                                                                              program progress.
                                                                                        R7 - Vast majority of states/territories comply (54 vs.
                   schedules.
                                                                                        2008 target of 56).
                   WQ-08a - Number of Tribes that currently receive
                   funding under Section 106 of the Clean Water Act
                   that have developed and begun implementing              9,10                                                                   WQ-6a
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                                                                       Key tribal measure
                   monitoring strategies that are appropriate to their     D, D
                   water quality program consistent with EPA
                   Guidance.




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                   WQ-08b - Number of Tribes that are providing                                                                         Number of Tribes that currently receive funding
                                                                       9,10
  OW   2.2.1       water quality data in a format accessible for                                                                        under Section 106 of the Clean Water Act that Key tribal measure
                                                                       D, D
                   storage in EPA's data system.                                                                                        are providing water quality data in a format
                                                                                                                                        accessible for storage in EPA's data system.

                   WQ-09 - Number of national probabilistic
                                                                       4,8,9                                                            Delete
  OW   2.2.1       monitoring assessments completed.
                                                                       D, D, D
                                                                                      R8 - Headquarters tracks.


                                                                                      R4, 9 - FMFIA measure (possible combination with
                                                                                      WQ-11)
                                                                                      R5 - This is a measure of the States monitoring
                                                                                      programs and not the Regions. Since States aren‟t
                                                                                      required to submit integrated reports in odd-
                                                                                      numbered years, very few States will submit them and
                                                                                      we don‟t make it a priority to request the States to do
                   WQ-10 - Number of States and Territories that                      them. If this measure isn‟t deleted, it should only be
                   provide Integrated Reports consistent with EPA's    4,5,8,9, IL,   included in even-numbered years.
                   Guidance for Assessment, Listing, and Reporting     MS             R8 - Already in the PPAs and found in the NAD. HQ Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   requirements pursuant to Sections 303(d), 305(b),   D, D, D, D,    program is closely involved in the activity, making this
                   and 314 of the Clean Water Act. (cumulative)        D, M           measure redundant.
                                                                                      IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                      program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                      the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                      used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                      template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                      MS - Modify to allow the 303(d) to mesh with the
                                                                                      basic rotation plan. 20% a year with a complete
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                                                                                   R4 - There are currently two versions of ADB in use
                                                                                   by the States. This measure should be reworded to
                                                                                   make it clear if a specific version is required to be
                                                                                   used or if either version is acceptable. Also, one of
                                                                                   our States uses a watershed approach to conducting
                                                                                   and recording assessments rather than a segment
                                                                                   approach. The guidance for this measure should
                   WQ-11 - Number of States and Territories using                  make it clear that the watershed approach is             WQ-7
                   the Assessment Database (ADB) (or compatible                    acceptable and provide guidance on how geo-              Number of States and Territories that provide
                   electronic format) to record their assessment                   reference information should be recorded. Also, this     electronic information using the Assessment
                                                                       4, IL, MS                                                                                                                Geographic data needed to
  OW   2.2.1       decisions (Integrated Report/303(d)/305(b)) and                 measure should be changed to an indicator since it       Database version 2 or later (or compatible
                                                                       M, D, D                                                                                                                  meet PART measures
                   provide geo-referencing information for                         has no environmental or programmatic outcome             system) and georeference the information to
                   assessment unit locations. (cumulative)                         associated with it. As long as a State is able to        facilitate the integrated reporting of assessment
                                                                                   accurately report their 305(b)/303(d) information, it    data. (cumulative)
                                                                                   makes little difference if they used ADB or some other
                                                                                   system.
                                                                                   IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                   program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                   the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                   used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                   template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                   It is a burden to Integrate these reports and comply
                                                                                   with the Fed. Consent agreement. Inegration should
                                                                                   be postponed until the TMDL C.D. is finished.
                   WQ-12 - Number of methods developed or
                   validated for new or emerging biological or         4,9                                                                  Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   chemical contaminants.                              D
                                                                                   R4, R9 - HQ reports data nationally

                   WQ-13a - Number of TMDLs, and national
                                                                       5                                                                    WQ-8a                                               Percent needed to provide
  OW   2.2.1       percent, that are established by States or EPA on
                                                                       M           This should be reported as a number, not as a                                                                context.
                   a schedule consistent with national policy.
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                                                                                   R2 - Region 2 suggests that this commitment take into
                                                                                   account TMDLs submitted by the states that are
                   WQ-13b - Number of TMDLs, and national                          disapproved and established by EPA. Once EPA
                                                                     2,5                                                                      WQ-8b                         Needed to meet PART/
  OW   2.2.1       percent, that are established by States on a                    disapproves a TMDL it is no longer being established and
                                                                     M, D                                                                                                   grant commitments
                   schedule consistent with national policy.                       approved consistent with state/EPA schedules consistent
                                                                                   with national policy (8-13 years to establish TMDLs).
                                                                                   R5 - 13b is exactly like 13a except it doesn't include
                                                                                   Federal TMDL tracking.
                   WQ-14 - Number of TMDLs for impaired                            R5 - Non-PART indicator
                   waterbodies which affect Tribal waters approved                 R7 - This PAM tracks no tangible environmental
                   by EPA where the Tribe participated in the TMDL   4,5,7,8,9     impact; it is an administrative measure only.              Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   or comparable watershed restoration planning      D, D, D, D, D R8 - Premature measure for tribal programs or
                   process.                                                        state/tribal relationships. Not a clear strategic
                                                                                   advantage created by this measure.


                                                                                   MT - Provide guidance to ensure consistent reporting
                   WQ-15a - Estimated annual reduction in million
                                                                     MT            by States. SDWIS Fed should be modified to extract         WQ-9a                         Key measure of program
  OW   2.2.1       pounds of nitrogen from nonpoint sources to
                                                                     D             this data so States do not have to spend time and                                        results.
                   waterbodies (Section 319 funded projects only).
                                                                                   funds procuring data that should be available to EPA.
                                                                                   It is expensive, not useful, and time consuming.


                                                                                   MT - Provide guidance to ensure consistent reporting
                   WQ-15b - Estimated annual reduction in million
                                                                     MT            by States. SDWIS Fed should be modified to extract         WQ-9b                         Key measure of program
  OW   2.2.1       pounds of phosphorus from nonpoint sources to
                                                                     D             this data so States do not have to spend time and                                        results.
                   waterbodies (Section 319 funded projects only).
                                                                                   funds procuring data that should be available to EPA.
                                                                                   It is expensive, not useful, and time consuming.


                                                                                   MT - Provide guidance to ensure consistent reporting
                   WQ-15c - Estimated annual reduction in million
                                                                      MT           by States. SDWIS Fed should be modified to extract         WQ-9c                         Key measure of program
  OW   2.2.1       pounds of tons of sediment from nonpoint sources
                                                                      D            this data so States do not have to spend time and                                        results.
                   to waterbodies (Section 319 funded projects only).
                                                                                   funds procuring data that should be available to EPA.
                                                                                   It is expensive, not useful, and time consuming.




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                                                                                     R5 - The criteria for reporting on this measure (i.e,
                                                                                     statistically significant changes based on existing
                                                                                     baseline data) assumes that we have substantial data
                                                                                     on every waterbody that we are trying improve. This
                                                                                     unflexible criteria for reporting precludes us being
                   WQ-16 - Number of waterbodies identified by                       able to show progress on many waters where we may
                   States (in 2000 or subsequent years) as being       5, MI, MA     other wise be able to report improvement.                  WQ-10                                           Key measure of program
  OW   2.2.1
                   primarily NPS-impared that are partially or fully   M, D, D       MI - Extremely difficult to identify, guidance non                                                         results.
                   restored. (cumulative)                                            existent.
                                                                                     MA - It is not clear if this information is expected to be
                                                                                     provided by the states in a new report. Currently this
                                                                                     information is provided within reports submitted to
                                                                                     EPA. Information can be culled from those reports by
                                                                                     EPA and cross referenced with the 2000 list. If an
                                                                                     additional report is expected to be submitted by the
                                                                                     States, then this will result in duplicate data
                                                                                     submission and is a reporting burden.


                                                                                     R5 - (PER follow-up) Most activities are completed.
                                                                                     R7 - The measure does not show any direct impact
                                                                                     on the environment.
                                                                                                                                              WQ-11                                             Follow-up actions critical to
                   WQ-17 - Number, and national percent, of follow-    5,7,8,9,10,   IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                                                                              Number, and national percent, of follow-up        assessing NPDES
                   up actions that are completed by assessed           IL, SC        program activity measures. Need to distill down to
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                  actions that are completed by assessed National   program integrity in
                   NPDES programs. (cumulative)                        D, D, D, D,   the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                                                                              Pollutant Discharge Elimination System            response to citizen
                                                                       D, D, D       used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                                                                              (NPDES) programs. (cumulative)                    program withdrawl petitions.
                                                                                     template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                     SC - Seems like a meaningless measure. What is a
                                                                                     follow-up action?



                                                                                                                                                                                                Public comment on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                draft Strategic Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                including Strategic plan
                   WQ-18a - Number, and national percent, of non-                                                                                                                               measures was from May
                                                                       5                                                                      WQ-12a
  OW   2.2.1       tribal NPDES permits that are considered current.                                                                                                                            31 to July 17. Since
                                                                       D
                                                                                                                                                                                                strategic plan measures
                                                                                                                                                                                                are now final, the Agency
                                                                                     (State permit backlog) Can be tracked within the                                                           cannot make changes to
                                                                                     program as indicator, not commitment, no more than                                                         the measure text
                                                                                     annual input from region to OWM

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                   WQ-18b - Number, and national percent, of tribal
                                                                                                                                              WQ-12b
  OW   2.2.1       permits that are considered current.

                   WQ-19a - Number, and national percent, of Phase
                   I and Phase II stormwater permits that are issued                R5 - (Industrial Storm water permit reissuance) This
                                                                     4,5,8,9                                                                  Delete
  OW   2.2.1       and current for industrial stormwater general                    has little or no value, as permits can be rolled over
                                                                     D, D, D, D
                   permits.                                                         with no changes.
                                                                                    R8 - If needed, capture in measure WQ-20b
                                                                                    R5 - (Construction storm water permit reissuance)
                   WQ-19b - Number, and national percent, of Phase                  This is somewhat more useful than the previous
                   I and Phase II stormwater permits that are issued                measure, as current permits must be maintained to
                                                                     4,5,8,9        allow for permitting of new construction projects. Can Delete
  OW   2.2.1       and current for construction stormwater general
                                                                     D, D, D, D     be tracked within the program as indicator, not
                   permits.
                                                                                    commitment, no more than annual input from region
                                                                                    to OWM
                                                                                    R8 - If needed, capture in measure WQ-20c
                   WQ-19c - Number, and national percent, of Phase                  R5 - (MS4 permit issuance/reissuance) Can be
                   I and Phase II stormwater permits that are issued                tracked within the program as indicator, not
                                                                     4,5,8,9                                                                  Delete
  OW   2.2.1       and current for MS-4 general and individual                      commitment, no more than annual input from region
                                                                     D, D, D, D
                   permits.                                                         to OWM
                                                                                    R8 - If needed, capture in measure WQ-20a


                                                                                    R5 - (# of facilities covered under industrial storm
                                                                                    water permits)
                   WQ-20a - Number, and national percent, of                        IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                   facilities covered under either an individual or   5,9,10, IL,   program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                    the most important ones. These measures are not           WQ-13a                        Key measure for
  OW   2.2.1       general permit by MS-4s (including co-             SC
                                                                                                                                                                            stormwater program.
                   permitees).                                        D, D, D, D, D used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                    template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                    SC - Overkill. Already have permits issued and
                                                                                    current. However, if this is transparent to the states,
                                                                                    i.e. EPA pulls from data systems, then it doesn't
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                                                                                      R5 - (# of facilities covered under industrial storm
                                                                                      water permits)
                                                                                      IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                   WQ-20b - Number, and national percent, of                          program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                        5,9,10, IL,
                   facilities covered under either an individual or                   the most important ones. These measures are not           WQ-13b                        Key measure for
  OW   2.2.1                                                            SC
                   general permit by industrial storm water permits.                                                                                                          stormwater program.
                                                                        D, D, D, D, D used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                      template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                      SC - Overkill. Already have permits issued and
                                                                                      current. However, if this is transparent to the states,
                                                                                      i.e. EPA pulls from data systems, then it doesn't
                                                                                      seem to matter.


                                                                                     R5 - (# of facilities covered under industrial storm
                                                                                     water permits)
                                                                                     IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                   WQ-20c - Number, and national percent, of           5,9,10, IL,   program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                     the most important ones. These measures are not            WQ-13c                        Key measure for
  OW   2.2.1       facilities covered under either an individual or    SC
                                                                                                                                                                              stormwater program.
                   general permit by construction storm water permits. D, D, D, D, D used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                     template) and could be eliminated
                                                                                     SC - Overkill. Already have permits issued and
                                                                                     current. However, if this is transparent to the states,
                                                                                     i.e. EPA pulls from data systems, then it doesn't
                                                                                     seem to matter.


                                                                                      R5 - (Facilities under CAFO permits) Can be tracked
                                                                                      within the program as indicator, not commitment, no
                   WQ-20d - Number, and national percent, of                          more than annual input from region to OWM
                                                                        5,9,10, IL,
                   facilities covered under either an individual or                   IL - CAFO program becoming compliance-based               WQ-13d                        Key measure for
  OW   2.2.1                                                            SC
                   general permit by CAFOs.                                                                                                                                   stormwater program.
                                                                        D, D, D, D, D rather than permit-based.
                                                                                      SC - Overkill. Already have permits issued and
                                                                                      current. However, if this is transparent to the states,
                                                                                      i.e. EPA pulls from data systems, then it doesn't
                                                                                      seem to matter.
                   WQ-21a - Number, and national percent, of
                   Significant Industrial Users (SIUs) in POTWs with
                                                                                                                                                                              This is the only
                   Pretreatment Programs that have control              5,9                                                                     WQ-14a
  OW   2.2.1                                                                                                                                                                  pretreatment program
                   mechanisms in place that implement applicable        D, D, D       R5 - Pretreatment workgroup is developing new
                                                                                                                                                                              measure.
                   pretreatment requirements.                                         measures for 2008. Track as indicator at program
                                                                                      level, no ACS commitment.


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                   WQ-21b - Number, and national percent, of                    R5 - Pretreatment workgroup is developing new
                   Categorical Industrial Users (CIUs) in non-                  measures for 2008. Track as indicator at program
                                                                                level, no ACS commitment.                                                            This is the only
                   pretreatment POTWs that have control            5,9,10, IL                                                          WQ-14b
  OW   2.2.1                                                                    IL - State water programs have approximately 180                                     pretreatment program
                   mechanisms in place that implement applicable   D, D, D, D
                                                                                program activity measures. Need to distill down to                                   measure.
                   pretreatment requirements.
                                                                                the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                template) and could be eliminated


                                                                                R5 - Keep this but suggest that it be revised to better
                                                                                mirror the PART statistic which is calculated on a
                   WQ-22a - Percent of major dischargers in                     three year running average. Potential rewording is
                   Significant Noncompliance (SNC) at any time     5,6          “SNC rate for majors, calculated on as a three year     WQ-15a                       PART measure linked to
  OW   2.2.1
                   during the fiscal year.                         M, D         running average”. We would delete the number and                                     106 grant.
                                                                                just have the percentage as the PART statistic is only
                                                                                the percentage, and the number, in and of itself,
                                                                                doesn‟t tell us much
                                                                                R6 - better tracked through OECA measures




                                                                                R5 - We expect that the degree to which the majors
                                                                                are both in SNC and the pollutant discharged is one
                                                                                which is a pollutant of concern on an impaired water
                                                                                is really a pretty small universe. As it is we are at a
                                                                                17% SNC rate for majors, and I think about half of
                                                                                this is for late reporting. A subset of those having
                   WQ-22b - Number, and national percent, of major
                                                                                effluent violations would be on listed waters. A
                   dischargers in Significant Noncompliance (SNC)   5,6                                                                  WQ-15b                      Key measure to restore
  OW   2.2.1                                                                    further subset would actually have had the violation
                   any time during the fiscal year, discharging the D, D                                                                                             impaired waters.
                                                                                be for a pollutant for which the waterbody is listed. It
                   pollutants of concern on impaired waters.
                                                                                is a possibly interesting statistic, but not one which
                                                                                results in a useful management tool. If this remains,
                                                                                suggest it be an indicator only, and that the measure
                                                                                be reworded as follows: Percent of majors in SNC at
                                                                                any time during the fiscal year, where the SNC is
                                                                                associated with the discharge above permit limits, of
                                                                                a pollutant for which the receiving water has been
                                                                                listed as impaired.
                                                                                R6 - better tracked through OECA




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                   WQ-23 - Number, and national percent, of all                   R5 - This is not a PART statistic. If HQ wants to
                   major publicly-owned treatment works (POTWs)                   monitor this as an indicator, that is fine, but we
                   that comply with their permitted wastewater         5,6,7      shouldn‟t make an associated commitment, beyond          WQ-16                          Key measure of pollution
  OW   2.2.1                                                                      that which we make for the overall SNC rate under
                   discharge standards (i.e. POTWs that are not in     D, D, D                                                                                            control.
                   significant non-compliance).                                   WQ 22a
                                                                                  R6 - better tracked through OECA
                                                                                  R7 - Seems to be a subset of WQ-22
                   WQ-24 - Fund utilization rate [cumulative loan
                   agreement dollars to the cumulative funds                                                                               WQ-17
  OW   2.2.1
                   available for projects] for the Clean Water State
                   Revolving Fund.




                                                                                  HQ-CWSRF is in discussions with OMB in regard to WQ-
                                                                                  25a and WQ-25b. At this time these two measures should
                                                                                  both be deleted. Both these measures attempt to treat a
                                                                                  $225 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade and a
                   WQ-25a - Number of waterbodies restored or                     $325,000 wastewater treatment plant upgrade as if they
                   improved per million dollars of CWSRF assistance 2             were the same. For example, for WQ-25a, a $225 million      WQ-18a                      Measures major Agency
  OW   2.2.1
                   provided.                                        D             project would result in an answer of 0.004 projects per                                 investment.
                                                                                  million, while a $325,000 project would result in an answer
                                                                                  of 3 projects per million. Combining these two projects
                                                                                  would result in an answer of 0.009 project per million.
                                                                                  None of these answers inform the public as to what the
                                                                                  CWSRF program is accomplishing. HQ-CWSRF is
                                                                                  attempting to have data from the environmental benefits
                                                                                  reporting system be used as measures in place of what is
                                                                                  currently being proposed for WQ-25a and WQ-25b.




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                                                                                     HQ-CWSRF is in discussions with OMB in regard to WQ-
                                                                                     25a and WQ-25b. At this time these two measures should
                                                                                     both be deleted. Both these measures attempt to treat a
                                                                                     $225 million wastewater treatment plant upgrade and a
                   WQ-25b - Number of waterbodies protected per                      $325,000 wastewater treatment plant upgrade as if they
                                                                     2               were the same. For example, for WQ-25a, a $225 million      WQ-18b
  OW   2.2.1       million dollars of CWSRF assistance provided.                                                                                                             Key PART measure
                                                                     D               project would result in an answer of 0.004 projects per
                                                                                     million, while a $325,000 project would result in an answer
                                                                                     of 3 projects per million. Combining these two projects
                                                                                     would result in an answer of 0.009 project per million.
                                                                                     None of these answers inform the public as to what the
                                                                                     CWSRF program is accomplishing. HQ-CWSRF is
                                                                                     attempting to have data from the environmental benefits
                                                                                     reporting system be used as measures in place of what is
                                                                                     currently being proposed for WQ-25a and WQ-25b.
                   WQ-26 - EPA will work with water and wastewater
                   utilities and others to begin implementing a
                                                                     4,9                                                                       Delete
  OW   2.2.1       strategy for promoting sustainable management
                                                                     D, D
                   practices.


                   WQ-27 - Number of watershed-based plans
                   supported under State Nonpoint Source
                   Management Programs since the beginning of FY     4,5,8,9, MI                                                               Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   2002 that have been substantially implemented.    D, D, D, D, D
                   (cumulative)                                                      R8 - Headquarters has agreed to drop this measure.
                                                                                     MI - No clear guidance on this one.


                   WQ-28 - Number of Tribes that have developed
                   and begun to implement a watershed based-plan     4,5,7,8,9     R7 - A better indicator would measure # of plans            Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   for tribal waters.                                D, D, D, D, D implemented, similar to WQ-27 for states, instead of
                                                                                   # of tribes that have developed a plan. This is more
                                                                                   of an accounting measure and doesn‟t drive results.
                                                                                   R8 - Headquarters has agreed to drop this measure.

                   WQ-29a - Number, and national percent, of high
                                                                                     R5 - broaden definition to include all expired priority
                   priority state NPDES permits that are issued as   5, MI                                                                     WQ-19a                        Critical measure of
  OW   2.2.1                                                                         permits, not just those expired 2 years or more
                   scheduled.                                        M, D                                                                                                    program performance.
                                                                                     MI - Nonsensical for states that have eliminated their
                                                                                     permit backlog.

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                   WQ-29b - Number, and national percent, of high                                                                           WQ-19b
                   priority EPA non-tribal NPDES permits that are                                                                           Number, and national percent, of high priority
  OW   2.2.1
                   issued as scheduled.                                                                                                     EPA (including tribal) NPDES permits that are
                                                                                                                                            issued as scheduled.
                   WQ-29c - Number, and national percent of high
                   priority tribal NPDES permits that are issued as   4,8,9                                                                 Delete
  OW   2.2.1
                   scheduled.                                         D, D, D
                                                                                    R8 - Add into measure WQ-29b


                                                                                    R5 - (Permits with trading) Can be tracked within the
                                                                                    program as indicator, not commitment, no more than
                                                                                    annual input from region to OWM
                   WQ-30a - Number of permits providing for trading                 R7 - Total amount of pollution reduction due to trading                                                  Critical measure of
                   between the discharger and other water pollution   5,7, IL, MI   is more important than just the number of permits with WQ-20                                             progress in implementing
  OW   2.2.1
                   sources.                                           D, M, D, D    trades. Also, convert this measure into an indicator.                                                    this important program
                                                                                    IL - Trading and watershed-based permitting are not                                                      innovation.
                                                                                    related to program effectiveness or environmental
                                                                                    results.
                                                                                    MI - Not related to water quality improvement or
                                                                                    protection.



                                                                                    R5 - (Trades undertaken) Can be tracked within the
                                                                                    program as indicator, not commitment, no more than
                   WQ-30b - Number of dischargers that carried out
                                                                      4,5,7,8,9,10, annual input from region to OWM
                   trades in those permits provided for training                    R7 - If WQ-30a is modified than there is no need for
                                                                      IL                                                                    Delete
  OW   2.2.1       between the discharget and other water pollution
                                                                      D, D, D, D, this measure. The number of dischargers that carried
                   sources. (cumulative)                                            out trades does not provide any information about the
                                                                      D, D, D
                                                                                    environmental impact or benefits.
                                                                                    R8 - Measure of little value. Manage at regional level.
                                                                                    IL - Trading and watershed-based permitting are not
                                                                                    related to program effectiveness or environmental
                                                                                    results.




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                                                                                       R5 - (Watershed permits) Can be tracked within the
                                                                                       program as indicator, not commitment, no more than
                                                                         4,5,7,8,9,10, annual input from region to OWM
                   WQ-31 - Number of current watershed-based                           R7 - The size of the watershed that is impacted by the Delete
                                                                         IL
  OW   2.2.1       permit(s) issued. (cumulative)
                                                                         D, D, M, D, permits is more important than just a number for the
                                                                         D, D, D       watershed based permits.
                                                                                       R8 - Measure of little value. Manage at regional level.
                                                                                       IL - Trading and watershed-based permitting are not
                                                                                       related to program effectiveness or environmental
                                                                                       results.


