Statement of Policy (Sustainability Policy)
This document provides a Statement of Policy to EPA Regions, States and the general public on how EPA intends to exercise its discretion regarding sustainability. It is sectioned into the following: promoting planning processes that support sustainability, encouraging community sustainability, promoting sustainable water and wastewater systems, targeting SRF assistance, and measuring success. Some highlights include: evaluating barriers to access funding for small and disadvantaged communities, the EPA promising to create a “Best Practices” guide including case studies and lessons learned- from the state pilots and other state SRF programs, and working with industry to develop a methodology to help utilities benchmark their performance based on the attributes and associated best practices and metrics.
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