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Agency Plans and Reports

Mission

Protect Human Health and the Environment.

Overview

EPA works to ensure that:

  • Americans have clean air, land and water;
  • National efforts to reduce environmental risks are based on the best available scientific information;
  • Federal laws protecting human health and the environment are administered and enforced fairly, effectively and as Congress intended;
  • Environmental stewardship is integral to U.S. policies concerning natural resources, human health, economic growth, energy, transportation, agriculture, industry, and international trade, and these factors are similarly considered in establishing environmental policy;
  • All parts of society — communities, individuals, businesses, and state, local and tribal governments — have access to accurate information sufficient to effectively participate in managing human health and environmental risks;
  • Contaminated lands and toxic sites are cleaned up by potentially responsible parties and revitalized; and
  • Chemicals in the marketplace are reviewed for safety.

To access additional agency performance documents visit the agency’s website.



Gears of Government Awards Hall of Winners

The Gears of Government Awards recognize individuals and teams across the Federal workforce whose dedication supports exceptional delivery of key outcomes for the American people, specifically around mission results, customer service, and accountable stewardship.

Environmental Protection Agency award winners are listed below.


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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Charmagne Ackerman
  • Richard Angelbeck
  • Constantine Blathras
  • Michael Langman
  • Danny Marcus

Environmental Protection Agency

Cut permitting time in half for standard air permitting applications without sacrificing quality. Their improvements save valuable time and resources for taxpayers and private employers, and continue to protect public health.

Agency Award

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Craig Carroll
  • Ashley Howard
  • Margaret Osbourne
  • Dwayne Patrick
  • Mita Rana

Environmental Protection Agency

Saved thousands of employee work hours by modernizing and automating how EPA reports activity across the country. The team improved coordination across departments and freed up employees and managers to focus on outcomes.

Council Award

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Robyn DeYoung
  • Michelle Ibarra
  • Ethan McMahon
  • Erica Bollerud
  • Andrew Yuen

Environmental Protection Agency

Made air emissions data timelier and more accessible to better inform policy decisions. Created a tool that lets stakeholders quickly find out what proposed energy efficiency and renewable energy programs will mean in terms of real air emission reductions.

Agency Award

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Bamikole Ogundele
  • Eugene Chen
  • Gerardo Rios

Environmental Protection Agency

Modernized how the agency coordinates air permitting data between localities, states, and the public. Bamikole’s improved approach has realized more than $9 million in cost avoidance.

Agency Award

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • David Jacobson
  • Joe Carioti
  • Diana Mendoza
  • Neil Handler
  • Margaret McCauley

Environmental Protection Agency

Modernized the stormwater permit system used by more than 25,000 construction sites and 2,000 industrial sites around the nation to better protect public health and the environment. The effort significantly improved customer service to permittees while also saving the agency over $60,000 a year.

Agency Award

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Barry Miller
  • Harvey Fries
  • Lorraine Kimball
  • Alisha Claycamp
  • Nicole Roblez

Environmental Protection Agency

Set the EPA's gold standard for operating an efficient lab that maximizes taxpayer resources and maintains quality testing to protect human and environmental health. Their streamlining efforts led to a 100% on-time delivery of test results and saved hundreds of thousands of tax dollars.

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Stefan Martiyan
  • Jennifer Macht

Environmental Protection Agency

Overhauled the agency’s acquisition process to increase speed and quality of incrementally-funded contracts. Their work completely eliminated the backlog of past-due requests and saved EPA and private sector partners time, effort, and resources that can be rededicated to the mission.

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Rob Thomas
  • Anna Knoebel
  • Danielle Kleinmaier
  • Sylvia Griffin
  • Michelle Kerr

Environmental Protection Agency

Modernized and digitized the management of lab data. The team reduced paper usage in the labs by 45%, reduced operating costs, and made data more publicly accessible and useful.

Agency Award

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Environmental Protection Agency

  • Barbara Viney
  • Christina Hines
  • Michael Gilham

Environmental Protection Agency

Supported federal employee well-being and mental health by consolidating 19 separate contracts in the Employee Assistance Program into one vehicle. Barbara’s efforts produced $180,000 in savings per year.

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