                   WQ-32 - Number of impaired watersheds (at the                                                                                  SP-12
                   12 digit scale) where water quality conditions        5,7,8        R5 - Retain as indicator – will become measure W in         By 2012, improve water quality conditions in   Measure developed by the
  OW   2.2.1
                   improve. (cumulative)                                 Retain, D, D 2008, and is necessary to excuse OW/Regions from            250 impaired watersheds nationwide using the   regions.
                                                                                      reporting on 2.2.1a and 2.2.1b
                                                                                                                                                  watershed approach. (cumulative)
                                                                                      R7 - Becomes a strategic target in new strategic plan
                                                                                      R8 - Headquarters has agreed to drop this measure.

                                                                                       R2 - It is not a key measure in any of the reporting formats,
                                                                                       and it is largely redundant with the TMDL approval
                                                                                       measures.
                                                                                       R3 - Indicator measure only – Region is not certain of the
                   WQ-33 - Number of water segments known to be                        value of this measure
                   impaired or threatened for which States and EPA                     R7 - This measure just tracks plans (TMDLs and
                   agree that initial restoration planning is complete                 Watershed Plans); isn’t Measure L, which tracks actual                                                    Critical measure of
                   (e.g. EPA has approved all needed TMDLs for           2,3,7,8,9, IL restoration more relevant to our effort?
                                                                                                                                                     WQ-21                                       progress towards
  OW   2.2.1       pollutants causing impairments to the waterbody       D, D, D, M, R8 - We have never sufficiently understood this measure,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 restoration of impaired
                   or has approved a 303(d) list that recognizes that    D, IL         or how to apply and evaluate it, if other plans besides                                                   waters.
                   the waterbody is covered by a Watershed Plan                        TMDLS/4Bs are acceptable. HQ has agreed to look at
                   (Category 4/B)). (cumulative)                                       clarifying the measure.
                                                                                       IL - State water programs have approximately 180 program
                                                                                       activity measures. Need to distill down to the most
                                                                                       important ones. These measures are not used for any other
                                                                                       purpose (like PART or grant template) and could be
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                                                                                                                                          Subobjective 2.2.2 Improve Coastal and Ocean
                   2.2.2 - Improve national and regional coastal                                                                          Waters - By 2011, prevent water pollution and
  OW   2.2.2       aquatic system health on the "good/fair/poor"                                                                          protect coastal and ocean systems to improve
                   scale of the National Coastal Condition Report.                                                                        national coastal aquatic ecosystem health on the
                                                                                                                                          "good/fair/poor" scale of the National Coastal
                                                                                                                                          Condition Report.

                   CO-01 - Headquarters to publish a revised
                                                                       4,9                                                                Delete
  OW   2.2.2       national Coastal Condition Report describing the
                                                                       D, D
                   quality of the Nation's ocean and coastal waters.

                                                                                    IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                    program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                   CO-02 - Number of coastal waterbody                 9,10, IL                                                           CO-1                                               Key measure of costal
  OW   2.2.2                                                                        the most important ones. These measures are not
                   impairments restored                                D, D, D                                                                                                               water improvements.
                                                                                    used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                    template) and could be eliminated


                                                                                    IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                   CO-03 - Number of coastline miles protected from                 program activity measures. Need to distill down to                                                       Key measure of control of
                                                                       9,10, IL                                                           CO-2
  OW   2.2.2       vessel sewage by "no discharge zone(s)."                         the most important ones. These measures are not                                                          key source of costal
                                                                       D, D, D
                   (cumulative)                                                     used for any other purpose (like PART or grant                                                           nutrients.
                                                                                    template) and could be eliminated



                                                                                     R4, R9 - Drop - Tentative
                                                                                     R2 - Existing GIS and data base capability is not
                   CO-04 - Number of coastal waterbody                 2,4,9,10, IL available.                                            Delete
  OW   2.2.2
                   impairments restored within NEP study areas.        D, D, D, D, D IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                     program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                     the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                     used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
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                                                                                     IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                     program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                     the most important ones. These measures are not
                   CO-05a - Number of National Estuary Program         4,9,10, IL,   used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                   priority actions in Comprehensive Conservation      TX            template) and could be eliminated                     Delete
  OW   2.2.2
                   Management Plans (CCMPs) that have been             D, D, D, D,   TX - Region 6 requires TCEQ‟s Galveston Bay
                   intiated in the current reporting year.             M             Estuary Program (GBEP) to provide an annual report
                                                                                     of activities, two semi-annual reports, an annual
                                                                                     report for the Government Performance & Results Act
                                                                                     (GPRA), and an annual report for the Program
                                                                                     Assessment Rating Tool (PART) review, relating to
                                                                                     estuary program activities. Each type report requests
                                                                                     somewhat different things.




                                                                                     IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                                     program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                                     the most important ones. These measures are not
                   CO-05b - Number of National Estuary Program                       used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                                                                                                         This measures collective
                   priority actions in Comprehensive Conservation      9, IL, TX     template) and could be eliminated                     CO-3
  OW   2.2.2                                                                                                                                                             progress under NEP
                   Management Plans (CCMPs) that have been             D, D, M       TX - Region 6 requires TCEQ‟s Galveston Bay
                                                                                                                                                                         projects.
                   completed. (cumulative)                                           Estuary Program (GBEP) to provide an annual report
                                                                                     of activities, two semi-annual reports, an annual
                                                                                     report for the Government Performance & Results Act
                                                                                     (GPRA), and an annual report for the Program
                                                                                     Assessment Rating Tool (PART) review, relating to
                                                                                     estuary program activities. Each type report requests
                                                                                     somewhat different things.
                   CO-06 - Rate of return on Federal investment for
                   the National Estuary Programs [dollar value of
                   "primary" leveraged resources (cash or in-kind)
                                                                                                                                                                         Key measure of multiplying
                   divided by Section 320 funds received by the        9, IL         IL - State water programs have approximately 180      CO-4
  OW   2.2.2                                                                                                                                                             inpact of Federal NEP
                   National Estuary Programs (including                D, D          program activity measures. Need to distill down to                                  investment.
                   supplemental, line items, earmarks, and (for LIS)                 the most important ones. These measures are not
                   Sections 119)]                                                    used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                     template) and could be eliminated




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                                                                                         IL - State water programs have approximately 180                                                      Key measure of
                   CO-07 - Number of dredged material management IL                      program activity measures. Need to distill down to   CO-5                                             cooperative work with
  OW   2.2.2
                   plans that are in place for major ports and harbors. D                the most important ones. These measures are not                                                       Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                                         used for any other purpose (like PART or grant                                                        to protect costal waters.
                                                                                         template) and could be eliminated

                   CO-08a - Number of active dredged material                            IL - State water programs have approximately 180                                                      Key measure of
                   ocean dumping sites that are monitored in the            IL           program activity measures. Need to distill down to   CO-6                                             cooperative work with
  OW   2.2.2
                   reporting year.                                          D            the most important ones. These measures are not                                                       Army Corps of Engineers
                                                                                         used for any other purpose (like PART or grant                                                        to protect costal waters.
                                                                                         template) and could be eliminated

                   CO-08b - Number of active dredged material
                                                                                         IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                   ocean dumping sites where action has been
                                                                            4,9,10, IL   program activity measures. Need to distill down to   Delete
  OW   2.2.2       initiate in the reporting year to ensure that the site
                                                                            D, D, D, D   the most important ones. These measures are not
                   meets environmentally acceptable conditions.
                                                                                         used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                         template) and could be eliminated

                                                                                                                                              SP-20
                   CO-09 - Number of active dredged material ocean
                                                                                                                                              Percent of active dredged material ocean         Key measure of
                   dumping sites achieving environmentally                               IL - State water programs have approximately 180
                                                                      IL                                                                      dumping sites that will have achieved            cooperative work with
  OW   2.2.2       acceptable conditions (as reflected in each site's                    program activity measures. Need to distill down to
                                                                      D                                                                       environmentally acceptable conditions (as        Army Corps of Engineers
                   Site Management Plan) in the reporting year.                          the most important ones. These measures are not
                                                                                                                                              reflected in each site's management plan and     to protect costal waters.
                                                                                         used for any other purpose (like PART or grant
                                                                                                                                              measured through on-site monitoring programs).
                                                                                         template) and could be eliminated

                   P - Maintain water clarity and dissolved oxygen in
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.2.2       coastal waters at the national levels reported in
                   the 2002 National Coastal Condition Report.

                   Q1 - Improve ratings reported on the national
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.2.2       "good/fair/poor" scale of the National Coastal
                   Condition Report for coastal wetlands loss.

                   Q2 - Improve ratings reported on the national
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.2.2       "good/fair/poor" scale of the National Coastal
                   Condition Report for contamination of sediments.

                   Q3 - Improve ratings reported on the national
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.2.2       "good/fair/poor" scale of the National Coastal
                   Condition Report for benthic quality.
                   Q4 - Improve ratings reported on the national
                                                                                                                                              Delete
  OW   2.2.2       "good/fair/poor" scale of the National Coastal
                   Condition Report for eutrophic conditions.
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                                                               recommen
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                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, 90 percent of the community water
  OW   2.1.1       SP-1 -                                                                                            systems will provide drinking water that meets
                                                                                                                     all applicable health-based drinking water
                                                                                                                     standards.
                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     Subobjective 2.1.3 Water Safe for Swimming -
  OW   2.1.2       -
                                                                                                                     By 2011, improve the quality of recreation
                                                                                                                     waters.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, the number of waterborne disease
                                                                                                                     outbreaks attributable to swimming in or other
  OW   2.1.2       SP-6 -
                                                                                                                     recreational contact with coastal and Great
                                                                                                                     Lakes waters will be maintained at two,
                                                                                                                     measured as a 5-year average.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     Subobjective 2.1.3 Water Safe for Swimming -
  OW   2.1.3       -
                                                                                                                     By 2011, improve the quality of recreation
                                                                                                                     waters.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, the number of waterborne disease
                                                                                                                     outbreaks attributable to swimming in or other
  OW   2.1.3       SP-8 -
                                                                                                                     recreational contact with coastal and Great
                                                                                                                     Lakes waters will be maintained at two,
                                                                                                                     measured as a 5-year average.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     Subobjective 2.2.1 Improve Water Quality on a
                                                                                                                     Watershed Basis - By 2012, use pollution
  OW   2.2.1       -
                                                                                                                     prevention and restoration approaches to
                                                                                                                     protect the quality of rivers, lakes, and streams
                                                                                                                     on a watershed basis.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2012, remove at least 5,600 of the specific
  OW   2.2.1       SP-11 -
                                                                                                                     causes of waterbody impairment identified by
                                                                                                                     states in 2002. (cumulative)




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                                                               recommen
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                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     Through 2012, the condition of the nation's
                                                                                                                     wadeable streams does not degrade (i.e., there
  OW   2.2.1       SP-13 -                                                                                           is no statistically significant increase in the
                                                                                                                     percent of streams rated "poor" and no
                                                                                                                     statistically significant decrease in the streams
                                                                                                                     rated "good").

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, at least maintain aquatic ecosystem
  OW   2.2.2       SP-16 -                                                                                           health on the "good/fair/poor" scale of the
                                                                                                                     National Coastal Condition Report in the
                                                                                                                     Northeast Region.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, at least maintain aquatic ecosystem
  OW   2.2.2       SP-17 -                                                                                           health on the "good/fair/poor" scale of the
                                                                                                                     National Coastal Condition Report in the
                                                                                                                     Southeast Region.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, at least maintain aquatic ecosystem
  OW   2.2.2       SP-18 -                                                                                           health on the "good/fair/poor" scale of the
                                                                                                                     National Coastal Condition Report in the West
                                                                                                                     Coast Region.

                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     By 2011, at least maintain aquatic ecosystem
  OW   2.2.2       SP-19 -                                                                                           health on the "good/fair/poor" scale of the
                                                                                                                     National Coastal Condition Report in the Puerto
                                                                                                                     Rico Region.


                                                                                                                     New
                                                                                                                     Subobjective 4.3.2 Facilitate the Ecosystem-
                                                                                                                     Scale Restoration of Estuaries of National
                                                                                                                     Significance - By 2011, working with partners,
       4.3.2       4.3.2 -
                                                                                                                     protect or restore an additional (i.e., measuring
                                                                                                                     from 2007 forward) 250,000 acres of habitat
                                                                                                                     within the study areas for the 28 estuaries that
                                                                                                                     are part of the National Estuary Program.

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        objective                                                          & States                 Recommendation                                        Text
                                                                              &
                                                                          recommen
                                                                            dation
                 HW3 - Number of RCRA hazardous waste
                                                                                                                                          Keep
OSWER   3.1.2    management facilities with permits or approved
                 controls in place.
                                                                                                                                          Modify
                 HW7 - Number of RCRA facilities with updated
                                                                                                                                          Number of RCRA hazardous waste management
OSWER   3.1.2    controls for preventing releases due for permit
                                                                                                                                          facilities with updated controls for preventing
                 renewal by 2006.
                                                                                                                                          releases.
                                                                                                                                          Keep
OSWER   3.1.2    ST1 - Number of confirmed UST releases nationally.

                 ST6 - Percent increase of UST facilities that are in
                 significant operational compliance with both release                                                                     Keep
OSWER   3.1.2
                 detection and release prevention (spill, overfill, and
                 corrosion protection requirements).
                 TR1 - Number of tribes covered by an integrated                                                                          Keep
OSWER   3.1.2
                 waste management plan .
                 TR2 - Number of open dumps in Indian country and
                                                                                                                                          Keep
OSWER   3.1.2    other Tribal lands that are closed, cleaned up, or
                 upgraded.


                                                                                      R5- Traditionally, Superfund removal completions
                                                                                      always have been broken down into fund-lead
                                                                                      completions (#132) and PRP-lead completions. In
                                                                                      the past few years, a third category of voluntary
                                                                                      completions (#133) was added. Starting in FY06, it
                                                                                      appears that the PRP-lead removal completion
                                                                                      measure has been completely deleted from tracking
                                                                                      by OSWER or OECA; at least, it doesn‟t appear in
                                                                                      ACS (for FY2007) along with measures #132 and
                                                                                      #133, and it doesn‟t appear in the FY2007 NPM
                 132 - Number of Superfund-lead removal actions           5,6                                                               Keep
OSWER   3.2.1                                                                         Guidance. Since PRP-lead removal completions are                                                      OMB PART and Strategic Plan Measure.
                 completed.                                               D, M
                                                                                      the primary evidence of our Enforcement First efforts
                                                                                      to be more efficient, make the pollutors pay, and
                                                                                      save the trust fund‟s money, this is an important
                                                                                      category to report on. Also, if the other two
                                                                                      categories are reported but not this one, we will be
                                                                                      under-reporting our total removal completion work.

                                                                                      R6- This measure is no longer meaningful to the
                                                                                      Superfund removal program and needs to be
                                                                                      rewritten.




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                                                                         &
                                                                     recommen
                                                                       dation

                                                                                 R5- Traditionally, Superfund removal completions
                                                                                 always have been broken down into fund-lead
                                                                                 completions (#132) and PRP-lead completions. In
                                                                                 the past few years, a third category of voluntary
                                                                                 completions (#133) was added. Starting in FY06, it
                                                                                 appears that the PRP-lead removal completion
                                                                                 measure has been completely deleted from tracking
                                                                                 by OSWER or OECA; at least, it doesn‟t appear in
                                                                                 ACS (for FY2007) along with measures #132 and
                                                                                 #133, and it doesn‟t appear in the FY2007 NPM
                 133 - Number of voluntary removal actions, overseen 5,6                                                               Keep
OSWER   3.2.1                                                                    Guidance. Since PRP-lead removal completions are                                          OMB PART and Strategic Plan Measure.
                 by EPA, completed.                                  D, M
                                                                                 the primary evidence of our Enforcement First efforts
                                                                                 to be more efficient, make the pollutors pay, and
                                                                                 save the trust fund‟s money, this is an important
                                                                                 category to report on. Also, if the other two
                                                                                 categories are reported but not this one, we will be
                                                                                 under-reporting our total removal completion work.

                                                                                 R6- This measure is no longer meaningful to the
                                                                                 Superfund removal program and needs to be
                                                                                 rewritten.




                                                                                 R5- We recommend that these or any other variation
                                                                                 on an SPCC or FRP compliance or compliance rate
                                                                                 measure be deleted until such time as there is
                                                                                 national agreement on what “compliance” means,
                                                                                 including whether it means compliance with just
                                                                                 major requirements or every requirement, and
                                                                                 whether the facility is in compliance at the time of the
                                                                                 inspection or comes into compliance after the
                 327A - Number of inspected facilities subject to                inspection (and, if the latter, do we only count if that
                                                                      5,6                                                                 Keep
OSWER   3.2.1    Facility Response Plan (FRP) regulations found to be            occurred within the same year as the inspection?).
                                                                      D, D
                 in compliance.
                                                                                 R6- This measure is, “number of inspected facilities
                                                                                 subject to Facility Response Plan regulations found
                                                                                 to be in compliance.” This measure measures the
                                                                                 compliance rate of the facilities at the time of
                                                                                 inspection. As this measure is currently written, the
                                                                                 measure provides an incentive to target inspection
                                                                                 resources to inspect compliant facilities in order to
                                                                                 meet the commitment.




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                                                                              &
                                                                          recommen
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                                                                                      R5- We recommend that these or any other variation
                                                                                      on an SPCC or FRP compliance or compliance rate
                                                                                      measure be deleted until such time as there is
                                                                                      national agreement on what “compliance” means,
                                                                                      including whether it means compliance with just
                                                                                      major requirements or every requirement, and
                                                                                      whether the facility is in compliance at the time of the
                                                                                      inspection or comes into compliance after the
                 328A - Number of inspected facilities subject to Spill               inspection (and, if the latter, do we only count if that
                                                                          5,6                                                                  Keep
OSWER   3.2.1    Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC)                        occurred within the same year as the inspection?).
                                                                          D
                 regulations found to be in compliance.
                                                                                      R6- This measure is, “number of inspected facilities
                                                                                      subject to Facility Response Plan regulations found
                                                                                      to be in compliance.” This measure measures the
                                                                                      compliance rate of the facilities at the time of
                                                                                      inspection. As this measure is currently written, the
                                                                                      measure provides an incentive to target inspection
                                                                                      resources to inspect compliant facilities in order to
                                                                                      meet the commitment.



                                                                                      R6- The core-ER measure is meaningful to the
                 C1 - Percentage of emergency response readiness          6           Superfund program, but may no longer be                 Keep                                            Need to keep in place while new
OSWER   3.2.1
                 improvement.                                             D           appropriate for ACS due to emphasis being placed                                                        measure(s) are developed.
                                                                                      on development of Homeland Security measures.

                                                                                                                                              Modify
                 112 - Reduce the number of LUST cleanups that
                                                                                                                                              Number of cleanups that meet state risk-based
                 exceed state risk-based standards for human
OSWER   3.2.2                                                                                                                                 standards for human exposure and groundwater    OMB PART and Strategic Plan Measure.
                 exposure and groundwater migration (tracked as
                                                                                                                                              migration (tracked as the number of LUST
                 number of LUST cleanups completed).
                                                                                                                                              cleanups completed).
                                                                                      R6- Delete as a commitment measure, but retain as
                                                                                                                                              Modify
                 113 - Reduce the number of LUST cleanups that                        a reporting measure. This should be reporting
                                                                          6                                                                   Number of cleanups that meet risk-based
OSWER   3.2.2    exceed risk-based standards for human exposure                       measure but not a commitment. The States have                                                           OMB PART and Strategic Plan Measure.
                                                                          D                                                                   standards for human exposure and groundwater
                 and groundwater migration in Indian Country.                         primary control over the number of cleanups
                                                                                                                                              migration in Indian County.
                                                                                      completed, not EPA.
                 121 - Number of Superfund final site assessment                                                                              Keep
OSWER   3.2.2
                 decisions.
                 141 - Number of Superfund construction                                                                                       Keep
OSWER   3.2.2
                 completions.




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                                                                           &
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                                                                                   R5- This is not a request for modification of the
                                                                                   measures themselves, but rather of the reporting out
                                                                                   on these measures.
                                                                                   #151 and #152 measure the net change from one
                                                                                   year to the next and the status of a site is usually
                                                                                   only evaluated once a year, so these measures
                                                                                   should only be reported on at the end of the year
                                                                                   (i.e., we should not be asked to report on them more
                 151 - Number of Superfund sites with human health                 frequently than that).
                 protection achieved (exposure pathways are                        #155 was deleted from the latest version of the      Modify
                                                                       5
OSWER   3.2.2    eliminated or potential exposures are under health-               Strategic Plan, should have been deleted from the    Number of Superfund Sites with Human
                                                                       M
                 based levels for current use of land or water                     FY2007 Annual Performance Plan, and will be          Exposures under Control.
                 resources).                                                       deleted after this year. Thus, we believe that we
                                                                                   should only be asked to report on this measure once
                                                                                   at the end of the year.
                                                                                   While our Brownfields program chose not to request
                                                                                   deletion of any of the list of Brownfields measures,
                                                                                   they do so with the caveat that the regions should
                                                                                   not have to report out on any of the measures, i.e.,
                                                                                   that Headquarters themselves should pull any
                                                                                   reports they need directly from ACRES.



                                                                                   R5- This is not a request for modification of the
                                                                                   measures themselves, but rather of the reporting out
                                                                                   on these measures.
                                                                                   #151 and #152 measure the net change from one
                                                                                   year to the next and the status of a site is usually
                                                                                   only evaluated once a year, so these measures
                                                                                   should only be reported on at the end of the year
                                                                                   (i.e., we should not be asked to report on them more
                                                                                   frequently than that).
                                                                                                                                                                               OSWER requires periodic updates for
                                                                                   #155 was deleted from the latest version of the
                 152 - Number of Superfund hazardous waste sites       5                                                                Keep                                   these OMB PART and Stategic Plan
OSWER   3.2.2                                                                      Strategic Plan, should have been deleted from the
                 with groundwater migration under control.             M                                                                                                       measures for reporting and assessment
                                                                                   FY2007 Annual Performance Plan, and will be
                                                                                                                                                                               purposes.
                                                                                   deleted after this year. Thus, we believe that we
                                                                                   should only be asked to report on this measure once
                                                                                   at the end of the year.
                                                                                   While our Brownfields program chose not to request
                                                                                   deletion of any of the list of Brownfields measures,
                                                                                   they do so with the caveat that the regions should
                                                                                   not have to report out on any of the measures, i.e.,
                                                                                   that Headquarters themselves should pull any
                                                                                   reports they need directly from ACRES.




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                                                                                  R2- While this was an ACS Commitment Measure in
                                                                                  FY06, it is no longer a GPRA measure in FY07.
                                                                                  Though the program has been asked to include and
                                                                                  continue tracking it in ACS/BAS, Region 2
                                                                                  recommends that it be officially deleted for FY08.

