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Main Title Environmental protection collaborative EPA-state effort needed to improve Performance Partnership System : testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate / {electronic resource} :
Author Guerrero, Peter F.
Publisher U.S. General Accounting Office,
Place Published Washington, D.C. (P.O. Box 37050, Washington, D.C. 20013) :
Year Published 2000
Report Number GAO/T-RCED-00-163
Stock Number 164105
OCLC Number 182992043
Subjects United States.--Environmental Protection Agency--Rules and practice
Subject Added Ent Intergovernmental cooperation--United States--Evaluation; Environmental management--United States
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://www.gao.gov/new.items/rc00163t.pdf
Holdings
Library   Call Number Additional Info Location Date Modified
EJBD POD Internet only Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/07/2007
Collation {12} p. : digital, pdf file
Notes Cover title. "To be released...March 2, 2000." GAO/T-RCED-00-163." Title from title screen (viewed on Dec. 7, 2007).
Contents Notes This testimony discusses GAO's recent assessment of the National Environmental Performance Partnership System. The system was established by a May 1995 agreement between the Environmental Protection Agency and the states as a new framework for improving their working relationship, for improving the effectiveness of the states' environmental programs. Under the program, a state and EPA may enter into an agreement that identifies the state's environmental goals and priorities and how both the agency and state officials are to address them. The two sides may also agree on a Performance Partnership Grant, which is intended to allow the state greater flexibility in targeting limited resources to meet its most pressing needs. GAO (1) identifies the status of grants and agreements made under the system between EPA and participating states, (2) examines the progress that EPA and the states have made in developing results-oriented performance measures to be incorporated into system agreements and grants to the states, (3) examines how EPA oversight may or may not have been changing in states that were participating in the system, and (4) discusses the extent to which the use of these performance partnership agreements and grants had achieved the benefits envisioned for the states and the public.
Access Notes Mode of access: Internet. System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Corporate Au Added Ent United States. General Accounting Office. ; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on VA-HUD-Independent Agencies.
Alternate Title Collaborative EPA-state effort needed to improve Performance Partnership system
PUB Date Free Form {2000}
Series Title Traced Testimony ; GAO/T-RCED-00-163
BIB Level m
Medium electronic resource
OCLC Time Stamp 20071207144704
Cataloging Source OCLC/T
Language eng
SUDOCS Number GA 1.13:T-RCED-00-163
Origin OCLC
Type CAT
OCLC Rec Leader 03376nam 2200481Ia 45020


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