An Independent Review of the State-Federal Environmental Partnership Agreements for 1996

John A. Pendergrass, Suellen T. Keiner, Meghan Clancy-Hepburn & Devon Payne, Environmental Law Institute
Date Released
December 1997

ELI conducts an independent evaluation of the first experimental Environmental Performance Agreements between five states and the EPA. This new system for state-federal cooperation in which the EPA oversees state implementation of the federal environmental statutes was launched in 1995. The principal findings of this report are based on a close review and analysis of the texts of the agreements signed by the EPA and the five states.