                                                                                  R5- This is not a request for modification of the
                                                                                  measures themselves, but rather of the reporting out
                                                                                  on these measures.
                                                                                  #151 and #152 measure the net change from one
                                                                                  year to the next and the status of a site is usually
                                                                                  only evaluated once a year, so these measures
                                                                                  should only be reported on at the end of the year
                                                                                  (i.e., we should not be asked to report on them more
                                                                                  frequently than that).
                 155 - Number of final remedies (cleanup targets)     2,5,6
OSWER   3.2.2                                                                     #155 was deleted from the latest version of the      Delete
                 selected at Superfund sites.                         D
                                                                                  Strategic Plan, should have been deleted from the
                                                                                  FY2007 Annual Performance Plan, and will be
                                                                                  deleted after this year. Thus, we believe that we
                                                                                  should only be asked to report on this measure once
                                                                                  at the end of the year.
                                                                                  While our Brownfields program chose not to request
                                                                                  deletion of any of the list of Brownfields measures,
                                                                                  they do so with the caveat that the regions should
                                                                                  not have to report out on any of the measures, i.e.,
                                                                                  that Headquarters themselves should pull any
                                                                                  reports they need directly from ACRES.

                                                                                  R6- This measure will no longer be meaningful due
                                                                                  to the introduction of modified measures in the next
                                                                                  Strategic Plan.
OSWER   3.2.2    323 - Oil spills responded to or monitored by EPA                                                                        Delete

                 CA1 - Number of high priority RCRA facilities with                                                                       Keep
OSWER   3.2.2
                 human exposures to toxins controlled. (CA725)

                                                                                  R10- The CA2 groundwater goal is largely duplicative
                 CA2 - Number of RCRA hazardous waste facilities
                                                                      10          of and a distraction from the more relevant CA5      Keep
OSWER   3.2.2    with migration of contaminated groundwater under                                                                                                                 OMB PART and Strategic Plan Measure.
                                                                      D           remedy construction complete goal recently
                 control.
                                                                                  introduced by OSW in the FY06 cycle.

                 CA3 - Number of RCRA hazardous waste facilities
OSWER   3.2.2                                                                                                                             Delete
                 assessed. (CA075)
                                                                                  R10- If you are looking for areas to streamline,
                                                                                  generally the CA4 remedy selection measure and
                 CA4 - Number of RCRA hazardous waste facilities      10                                                                  Deleting RCRA Final Remedies Selected   Proposed for deletion as part of last
OSWER   3.2.2                                                                     the CA5 remedy construction measure are so
                 with final remedies selected.                        D                                                                   measure in FY 2008.                     summer's ACS streamlining effort.
                                                                                  interrelated that the CA5 can easily stand alone as a
                                                                                  single measurement of progress.
                 CA5 - Number of RCRA hazardous waste facilities                                                                          Keep
OSWER   3.2.2
                 with remedy construction completed.

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                                                                          recommen
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                  S10 - Number of Superfund sites ready for reuse                                                                                Keep
OSWER   3.2.2
                  (site-wide).
                  OSRE-01 - Each year through 2008, reach a
                  settlement or take an enforcement action before the
                                                                                       R6- This measure is no longer meaningful to the
                  start of a remedial action at 95 percent of Superfund   6                                                                      Keep
OSWER   3.2.3                                                                          Superfund enforcement program and needs to be                                                               OECA Measure
                  sites having viable, liable responsible parties other   D
                                                                                       rewritten.
                  than the federal government.

                  OSRE-02 - Each year through 2008, address all
                                                                                       R6- This measure is no longer meaningful to
                  Statute of Limitations cases for Superfund sites with 6                                                                        Keep
OSWER   3.2.3                                                                          Superfund enforcement program and needs to be                                                               OECA Measure
                  unaddressed total past costs equal to or greater than D
                                                                                       rewritten.
                  $200,000.
                                                                                                                                                 new
                                                                                       Millions of tons of construction and demolition debris
OSWER   3.1.1     -                                                                                                                              Millions of tons of construction and demolition
                                                                          new          that is reused or recycled.
                                                                                                                                                 debris that is reused or recycled.
                                                                                                                                                 new
                                                                                       Percent of coal combustion ash that is used instead
OSWER   3.1.1.    -                                                                                                                              Percent of coal combustion ash that is used
                                                                          new          of disposed.
                                                                                                                                                 instead of disposed.
                                                                                       R1- Not useful to track measures when there is a
                                                                                       significant time lag – and incredibly laborious to do
                                                                                       so. First suggestion is to delete all of these
                                                                                       measures. Failing that, suggest that all of these
                                                                                       state commitments are measured on the end-of-3rd-
                                                                                       quarter interval, recognizing that this would entail an
                                                                                       increase in progress reporting for these entities and
                                                                                       for all levels of EPA that track this information.

                                                                                       R5- There are many inconsistencies between the
                                                                                       text of our performance measures as they appear in
                                                                                       the Strategic Plan, the Annual Performance
        GENERAL                                                                        Plan/Congressional Justification, NPM Guidance,
                                                                          1, 5         ACS, the SPIM, and CERCLIS SCAP reports. We
OSWER             N/A -
        COMMEN                                                            D and/or M   hope that OCFO, OSWER, and OECA will use this
        TS                                                                             initiative to review these different documents and
                                                                                       revise the text so that the same measure is worded
                                                                                       the same way in all documents.
                                                                                       In addition, there is inconsistency between which
                                                                                       measures are included in each of these documents.
                                                                                       While it may be the case that some measures are
                                                                                       not relevant to a particular document‟s purpose, we
                                                                                       encourage OCFO, OSWER, and OECA to use this
                                                                                       initiative to ensure the consistency of the list of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Measures appendix to NPM Guidance will
                                                                                       measures between documents, as appropriate. (For
                                                                                                                                                                                                   be pulled from ACS – these measures will
                                                                                       example, even the cross-walk distributed by OCFO
                                                                                                                                                                                                   be identical. Will strive to describe
                                                                                       for this exercise was missing several ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   program in a consistent manner.
                                                                                       measures.) We also encourage OSWER to




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                                                                       R5- Regarding the following measure in the new
                                                                       Strategic Plan: “By 2011, reduce by 25% the gallons
                                                                       of oil spilled by facilities subject to FRP regulations
                                                                       relative to the 601,000 gallons of oil spilled in 2003”:
                                                                       We have no control over the amount of oil that is
                                                                       spilled at an FRP facility. Even if a facility is in full
                                                                       compliance, it can have a spill.

                                                                       Regarding the following efficiency measure reported                                           The assumption is that FRP facilities are
                                                                       to OMB under PART: “Gallons of oil spilled to                                                 also SPCC facilities. Compliance
                                                                       navigable waters per million program dollars spent                                            assistance and other activities related to
        OIL SPILL                                          5
OSWER               -                                                  annually on prevention and preparedness at FRP                                                accident prevention should contribute to
        PMs
                                                                       facilities”:                                                                                  lowering the number of gallons spilled.
                                                                       We believe that the significant effort that would be                                          The gallons of oil spilled per costs measure
                                                                       required to collect this information would far out way                                        is an OMB PART efficiency measure.
                                                                       the benefit gained from reporting it. We do not
                                                                       currently have a way to track the amount of money
                                                                       spent on these activities and it would be difficult to
                                                                       calculate that figure. Also, we assume that the
                                                                       gallons spilled would be obtained from spill reports,
                                                                       which don‟t identify if the spill occurred at an FRP
                                                                       facility and often either don‟t include the actual
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                                                                                        NY- Revise reporting elements to reflect activities and
                                                                                        results that can be achieved in shorter time frames – some
                                                                                        management strategies for water and groundwater may                                                 This measure was developed in large part by
                                                                                        take years to have a measurable effect. An equation using                                           States to be as effective as possible given
                                                                                        pesticides managed and demonstrated reduction of                                                    resource constraints.
                     10A - Number of State and Tribal pesticide                         concentration, with the intervening time lag (years) is not                                         In developing this measure, it was recognized
                     agencies meeting water quality commitments,                        realistic. The measure should be modified to reflect                                                that such changes do not take place in a matter
                                                                            NY                                                                       Delete
OPPTS   4.1.1        which include the national water quality measures                  activities within the scope of the program mission and                                              of months, but in terms of years. The idea of
                                                                            M
                     and end-of-year reporting on active ingredients                    funding. Direct management/remediation of water quality is                                          this measurement is to track trends in water
                     being evaluated, and managed.                                      not a function of the NYSDEC pesticides program. To                                                 quality improvements with regards to key
                                                                                        increase effectiveness of this measure, share responsibility                                        pesticides.
                                                                                        for it at the national level between pesticides and water
                                                                                                                                                                                            The focus of this measure is on key pesticides;
                                                                                        programs. Pesticides should be included in water program
                                                                                                                                                                                            therefore, it is within the scope of the National
                                                                                        work plans/grant funds to provide for coordination between
                                                                                                                                                                                            Pesticide Program. We would also like to
                                                                                        water and pesticides programs.
                                                                                                                                                                                            note that this measure was generated in
                                                                                                                                                                                            cooperation with EPA’s Office of Water.
                     26 - Number of state grant dollars per pesticide       6                                                                            Keep
OPPTS   4.1.1
                     applicator certification.
                     3A - Increase state, tribal, territory, and public                                                                                  Keep
OPPTS   4.1.1
                     knowledge of the Endangered Species Program


                                                                                        R8- This is a “reporting on reporting” commitment. Regions
                                                                                        are asked to report that States/tribes are reporting, and this
                     4A - For all States and/or Tribes in the                           is accomplished through the national end-of-year oversight
                     Region,assuring appropriate implementation of                      reports that the regions are required to write and send to
                     pesticide worker safety programs that meet                         HQ.
                     national program commitments as established in
                     National Pesticide Cooperative Agreement               8, NY       NY- EPA‟s Amended Cooperative Agreement Guidance                 Delete
OPPTS   4.1.1
                     Guidance. This includes assuring that all reports      D           outlines new worker safety measures designated as WS1
                     required by the Cooperative Agreement Guidance                     through 6, but insufficient explanation of measures is
                     for the support of national program and                            provided and additional information would be needed to
                     performance measures are submitted to                              comment on whether the measures need modification or
                     HQ/OPP/CWPB.                                                       deletion. In the guidance, EPA states that they will not rely                                       It is EPA’s intent to ensure that measures
                                                                                        on Cooperative Agreement data for these measures and
                                                                                                                                                                                            balance the need for information with
                                                                                        states involvement is an optional “supplemental” activity.
                                                                                                                                                                                            resources available. The guidenace will
                                                                                                                                                                                            address the issue for each pertinant year.
                     7A - For all States and/or Tribes in the Region,
                     assuring that C&T State Plans are implemented                      R8- This is a “reporting on reporting” commitment. Regions
                     and maintained per 40 CFR Part 171.8, and                          are asked to report that States/tribes are reporting, and this
                                                                            8                                                                          Delete
OPPTS   4.1.1        complete C&T accomplishment reporting                              is accomplished through the national end-of-year oversight
                                                                            D, M
                     information required by 40 CFR Part 171.7(d) is                    reports that the regions are required to write and send to
                     submitted to HQ/OPP/CWPB via the C&T State                         HQ.
                     Plan & Reporting database
                     8 - 4-6 model agricultural field projects per Region                                                                                Delete
OPPTS   4.1.1
                     over 3 yr period (1-3 per year)
                     9 - 80 collaboration/outreach activities to foster                                                                                  Delete
OPPTS   4.1.1
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                                                                                        R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions that
                                                                                        these two measures should be retained as separate
                                                                                        measures (rather than combined into single measure). The
                                                                                        measures should be redefined to capture inventories of
                                                                                        active individual certifications at points in time, rather than
                                                                                        capturing workloads (certifications and re-certifications
                                                                                        issued during the reporting period), in part because tracking
                                                                                        inventories is more outcome oriented than tracking
                                                                                        workloads. However, Region 2 disagrees with OPPT and
                                                                                        other regions that these two certification measures should
                                                                                        be classified as commitment measures. Region 2 and its
                                                                                        grantee states certify all qualified applicants and have no
                                                                                        control over the number of applications we receive.
                     11A - Total number of active individual certifications             Therefore we believe these two certification measures
                                                                                                                                                        Modify
                     for lead-based paint activities issued by EPA and      2,5,6       should both be for reporting only.
OPPTS   4.1.3                                                                                                                                           Number of active individual certifications for
                     authorized states, tribes and territories within the   M, M, D
                                                                                                                                                        lead-based paint activities in the Region.
                     Region                                                             R5- Region 5 recommends retaining the measure of
                                                                                        certifications as a reporting measure, but not as a target or
                                                                                        commitment measure since neither the Regions nor the
                                                                                        States have any control on the numbers of certifications.
                                                                                        We took a close look at this measure and our certification
                                                                                        data. We looked at the last 4 years of certification data
                                                                                        (see attached) and we are unable to identify any trends in
                                                                                        the data, or causal influences. We compared HUD grant
                                                                                        funds available to the States to the number of
                                                                                        certifications/State and even allowing for a time lag, could                                                     HQ Agreed to modify the measure
                                                                                        find no relationship. We also looked at a three year rolling
                                                                                                                                                                                                         language for 11A and 11B and make
                                                                                        annual average (see attached). Although the average
                                                                                        sometimes “smoothed” out the differences in the annual                                                           them both reporting measures for FY
                                                                                        certifications, we did not find the averages helpful in                                                          2008.
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                                                                                        R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions that
                                                                                        these two measures should be retained as separate
                                                                                        measures (rather than combined into single measure). The
                                                                                        measures should be redefined to capture inventories of
                                                                                        active individual certifications at points in time, rather than
                                                                                        capturing workloads (certifications and re-certifications
                                                                                        issued during the reporting period), in part because tracking
                                                                                        inventories is more outcome oriented than tracking
                                                                                        workloads. However, Region 2 disagrees with OPPT and
                                                                                        other regions that these two certification measures should        Modify
                     11B - Total number of active individual certifications
                                                                            2, 5, 6     be classified as commitment measures. Region 2 and its            Number of active individual certifications for
OPPTS   4.1.3        for individual lead-based paint activities issued by
                                                                            M, M, D     grantee states certify all qualified applicants and have no       lead-based paint activities in the grantee
                     grantees.
                                                                                        control over the number of applications we receive.               State.
                                                                                        Therefore we believe these two certification measures
                                                                                        should both be for reporting only.

                                                                                        R5- See above rationale for measure 11A

                                                                                        R6- This should be deleted as a commitment measure for
                                                                                        the same reasons as in 11A. In addition, this measure ia
                                                                                                                                                                                                           HQ Agreed to modify the measure
                                                                                        redundant. All data contained same rationale as above for                                                          language for 11A and 11B and make
                                                                                        11A, 11B should be deleted                                                                                         them both reporting measures for FY
                                                                                                                                                                                                           2008.
                                                                                                                                                          Modify
                     12 - Cumulative number of authorized state and
                                                                                                                                                          Cumulative number of authorized state and
OPPTS   4.1.3        tribal certification and training programs for lead-
                                                                                                                                                          tribal programs for lead-based paint
                     based paint professionals.
                                                                                                                                                          professionals.

                                                                                        R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to delete
                                                                                        the three PCB measures due to transfer of resources to
                     13A - Number of individuals in the regulated           2                                                                     Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3                                                                           OSWER. However, if the resource transfer does not occur,
                     community reached through PCB outreach.                D
                                                                                        we recommend maintaining these measures under OPPTS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           HQ agreed to delete the measure for
                                                                                                                                                                                                           FY 2008.

                                                                                        R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to delete
                                                                                        the three PCB measures due to transfer of resources to
                                                                                        OSWER. However, if the resource transfer does not occur,
                                                                                        we recommend maintaining these measures under OPPTS.
                     14 - Acres of property to be remediated under
                                                                       2,10             R10- These two commitments (acres of property & number            Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3        issued 761.61(c) approvals and 761.61(a) reviewed
                                                                       D                of sites) are impossible to predict and completely out of
                     approvals.
                                                                                        Regional control. PCB spills (and their relative scope and
                                                                                        importance) are not events that can be planned or
                                                                                        predicted. Regions are making widely varying
                                                                                        “guesstimates” and it is unclear how useful these
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                                                                                     R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to delete
                                                                                     the three PCB measures due to transfer of resources to
                                                                                     OSWER. However, if the resource transfer does not occur,
                                                                                     we recommend maintaining these measures under OPPTS.

                     14A - Number of sites receiving 761.61(a) or (c)    2,10        R10- These two commitments (acres of property & number        Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3
                     approvals for remediation during the year.          D           of sites) are impossible to predict and completely out of
                                                                                     Regional control. PCB spills (and their relative scope and
                                                                                     importance) are not events that can be planned or
                                                                                     predicted. Regions are making widely varying
                                                                                     “guesstimates” and it is unclear how useful these
                                                                                     guesstimates can really be.                                                                                HQ agreed to delete the measure for
                                                                                                                                                                                                FY 2008.
                     15 - Number of school children attending
                     institutions reached through general toxic fibers                                                                             Keep
OPPTS   4.1.3
                     education and outreach activities.


                                                                                     R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to
                                                                                     transfer the mercury partnership measure for H2E from the
                     16 - Number of partnerships established with                    Mercury Program to the Pollution Prevention Program
                     hospitals and other health facilities to reduce                 within OPPTS.
                     Mercury in waste streams following the process      2, 8, 9                                                                   Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3
                     established under the Hospitals for a Healthy       M, D, D     R8- This should be deleted in favor of keeping #25 as the
                     Environment (H2E) program.                                      measure for the number of new partnerships. It is most
                                                                                     efficient to measure this at the Headquarters level via #25

                                                                                     R9- [NO WRITTEN COMMENT PROVIDED]
                                                                                                                                                                                                HQ agreed to delete the measure for
                                                                                                                                                                                                FY 2008.
                                                                                     R2- R2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to delete the
                     19A - Develop a network among at least 5
                                                                                     HPV measure
                     organizations (such as health and environmental
                     state agencies, academia and/or chemical            2,8                                                                       Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3                                                                        R8- This should be a Headquarters measure. Regions do
                     manufacturers and producers) and encourage          D, D
                                                                                     not receive resources to support the measure, and it is a
                     familiarity with the High Production Volume
                                                                                     poor measure of progress toward an outcome that is worth                                                   HQ agreed to delete the measure for
                     Information System
                                                                                     achieving.                                                                                                 FY 2008.
                     21 - Number of outreach partnerships addressing                                                                               Modify
                     lead-based paint hazards and exposure reduction.                                                                              Number of outreach partnerships addressing
OPPTS   4.1.3
                     These partnerships must be consistent with the                                                                                lead based paint hazards and exposure
                     Regions lead poison prevention priorities.                                                                                    reduction.




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                                                                                    R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to
                                                                                    eliminate the mercury partnerships (non-H2E) measure

                     22 - Number of H2E partners who have won the                   R8- This should also be tracked at the Headquarters level
                                                                        2,8,9                                                                        Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3        Regions Making Medicine Mercury Free Award in                  because the data are compiled at that level. Otherwise
                                                                        D, D, D,
                     FY2007.                                                        this, too, would be a “reporting on reporting” measure. The
                                                                                    award in question is not a Regional award.

                                                                                    R9- [NO WRITTEN COMMENT PROVIDED]
                                                                                                                                                                                        HQ agreed to delete the measure for
                                                                                                                                                                                        FY 2008.

                                                                                    R8- The NPM guidance will have to carefully define the
                                                                                    terminology for this measure. The proximity and meaning
                                                                                    of the words “new product partnerships” is vague and
                                                                                    confusing. Does the measure seek to quantify “new
                                                                                    partnerships” partnerships that address mercury, “new
                                                                                    products” or only “new partnerships that aim to reduce the
                                                                                    contributions of new products” to the amount of mercury in
                     23 - Number of new product partnerships aimed at   8,9         the waste stream? Is this a step backwards from the 2006         Delete
OPPTS   4.1.3
                     reducing mercury in the waste stream.              M or D, D   ACS measure 18, which at least quantified the number of
                                                                                    pounds of mercury eliminated by sectors other than H2E
                                                                                    participants? #23 seems more like an intermediate
                                                                                    outcome, whereas #18 seems more like a long-term
                                                                                    outcome of the type that OMB seems to encourage
                                                                                    agencies to strive for.

                                                                                    R9- [NO WRITTEN COMMENT PROVIDED]                                                                   HQ agreed to delete the measure for
                                                                                                                                                                                        FY 2008.
                                                                                    R6- Suggested replacement language: “Number "The
                                                                                    number of states/tribes that certified and train all qualified
                                                                                    pesticide applicators."
                                                                                    The Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has not issued
                     26 - Number of state grant dollars per pesticide   6           definitive guidance on how the States/Regions should             Delete
OPPTS
                     applicator certification.                          M           calculate this measure. There are multiple issues with the
                                                                                    reporting of this measure. The measure appears to be an
                                                                                    efficiency measure which may be misleading since not all
                                                                                    resource aspects (non-federal funding) are considered in
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                                                                                      R6- The reporting commitments for the number of risk
                                                                                      management plan audits completed.
                                                                                      (ACS code CH2) responds to the reporting requirements
                                                                                      under Goal 4. In FY 07, OECA instituted the Goal 5
                                                                                      reporting commitment for conducting inspections at 5% of
                                                                                      total number of facilities required to submit risk
                                                                                      management plans (ACS CAA11). The purpose was that
                                                                                      HQ wanted the regions to do more actual inspections at
                                                                                      RMP facilities.
                                                                                       For Region 3, the reporting requirements under both
                                                                                      commitments result in the same number of reported facility
                                                                                      reviews. Region 3 conducts only RMP inspections which
                                                                                      are more rigorous than audits. Therefore we satisfy the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Implementation and reporting issue.
                     CH2 - Number of risk management plan audits          3,6         intent of the HQ inspection reporting requirements. Our        Modify
OSWER   4.1.4                                                                                                                                                                             Both HQ and the Superfund lead region
                     completed.                                           M, D, D     facility inspections also meet the reporting requirement for   Number of RMP audits completed.
                                                                                                                                                                                          are reviewing these measures.
                                                                                      facility audits. We report the same number of facility
                                                                                      reviews in satisfaction of both ACS reporting requirements
                                                                                      (CH2 and CAA11).
                                                                                      Region 3 suggests that we may continue to report the
                                                                                      number of regional RMP inspections in satisfaction of
                                                                                      OSWER Goal 4, ACS Code CH2 („RMP audits completed‟)
                                                                                      and this same number will also satisfy the reporting
                                                                                      requirements for OECA Goal 5, ACS Code CAA11 („RMP
                                                                                      inspections completed).


                                                                                      R6- This measure is no longer meaningful and needs to be
                                                                                      rewritten to be more meaningful for the program.
                                                                                                                                                     Keep
OSWER   4.2.3        B29 - Number of Brownfields properties assessed.

                     B32 - Properties cleaned up using Brownfields                                                                                   Keep
OSWER   4.2.3
                     funding.
                     B33 - Acres of Brownfields property made ready for                                                                              Keep
OSWER   4.2.3
                     reuse.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The “Number of jobs leveraged at
                                                                                                                                                                                          brownfields properties” measure
                                                                                      R6- This measure, “Jobs leveraged from Brownfields                                                  quantifies the direct economic and social
                                                                                                                                                Modify
                                                                          6           activities”, does not focus on environmental results, but                                           impact of investing dollars in assessment
OSWER   4.2.3        B34 - Jobs leveraged from Brownfields activities.                                                                          Number of jobs leveraged at Brownfields
                                                                          D           instead focuses on something that should be a measure for                                           and cleanup of brownfields properties.
                                                                                                                                                sites.
                                                                                      the Department of Labor.                                                                            Typically, this is an estimate and may
                                                                                                                                                                                          involve follow up with the developer,
                                                                                                                                                                                          town officials, building owners.

