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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.