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EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) 2014 Draft Website

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Update: EPA has redesigned and updated the Report on the Environment (ROE) website and content to create a fully integrated online experience. The draft ROE 2014 is available for public comment until April 27, 2014 (see docket details under additional information). [Federal Register Notice March 27, 2014].

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EPA's Report on the Environment 2014 draft, also referred to as ROE 2014, is a comprehensive source of scientific indicators that describe the trends in the nation's environmental and human health condition. The indicators help to answer important questions for EPA about the current status and historical trends in US air, water, land, human health, ecological systems, and sustainability at the national and regional levels. The indicators are based on data collected by the EPA, other federal and state agencies, and non-governmental organizations and meet high standards for data quality, objectivity, and utility. The audience for the ROE 2014 includes scientists, policy-makers, educators, and interested members of the public, as well as EPA staff.
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Since its first release in 2003 the ROE has undergone periodic updates and restructurings, most recently in 2008. The latest version features several significant changes, the most notable being that the ROE 2014 is fully on-line, allowing it to be more interactive and accessible. Users can also customize graphics and pan and zoom on maps. For certain indicators, users can now choose to view statistical information about the data by simply clicking display options. Additionally, new indicators fill information gaps which previously lacked reliable, long-term data. A new conceptual framework and sustainability theme have also been added.

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History/Chronology

Mar 2014EPA released a redesigned and updated Report on the Environment (ROE 2014) website created as a new fully integrated online experience. The deadline for comments was April 27, 2014. [Federal Register Notice March 27, 2014].
Jul 2014EPA's SAB announced a peer review meeting for the review of the Draft ROE 2014 website on July 30-31, 2014. For additional details see the July 11, 2014 Federal Register Notice.

Additional Information

Comments on the draft ROE website may be submitted and reviewed using e-Government Regulations.gov. From the site, select Environmental Protection Agency and the key word EPA- HQ-ORD-2014-0231 (for the docket ID).

Citation

U.S. EPA. EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) 2014 Draft Website. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, 2014.

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