                                                                                                                                                                                          The “percentage of Brownfields job
                                                                                                                                                                                          training trainees placed” tracks the
                                                                                      R6- This measure, “percentage of Brownfields job training
                                                                                                                                                                                          activities of the Brownfields Job Training
                     B36 - Percentage of Brownfields job training         6           trainees placed”, is another measure that does not focus on Keep
OSWER   4.2.3                                                                                                                                                                             grants. These grants are administered
                     trainees placed.                                     D           environmental results, but instead focuses on something
                                                                                                                                                                                          by EPA; it is not appropriate for
                                                                                      best measured by the Department of Labor
                                                                                                                                                                                          Department of Labor to collect this
                                                                                                                                                                                          information.


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                     B37 - Billions of dollars of cleanup and                                                                                                                                        cleanup and redevelopment funds
                                                                           6           R6- This measure, “assess and clean up brownfields”, is a   Keep
OSWER   4.2.3        redevelopment funds leveraged at Brownfields                                                                                                                                    leveraged at Brownfields sites.” Measure
                                                                           D           duplicate of measure B29.
                     sites.                                                                                                                                                                          B29 is “Number of Brownfields properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                     assessed.”
                     B38 - Number of Tribes supported by Brownfields                                                                               Keep
OSWER   4.2.3
                     cooperative agreements.
                                                                                                                                                   SP-23
                     IV-A - Achieve currently exceeded water quality
                                                                                                                                                   By 2012, achieve a majority of currently
                     standards in impaired reaches or segments of
OW      4.2.4                                                                                                                                      exceeded water quality standards in
                     significant shared and transboundary surface
                                                                                                                                                   impaired transboundary segments of U.S.
                     waters.
                                                                                                                                                   surface waters.
                                                                                                                                                   SP-24
                     MB-1 - Provide safe drinking water to homes in the
                                                                                                                                                   By 2012, provide safe drinking water to 25
                     Mexico Border area that lacked access to safe
OW      4.2.4                                                                                                                                      percent of homes in the U.S.-Mexico border
                     drinking water in 2003.
                                                                                                                                                   area that lacked access to safe drinking
                                                                                                                                                   water in 2003.

                                                                                                                                                   SP-25
                     MB-2 - Provide adequate wastewater sanitation to
                                                                                                                                                   By 2012, provide adequate wastewater
                     homes in the Mexico Border area that lacked
OW      4.2.4                                                                                                                                      sanitation to 25 percent of homes in the U.S.-
                     access to wastewater sanitation in 2003.
                                                                                                                                                   Mexico border area that lacked access to
                                                                                                                                                   wastewater sanitation in 2003.


                                                                                                                                                   4.3.2
                                                                                                                                                   Subobjective 4.3.2 Facilitate the Ecosystem-
                     IV-D - Working with National Estuary Program                                                                                  Scale Restoration of Estuaries of National
                     partners, protect or restore additional acres of                                                                              Significance - By 2011, working with
OW      4.3.1        habitat within the study areas for the 28 estuaries                                                                           partners, protect or restore an additional
                     that are part of the National Estuary Program                                                                                 (i.e., measuring from 2007 forward) 250,000
                     (NEP). (cumulative)                                                                                                           acres of habitat within the study areas for the
                                                                                                                                                   28 estuaries that are part of the National
                                                                                                                                                   Estuary Program.

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Public comment on the draft Strategic
                                                                                                                                                   Modify
                     4.3.2 - Working with partners, achieve a net                                                                                                                                    Plan including Strategic plan measures
                                                                                                                                                   Subobjective 4.3.1 Increase Wetlands. By
                     increase of acres of wetlands per year with an        7                                                                                                                         was from May 31 to July 17. Since
OW      4.3.2                                                                          R7- Becomes a strategic target in new strategic plan        2011, working with partners, achieve a net
                     additional focus on biological and functional         M                                                                                                                         strategic plan measures are now final,
                                                                                                                                                   increase in wetlands acres with additional
                     measures. (cumulative)                                                                                                                                                          the Agency cannot make changes to the
                                                                                                                                                   focus on assessment of wetland condition.
                                                                                                                                                                                                     measure text
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Public comment on the draft Strategic
                     IV-E - Annually, beginning in FY 2004, work with
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Plan including Strategic plan measures
                     the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) and other
                                                                           7                                                                       SP-22                                             was from May 31 to July 17. Since
OW      4.3.2        partners to achieve no net loss of wetlands under                 R7- Becomes a strategic target in new strategic plan
                                                                           M                                                                       under 4.3.1                                       strategic plan measures are now final,
                     Section 404 of the Clean Water Act regulatory
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the Agency cannot make changes to the
                     program
                                                                                                                                                                                                     measure text
                     WT-1 - Number of wetland acres restored and                       R5- Eliminate using these measures in favor of HQ
                                                                           5                                                                  Keep
OW      4.3.2        enhanced, attributable to the President's Earth Day               proposed 08 measures. Use the proposed 08 measures for                                                        Supports President's initiative
                                                                           D                                                                  under 4.3.1
                     Initiative. (cumulative)                                          reporting only in 07 as a test run.



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        objective                                                           States &                                                                            Text
                                                                                       R5- Eliminate using these measures in favor of HQ
                    WT-2a - Number of States that have built                           proposed 08 measures. Use the proposed 08 measures for
                    capacities in wetland monitoring, regulation,          5,7,9       reporting only in 07 as a test run.                     Keep
OW     4.3.2                                                                                                                                                                                     Key measure of States' role.
                    restoration, water quality standards, mitigation       D, D                                                                under 4.3.1
                    compliance, and partnership building.                              R7- Measure is subjective and focuses mainly on the few
                                                                                       regions with Program Grants under WPDG Program.


                                                                                       R5- Eliminate using these measures in favor of HQ
                    WT-2b - Number of Tribes that have built                           proposed 08 measures. Use the proposed 08 measures for
                    capacitites in wetland monitoring, regulation,         5,8,9       reporting only in 07 as a test run.                     Keep
OW     4.3.2                                                                                                                                                                                     Key measure of Tribal role.
                    restoration, water quality standards, mitigation       D, D                                                                under 4.3.1
                    compliance, and partnership building.                              R7- Measure is subjective and focuses mainly on the few
                                                                                       regions with Program Grants under WPDG Program.

                                                                                       R2- Measure is subjective and doesn‟t drive results.

                                                                                       R4-
                                                                                                                                              WT-3 (combine WT-3a and WT-3b)
                                                                                                                                              Number of watershed-based wetlands and
                    WT-3a - Number of watershed-based wetlands and                     R5- Eliminate using these measures in favor of HQ
                                                                                                                                              stream corridor projects in States and on
                    stream corridor projects in States (combined 5-Star                proposed 08 measures. Use the proposed 08 measures for
                                                                        2,5,7,8,9                                                             Indian Reservations (combined 5-Star and
OW     4.3.2        and non-5-Star projects) for which EPA has                         reporting only in 07 as a test run.                                                                       Streamlines measure.
                                                                        D, D,                                                                 non-5-Star projects) for which EPA has
                    provided / contributed significant financial and/or
                                                                                                                                              provided /contributed significant financial
                    technical assistance. [cumulative projects]                        R7-
                                                                                                                                              and/or technical assistance. [cumulative
                                                                                                                                              projects]
                                                                                       R8- Merge with WT-3b.

                                                                                       R9-

                                                                                       R2-
                    WT-3b - Number of watershed-based wetlands and
                    stream corridor projects on Indian reservations
                                                                                       R5- Eliminate using these measures in favor of HQ
                    (combined 5-Star and non-5-Star projects) for      2,5,7                                                                  Delete
OW     4.3.2                                                                           proposed 08 measures. Use the proposed 08 measures for
                    which EPA has provided/contributed significant     D, D
                                                                                       reporting only in 07 as a test run.
                    financial and/or technical assistance. (cumulative
                    projects)
                                                                                       R7- Measure is subjective and doesn‟t drive results.

                    WT-4 - Number of States where the trend in                         R5- Eliminate using these measures in favor of HQ
                                                                           2,5,9                                                              Keep
OW     4.3.2        wetland condition has been measured as defined                     proposed 08 measures. Use the proposed 08 measures for                                                    Key measure of program performance.
                                                                           D
                    through biological metrics and assessments.                        reporting only in 07 as a test run.

                                                                                                                                                 Modify
                                                                                                                                                 Subobjective 4.3.3 Improve the Health of
                    4.3.3 - Prevent water pollution and improve the                                                                              the Great Lakes - By 2011, prevent water
OW     4.3.3        overall aquatic ecosystem health of the Great                                                                                pollution and protect aquatic systems so that
                    Lakes using the Great Lakes 40-point scale.                                                                                  the overall ecosystem health of the Great
                                                                                                                                                 Lakes is at least 23 points on a 40-point
                                                                                                                                                 scale.
                    GL-1 - Number and percent of all NPDES permitted
                    discharges to the Lakes or major tributaries that                                                                            Keep
OW     4.3.3
                    have permit limits that reflect the Guidance's water
                    quality standards.


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                    GL-2 - Number and percent of all CSO permits in
                                                                                                                                                    Keep
OW     4.3.3        the Great Lakes basin that are consistent with the
                    national CSO policy.
                    GL-3 - Number of sediment remedial actions                                                                                      Keep
OW     4.3.3
                    (annual).
                    GL-4 - Percent of high priority Tier 1 (significant)
                    Great Lakes beaches where States and local                         R5- This is a measure of States monitoring programs and
                    agencies have put into place water quality             5           not the Region‟s. Also, our States define high priority      Keep
OW     4.3.3                                                                                                                                                                                       Key program measure.
                    monitoring and public notification programs that       D           beaches as the ones they monitor, so we will always report
                    comply with the U.S. E.P.A. National Beaches                       100% for this measure, rendering it meaningless.
                    Guidance.
                                                                                                                                                    SP-29
                                                                                                                                                    Through 2011, maintain or improve an
                    IV-G - Reduce the average concentrations of PCBs
                                                                                                                                                    average annual 5 percent decline for the
OW     4.3.3        in whole lake trout and walleye samples from 2000
                                                                                                                                                    long-term trend in average concentrations of
                    levels.
                                                                                                                                                    PCBs in whole lake trout and walleye
                                                                                                                                                    samples.
                                                                                                                                                    SP-30
                    IV-H - Reduce the average concentrations of toxic                                                                               Through 2011, maintain or improve an
                    chemicals (PCBs) in the air in the Great Lakes                                                                                  average 7 annual decline for the long-term
OW     4.3.3
                    basin from 2000 levels (average annual long-term                                                                                trend in average concentrations of toxic
                    decline).                                                                                                                       chemicals (PCBs) in the air in the Great
                                                                                                                                                    Lakes Basin.
                                                                                                                                                    SP-31
                    IV-I - Restore and de-list Acres of Concern (AOCs)                                                                              By 2010, restore and delist a cumulative
OW     4.3.3
                    within the Great Lakes basin.                                                                                                   total of at least 8 Areas of Concern (AOCs)
                                                                                                                                                    within the Great Lakes Basin.
                                                                                                                                                    SP-32
                    IV-J - Remdiate cubic yards (in millions) of
                                                                                                                                                    By 2011, remediate a cumulative total of 7
OW     4.3.3        contaminated sediment in the Great Lakes.
                                                                                                                                                    million yards of contaminated sediment in
                    (cumulative from 1997)
                                                                                                                                                    the Great Lakes.

                                                                                                                                                    Modify
                    4.3.4 - Prevent water polllution and protect aquatic
                                                                                                                                                    Subobjective 4.3.4 Improve the Health of
                    systems so that overall aquatic system health of the
                                                                                                                                                    the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem By 2011,
OW     4.3.4        Chesapeake Bay is improved and acres of
                                                                                                                                                    prevent water pollution and protect aquatic
                    submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) increase.
                                                                                                                                                    systems so that the overall aquatic system
                    (cumulative)
                                                                                                                                                    health of the Chesapeake Bay is improved.

                    CB-1a - Percent of the point source nitrogen
                                                                                                                                                    Keep
OW     4.3.4        reduction goals achieved.

                    CB-1b - Percent of the point source phosphorus                                                                                  Keep
OW     4.3.4
                    reduction goals achieved.
                    CB-2 - Percent of the forest buffer planting goal                                                                               Keep
OW     4.3.4
                    achieved.




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        objective                                                          States &                                                                   Text
                                                                                                                                       SP-35
                                                                                                                                       By 2011, achieve 59 percent (95.88 million
                                                                                                                                       pounds) of the implementation goal for
                    IV-K - Reduction in the number of pounds of                                                                        nitrogen reduction practices necessary to
OW     4.3.4        nitrogen entering the Chesapeake Bay each year                                                                     achieve Chesapeake Bay water quality
                    from 1985 levels.                                                                                                  standards, expressed as nitrogen reduction
                                                                                                                                       in relation to achieving a 162.5 million pound
                                                                                                                                       reduction from 1985 level (based on long-
                                                                                                                                       term average hydrology simulations).

                                                                                                                                       SP-36
                                                                                                                                       By 2011, achieve 74 percent (10.63 million
                                                                                                                                       pounds) of the implementation goal for
                                                                                                                                       phosphorus reduction practices necessary to
                    IV-L - Reduction in the number of pounds of
                                                                                                                                       achieve Chesapeake Bay water quality
OW     4.3.4        phosphorus entering the Chesapeake Bay each
                                                                                                                                       standards, expressed as phosphorus
                    year from 1985 levels.
                                                                                                                                       reduction in relation to achieving a 14.36
                                                                                                                                       million pound reduction from 1985 levels
                                                                                                                                       (based on long-term average hydrology
                                                                                                                                       simulations).

                                                                                                                                       SP-37
                                                                                                                                       By 2011 achieve 74 percent (1.25 million
                                                                                                                                       tons) of the implementation goal for
                    IV-M - Reduction in the number of tons of sediment                                                                 sediment reduction practices necessary to
OW     4.3.4        entering the Chesapeake Bay each year from 1985                                                                    achieve Chesapeake Bay water quality
                    levels.                                                                                                            standards, expressed as sediment reduction
                                                                                                                                       in relation to achieving a 1.69 million ton
                                                                                                                                       reduction from 1985 levels (based on long-
                                                                                                                                       term average hydrology simulations).

                                                                                                                                       SP-38
                    GM-1 - Number of the impaired segments in the 12
                                                                                                                                       By 2011, restore water and habitat quality to
                    priority coastal areas where water and habitat
OW     4.3.5                                                                                                                           meet water quality standards in 162 impaired
                    quality is restored to levels that meet state water
                                                                                                                                       segments (cumulative) in 13 priority coastal
                    quality standards.
                                                                                                                                       areas.
                    GM-2 - Number of additional acres of important in                                                                  SP-39
                    coastal and marine habitats that are restored,                                                                     By 2011, restore, enhance, or protect a
OW     4.3.5
                    enhanced, or protected, above improvements                                                                         cumulative 20,000 acres of important coastal
                    accomplished through 2003.                                                                                         and marine habitats.

                    GM-3 - Implement integrated bi-national (U.S. and
                    Mexican Border States) early-warning system to                                                                     GM-1
OW     4.3.5
                    support State and coastal community efforts to
                    manage harmful algal blooms (HABs).

                    GM-4 - Reduce the rate of shellfish-borne Vibrio
                    vulnificus illnesses caused by consumption of
                                                                                                                                       GM-2
OW     4.3.5        commercially-harvested raw or undercooked
                    oysters from the average illness rate for the years
                    1995-1999.


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                                                                                                                                        4.3.5
                    IV-N - Prevent water pollution and improve the                                                                      Subobjective 4.3.5 Improve the Health of
                    overall aquatic ecosystem health of coastal waters                                                                  the Gulf of Mexico - By 2011, the overall
OW     4.3.5        of the Gulf of Mexico by 0.2 on the "good/fair/poor"                                                                health of coastal water of the Gulf of Mexico
                    scale of the National Coastal Condition Report, a 5-                                                                will be improved from 2.4 to 2.6 on the
                    point scale in which 1 is poor and 5 is good.                                                                       "good/fair/poor" scale of the National Coastal
                                                                                                                                        Condition Report.
                                                                                                                                        SP-40
                                                                                                                                        By 2015, reduce releases of nutrients
                    IV-O - Reduce releases of nutrients throughout the                                                                  throughout the Mississippi River Basin to
OW     4.3.5        Mississippi River basin to reduce the size of the                                                                   reduce the size of the hypoxic zone in the
                    hypoxic zone in the Gulf of Mexico.                                                                                 Gulf of Mexico to less than 5,000 km2, as
                                                                                                                                        measured by the 5-year running average of
                                                                                                                                        the size of the zone.
                                                                                                                                        new
                                                                                                                                        By 2011, working with partners, achieve a
                                                                                                                                        net increase of 100,000 acres of wetlands
OW     4.3.1        SP-21 -
                                                                                                                                        per year with additional focus on biological
                                                                                                                                        and functional measures and assessment of
                                                                                                                                        wetland condition.
                                                                                                                                        new
                                                                                                                                        Subobjective 4.2.4: Sustain and Restore the
                                                                                                                                        U.S.-Mexico Border Environmental Health.
OW     4.2.4        -                                                                                                                   By 2012 , sustain and restore the
                                                                                                                                        environmental health along the U.S. -Mexico
                                                                                                                                        border through implementation of the
                                                                                                                                        "Border 2012" plan.

                                                                                                                                        new
                                                                                                                                        Subobjective 4.2.5 Sustain and Restore
                                                                                                                                        Pacific Island Territories - By 2011, sustain
OW     4.2.5        -                                                                                                                   and restore the environmental health of the
                                                                                                                                        U.S. Pacific Island Territories of American
                                                                                                                                        Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of
                                                                                                                                        the Northern Mariana Islands.


                                                                                                                                        new
                                                                                                                                        By 2011, 95 percent of the population in
                                                                                                                                        each of the U.S. Pacific Island Territories
OW     4.2.5        SP-26 -                                                                                                             served by community drinking water systems
                                                                                                                                        will receive drinking water that meets all
                                                                                                                                        applicable health-based drinking water
                                                                                                                                        standards throughout the year.




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                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, the sewage treatment plants in the
                                                                                                                             U.S. Pacific Island Territories will comply 90
OW     4.2.5        SP-27 -
                                                                                                                             percent of the time with permit limits for
                                                                                                                             biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total
                                                                                                                             suspended solids (TSS).

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, beaches in each of the U.S. Pacific
                                                                                                                             Island Territories monitored under the Beach
OW     4.2.5        SP-28 -
                                                                                                                             Safety Program will be open and safe for
                                                                                                                             swimming 96 percent of days of the beach
                                                                                                                             season.

                                                                                                                             new
OW     4.3.3        GL-5 -                                                                                                   The percentage of near term Great Lakes
                                                                                                                             Actions completed or on track. (cumulative)

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, achieve 45 percent (83,250 acres)
OW     4.3.4        SP-33 -                                                                                                  of the 185,000 acres of submerged aquatic
                                                                                                                             vegetation necessary to achieve
                                                                                                                             Chesapeake Bay water quality standards.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, achieve 40 percent (29.92 km3) of
                                                                                                                             the long-term restoration goal of 100 percent
OW     4.3.4        SP-34 -
                                                                                                                             attainment of the dissolved oxygen water
                                                                                                                             quality standards in all tidal waters of the
                                                                                                                             Bay.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             The percentage of near term Gulf of Mexico
OW     4.3.5        GM-3 -
                                                                                                                             Alliance Governors' Action Plan that are
                                                                                                                             completed or on track. (cumulative)


                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Subobjective 4.3.6 Restore and Protect
                                                                                                                             Long Island Sound - By 2011, prevent water
                                                                                                                             pollution, improve water quality, protect
OW     4.3.6        -
                                                                                                                             aquatic systems, and restore the habitat of
                                                                                                                             Long Island Sound by working through the
                                                                                                                             Long Island Sound Management Study
                                                                                                                             Conference partnership.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2014, reduce point source nitrogen
                                                                                                                             discharges to Long Island Sound by 58.5
OW     4.3.6        SP-41 -
                                                                                                                             percent as measured by the Long Island
                                                                                                                             Sound Nitrogen Total Maximum Daily Load
                                                                                                                             (TMDL).


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                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, reduce the size of hypoxic area in
                                                                                                                             Long Island Sound (i.e., defined as the area
                                                                                                                             in which the long-term average maximum
OW     4.3.6        SP-42 -
                                                                                                                             July-September dissolved oxygen level is
                                                                                                                             <3mg/l by 25 percent; reduce average
                                                                                                                             duration of maximum hypoxic event by 25
                                                                                                                             percent.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011 , restore or protect an additional
OW     4.3.6        SP-43 -                                                                                                  300 acres of coastal habitat, including tidal
                                                                                                                             wetlands, dunes, riparian buffers, and
                                                                                                                             freshwater wetlands from the 2005 baseline.


                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, reopen an additional 50 miles of
                                                                                                                             river and stream corridor to anadromous fish
OW     4.3.6        SP-44 -
                                                                                                                             passage from the 2005 baseline through
                                                                                                                             removal of dams and barriers or installation
                                                                                                                             of by-pass structures such as fishways.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Subobjective 4.3.7 Restore and Protect the
                                                                                                                             South Florida Ecosystem - Protect and
OW     4.3.7        -
                                                                                                                             maintain the South Florida ecosystem,
                                                                                                                             including the Everglades and coral reef
                                                                                                                             ecosystems.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, achieve "no net loss" of stony coral
                                                                                                                             cover (mean percent stony coral cover) in
                                                                                                                             the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
OW     4.3.7        SP-45 -
                                                                                                                             (FKNMS) and in the coastal waters of Dade,
                                                                                                                             Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, Florida,
                                                                                                                             working with all stakeholders (federal, state,
                                                                                                                             regional, and local).

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Through 2011, beginning in 2008, annually
                                                                                                                             maintain the overall health and functionality
                                                                                                                             of sea grass beds in the FKNMS as
OW     4.3.7        SP-46 -
                                                                                                                             measured by the long-term sea grass
                                                                                                                             monitoring project that addresses
                                                                                                                             composition and abundance, productivity,
                                                                                                                             and nutrient availability.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Through 2011, beginning in 2008, annually
OW     4.3.7        SP-47 -
                                                                                                                             maintain the overall water quality of the near
                                                                                                                             shore and coastal waters of the FKNMS.



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                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Through 2011, beginning in 2008, improve
                                                                                                                             the water quality of the Everglades
                                                                                                                             ecosystem as measured by total
                                                                                                                             phosphorus, including meeting the 10 parts
OW     4.3.7        SP-48 -
                                                                                                                             per billion (ppb) total phosphorus criterion
                                                                                                                             throughout the Everglades Protection Area
                                                                                                                             marsh and the effluent limits to be
                                                                                                                             established for discharges from storm water
                                                                                                                             treatment areas.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Subobjective 4.3.8 Restore and Protect the
                                                                                                                             Puget Sound Basin - By 2011, improve water
OW     4.3.8        -
                                                                                                                             quality, air quality, and minimize the adverse
                                                                                                                             impacts of rapid development in the Puget
                                                                                                                             Sound basin.
                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, improve water quality and enable
                                                                                                                             the lifting of harvest restrictions in 1,000
OW     4.3.8        SP-49 -
                                                                                                                             acres of shellfish bed growing areas
                                                                                                                             impacted by degraded or declining water
                                                                                                                             quality.
                                                                                                                             new
OW     4.3.8        SP-50 -                                                                                                  By 2011, remediate 200 acres of prioritized
                                                                                                                             contaminated sediments.

                                                                                                                             new
OW     4.3.8        SP-51 -                                                                                                  By 2011, restore 3,500 acres of tidally- and
                                                                                                                             seasonally-influenced estuarine wetlands.

