EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) (2008 Final Report)
EPA is announcing the final report, EPA's 2008 Report on the Environment (EPA 2008 ROE), a science-based report that answers questions about recent trends in human health and the environment.
The Environmental Protection Agency's 2008 Report on the Environment, also referred to as the EPA 2008 ROE, provides the American people with an important resource from which they can better understand trends in the condition of the air, water, land, and human health of the United States.
This report uses scientifically sound measures, called indicators, to address fundamental questions relevant to the EPA's mission to protect the environment and human health. To accomplish its mission to protect human health and the environment, EPA must pay close attention to trends in the condition of the Nation's environment. This kind of information, which is captured in EPA's 2008 ROE, can help EPA to prioritize its work and to focus on human health and ecological activities that can lead to improvements in the conditions of the Nation's environment.
For a more interactive experience, visit the ROE Dynamic Web site at http://www.epa.gov/ncea/roe.
The EPA 2008 ROE offers a unique opportunity to EPA to frame a discussion about the Agency’s strategic planning from the perspective of ultimate environmental outcomes, using the best available, most scientifically sound measurement approaches. The EPA 2008 ROE could also lead to new indicators, new monitoring strategies and new programs and policies in areas EPA determines to be highly important based on measured environmental trends.
EPA also produced a Highlights of Conditions and Trends document, which summarizes the findings of the EPA 2008 ROE in an easier to understand format.
EPA is committed to releasing periodic updates of the ROE so that information on environmental conditions and trends can be provided to interested members of the American public.
|Jun 2003||EPA published the Draft Report on the Environment (ROE) -Technical Document in 2003.|
|Jun 2005||EPA held an external peer review meeting on the proposed indicators for EPA’s 2007 ROE TD.|
|Jul 2005||EPA held a public peer review workshop on the proposed indicators.|
|Oct 2005||EPA announced a second public peer review and public comment period for additional and updated proposed indicators for EPA’s 2007 ROE - TD.|
|Feb 2006||EPA hosts an Agency review of the draft document, EPA’s 2007 ROE - TD. In Feb 2006, we release the EPA response to the peer review comments.|
|Mar 2006||EPA releases the updates to the Indicators and the External Peer Review Comments with EPA's Response to Comments.|
|Oct 2006||EPA hosts an Interagency review of the draft document, EPA's 2007 ROE - TD.|
|Apr 2006||EPA renames the report from Technical Document to Science Report.|
|May 2007||EPA released the draft EPA's 2007 ROE: Science Report for a public review and comment.|
|Jul 2007||EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) hosted a public teleconference and public meeting of the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment. The teleconference and meeting were held to conduct a peer review of the EPA's draft Report on the Environment 2007: Science Report.|
|Oct 2007||EPA hosts a public teleconference of the SAB Panel for the Review of EPA's 2007 Report on the Environment.|
|Jan 2008||EPA hosts a Report on the Environment Expert Panel Meeting in Washington, DC.|
|May 2008||EPA releases the final report, EPA's 2008 Report on the Environment (EPA 2008 ROE).|
|Sep 2008||EPA releases the finalized eROE Web site with links to the Highlights report and the ROE Database.|
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