                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             Subobjective 4.3.9 Restore and Protect the
                                                                                                                             Columbia River Basin - By 2011, prevent
OW     4.3.9        -                                                                                                        water pollution and improve and protect
                                                                                                                             water quality and ecosystems in the
                                                                                                                             Columbia River Basin to reduce risks to
                                                                                                                             human health and the environment.
                                                                                                                             new
                                                                                                                             By 2011, protect, enhance, or restore 13,000
OW     4.3.9        SP-52 -                                                                                                  acres of wetland habitat and 3,000 acres of
                                                                                                                             upland habitat in the Lower Columbia River
                                                                                                                             watershed.
                                                                                                                             new
OW     4.3.9        SP-53 -                                                                                                  By 2011, clean up 150 acres of known highly
                                                                                                                             contaminated sediments.




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                                                                                                                              new
                                                                                                                              By 2011, demonstrate a 10 percent
OW      4.3.9        SP-54 -                                                                                                  reduction in mean concentration of
                                                                                                                              contaminants of concern found in water and
                                                                                                                              fish tissue.

                     -

                                                                                                                              new
                                                                                                                              Annual percentage of viable lead-based
OPPTS   4.1.3        -                                                                                                        paint certification applications that require
                                                                                                                              less than grantee state-established
                                                                                                                              timeframes to process.
                                                                                                                              new
                                                                                                                              Annual percentage of viable lead-based
OPPTS   4.1.3        -                                                                                                        paint certification applications that require
                                                                                                                              less than X days of EPA Regional effort to
                                                                                                                              process.
                                                                                                                              Annual percentage of viable lead-based
                                                                                                                              paint certification applications that require
OPPTS
                                                                                                                              less than grantee state-established
                                                                                                                              timeframes to process.
                                                                                                                              Annual percentage of viable lead-based
                                                                                                                              paint certification applications that require
OPPTS
                                                                                                                              less than X days of EPA Regional effort to
                                                                                                                              process.
                                                                                                                              Average percent change in the utilization of
                                                                                                                              reduced risk pest management practices
OPPTS
                                                                                                                              over time as determined by the SAI
                                                                                                                              Transition Gradient.
                                                                                                                              Increase knowledge of the container-
                                                                                                                              containment rule requirements among
OPPTS                                                                                                                         states, retailers, refillers, commercial
                                                                                                                              pesticide applicators, custom blenders, and
                                                                                                                              pesticide users.

                                                                                                                              Increase the state‟s ability to ensure
OPPTS                                                                                                                         compliance with containment requirements
                                                                                                                              of the container-containment rule.

                                                                                                                              Increase the state‟s ability to ensure
OPPTS                                                                                                                         compliance with the residue removal
                                                                                                                              requirements for clean refillable containers.

                                                                                                                              Number of evaluated pesticides of concern
                                                                                                                              that have been placed under State or Tribal
                                                                                                                              Program management due to their
OPPTS
                                                                                                                              propensity to exceed national water quality
                                                                                                                              standards or other human health or
                                                                                                                              ecological reference points.




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         objective                                                         States &                                                                                    Text
                                                                                                                                                        Number of Region-specific projects or
                                                                                                                                                        initiatives contributing to the implementation
                                                                                                                                                        and enhancement of the C&T field program,
OPPTS                                                                                                                                                   and the improved competency of certified
                                                                                                                                                        pesticide applicators.


                                                                                                                                                        Number of Region-specific projects or
                                                                                                                                                        initiatives contributing to the implementation
                                                                                                                                                        and enhancement of the worker protection
OPPTS                                                                                                                                                   (WPS) field program, and the protection of
                                                                                                                                                        agricultural pesticide workers.


                                                                                                                                                        Number of SAI collaborative actions that
                                                                                                                                                        support the sustainability of American
OPPTS                                                                                                                                                   agriculture by working with others to address
                                                                                                                                                        pesticide risk issues of Regional and
                                                                                                                                                        National concern.

                                                                                                                                                        new
OSWER   4.1.2           -
                                                                                                                                                        Number of inspection/drills at FRP facilities


                                                                                      Not useful to track measures when there is a significant
                                                                                      time lag – and incredibly laborious to do so. First
                                                                                      suggestion is to delete all of these measures. Failing that,
                         n/a - All measures that track state or grantee   1
                                                                                      suggest that all of these state commitments are measured
        All measures performance                                          M or D
                                                                                      on the end-of-3rd-quarter interval, recognizing that this
        that track state                                                              would entail an increase in progress reporting for these
        or grantee                                                                    entities and for all levels of EPA that track this information.
        performance




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        objectiv                                                                 & States                                                                                    New Text
                987 - Percentage of regulated entities seeking assistance
                from EPA-sponsored CA centers and clearinghouse                  2          This measure only relates to HQ-controlled activities and thus is not   Delete
OECA    5.1.1
                reporting that they improved EMP as a result of their use of     D          appropriate for ACS.
                the centers or the clearinghouse.
                                                                                            This measure only captures reported changes. It should be modified
                988 - Percentage of regulated entities receiving direct
                                                                                            to capture actual changes. Modification: Percentage of regulated
                compliance assistance from EPA (e.g, training, on-site           2                                                                             Delete
OECA    5.1.1                                                                               entities receiving direct compliance assistance from EPA (e.g.
                visits) reporting that they improved EMP as a result of EPA      M
                                                                                            training, on-site visits) that improved EMP as a result of EPA
                assistance.
                                                                                            assistance.
                989 - % of regulated entities seeking assistance from EPA-
                sponsored CA centers and clearinghouse reporting that they 2                This measure only relates to HQ-controlled activities and thus is not   Delete
OECA    5.1.1
                reduced, treated, or eliminated pollution as a result of that D             appropriate for ACS.
                resource.
                990 - % of regulated entities seeking assistance from EPA-
                sponsored CA centers and clearinghouse reporting that they 2                This measure only relates to HQ-controlled activities and thus is not   Delete
OECA    5.1.1
                increased their understanding of env. rqmts. as a result of D               appropriate for ACS.
                their use of the resources.
                                                                                            This measure only captures reported changes. It should be modified
                991 - % of regulated entities receiving direct CA from EPA
                                                                                            to capture actual changes. Modification: % of regulated entities
                (e.g., training, on-site visits) reporting that they increased   2                                                                                Delete
OECA    5.1.1                                                                               receiving direct assistance from EPA (e.g., training, on-site visits)
                their understanding of env. rqmts. as a result of EPA            M
                                                                                            that increased their understanding of environmental requirements as
                assistance.
                                                                                            a result of EPA assistance.
                                                                                            R1- Largely duplicative of ASST 01 and a better measure – Just add
                                                                                            “workshops” and “revisits” to the text of this measure and track in
                992 - % of regulated entities receiving direct assistance from
                                                                                            ICIS
                EPA (e.g., training, on-site visits) reporting that they       1,2,8                                                                                Delete
OECA    5.1.1
                reduced, treated, or eliminated pollution, as a result of EPA M
                                                                                            R2- Largely duplicative of ASST 01 and a better measure – Just add
                assistance.
                                                                                            “workshops” and “revisits” to the text of this measure and track in
                                                                                            ICIS
                                                                                            R1- Not a particularly useful measure and tracking the status of this
                                                                                            manual measure in FY 06 was laborious and inefficient. Information
                                                                                            is already contained in #992 above with slight modifications noted –                                  The GPRA measures for compliance assistance
                                                                                            and is automatically generated once input into ICIS.                                                  (CA) and the ACS commitment for CA do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                  track the same or significantly similar data. The
                                                                                            R2- 100% commitments are not appropriate for the ACS since they                                       CA data collected for GPRA includes all direct
                                                                                            do not allow a region to make a commitment based on a realistic                                       CA provided by EPA to regulated entities. The
                                                                                            assessment since OECA insists on a commitment level at the 100%                                       ACS commitment, on the other hand, is specific
                                                                                            level. Also, some CA activities are conducted in partnership with                                     to a subset of EPA CA activities
                                                                                            others and we do not always have the ability to conduct                                               (workshops/training and onsite visits/revisits) for
                                                                                            measurement. For example, if we partnered with the NYS Empire                                         OECA‟s national priorities only. The
                ASST01 - Conduct outcome measurement for 100% of all                        State Development on an activity for small businesses, we would                                       commitment tracks whether EPA staff
                                                                                 1,2,6                                                                             Keep
OECA    5.1.1   compliance assistance workshops, training, onsite visits,                   not be able to collect certain measures since New York has                                            conducted measurement to ascertain if the
                                                                                 D, M
                and revisits which support the OECA national priorities.                    statutory provisions that require confidentiality for small business                                  recipients (both regulated entities and
                                                                                            assistance and ESD is barred from sharing names of facilities,                                        assistance providers) of this CA reported
                                                                                            mailing lists, attendee lists, etc. with us. Also, in some partnering                                 outcomes, e.g., increased understanding of
                                                                                            situations, the partner sets the agenda and does not allow us the                                     environmental requirements, improved EMPs,
                                                                                            opportunity to collect core evaluation information or conduct pre/post                                etc. The goal of having this ACS commitment is
                                                                                            testing due to time constraints or conflicts with their evaluations.                                  to ensure that EPA staff measure, at a minimum,
                                                                                            HQ expectations (as evidenced during regional visits) are that we                                     the outcomes of CA activities supporting
                                                                                            attempt to collect all three measurement types for all direct CA. For                                 OECA‟s national priorities where they have the
                                                                                            activities conducted in the 4Q, insufficient time will have passed                                    greatest opportunity to ask for this information
                                                                                            before quality measurement can occur. Also, ICIS is not properly                                      and then report the results in ICIS.
                                                                                            designed to accurately capture certain types of measurement. For
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        objectiv                                                              & States                                                                                     New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                                General response: As a general matter, FFEO is
                                                                                                                                                                                                open to discussing with all regions alternatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                to structuring ACS commitments to focus on
                                                                                                                                                                                                Integrated Strategies (see details on this below);
                                                                                                                                                                                                however, FFEO believes that specific numerical
                                                                                         R-2 This commitment is so broad as to be meaningless. A                                                commitments are necessary to maintain a viable
                                                                                         compliance assistance activity could range from simply answering a                                     EPA field presence and an effective federal
                                                                                         question from a regulated entity or recording a visit to a website                                     facility compliance and enforcement program.
                                                                                         (response to inquiry) or could involve a substantial expenditure of                                    Any restructuring of ACS commitments must
                                                                                         resources to develop, organize, and present a full-day or multi-day                                    include specific numerical commitments for
                                                                                         workshop. Also, since these are activities to support integrated                                       compliance assistance and compliance
                                                                                         strategies and the integrated strategy approach allows the selection                                   monitoring activities. FFEO would work with
                                                                                         of the best tool to address non-compliance, the Region should be                                       Region 2, as lead Region, to involve all Regions
                                                                                         allowed to select tools other than compliance assistance if other                                      in an ACS restructuring discussion. Region 6‟s
                FEDFAC01 - Each Region shall conduct at least two
                                                                              2,6,10     tools are believed to provide better results.                        Keep                              comment concerns recording inspections in data
OECA    5.1.1   compliance assistance activities for Federal facilities to
                                                                              D                                                                                                                 bases. Even though completed inspections are
                support the integrated strategy areas.
                                                                                         R6- No value added. Inspections for Federal Facilities will be                                         recorded in various data systems, simply
                                                                                         captured under the various programmatic areas.                                                         recording of them does not commit a region to
                                                                                                                                                                                                conduct them. The measure is key to ensuring
                                                                                         R10- Compliance assistance at federal facilities in the Integrated                                     that multimedia inspections are conducted by
                                                                                         Strategy areas may not the highest priority activities in a particular                                 Regions.FFEO understands the Region 2 and
                                                                                         Region each year. Asking for at least two activities substantially                                     10 comments to add flexibility to the ACS
                                                                                         reduces Regional flexibility to address other or more critical needs.                                  commitments. FFEO is open to discuss with all
                                                                                         Federal facility compliance assistance would continue to be reported                                   the Regions a restructuring of the ACS
                                                                                         in ICIS and therefore would be reported outside ACS.                                                   commitments to focus on Integrated Strategies
                                                                                                                                                                                                which could provide Regions with more visible
                                                                                                                                                                                                flexibility in balancing compliance assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                and compliance monitoring activities in a
                                                                                                                                                                                                strategy area. However, FFEO believes that any
                                                                                                                                                                                                new structure must include numerical
                                                                                                                                                                                                commitments for each Regional activity under
                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-CAFO05 - Number of workshops, training sessions,                                                                                                                            national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                and /or presentations given for AFO/CAFO operators,           6                                                                                   Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.1
                states/tribes, compliance assistance providers, and Ag        (M)                                                                                                               measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                organizations.                                                            Make into a Non-commitment Indicator only. This is the means for                                      consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                         obtaining and recording results. Recommend tracking but not                                            new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                         making a commitment

                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-CSO05 - Number of *facilities that will receive
                                                                                                                                                                                                national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                assistance in '07. (*Permitted CSOs that will not have an
                                                                              2                                                                                   Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.1   approved LTCP with an enforceable schedule or where an                   This is not a significant measure. More important than the number
                                                                              D                                                                                                                 measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                action will result in an enforceable LTCP has not been                   of facilities receiving assistance is the number of CSOs that have or                                  consider these comments as appropriate when
                planned or initiated.)                                                   are on the path to have LTCPs in place, which is already covered                                       new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                         under PBS-CSO01 and PBS-CSO02

                                                                                         R6- Recommend tracking but not making a commitment. These                                              OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                         activities are part of each of the individual programmatic areas.                                      national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-TB03 - By September 30, 2007, Regions will provide
                                                                              6910                                                                                Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.1   compliance assistance to Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and
                                                                              D, M       R9- This is just a request to do something. Rewrite or drop.                                           measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                non-BIA schools.
                                                                                                                                                                                                consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                         R10- This is just a request to do something. Rewrite or drop.                                          new priority measures are developed.




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        objectiv                                                                 & States                                                                                   New Text
                                                                                            R6- No value added
                PBS-TB05 - By September 30, 2007, Regions will provide                                                                                                                           OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                compliance assistance to 100% of tribal public water                        R7- Measure unnecessary. It does not provide any clear results                                       national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                systems. Regional Compliance Assistance Coordinators             6,7,10     and this work is being done anyway under Goal 2.                       Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.1
                will work with program offices to report into ICIS the           D                                                                                                               measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                outcomes of any direct compliance assistance activities                     R10- Since the data are already reported in ICIS, it seems                                           consider these comments as appropriate when
                provided to these systems.                                                  redundant to have an ACS commitment to provide compliance                                            new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                            assistance to 100% of tribal public water systems.


                                                                                                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                                 national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-TB08 - By September 30, 2007, Regions will provide
                                                                                 6                                                                                 Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.1   waste management compliance and technical assistance to                     No value added
                                                                                 D                                                                                                               measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                tribes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                 new priority measures are developed.

                174 - Percentage of audits or other actions that result in the
                                                                                 2                                                                                Delete
OECA    5.1.2   reduction, treatment, or elimination of pollutants and the                  “Other actions” should be defined in this measure so that there is no
                                                                                 M
                protection of populations or ecosystems.                                    misunderstanding as to what is included.
                175 - Percentage of audits or other actions that result in       2          “Other actions” should be defined in this measure so that there is no Delete
OECA    5.1.2
                improvements in env. management practices.                       M          misunderstanding as to what is included.
                                                                                            “Other actions” should be defined in this measure so that there is no
                                                                                            misunderstanding as to what is included. Also, OECA has
                176 - Pounds of pollutants reduced, treated, or eliminated,      2          previously clarified that this measure is intended to capture         Delete
OECA    5.1.2
                as a result of audit agreements or other actions.                M          reductions from all voluntary disclosures; not just audit agreements.
                                                                                            Therefore the wording should be modified to accurately reflect the
                                                                                            intent of this measure.
                                                                                            “Other actions” should be defined in this measure so that
                177 - Dollars invested in improving environmental                           there is no misunderstanding as to what is included. Also,
                                                                                 2                                                                                 Delete
OECA    5.1.2   management practices as a result of audit agreements or                     dollars invested in returning to compliance should be
                                                                                 M
                other actions.
                                                                                            captured separately from dollars invested in going beyond
                                                                                            compliance.
                                                                                            OECA only counts certain types of reductions in this category (see
                                                                                            select logic from EOY workbooks), therefore this measure should be
                                                                                            modified to more accurately reflect what it is measuring. Another
                                                                                            concern associated with this measure is the lack of a suitable report
                                                                                            in ICIS that would enable the region to monitor its progress
                                                                                            throughout the year. Currently, environmental benefits are entered
                                                                                            into ICIS in various units (e.g., pounds, gallons, cubic yards, housing
                                                                                            units, etc.) depending on the program area. The available report in
                                                                                            ICIS uses these same units. However, the mid-year and end-of-
                178 - Pounds of pollution estimated to be reduced, treated,      2          year data certifications use only a subset of these benefits (e.g.,     Delete
OECA    5.1.3                                                                               environmental benefits from soil cleanups under RCRA are
                eliminated as a result of concluded enforcement actions.         D or M
                                                                                            excluded) and the data are manually converted by HQs staff into
                                                                                            pounds for reporting purposes. This prevents the region from
                                                                                            monitoring progress on achievements in these areas throughout the
                                                                                            year. Either ICIS should be modified so that environmental benefits
                                                                                            data can be entered in pounds for all programs (if a program also
                                                                                            wants the data reported in another unit, then a second data entry
                                                                                            field could be utilized for the alternate reporting) or a report should
                                                                                            be created that allows the region to monitor its progress without
                                                                                            having to wait for the environmental benefits spreadsheet provided
                                                                                            by HQs once or twice a year. If such a report is not made available,




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        objectiv                                                                  & States                                                                                      New Text

                                                                                             This measure should be modified such that the percentage is
                                                                                             calculated solely from the universe of concluded cases for which
                179 - Percentage of concluded enforcement cases                              such results are reasonably expected. For example, in instances
                (including SEPs) requiring that pollutants be reduced,           2           where the violations involved are paperwork or reporting violations,      Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                treated, or eliminated and protection of populations or          M           where a facility has ceased operating the noncompliant unit, or
                ecosystems.                                                                  where the action was solely to collect a penalty, it is not generally
                                                                                             reasonable to expect a facility to implement changes or conduct a
                                                                                             SEP that would result in reduced pollution and/or improved
                                                                                             environmental practices.

                                                                                             R1- We understand that OMB has agreed in principle to delete this
                                                                                             measure, and we support this decision.

                                                                                             R2- This measure should be modified such that the percentage is
                                                                                             calculated solely from the universe of concluded cases for which
                180 - Percentage of concluded enforcement cases
                                                                                 1,2         such results are reasonably expected. For example, in instances           Delete
OECA    5.1.3   (including SEPs) requiring implementation of improved env.
                                                                                 D, M        where the violations involved are paperwork or reporting violations,
                management practices.
                                                                                             where a facility has ceased operating the noncompliant unit, or
                                                                                             where the action was solely to collect a penalty, it is not generally
                                                                                             reasonable to expect a facility to implement changes or conduct a
                                                                                             SEP that would result in reduced pollution and/or improved
                                                                                             environmental practices.

                181 - Number of inspections, civil investigations and criminal                                                                                         Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                investigations conducted.
                                                                                             R1- We understand that OMB has agreed in principle to delete this
                                                                                             measure, and we support this decision.
                183 - Dollars invested in improved env. performance or
                                                                          1,2                                                                                          Delete
OECA    5.1.3   improved EMP as a result of concluded enforcement actions
                                                                          D, M               R2- This measure should be modified such that dollars invested in
                (i.e., injunctive relief and SEPs)
                                                                                             returning to compliance are captured separately from dollars
                                                                                             invested in going beyond compliance.



                                                                                             R2- This requirement is redundant since it is already covered in the
                                                                                             NPM annual guidance and in the Compliance Monitoring Strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                     We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                             R6- Combine CAA01, 02, 03, and 05, for a total Air
                                                                                                                                                                                                     commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                             inspection/investigation commitment, and eliminating state by state
                                                                                                                                                                                                     a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                             breakouts. New language: Total number of federal CAA
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                             Inspections/Investigations (excluding CAA112r). Recommend
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                             combining with other Air inspections/investigations measures into
                                                                                                                                                                                                     that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                             one total Air commitment. This will provide flexibility for the Regions
                CAA01 - Number of federal FCEs to be conducted at Title V        2, 6,8,10                                                                             Keep                          program and national priorities.
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                while providing OECA an overall commitment.
                majors.                                                          D, M                                                                                                                The commitments are needed to verify that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     regions and states proactively conduct activities
                                                                                             R8- These measures are not activities that are generally relevant to
                                                                                                                                                                                                     to meet the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                             most of the Air Enforcement Programs outcome measures. (Martin
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Strategy objectives and goals. The eight ACS
                                                                                             Hestmark, Region 8)
                                                                                                                                                                                                     measures that apply to the regions and states
                                                                                                                                                                                                     are not overly difficult to achieve, and provide
                                                                                             R10- Delete all on this sheet. Come up with 1 significantly critical
                                                                                                                                                                                                     clear indicators of program results.
                                                                                             inspection measure for Air, NPDES & RCRA only and one each for
                                                                                             States. Remaining program inspections are already entered in ICIS
                                                                                             and legacy databases for HQ to retrieve.




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        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                                   New Text

                                                                                        R2- Make into a Non-commitment Indicator only. This is a State                                       The commitments are needed to verify that the
                                                                                        commitment. Recommend tracking but not making a commitment.                                          regions and states proactively conduct activities
                                                                                                                                                                                             to meet the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                        R6-This is a State commitment. Recommend tracking but not                                            Strategy objectives and goals. The eight ACS
                                                                                        making a commitment.                                                                                 measures that apply to the regions and states
                                                                                                                                                                                             are not overly difficult to achieve, and provide
                CAA01.s - Number of state FCEs to be conducted at Title V   2, 6,8,10   R8- These measures are not activities that are generally relevant to   Keep                          clear indicators of program results.
OECA    5.1.3
                majors.                                                                 most of the Air Enforcement Programs outcome measures. (Martin                                       It is important that the regions obtain information
                                                                                        Hestmark, Region 8)                                                                                  from the states for these commitments since it
                                                                                                                                                                                             impacts what the regions commit to for CAA01,
                                                                                        R10- Delete all on this sheet. Come up with 1 significantly critical                                 CAA02, and CAA03. The CAA Compliance
                                                                                        inspection measure for Air, NPDES & RCRA only and one each for                                       Monitoring Strategy applies to both the regions
                                                                                        States. Remaining program inspections are already entered in ICIS                                    and states, but the majority of the activities are
                                                                                        and legacy databases for HQ to retrieve.                                                             implemented by the states.



                                                                                        R2- This requirement is redundant since it is already covered in the
                                                                                        NPM annual guidance and in the Compliance Monitoring Strategy

                                                                                        R6- Combine with CAA01
                CAA02 - The number of federal FCEs at "80% synthetic        6,8,10                                                                             Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                           R8- These measures are not activities that are generally relevant to
                minors" and other sources.                                  D
                                                                                        most of the Air Enforcement Programs outcome measures. (Martin
                                                                                        Hestmark, Region 8




                                                                                                                                                                                             The commitments are needed to verify that the
                                                                                                                                                                                             regions and states proactively conduct activities
                                                                                        R2- Make into a Non-commitment Indicator only. This is a State
                                                                                                                                                                                             to meet the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                        commitment. Recommend tracking but not making a commitment.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Strategy objectives and goals. The eight ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                             measures that apply to the regions and states
                                                                                        R6- This is a State commitment. Recommend tracking but not
                                                                                                                                                                                             are not overly difficult to achieve, and provide
                                                                                        making a commitment.
                CAA02.s - The number of state FCEs at "80% synthetic        2, 6,8,10                                                                          Keep                          clear indicators of program results.
OECA    5.1.3
                minors" and other sources.                                  D                                                                                                                It is important that the regions obtain information
                                                                                        R8-These measures are not activities that are generally relevant to
                                                                                                                                                                                             from the states for these commitments since it
                                                                                        most of the Air Enforcement Programs outcome measures. (Martin
                                                                                                                                                                                             impacts what the regions commit to for CAA01,
                                                                                        Hestmark, Region 8
                                                                                                                                                                                             CAA02, and CAA03. The CAA Compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                             Monitoring Strategy applies to both the regions
                                                                                        R10
                                                                                                                                                                                             and states, but the majority of the activities are
                                                                                                                                                                                             implemented by the states.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                                a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                           R2- This requirement is redundant since it is already covered in the                                 the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                           NPM annual guidance and in the Compliance Monitoring Strategy                                        to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                                that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                               2, 6,8,10   R6- Combine with CAA01                                                 Keep                          program and national priorities.
OECA    5.1.3   CAA03 - Number of PCEs to be conducted by the regions.
                                                                               D                                                                                                                The commitments are needed to verify that the
                                                                                           R8- These measures are not activities that are generally relevant to                                 regions and states proactively conduct activities
                                                                                           most of the Air Enforcement Programs outcome measures. (Martin                                       to meet the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                           Hestmark, Region 8)                                                                                  Strategy objectives and goals. The eight ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures that apply to the regions and states
                                                                                                                                                                                                are not overly difficult to achieve, and provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                clear indicators of program results.




                                                                                                                                                                                                The commitments are needed to verify that the
                                                                                                                                                                                                regions and states proactively conduct activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                to meet the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                           R2- Make into a Non-commitment Indicator only. This is a State
                                                                                                                                                                                                Strategy objectives and goals. The eight ACS
                                                                                           commitment. Recommend tracking but not making a commitment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures that apply to the regions and states
                                                                                                                                                                                                are not overly difficult to achieve, and provide
                CAA03.s - The number of state PCEs to be conducted that                    R6- This is a State commitment. Recommend tracking but not
                                                                               2, 6,8,10                                                                          Keep                          clear indicators of program results.
OECA    5.1.3   were the result of the negotiation process for the year (could             making a commitment
                                                                               D, M                                                                                                             It is important that the regions obtain information
                be the result of redirecting resources from FCEs to PCEs).
                                                                                                                                                                                                from the states for these commitments since it
                                                                                           R8- Not a useful measure. Unclear why this is being reported in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                impacts what the regions commit to for CAA01,
                                                                                           ACS. (Martin Hestmark, Region 8)
                                                                                                                                                                                                CAA02, and CAA03. The CAA Compliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                Monitoring Strategy applies to both the regions
                                                                                                                                                                                                and states, but the majority of the activities are
                                                                                                                                                                                                implemented by the states.




                                                                                                                                                                                                We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                                a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                                the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                           R2- This requirement is redundant since it is already covered in the                                 that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                CAA05 - Regions should project the number of                   2, 6        NPM annual guidance and in the Compliance Monitoring Strategy          Keep                          program and national priorities.
OECA    5.1.3
                investigations to be initiated in FY 2007.                     D                                                                                                                The commitments are needed to verify that the
                                                                                           R6- Combine with CAA01                                                                               regions and states proactively conduct activities
                                                                                                                                                                                                to meet the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                Strategy objectives and goals. The eight ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures that apply to the regions and states
                                                                                                                                                                                                are not overly difficult to achieve, and provide
                                                                                                                                                                                                clear indicators of program results.




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                            Regions          Region or State Explanation for Recommendation                    NPM response, new code, and                   NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                                    New Text

                                                                                          R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the
                                                                                          NPM annual guidance.

                                                                                          R3- See explanation for CH2
                CAA11 - Conduct inspections at 5% of the total number of    2, 3,6                                                                              Keep
OECA    5.1.3
                facilities in the region required to submit RMPs.           D, M
                                                                                          R6- New language: Total number of CAA 112r
                                                                                          inspections/investigations for facilities required to submit RMPs.
                                                                                          To clarify that this is under CAA 112r. Also removes the reference
                                                                                          to a percentage of a universe, as this can be a moving target


                                                                                                                                                                                              We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                              a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                          R2- This requirement is covered in the NPM annual guidance, in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                          Compliance Monitoring Strategy, and in state grants. Also, this is
                                                                                                                                                                                              to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                          covered under the State Review Framework.
                                                                                                                                                                                              that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                              program and national priorities. While it is easier
                                                                                          R6- This is part of our Core work for State oversight and we do not
                                                                                                                                                                                              for the regions to meet fewer measures, we
                                                                                          see a value added as an ACS commitment.
                                                                                                                                                                                              don't believe the NPM guidance provides
                                                                                                                                                                                              sufficient accountability. These two ACS
                                                                                         R10- There‟s likely no specific written requirement that states agree
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitments demonstrate the importance
                                                                                         in writing to these measures. In addition, having ACS measure
                                                                                                                                                                                              OECA places on complete and accurate entry of
                                                                                         doesn‟t influence whether or not states do the reporting. For the
                                                                                                                                                                                              compliance monitoring and enforcement data
                                                                                         MDR, if states don‟t agree, then Regions would do. And lastly, and
                CAA16 - Regions should ensure that delegated agencies                                                                                                                         into national databases by the regions and
                                                                                         perhaps most importantly, these measures do not seem to
                have written agreements to provide complete, accurate, and                                                                                                                    states. Also, these commitments also are
                                                                                         contribute to any significant mission or environmental success. As
                timely data consistent with the Agency policies and ICR;   1,2, 6,10, IL                                                                        Keep                          needed to verify that the regions and states are
OECA    5.1.3                                                                            ACS measures, what difference have these made.
                identify the agreement; and provide copies of the relevant D, M                                                                                                               following the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                language.                                                                                                                                                                     Strategy.
                                                                                         IL- Illinois EPA does have an agreement with Region 5. However,
                                                                                                                                                                                              While it is easier for the regions to meet fewer
                                                                                         some of the information the Region says is mandatory to send to
                                                                                                                                                                                              measures, we don't believe the NPM guidance
                                                                                         AFS is of limited or no discernable value. Illinois has commented on
                                                                                                                                                                                              provides sufficient accountability. These two
                                                                                         these specifically under the State Reporting Burden Review, but
                                                                                                                                                                                              ACS commitments demonstrate the importance
                                                                                         briefly, these include reporting of stack test reviews, reporting of
                                                                                                                                                                                              OECA places on complete and accurate entry of
                                                                                         Title V annual certification reviews, and reporting of HPV criteria
                                                                                                                                                                                              compliance monitoring and enforcement data
                                                                                         code, violating pollutant, and method of violation discovery to AFS.
                                                                                                                                                                                              into national databases by the regions and
                                                                                         Region 5 has yet to explain why it is necessary to report HPV
                                                                                                                                                                                              states. Also, these commitments also are
                                                                                         criteria code, violating pollutant, and method of violation discovery.
                                                                                                                                                                                              needed to verify that the regions and states are
                                                                                         Reporting the pollutant and method by which every violation is
                                                                                                                                                                                              following the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                         discovered are added steps that provide essentially meaningless
                                                                                                                                                                                              Strategy.
                                                                                         data. These requirements should be eliminated.
                                                                                                                                                                                              This comment only covers federal Clean Air Act
                                                                                                                                                                                              activities.




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                             Regions        Region or State Explanation for Recommendation                     NPM response, new code, and                   NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                              & States                                                                                   New Text

                                                                                                                                                                                              We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                              a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                              to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                              that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                              program and national priorities. While it is easier
                                                                                                                                                                                              for the regions to meet fewer measures, we
                                                                                         R2- This requirement is covered in the NPM annual guidance, in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              don't believe the NPM guidance provides
                                                                                         Compliance Monitoring Strategy, and in state grants. Also, this is
                                                                                                                                                                                              sufficient accountability. These two ACS
                                                                                         covered under the State Review Framework.
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitments demonstrate the importance
                CAA17 - Regions and delegated agencies should enter all                                                                                                                       OECA places on complete and accurate entry of
                                                                                         R6- This is part of our Core work for State oversight and we do not
                MDRs in AFS consistent with the agency policies and the                                                                                                                       compliance monitoring and enforcement data
                                                                                         see a value added as an ACS commitment.
                ICR. If for some reason a delegated agency does not agree                                                                                                                     into national databases by the regions and
                                                                             1,2, 6,10                                                                          Keep
OECA    5.1.3   to enter the MDRs, the region is responsible for ensuring                                                                                                                     states. Also, these commitments also are
                                                                             D           R10-There‟s likely no specific written requirement that states agree
                that the data is entered into AFS in a timely manner. If the                                                                                                                  needed to verify that the regions and states are
                                                                                         in writing to these measures. In addition, having ACS measure
                region is responsible for entering state/local/tribal data,                                                                                                                   following the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                         doesn‟t influence whether or not states do the reporting. For the
                identify the agency                                                                                                                                                           Strategy.
                                                                                         MDR, if states don‟t agree, then Regions would do. And lastly, and
                                                                                                                                                                                              While it is easier for the regions to meet fewer
                                                                                         perhaps most importantly, these measures do not seem to
                                                                                                                                                                                              measures, we don't believe the NPM guidance
                                                                                         contribute to any significant mission or environmental success. As
                                                                                                                                                                                              provides sufficient accountability. These two
                                                                                         ACS measures, what difference have these made.
                                                                                                                                                                                              ACS commitments demonstrate the importance
                                                                                                                                                                                              OECA places on complete and accurate entry of
                                                                                                                                                                                              compliance monitoring and enforcement data
                                                                                                                                                                                              into national databases by the regions and
                                                                                                                                                                                              states. Also, these commitments also are
                                                                                                                                                                                              needed to verify that the regions and states are
                                                                                                                                                                                              following the CAA Compliance Monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                              Strategy.


                                                                                                                                                                                              No. CAA 19 is not redundant with SRF 01. The
                                                                                                                                                                                              December 9, 2005 memo from Lisa Lund to
                                                                                         R2- This is already covered as part of the State Review Framework                                    regional Compliance/ Enforcement Directors
                CAA19 - Consistent with CMS, regions should conduct at                   under SRF01.                                                                                         explains the significant differences between the
                                                                             2,6,8                                                                              Keep
OECA    5.1.3   least one in-depth evaluation of a delegated program per                                                                                                                      CMS evaluation and the SRF review, and how
                                                                             D           R6- This is part of our Core work for State oversight and we do not
                year and provide the written results to HQ.                                                                                                                                   they can be implemented in a “coordinated,
                                                                                         see a value added as an ACS commitment.                                                              mutually supportive manner.” The CMS
                                                                                                                                                                                              evaluation is an important component of the
                                                                                         R8- An unnecessary measure, due to the redundancy and lack of                                        CAA Compliance Monitoring Strategy.
                                                                                         integration with the SRF. (Martin Hestmark, Region 8)




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                            Regions       Region or State Explanation for Recommendation             NPM response, new code, and                  NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                          New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                    No. We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                    commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                    a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                    the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                    to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                    that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                    program and national priorities. We want to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                    this ACS measure, but would consider making
                                                                                                                                                                                    both the EPA and state components non-
                                                                                                                                                                                    commitment indicators. At the end of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                    we look at the combined EPA/state performance
                                                                                                                                                                                    under CWA01 and CWA01.s to determine
                                                                                        R6- Combine CWA01, 03, 05 and eliminate the State by State
                                                                                                                                                                                    whether NPDES major‟s inspection coverage is
                                                                                        breakout. New Language: Total number of federal CWA
                                                                                                                                                                                    adequate from a national perspective. The
                                                                                        Inspections/Investigations.
                                                                                                                                                                                    breakout of the EPA and state components is
                CWA01 - Project by state the number of federal inspections   6,10       Recommend combining with other Water inspections measures into Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                                                                                                       useful to some regions as they negotiate their
                at NPDES major facilities.                                   D,M        one total Water commitment. This will provide flexibility for the
                                                                                                                                                                                    annual EPA/state plans, but from a HQ
                                                                                        Regions while providing OECA an overall commitment.
                                                                                                                                                                                    perspective the most important metric is the
                                                                                                                                                                                    combined performance at the end of the year,
                                                                                        R10- no comment, just recommended deletion
                                                                                                                                                                                    and how that performance compares to previous
                                                                                                                                                                                    years for specific states; how the multi-year
                                                                                                                                                                                    trend looks; and how it compares to the
                                                                                                                                                                                    combined national average.
                                                                                                                                                                                    No. We want to keep the CWA01, CWA01.s,
                                                                                                                                                                                    CWA03, and CWA05 in ACS for FY 2008. A
                                                                                                                                                                                    single commitment would combine too many
                                                                                                                                                                                    activities from too many different regulated
                                                                                                                                                                                    universes and would have virtually no value for
                                                                                                                                                                                    national program management. We are
                                                                                                                                                                                    developing a new compliance monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                    strategy (CMS) for the NPDES program that
                                                                                                                                                                                    moves away from highly aggregate inspection




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                            Regions        Region or State Explanation for Recommendation                         NPM response, new code, and                  NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                                       New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                                 No. We want to keep the CWA01, CWA01s,
                                                                                                                                                                                                 CWA03, and CWA05 in ACS for FY 2008. A
                                                                                                                                                                                                 single commitment would combine too many
                                                                                                                                                                                                 activities from too many different regulated
                                                                                                                                                                                                 universes and would have virtually no value for
                                                                                                                                                                                                 national program management. We are
                                                                                                                                                                                                 developing a new compliance monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                                 strategy (CMS) for the NPDES program that
                                                                                                                                                                                                 moves away from highly aggregate inspection
                                                                                                                                                                                                 counts to more refined inspection frequency
                                                                                                                                                                                                 expectations that are tailored to account for
                                                                                        R2- State commitments are not appropriate for the ACS as they are                                        differences among the various regulated
                                                                                        not entirely in the Region‟s control. Also, state activities are already                                 universes. We have received many positive
                                                                                        captured in state grants and the State Framework Review.                                                 comments from the regions and states on this
                CWA01.s - Project by state the number of state inspections   2, 6,10                                                                               Keep                          approach, and have heard no negative
OECA    5.1.3
                at NPDES major facilities.                                   D,M        R6- This is a State commitment. Recommend tracking but not                                               comments on the draft CMS approach from
                                                                                        making a commitment.                                                                                     Region 10.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 We want to keep this ACS measure, but would
                                                                                        R10- no comment, just recommended deletion                                                               consider making both the EPA and state
                                                                                                                                                                                                 components non-commitment indicators. At the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 end of the year we look at the combined
                                                                                                                                                                                                 EPA/state performance under CWA01 and
                                                                                                                                                                                                 CWA01s. to determine whether NPDES major‟s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 inspection coverage is adequate from a national
                                                                                                                                                                                                 perspective. The breakout of the EPA and state
                                                                                                                                                                                                 components is useful to some regions as they
                                                                                                                                                                                                 negotiate their annual EPA/state plans, but from
                                                                                                                                                                                                 a HQ perspective the most important metric is
                                                                                                                                                                                                 the combined performance at the end of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                 year, and how that performance compares to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 previous years for specific states; how the multi-




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                              Regions       Region or State Explanation for Recommendation   NPM response, new code, and                  NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                               & States                                                                New Text
                                                                                                                                                                            No. We want to keep the CWA01, CWA01s,
                                                                                                                                                                            CWA03, and CWA05 in ACS for FY 2008. A
                                                                                                                                                                            single commitment would combine too many
                                                                                                                                                                            activities from too many different regulated
                                                                                                                                                                            universes and would have virtually no value for
                                                                                                                                                                            national program management. We are
                                                                                                                                                                            developing a new compliance monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                            strategy (CMS) for the NPDES program that
                                                                                                                                                                            moves away from highly aggregate inspection
                                                                                                                                                                            counts to more refined inspection frequency
                                                                                                                                                                            expectations that are tailored to account for
                                                                                                                                                                            differences among the various regulated
                                                                                                                                                                            universes. We have received many positive
                CWA03 - Project by state the number of federal oversight                                                                                                    comments from the regions and states on this
                                                                                          R6- Combine with CWA01
                inspections to be conducted. The regions must provide a        6,10                                                           Keep                          approach, and have heard no negative
OECA    5.1.3
                detailed explanation if no oversight inspections are projected D                                                                                            comments on the draft CMS approach from
                                                                                          R10-
                in this area.                                                                                                                                               Region 10.
                                                                                                                                                                            No. We want to keep the CWA01, CWA01.s,
                                                                                                                                                                            CWA03, and CWA05 in ACS for FY 2008. A
                                                                                                                                                                            single commitment would combine too many
                                                                                                                                                                            activities from too many different regulated
                                                                                                                                                                            universes and would have virtually no value for
                                                                                                                                                                            national program management. We are
                                                                                                                                                                            developing a new compliance monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                            strategy (CMS) for the NPDES program that
                                                                                                                                                                            moves away from highly aggregate inspection
                                                                                                                                                                            counts to more refined inspection frequency
                                                                                                                                                                            expectations that are tailored to account for
                                                                                                                                                                            differences among the various regulated
                                                                                                                                                                            universes. We have received many positive
                                                                                                                                                                            comments from the regions and states on this




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                                Regions        Region or State Explanation for Recommendation                  NPM response, new code, and                  NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                                 & States                                                                                New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                              No. We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                              a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                              to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                              that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                              program and national priorities. We want to keep
                                                                                                                                                                                              this ACS measure, but would consider making
                                                                                                                                                                                              both the EPA and state components non-
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitment indicators. At the end of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                              we look at the combined EPA/state performance
                                                                                                                                                                                              under CWA01 and CWA01.s to determine
                                                                                                                                                                                              whether NPDES major‟s inspection coverage is
                                                                                                                                                                                              adequate from a national perspective. The
                CWA05 - Project by state the number of federal and state                    R6- Combine with CWA01                                                                            breakout of the EPA and state components is
                                                                                 6,10                                                                           Keep
OECA    5.1.3   inspections of POTWs with an approved pretreatment                                                                                                                            useful to some regions as they negotiate their
                                                                                 D
                program in both approved and unapproved states.                             R10-                                                                                              annual EPA/state plans, but from a HQ
                                                                                                                                                                                              perspective the most important metric is the
                                                                                                                                                                                              combined performance at the end of the year,
                                                                                                                                                                                              and how that performance compares to previous
                                                                                                                                                                                              years for specific states; how the multi-year
                                                                                                                                                                                              trend looks; and how it compares to the
                                                                                                                                                                                              combined national average.
                                                                                                                                                                                              No. We want to keep the CWA01, CWA01.s,
                                                                                                                                                                                              CWA03, and CWA05 in ACS for FY 2008. A
                                                                                                                                                                                              single commitment would combine too many
                                                                                                                                                                                              activities from too many different regulated
                                                                                                                                                                                              universes and would have virtually no value for
                                                                                                                                                                                              national program management. We are
                                                                                                                                                                                              developing a new compliance monitoring
                                                                                                                                                                                              strategy (CMS) for the NPDES program that
                                                                                                                                                                                              moves away from highly aggregate inspection
                                                                                            R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the
                                                                                            NPM annual guidance.

                                                                                            R6- Combine EPCRA01 and 02. New Language: Total number of
                EPCRA01 - Number of federal EPCRA data quality                   2, 6,10    federal EPCRA Inspections/Investigations .                           Keep
OECA    5.1.3
                inspections; provide an explanation if below the target level.   D, D,M     Recommend combining with other EPCRA inspection measures into
                                                                                            one total EPCRA inspection commitment. This will provide flexibility
                                                                                            for the Regions while providing OECA an overall commitment.

                                                                                            R10-


                                                                                                                                                                                              We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                            R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                 commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                            NPM annual guidance.                                                                              a performance requirement or expectation while
                EPCRA02 - Number of federal EPCRA 313 inspections;               2, 6,10                                                                        Keep                          the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
OECA    5.1.3
                provide an explanation if below the target level.                D          R6- Combine with EPCRA01                                                                          to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                              that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                            R10-                                                                                              program and national priorities.




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                              Regions        Region or State Explanation for Recommendation                        NPM response, new code, and                  NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                               & States                                                                                      New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                                  General response: As a general matter, FFEO is
                                                                                                                                                                                                  open to discussing with all regions alternatives
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to structuring ACS commitments to focus on
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Integrated Strategies (see details on this below);
                                                                                                                                                                                                  however, FFEO believes that specific numerical
                                                                                                                                                                                                  commitments are necessary to maintain a viable
                                                                                          R2- Each Region will conduct two multi-media inspections to                                             EPA field presence and an effective federal
                                                                                          support the Integrated Strategy areas. Regions may substitute four                                      facility compliance and enforcement program.
                                                                                          single media inspections in lieu of each multi-media inspection.                                        Any restructuring of ACS commitments must
                                                                                          The wording of this measure should be clarified so that there is no                                     include specific numerical commitments for
                                                                                          misunderstanding as to what is required. Also, since these are                                          compliance assistance and compliance
                                                                                          activities to support integrated strategies and the integrated strategy                                 monitoring activities. FFEO would work with
                                                                                          approach allows the selection of the best tool to address non-                                          Region 2, as lead Region, to involve all Regions
                                                                                          compliance, the Region should be allowed to use tools other than                                        in an ACS restructuring discussion.
                                                                                          inspections (e.g., self audits) to address noncompliance.
                FEDFAC03 - Each Region will conduct two multi-media                                                                                                                               FFEO understands the Region 2 and 10
                inspections to support the Integrated Strategy areas.          2,6,9,10   R6- No value added. Inspections for Federal Facilities will be            Keep                          comments to add flexibity to the ACS
OECA    5.1.3
                Regions may substitute four single media inspections in lieu   D,M        captured under the various programmatic areas.                                                          commitments. FFEO is open to discuss with all
                of one multi-media inspection.                                                                                                                                                    the Regions a restructuring of the ACS
                                                                                          R10- As above, conducting two multimedia inspections at Federal                                         commitments to focus on Integrated Strategies
                                                                                          Facilities to support the IS areas may not be the highest priority                                      which could provide Regions with more visible
                                                                                          activity in a particular Region each year. This reduces Regional                                        flexibility in balancing compliance assistance
                                                                                          flexibility to address other critical needs. Conducting inspections                                     and compliance monitoring activities in a
                                                                                          just to meet a number is not the best and highest use of continually                                    strategy area. However, FFEO believes that any
                                                                                          reduced resources. The inspection data is entered in ICIS.                                              new structure must include numerical
                                                                                          Appropriate discussions with Regions should be conducted if there                                       commitments for each Regional activity under
                                                                                          are questions or clarifications about the type or # of Federal Facility                                 the IS, including commitments to do a specific
                                                                                          inspections conducted in any given year.                                                                number of assistance activities and/or
                                                                                                                                                                                                  inspections. FFEO would like to work with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                  lead Region, Region 2, to include all Regions in
                                                                                                                                                                                                  any ACS restructuring discussions. Region 6‟s
                                                                                                                                                                                                  comment concerns recording inspections in data
                                                                                                                                                                                                  bases. Even though completed inspections are
                                                                                                                                                                                                  recorded in various data systems, simply




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        objectiv                                                           & States                                                                             New Text


                                                                                                                                                                                     FFEO agrees to eliminate the measure for EPA
                                                                                                                                                                                     inspection of federal TSDFs, FEDFAC04. FFEO
                                                                                                                                                                                     agrees to eliminate the sole federal facility state
                                                                                                                                                                                     measure, FEDFAC04s. The Regions are
                                                                                                                                                                                     reminded that 100% of federal TSDF facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                     are required, by statute, to be inspected
                                                                                                                                                                                     annually. Removing FEDFAC04 from the ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                     does not eliminate the statutory annual
                                                                                                                                                                                     inspection requirement.
                                                                                      R6- No value added. Inspections for Federal Facilities will be
                FEDFAC04 - Number of federal inspections to be conducted                                                                                                             FFEO agrees to eliminate the measure for EPA
                                                                           6,10       captured under the various programmatic areas.                   Delete
OECA    5.1.3   at federal RCRA treatment, storage or disposal facilities.                                                                                                           inspection of federal TSDFs, FEDFAC04. The
                                                                           D
                Provide an explanation if below the 100% target level.                                                                                                               Regions are reminded that 100% of federal
                                                                                      R10-
                                                                                                                                                                                     TSDF facilities are required, by statute, to be
                                                                                                                                                                                     inspected annually. Removing FEDFAC04 and
                                                                                                                                                                                     FEDFAC04.s from the ACS does not eliminate
                                                                                                                                                                                     the statutory annual inspection requirement.
                                                                                                                                                                                     The Regions are reminded that 100% of federal
                                                                                                                                                                                     TSDF facilities are required, by statute, to be
                                                                                                                                                                                     inspected annually. Removing FEDFAC04s
                                                                                                                                                                                     from the ACS does not eliminate the statutory
                                                                                                                                                                                     annual inspection requirement.




                                                                                                                                                                                     FFEO agrees to eliminate the measure for EPA
                                                                                                                                                                                     inspection of federal TSDFs, FEDFAC04. The
                                                                                      R6- No value added. Inspections for Federal Facilities will be
                FEDFAC04.s - Number of state inspections to be conducted                                                                                                             Regions are reminded that 100% of federal
                                                                           6,10       captured under the various programmatic areas.                   Delete
OECA    5.1.3   at federal RCRA treatment, storage or disposal facilities.                                                                                                           TSDF facilities are required, by statute, to be
                                                                           D
                Provide an explanation if below the 100% target level.                                                                                                               inspected annually. Removing FEDFAC04 and
                                                                                      R10-
                                                                                                                                                                                     FEDFAC04.s from the ACS does not eliminate
                                                                                                                                                                                     the statutory annual inspection requirement.




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        objectiv                                                           & States                                                                                         New Text

                                                                                         R2- This commitment should be modified to allow for compliance
                                                                                         monitoring by means other than inspection. Since these are
                                                                                         activities to support integrated strategies and the integrated strategy
                                                                                         approach allows the selection of the best tool to address non-
                                                                                         compliance, the Region should be allowed to use the audit policy to
                                                                                         encourage facilities to self-audit and self-disclose violations in lieu of
                                                                                         inspections. Also, the commitment should be modified to allow for
                                                                                         multimedia inspections in lieu of single media inspections.
                FEDFAC05 - Number of Federal facility single media                                                                                                                               The Regions are reminded that 100% of federal
                                                                                         Modification: Number of Federal facility compliance evaluations
                inspections to be conducted by EPA to support Integrated                                                                                                                         TSDF facilities are required, by statute, to be
                                                                           2,6,9,10      (inspections to be conducted by EPA or facility self-audits) to            Delete
OECA    5.1.3   Strategy areas: CWA/NPDES Wastewater; CWA/NPDES                                                                                                                                  inspected annually. Removing FEDFAC04s
                                                                           D,M           support Integrated Strategy areas: CWA/NPDES Wastewater;
                Storm Water; Federal Laboratories; and Federal                                                                                                                                   from the ACS does not eliminate the statutory
                                                                                         CWA/NPDES Storm Water; Federal Laboratories; and Federal
                Underground Storage Tanks.                                                                                                                                                       annual inspection requirement.
                                                                                         Underground Storage Tanks.

                                                                                         R6- No value added. Inspections for Federal Facilities will be
                                                                                         captured under the various programmatic areas

                                                                                         R9-

                                                                                         R10-



                                                                                                                                                                                                 Acceptable so long as federal is not interpreted
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to include inspections conducted by states or
                FIFRA-FED1 - Project regional FIFRA inspection             6                                                                                       Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                                                                                                                    tribes using federal credentials. This is meant to
                commitments.                                               M             New Language: Total number of federal FIFRA                                                             be only a measure of EPA work. Working to
                                                                                         inspection/investigations.                                                                              revise text with HQ contacts.
                                                                                          To make consistent with other program's language.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 State grant template measures must appear in
                                                                                                                                                                   Keep                          the NPM guidance, ACS, and measures
OECA    5.1.3   LEAD-G01 - Number of 402/406 inspections by state.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 appendix per OCFO's guidance to programs on
                                                                                                                                                                                                 NPM guidance development.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 State grant template measures must appear in
                                                                                         State commitments are not appropriate for the ACS as they are not
                                                                           2                                                                                       Keep                          the NPM guidance, ACS, and measures
OECA    5.1.3   LEAD-G02 - Number of enforcement actions taken by state.                 entirely in the Region‟s control. Also, state activities are already
                                                                           D                                                                                                                     appendix per OCFO's guidance to programs on
                                                                                         captured in state grants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 NPM guidance development.
                                                                           2, 6
                                                                                                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                           (D) (M)       R2- This requirement is redundant since it is already covered in the                                    national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                                                                           Make into a   NPM annual guidance.                                                      Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   PBS-ATX03 - Number of MACT investigative activities.       Non-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                           commitment    R6- The actual commitment would be captured in the overall CAA                                          consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                           Indicator     inspection commitment, and report here as a non-commitment                                              new priority measures are developed.
                                                                           only          indicator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                                 national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                                                                           6             Make into a Non-commitment Indicator only and combine with PBS-           Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   PBS-CAFO02 - Number of CAFO federal inspections                          CAFO04. New language: Total number of CAFO inspections.
                                                                           M                                                                                                                     measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                         The actual commitment would be captured in the overall CWA                                              consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                         inspection commitment, and report here as a non-commitment                                              new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                         indicator.




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        objectiv                                                                 & States                                                                                  New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                                national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-CAFO04 - Number of joint EPA/state joint CAFO                6                                                                               Keep                           period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                 Combine with PBS-CAFO02
                inspections                                                      (D)                                                                                                            measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                                                                                                                                consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                                national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-CSO01 - Number of permitted CSOs addressed
                                                                                                                                                                 Keep                           period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   through an action that will result in an enforceable long term
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                control plan (LTCP).
                                                                                                                                                                                                consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                                national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-CSO02 - Number of federal CSO actions that will result
                                                                                                                                                                 Keep                           period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   in an enforceable LTCP at high priority CSOs (90% of '05
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                target for Goal #1)
                                                                                                                                                                                                consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                                national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-CSO03 - Number of outfalls at permitted CSOs
                                                                                                                                                                 Keep                           period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   evaluated and addressed that are located within 1 mile
                                                                                                                                                                                                measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                upstream of a surface drinking water intake. ('05)
                                                                                                                                                                                                consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                              R2- This is not a significant measure. More important than the
                                                                                              number of facilities receiving assistance is the number of CSOs that                              OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                              have or are on the path to have LTCPs in place, which is already                                  national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                                                                                 2,7          covered under PBS-CSO01 and PBS-CSO02.                               Keep                         period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.5   PBS-CAFO05
                                                                                 D,D                                                                                                            measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                              R7- At this point most permitees should have LTCP submitted or                                    consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                              well under development to the point where compliance assistance                                   new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                              would be unnecessary.


                                                                                 6                                                                                                              OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                 (M) Make                                                                                                       national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-FA01 - RCRA Closure and Post Closure - Number of
                                                                                 into a Non-                                                                     Keep                           period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   Preliminary Financial Assessments for Closure and Post-
                                                                                 commitment                                                                                                     measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                Closure Financial Responsibility Requirements.
                                                                                 Indicator                                                                                                      consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                 only        Activity commitment will be captured the overall RCRA inspection                                   new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                             commitment, but will report here as a non-commitment indicator.

                                                                                                                                                                                                OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-FA02 - RCRA Closure and Post Closure - Number of                                                                                                                            national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                Owners/Operators in Complinace or on the path to                 6                                                                               Keep                           period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                 No value added
                compliance for closure or post-closure financial                 (D)                                                                                                            measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                responsibility requirements.                                                                                                                                                    consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                new priority measures are developed.




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        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                                     New Text
                                                                             6                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                             (M) Make                                                                                                          national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-FA03 - RCRA Corrective Action - Number of
                                                                             into a Non-                                                                         Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   preliminary financial assessments for corrective action
                                                                             commitment                                                                                                        measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                financial assurance requirements.
                                                                             Indicator                                                                                                         consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                             only        Activity commitment will be captured the overall RCRA inspection                                      new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                         commitment, but will report here as a non-commitment indicator.

                                                                                                                                                                                               OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-FA04 - RCRA Corrective Action - Number of                                                                                                                                  national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                owners/operators in compliance or on the path to             6                                                                                   Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3                                                                             No value added
                compliance for corrective action financial assurance         (D)                                                                                                               measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                requirements.                                                                                                                                                                  consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                               new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                               OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                          Conducting in-house file reviews to determine if settlements contain
                                                                                                                                                                                               national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                                                                                          language requiring financial assurance is unnecessary. Presently
                PBS-FA05 - CERCLA - Number of preliminary financial      6                                                                                       Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3                                                                             agreement models contain financial assurance requirement
                assessments for CERCLA financial assurance requirements. D                                                                                                                     measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                          language and it is unlikely the language would be omitted in current
                                                                                                                                                                                               consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                          final documents.
                                                                                                                                                                                               new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                               OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                               national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-FA06 - CERCLA - EPA determination of compliance          6            This measure is no longer meaningful to Superfund enforcement          Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                with CERCLA financial assurance requirements.                D            and needs to be revised.                                                                             measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                                                                                                                               consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                               new priority measures are developed.


                                                                             6                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                             (M) Make                                                                                                          national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-MNP04 - Number of investigations in the non-             into a Non-                                                                         Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                phosphoric acid mineral processing sector.                   commitment                                                                                                        measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                             Indicator                                                                                                         consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                             only        Activity commitment will be captured the overall RCRA inspection                                      new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                         commitment, but will report here as a non-commitment indicator.

                                                                             6                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-SSO01 - For FY 2006, Regions will address one-third      (M) Make                                                                                                          national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                of the number of LARGE systems (including satellites) they   into a Non- This is the means for obtaining and recording results. Recommend        Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                committed to addressing for 05-07 in the Workforce           commitment tracking but not making a commitment                                                                   measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                Deployment information they submitted.                       Indicator                                                                                                         consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                             only                                                                                                              new priority measures are developed.


                                                                             6                                                                                                                 OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-SSO05 - For FY2006, Regions will address one-third of    (M) Make                                                                                                          national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                the number of medium systems (including satellites) they     into a Non- This is the means for obtaining and recording results. Recommend        Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                committed to addressing for 05/07 in the workforce           commitment tracking but not making a commitment                                                                   measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                deployment strategy.                                         Indicator                                                                                                         consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                             only                                                                                                              new priority measures are developed.




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        objectiv                                                               & States                                                                                 New Text
                                                                               6                                                                                                             OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                               (M) Make                                                                                                      national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-STW01 - Number of federal 2007 stormwater                  into a Non-                                                                     Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                construction inspections.                                      commitment                                                                                                    measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                               Indicator                                                                                                     consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                               only        Activity commitment will be captured under overall CWA inspection                                 new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                           commitment, but will report here as a non-commitment indicator.

                                                                               6                                                                                                             OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                               (M) Make                                                                                                      national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-STW02 - Number of federal stormwater non-                  into a Non-                                                                     Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                construction industry inspections.                             commitment                                                                                                    measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                               Indicator                                                                                                     consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                               only        Activity commitment will be captured under overall CWA inspection                                 new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                           commitment, but will report here as a non-commitment indicator.

                                                                               6                                                                                                             OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                               (M) Make                                                                                                      national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                                                                               into a Non-                                                                     Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   PBS-STW04 - Number of MS4 Phase 1 audits.
                                                                               commitment                                                                                                    measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                               Indicator                                                                                                     consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                               only        Activity commitment will be captured under overall CWA inspection                                 new priority measures are developed.
                                                                                           commitment, but will report here as a non-commitment indicator.

                                                                                                                                                                                             OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                             national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-TB02 - By September 30, 2007, Regions will increase        6                                                                               Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                No value added
                number of EPA - authorized tribal inspectors.                  (D)                                                                                                           measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                                                                                                                             consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                             new priority measures are developed.


                PBS-TB04 - By September 30, 2007, Regions will inspect
                                                                               6,9                                                                                                           OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                BIA and non-BIA schools for one or more of the following                     R6- Recommend tracking but not making a commitment. These
                                                                               (M) Make                                                                                                      national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                programs if applicable: AHERA, drinking water, lead-based                    inspections will be reflected in the individual programmatic
                                                                               into a Non-                                                                     Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   paint, pesticides, disposal of spent laboratory chemicals or                 commitments.
                                                                               commitment                                                                                                    measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                other applicable programs and will conduct follow-up
                                                                               Indicator                                                                                                     consider these comments as appropriate when
                activities as necessary to address identified areas of non-                  R9- This is just a request to do something. Rewrite or drop.
                                                                               only                                                                                                          new priority measures are developed.
                compliance.


                                                                                                                                                                                             OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                                                                                                                             national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-TB06 - Number of tribal public water system SNC            6             Measure unnecessary. It does not provide any clear results and    Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                exceptions returned to compliance in FY07.                     D             this work is being done anyway under Goal 2.                                                    measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                                                                                                                             consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                             new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                             OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-TB07 - Number of nitrates and microbial violations                       R6- No value added                                                                              national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                addressed in FY07. (Target is 15% over FY03 baseline). If      6,7                                                                             Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                a region has a reduction in the number of such violations      D             R7- This measure is already covered under PBS-TB06 and is not                                   measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                from FY03, all will be addressed.                                            needed                                                                                          consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                             new priority measures are developed.




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        objectiv                                                               & States                                                                                        New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                                    OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                                                                                          R6- There is no regulatory authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                    national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                PBS-TB09 - By September 30, 2007 Regions will assess
                                                                               6,10                                                                                   Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3   and close open dumps on tribal lands or bring them into                   R10- This commitment related to assessing and closing open
                                                                               D                                                                                                                    measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                compliance. (Target: 12 dumps Nationwide)                                 dumps on tribal lands or bring into compliance is already reported
                                                                                                                                                                                                    consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                          under OSWER and is duplicative.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    new priority measures are developed.


                                                                                                                                                                                                    OECA is currently reviewing and revising its
                PBS-TB10 - By September 30, 2007, Regions will work with                                                                                                                            national priority strategies for the FY 2008 - 2010
                                                                                          R6- This activity will be obsolete by FY08.
                states and tribes to identify off-reservation regulated        6,9                                                                                    Keep                          period. Based on this review goals and
OECA    5.1.3
                facilities that present the top compliance priorities inside   D,M                                                                                                                  measures will likely change. Given this, we will
                                                                                          R9- Unclear - This should be dropped.
                Indian country.                                                                                                                                                                     consider these comments as appropriate when
                                                                                                                                                                                                    new priority measures are developed.



                                                                                                                                                                                                    Largely agree with comment. It is too early to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    assess the value of the measures, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                    determining national trends because of
                                                                                          R1-                                                                                                       variability in reporting. New York‟s decision to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    not follow the measures guidance and report
                PST- G01 - Percent of violators committing subsequent          1,6                                                                                    Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                             R6- Need clarification as to what program this is for (PST). If it is for                                 only work supported by the grant is only one
                violations.                                                    D,M
                                                                                          just one program, such as Pesticides, then spell that out in the                                          example of the potential variability. AgD, the
                                                                                          description.                                                                                              regions and states will start assessing how
                                                                                                                                                                                                    these measures can be used as tools in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    improving program performance by analyzing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the data received and other program information.




                                                                                                                                                                                                    Largely agree with comment. It is too early to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    assess the value of the measures, including
                                                                                                                                                                                                    determining national trends because of
                                                                                          R1-                                                                                                       variability in reporting. New York‟s decision to
                                                                                                                                                                                                    not follow the measures guidance and report
                PST- G02 - Percent of compliance actions taken as a result     1,6                                                                                    Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                             R6- Need clarification as to what program this is for (PST). If it is for                                 only work supported by the grant is only one
                of inspection/enforcement.                                     D,M
                                                                                          just one program, such as Pesticides, then spell that out in the                                          example of the potential variability. AgD, the
                                                                                          description.                                                                                              regions and states will start assessing how
                                                                                                                                                                                                    these measures can be used as tools in
                                                                                                                                                                                                    improving program performance by analyzing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    the data received and other program information.




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        objectiv                                                              & States                                                                                        New Text


                                                                                         R1-                                                                                                       It is not clear what is meant by the comment. If
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the commenter is saying that the measure does
                                                                                         R6- Need clarification as to what program this is for (PST). If it is for                                 not do a good job of measuring the cost of an
                                                                                         just one program, such as Pesticides, then spell that out in the                                          enforcement action, we strongly agree. But this
                                                                                         description.                                                                                              is not the purpose of this measure. This
                                                                                                                                                                                                   measure is a rough guide at determining the
                                                                                         NY- This measure is significantly skewed and does not reflect a true                                      efficiency of a grantee‟s program – taking into
                                                                                         measure of the cost of an enforcement action. The numerator                                               account all the different costs associated with
                                                                                         and/or the denominator in the calculation for the cost of each                                            funding an enforcement program - in identifying
                PST- G03 - Number of enforcement actions taken (federal & 1,6, NY                                                                             Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                            enforcement action shown in EPA‟s guidance for this measure                                               violations. As explained in the full measures
                state) per millions dollars of cost (federal & state).    D,M
                                                                                         should be clarified. “Base enforcement” funding, an element of the                                        guidance, the use of enforcement actions in the
                                                                                         existing numerator, supports a broad range of activities such as                                          measure is a stand-in for violations found.
                                                                                         inspections, sample collection and analyses, and enforcement                                              Grantees already collect and report number of
                                                                                         actions and not the other activities. Otherwise, issuing a warning                                        enforcement actions. Use of enforcement
                                                                                         letter (one of the actions defined by EPA as enforcement) could cost                                      actions in the measure, rather than some newly
                                                                                         thousands of dollars. Alternatively, the denominator could be                                             collected data, was a way to reduce grantees‟
                                                                                         changed to be more inclusive – e.g., factor in the number of                                              reporting burden. We believe it is a good stand
                                                                                         inspections, and sample collections and analyses as well as                                               in, considering the purpose and intended use of
                                                                                         enforcement.                                                                                              the measure.



                                                                                                                                                                                                   We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                                   a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                                   that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                                   program and national priorities.
                                                                                         R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the
                                                                                         NPM annual guidance. Also, there is no need to project inspections                                        We do not intend to reduce the RCRA
                                                                                         by state. Regions should be held responsible only for the total                                           commitments further than we have already
                                                                                         number of federal inspections in the Region thus allowing Regions                                         (used to be 5 now 3 with RCRA 01 and RCRA
                                                                                         to make adjustments in inspections targeted in individual states as                                       02 continuing to have state components).
                                                                                         the need arises. This requirement redundant since it is already                                           RCRA01 and RCRA03 are statutory
                                                                                         covered in the NPM annual guidance.                                                                       requirements to inspect different universes of
                RCRA01 - Project by state the number of federal TSDFs to                                                                                                                           facilities (Commercial TSDFs and State/local
                be inspected during the year. The regions must commit to     2, 6,10     R6- Combine RCRA01, 02, and 03 for a total RCRA                      Keep                                 TSDFs) over different time periods. We want to
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                                                                                                                      ensure that combined (EPA and state), they will
                inspecting at least 2 TSDFs in each state unless approval is D, D,M      inspection/investigation commitment and eliminate the state by state
                obtained from headquarters to deviate from this requirement.             breakouts. New language: Total number of federal RCRA                                                     meet our NPM guidance. We also specify how
                                                                                         Inspections/Investigations.                                                                               many inspections/state minimum (again, there is
                                                                                         Recommend combining with other RCRA inspections/investigations                                            flexibility) as a way of ensuring Federal presence
                                                                                         measures into one total RCRA commitment. This will provide                                                in each state and universe of facilities. Not
                                                                                         flexibility for the Regions while providing OECA an overall                                               having this info separate would just make it
                                                                                         commitment.                                                                                               more difficult for us to manage the program.

                                                                                         R10-                                                                                                      We do not intend to reduce the RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                                   commitments further than we have already
                                                                                                                                                                                                   (used to be 5 now 3 with RCRA 01 and RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                                   02 continuing to have state components).
                                                                                                                                                                                                   RCRA01 and RCRA03 are statutory
                                                                                                                                                                                                   requirements to inspect different universes of
                                                                                                                                                                                                   facilities (Commercial TSDFs and State/local
                                                                                                                                                                                                   TSDFs) over different time periods. We review
                                                                                                                                                                                                   RCRA01 and 01s to ensure that combined,




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        objectiv                                                           & States                                                                               New Text

                                                                                                                                                                                       We do not intend to reduce the RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                       commitments further than we have already
                                                                                                                                                                                       (used to be 5 now 3 with RCRA 01 and RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                       02 continuing to have state components). We
                                                                                                                                                                                       review RCRA01 and 01s to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                       combined, 100% of the universe will be
                                                                                                                                                                                       thoroughly inspected every 2 years (50% per
                                                                                                                                                                                       year on average). We want to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                       combined (EPA and state), they will meet our
                                                                                                                                                                                       NPM guidance. We also specify how many
                                                                                      R5- 1. More closely adheres to RCRA §3007(e)(1) requirement.                                     inspections/state minimum (again, there is
                                                                                      2. Eliminates incorrect suggestion that only TSDs that are owned                                 flexibility) as a way of ensuring Federal presence
                                                                                      and/or operated by State government entities were to have been                                   in each state and universe of facilities. Not
                                                                                      projected.                                                                                       having this info separate would just make it
                                                                                      3. Removes ambiguity as to the time period being the fiscal year                                 more difficult for us to manage the program.
                RCRA01.s - Project by state the number of state TSDFs to   5,6,10                                                                        Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                         that runs from October 1 through September 30.
                be inspected during the year.                              D,M
                                                                                                                                                                                       We will consider this recommendation to change
                                                                                      R6- This is a State commitment. Recommend tracking but not                                       the language in the commitment as we revise
                                                                                      making a commitment.                                                                             the NPM Guidance.

                                                                                      R10-                                                                                             We review RCRA01 and 01s to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                       combined, 100% of the universe will be
                                                                                                                                                                                       thoroughly inspected every 2 years (50% per
                                                                                                                                                                                       year on average). We want to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                       combined (EPA and state), they will meet our
                                                                                                                                                                                       NPM guidance. We also specify how many
                                                                                                                                                                                       inspections/state minimum (again, there is
                                                                                                                                                                                       flexibility) as a way of ensuring Federal presence
                                                                                                                                                                                       in each state and universe of facilities. Not
                                                                                                                                                                                       having this info separate would just make it
                                                                                                                                                                                       more difficult for us to manage the program.




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        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                                  New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                            We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                            commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                            a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                            the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                            to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                            that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                        R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                   program and national priorities. We do not intend
                                                                                        NPM annual guidance. Also, there is no need to project inspections                                  to reduce the RCRA commitments further than
                                                                                        by state. Regions should be held responsible only for the total                                     we have already (used to be 5 now 3 with RCRA
                                                                                        number of federal inspections in the Region thus allowing Regions                                   01 and RCRA 02 continuing to have state
                                                                                        to make adjustments in inspections targeted in individual states as                                 components). RCRA01 and RCRA03 are
                                                                                        the need arises. This requirement redundant since it is already                                     statutory requirements to inspect different
                                                                                        covered in the NPM annual guidance.                                                                 universes of facilities (Commercial TSDFs and
                RCRA02 - Project by state the number of federal LQGs to
                                                                                                                                                                                            State/local TSDFs) over different time periods.
                be inspected during the year. The regions must commit to
                                                                                        R6- Combine with RCRA01                                                                             We want to ensure that combined (EPA and
                inspecting at least 6 LQGs in each state unless approval is 2, 6,8,10                                                                         Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                                                                                                               state), they will meet our NPM guidance. We
                obtained from HQ to deviate from this requirement.           D,M
                                                                                        R8- We disagree with the statement "regions must commit to                                          also specify how many inspections/state
                Generally, these LDQ inspections (or substitute inspections)
                                                                                        inspecting at least 6 LQGs in each state" as federal lead                                           minimum (again, there is flexibility) as a way of
                should be compliance evaluation inspections.
                                                                                        inspections. For some of our states, this represents a large                                        ensuring Federal presence in each state and
                                                                                        percentage of the universe (ND and SD) in particular. We would                                      universe of facilities. Not having this info
                                                                                        recommend modifying the language to allow Regions the ability to                                    separate would just make it more difficult for us
                                                                                        determine the appropriate level of inspections per state. (Sharon                                   to manage the program.
                                                                                        Kercher, Region 8)
                                                                                                                                                                                            We do not intend to reduce the RCRA
                                                                                        R10-                                                                                                commitments further than we have already
                                                                                                                                                                                            (used to be 5 now 3 with RCRA 01 and RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                            02 continuing to have state components).
                                                                                                                                                                                            RCRA01 and RCRA03 are statutory
                                                                                                                                                                                            requirements to inspect different universes of
                                                                                                                                                                                            facilities (Commercial TSDFs and State/local
                                                                                                                                                                                            TSDFs) over different time periods. We review
                                                                                                                                                                                            RCRA01 and 01s to ensure that combined,

                                                                                                                                                                                            We review RCRA01 and 01s to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                            combined, 100% of the universe will be
                                                                                                                                                                                            thoroughly inspected every 2 years (50% per
                                                                                                                                                                                            year on average). We want to ensure that
                                                                                                                                                                                            combined (EPA and state), they will meet our
                                                                                        R5- Project by authorized State the number of inspections of large                                  NPM guidance. We also specify how many
                                                                                        quantity generators to be inspected by the authorized State                                         inspections/state minimum (again, there is
                                                                                        inspectors during the federal fiscal year.                                                          flexibility) as a way of ensuring Federal presence
                                                                                        1. Corrects unrecognizable acronym “LDQ”.                                                           in each state and universe of facilities. Not
                                                                                        2. Eliminates incorrect suggestion that only large quantity generators                              having this info separate would just make it
                                                                                        (LQGs) who are also State government entities were to have been                                     more difficult for us to manage the program.
                RCRA02.s - Project by state the number of state LQGs        5,6,9,10                                                                           Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                           projected.
                inspections to be inspected during the year.                D,M
                                                                                        3. Removes ambiguity as to the time period being the fiscal year                                    We will consider this recommendation to change
                                                                                        that runs from October 1 through September 30.                                                      the language in the commitment as we revise
                                                                                                                                                                                            the NPM Guidance.
                                                                                        R6- This is a State commitment. Recommend tracking but not                                           We want to ensure that combined (EPA and
                                                                                        making a commitment.                                                                                state), they will meet our NPM guidance. We
                                                                                                                                                                                            also specify how many inspections/state
                                                                                                                                                                                            minimum (again, there is flexibility) as a way of
                                                                                                                                                                                            ensuring Federal presence in each state and
                                                                                                                                                                                            universe of facilities. Not having this info
                                                                                                                                                                                            separate would just make it more difficult for us
                                                                                                                                                                                            to manage the program.




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        objectiv                                                                 & States                                                                                New Text


                                                                                                                                                                                              We do not intend to reduce the RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitments further than we have already
                                                                                                                                                                                              (used to be 5 now 3 with RCRA 01 and RCRA
                                                                                                                                                                                              02 continuing to have state components). We
                                                                                                                                                                                              want to ensure that combined (EPA and state),
                                                                                                                                                                                              they will meet our NPM guidance. We also
                                                                                                                                                                                              specify how many inspections/state minimum
                RCRA03 - Annually inspect each treatment, storage or                                                                                                                          (again, there is flexibility) as a way of ensuring
                disposal facility operated by states or local governments as                                                                                                                  Federal presence in each state and universe of
                required under SDWA 3007(d). The Regions are to                                                                                                                               facilities. Not having this info separate would
                annually inspect each treatment, storage or disposal facility               R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                 just make it more difficult for us to manage the
                operated by state or local governments as required under                    NPM annual guidance. Also, these inspections are statutorily                                      program.
                                                                                2, 6                                                                            Keep
OECA    5.1.3   SWDA 3007(d). Pursuant to RCRA Section 3007(d),                             required.
                                                                                (D)
                TSDFs operated by State or local government for which a                                                                                                                       We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                permit is required must be thoroughly inspected (i.e.                       R6- Combine with RCRA01                                                                           commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                generally a compliance evaluation inspection). The same                                                                                                                       a performance requirement or expectation while
                type of RCRA Info evaluations will be counted for this                                                                                                                        the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                measure as is counted for RCRA01.                                                                                                                                             to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                              that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                              program and national priorities. We do not intend
                                                                                                                                                                                              to reduce the RCRA commitments further than
                                                                                                                                                                                              we have already (used to be 5 now 3). RCRA03
                                                                                                                                                                                              is a commitment to thoroughly inspect 100% of
                                                                                                                                                                                              the universe annually and must be carried out by
                                                                                                                                                                                              Federal inspectors.




                                                                                                                                                                                              We are working with OGWDW to see if we can
                                                                                            R2- A similar measure is included in the OGWDW commitments.
                SDWA01 - Number of surveys to be conducted where the            2,6                                                                                                           get them to broaden their measure for sanitary
                                                                                            Sanitary survey commitments should be under OGWDW not OECA Keep
OECA    5.1.3   region has direct implementation authority. Provide a           D (R2),                                                                                                       surveys so we can drop our measure.
                                                                                            since they are part of program implementation and are not
                breakout for number on tribal lands.                            Keep (R6)
                                                                                            considered to be inspections.
                                                                                                                                                                                              Accepted


                                                                                                                                                                                              We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                            R2- This requirement redundant since it is already covered in the
                                                                                                                                                                                              a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                            NPM annual guidance.
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                SDWA02 - Public Water Systems listed on a 'Fixed Base'
                                                                                2, 6,7                                                                          Keep                          to a level of performance for the coming year
OECA    5.1.3   SNC/Exceptions list will be addressed or resolved either by                 R6- No value added
                                                                                D,M                                                                                                           that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                a state or tribe with primacy, or by EPA.
                                                                                                                                                                                              program and national priorities.
                                                                                            R7- Suggest measurement period from July – June so we have a
                                                                                            result at the end of the FY.
                                                                                                                                                                                              We are looking into that but no final decision has
                                                                                                                                                                                              been made yet.


                SDWA03.a - Regions/States and tribes with primacy are to
                                                                                                                                                                Delete
OECA    5.1.3   address 100% of microbial SNCs at large and medium
                public water systems before they become exceptions.

                SDWA03.b - Regions/states and tribes with primacy are to
                address at least 90% of microbial SNCs at small (serving up                                                                                     Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                to 3,300) users) public water systems before they become
                exceptions.




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        objectiv                                                              & States                                                                               New Text
                SDWA04.a - Regions/States and tribes with primacy are to
                address 100% of nitrates SNCs at large and medium public                                                                                   Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                water systems (CWS, NTNCWS, and TCNCWS) before
                they become exceptions.

                SDWA04.b - Regions/states and tribes with primacy are to
                                                                                                                                                           Delete
OECA    5.1.3   address at least 85% of nitrates SNCs at small public water
                systems before they become exceptions.


                SDWA05.a - Regions /states and tribes with primacy are to
                address 100% of lead SNCs initial tap monitoring,
                optimization of corrosion control, and public education at                                                                                 Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                large and medium community and non-transient non-
                community water systems before they become exceptions.


                SDWA05.b - Regions/states and tribes with primacy are to
                address 85% of lead SNCs at small community and non-                                                                                       Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                transient non-community water systems before they become
                exceptions.

                SDWA06.a - Regions/states and tribes with primacy are to
                address 100% of all other chronic SNCs (other than lead) at
                large and medium community and non-transient non-                                                                                          Delete
OECA    5.1.3
                community water systems, and 100% of all Consumer
                Confidence Report (CCR) rule SNCs at large and medium
                systems, before they become exceptions.


                SDWA06.b - Regions/states and tribes with primacy are to
                address at least 85% of all other chronic contaminant SNCs
                                                                                                                                                           Delete
OECA    5.1.3   at small community and non-transient non-community
                systems, and 85% of all CCR rule SNCs at small
                commmunity systems, before they become exceptions.


                                                                                                                                                                                          The SRF program is in its initial benchmarking
                                                                                         This commitment was okay for the first round of reviews. From now                                phase. It is necessary to track SRF regional
                SRF-01 - The number of State Review Framework reviews         6                                                                              Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                            on, it should be considered as core work to conduct state oversight                              progress in meeting annual commitments toward
                to be completed in Fiscal Year 2007.                          (D)
                                                                                         and no longer tracked in the ACS.                                                                the overall goal to assess all state programs in a
                                                                                                                                                                                          three year time frame.




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        objectiv                                                             & States                                                                                    New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                              We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                              commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                              a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                          R2- his requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                    to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                          NPM annual guidance.                                                                                that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                              program and national priorities. This
                                                                                          R6- Combine TSC01, 03, 05, and 10 for a total TSCA                                                  commitment is integral to the program. We see
                                                                                          inspection/investigation commitment. New language: Total number                                     no need to eliminate this commitment though we
                                                                                          of federal TSCA Inspections/Investigations.                                                         are discussing with Regions and States the
                                                                                          Recommend combining with other TSCA inspection/investigation                                        possibility of altering the criteria. That has not
                                                                                          measures into one total TSCA inspection commitment. This will                                       yet been determined, and as such, we should
                                                                                          provide flexibility for the Regions while providing OECA an overall                                 presume that the commitments will not be
                                                                                          commitment.                                                                                         altered. All ACS commitments identified in the
                TSC01 - Project the number of core federal TSCA
                                                                            2, 6,8,9,10                                                                         Keep                          ACS system are integral to the program. We
OECA    5.1.3   inspections for Regions maintaining an investment in core
                                                                            D,M           R8- Most Regions no longer conduct TSCA Core Inspections.                                           need to be aware of the activities by both the
                TSCA (sections 4,5,8,12 amd 13).
                                                                                          (Martin Hestmark, Region 8)                                                                         Regions and States in these areas. As we have
                                                                                                                                                                                              noted above, we discuss these commitments
                                                                                          R9-We still would like to see just one measure for TSCA                                             with the Regions and States on an ongoing
                                                                                          inspections. Currently we have 4. We recommend one measure                                          basis and if believed that a revision is needed to
                                                                                          that would be "Number of TSCA inspections conducted." Inspection                                    address changes in the program, we propose
                                                                                          targets should be consistent with MOA priorities. We would report                                   such revisions.
                                                                                          by individual program, but we think our commitment should be
                                                                                          aggregated for TSCA.                                                                                This commitment is integral to the program. We
                                                                                                                                                                                              see no need to eliminate this commitment
                                                                                          R10-                                                                                                though we are discussing with Regions and
                                                                                                                                                                                              States the possibility of altering the criteria. That
                                                                                                                                                                                              has not yet been determined, and as such, we
                                                                                                                                                                                              should presume that the commitments will not
                                                                                                                                                                                              be altered. All ACS commitments identified in
                                                                                                                                                                                              the ACS system are integral to the program. We




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        objectiv                                                         & States                                                                                    New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                          We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                          commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                          a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                          the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                          to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                          that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                      R2- his requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                    program and national priorities. This
                                                                                      NPM annual guidance.                                                                                commitment is integral to the program. We see
                                                                                                                                                                                          no need to eliminate this commitment though we
                                                                                      R6- Combine with TSC01                                                                              are discussing with Regions and States the
                                                                                                                                                                                          possibility of altering the criteria. That has not
                                                                                      R8- The measures cross-walk at the OCFO web link                                                    yet been determined, and as such, we should
                                                                                      http://intranet.epa.gov/ocfo/acs/crosswalk lists this measure as a                                  presume that the commitments will not be
                                                                                      FY07 State grant template measure. The link of this measure with                                    altered. All ACS commitments identified in the
                                                                                      the State grant template measure seems questionable in light of the                                 ACS system are integral to the program. We
                TSC03 - Inspect 33% of the PCB commercial storage and   2, 6,8,9,10                                                                         Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                         PCB program not being a delegated program.                                                          need to be aware of the activities by both the
                disposal facility universe.                             D,M
                                                                                                                                                                                          Regions and States in these areas. As we have
                                                                                      R9-We still would like to see just one measure for TSCA                                             noted above, we discuss these commitments
                                                                                      inspections. Currently we have 4. We recommend one measure                                          with the Regions and States on an ongoing
                                                                                      that would be "Number of TSCA inspections conducted." Inspection                                    basis and if believed that a revision is needed to
                                                                                      targets should be consistent with MOA priorities. We would report                                   address changes in the program, we propose
                                                                                      by individual program, but we think our commitment should be                                        such revisions.
                                                                                      aggregated for TSCA.                                                                                We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                          commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                      R10-                                                                                                a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                          the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                          to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                          that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                                                                                                                          program and national priorities. For PCBs, the
                                                                                                                                                                                          ACS measure is an important component of the
                                                                                                                                                                                          Agency's PBT strategy. While OECA's
                                                                                                                                                                                          commitment is minimal, to continue the current




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        objectiv                                                                    & States                                                                                  New Text


                                                                                                                                                                                                   We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                                   a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                               R2- his requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                    the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                               NPM annual guidance.                                                                                to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                                   that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                               R6- Combine with TSC01                                                                              program and national priorities. While it is easier
                                                                                                                                                                                                   for the regions to meet one overall number
                                                                                               R8- The second sentence in the measure should be stripped from                                      rather than four different numbers, we don't
                                                                                               the measure because we understand that the comment field is not                                     believe we would have the same leverage on
                TSC10 - Number of 1018/402/406 federal inspections. In                         captured in the consolidated results reported. We would rather that                                 each program if it was a combined number,
                the regional comment field provide an explanation if no                        the measure simply report the numbers of §1018, §402 & §406                                         even if the NPM guidance included language,
                                                                                   6,8,9,10                                                                          Keep
OECA    5.1.3   activity projected in this area or if Section 402 inspections in               inspections.                                                                                        because the regions appear to mainly be
                                                                                   D,M
                unauthorized states is the rationale for trade-offs with the                                                                                                                       concerned about what is captured in the data
                Disclosure Rule or Section 406 inspections.                                    R9-We still would like to see just one measure for TSCA                                             base, not the language in the NPM guidance.
                                                                                               inspections. Currently we have 4. We recommend one measure                                          The TSCA programs are distinct programs with
                                                                                               that would be "Number of TSCA inspections conducted." Inspection                                    very different regulated communities and each
                                                                                               targets should be consistent with MOA priorities. We would report                                   program is organized differently (along with HQ)
                                                                                               by individual program, but we think our commitment should be                                        and negotiations for a consolidated commitment
                                                                                               aggregated for TSCA.                                                                                would be difficult to reach and for the Regions
                                                                                                                                                                                                   where the programs are in different Branches or
                                                                                               R10-                                                                                                Divisions, would be difficult to implement. In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   past, regions have traded within the TSCA
                                                                                                                                                                                                   programs which resulted in a lack of coverage in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   some regions for specific programs.




                                                                                                                                                                                                   We do not agree that guidance and an ACS
                                                                                                                                                                                                   commitment are equivalent. Guidance identifies
                                                                                                                                                                                                   a performance requirement or expectation while
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the ACS commitment is an up-front agreement
                                                                                                                                                                                                   to a level of performance for the coming year
                                                                                                                                                                                                   that is used as a work planning tool for the core
                                                                                               R2- his requirement redundant since it is already covered in the                                    program and national priorities. While it is easier
                                                                                               NPM annual guidance.                                                                                for the regions to meet one overall number
                                                                                                                                                                                                   rather than four different numbers, we don't
                                                                                               R6- Combine with TSC01                                                                              believe we would have the same leverage on
                                                                                                                                                                                                   each program if it was a combined number,
                                                                                               R9-We still would like to see just one measure for TSCA                                             even if the NPM guidance included language,
                TSCA05 - Report the number of federal TSCA asbestos                2, 6,9,10                                                                     Keep
OECA    5.1.3                                                                                  inspections. Currently we have 4. We recommend one measure                                          because the regions appear to mainly be
                inspections.                                                       (D)
                                                                                               that would be "Number of TSCA inspections conducted." Inspection                                    concerned about what is captured in the data
                                                                                               targets should be consistent with MOA priorities. We would report                                   base, not the language in the NPM guidance.
                                                                                               by individual program, but we think our commitment should be                                        The TSCA programs are distinct programs with
                                                                                               aggregated for TSCA.                                                                                very different regulated communities and each
                                                                                                                                                                                                   program is organized differently (along with HQ)
                                                                                               R10-                                                                                                and negotiations for a consolidated commitment
                                                                                                                                                                                                   would be difficult to reach and for the Regions
                                                                                                                                                                                                   where the programs are in different Branches or
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Divisions, would be difficult to implement. In the
                                                                                                                                                                                                   past, regions have traded within the TSCA
                                                                                                                                                                                                   programs which resulted in a lack of coverage in
                                                                                                                                                                                                   some regions for specific programs.




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                               Regions        Region or State Explanation for Recommendation                     NPM response, new code, and                           NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                                & States                                                                                   New Text
                                                                                                                                                                                                          State grant template measures must appear in
                TSC-G01 - Number of PCB inspections conducted by state                                                                                            Keep                                    the NPM guidance, ACS, and measures
OECA    5.1.3
                at PCB treatment and storage sites.                                                                                                                                                       appendix per OCFO's guidance to programs on
                                                                                                                                                                                                          NPM guidance development.

                TSC-G02 - Number of inspections condicted by state at:
                                                                                                                                                                                                          State grant template measures must appear in
                - Charter schools                                                          State commitments are not appropriate for the ACS as they are not
                                                                                2                                                                                 Keep                                    the NPM guidance, ACS, and measures
OECA    5.1.3   - LEAs in EJ areas                                                         entirely in the Region‟s control. Also, state activities are already
                                                                                D                                                                                                                         appendix per OCFO's guidance to programs on
                - Schools not inspected in last 6 years                                    captured in state grants.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          NPM guidance development.
                - Worker Protection

                262 - Percent of significant impacts identified by EPA during
                                                                                                                                                                  Delete
OECA    5.2.    the NEPA review of all major proposed federal actions that
                will be mitigated.

                960 - Percent of projects subject to NEPA Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                  Delete
OECA    5.2.    Assessment or EIS requirements that are expected to result
                in no significant environmental impact.


                                                                                           R6-No value added                                                                                              HQ (currently is aligning ACS measure
                                                                                                                                                                  Modify
                234A - Pounds of hazardous materials (to air, water, land)      6,8
OPPTS   5.2.2                                                                                                                                                     Annual pounds of hazardous material     language with FY 2008 President's Budget
                reduced/avoided through pollution prevention efforts.           D,M        R8- The term “hazardous materials” should be replaced by
                                                                                                                                                                  reduced by P2 program participants.     and PART language The PART measure
                                                                                           “hazardous pollutants”.
                                                                                                                                                                                                          reads hazardous materials.)
                                                                                           R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to convert the
                                                                                           “Other Pollutants” (formerly “non-hazardous”) measure to a
                                                                                           reporting measure (instead of commitment measure)
                                                                                                                                                                  Modify
                234B - Pounds of non-hazardous materials (to air, water,        2,6,8      R6-No value added
OPPTS   5.2.2                                                                                                                                                     Annual pounds of other pollutants
                land) reduced/avoided through pollution prevention efforts      D,M
                                                                                                                                                                  reduced by P2 program participants.
                                                                                           R8- The term “non-hazardous materials” should be replaced by “non-
                                                                                           hazardous pollutants,” and it should be made clear that this is a
                                                                                           reporting measure, not a commitment or accountability measure at                                               HQ agreed to shift this measure to a
                                                                                           this time.                                                                                                     reporting measure.
                                                                                           R6- No value added
                                                                                                                                                                  Modify
                235 - Dollars saved through pollution prevention efforts.Dis-   6,8        R8- The second sentence in this measure should be deleted              Annual business, institutional and
OPPTS   5.2.2                                                                                                                                                                                             HQ (will address this issue. This
                aggregate of Agency strategic target.                           D,M        because it is confusing and difficult to track. Instead, it can be     government costs reduced by P2
                                                                                           addressed in the process of establishing the NPM guidance and          program participant.                    language has been deleted for other P2
                                                                                           GPRA goals for pollution prevention.                                                                           measures)
                                                                                                                                                                  Modify
                239 - Gallons of water reduced or conserved through             6
OPPTS   5.2.2                                                                              No value added                                                         Annual gallons of water reduced by P2
                pollution prevention efforts.                                   (D)
                                                                                                                                                                  program participants.
                                                                                           R2- Region 2 agrees with OPPT and other regions to convert the
                                                                                           Pollution Prevention megawatts measure to a reporting measure
                                                                                           (instead of commitment measure)                                        Modify
                                                                                2,6,8                                                                             Annual Megawatts of energy reduced,
OPPTS   5.2.2   24 - Megawatts of energy use reduced, conserved, or offset
                                                                                D,M        R6- No value added                                                     conserved or offset by P2 program
                                                                                                                                                                  participants.
                                                                                           R8- It should be made clear that this is a reporting measure, not a                                            HQ agreed to shift this measure to a
                                                                                           commitment or accountability measure at this time.                                                             reporting measure.
                                                                                                                                                                  Modify
                                                                                6                                                                                 Annual BTUs of energy reduced,
OPPTS   5.2.2   243 - Billions of BTUs of energy conserved.                                No value added
                                                                                (D)                                                                               conserved or offset by P2 program
                                                                                                                                                                  participants.




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                 FY 07 ACS Commitment Code & Text                             Regions    Region or State Explanation for Recommendation   NPM response, new code, and                 NPM Rationale
        objectiv                                                              & States                                                             New Text
                                                                                                                                          Modify
                PB8 - Number of pounds reduced (in millions) in generation                                                                Number of pounds reduced (in millions) of
OSWER   5.2.2   of priority list chemicals from 2001 baseline of 84 million                                                               priority chemicals, as measured by
                pounds.                                                                                                                   National Partnership for Environmental
                                                                                                                                          Priorities members.




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                        FY 07 ACS Commitment Text & Code Non- examples and not States
                                                                                Regions          NPM Proposed
 Objective.           commitment indicators are in italics                       with     with    Measures for
Subobjective                                                                   comments comments Streamlining

5.2.3       1           Identify regional number of PT applications received.           6
                        Identify regional number of States, tribes, or territories in
                        which PT incentives have been adopted and made
5.2.3       2                                                                           6
                        available to PT members. Please use comments to
                        indicate which incentives and which states.
                        Identify regional number of State environmental
5.2.3       3           performance agreements that incorporate Performance             6
                        Track.




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