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Input Sought on EPA Strategic Plan

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Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2006 10:09:53 -0800
From: Hood.Timonie@epamail.epa.gov
Subject: Input Sought on EPA Strategic Plan

EPA is seeking on line comments on the DRAFT 2006-2011 U.S. EPA National
Strategic Plan by March 31, 2006.  Goal 3.1.1. (language attached)
relates to waste
reduction and recycling targets.  Feel free to comment on any sections.

EPA's Strategic Plan impacts our priority focus areas, funding
resources, and national
measurement investments.

Please feel free to forward this on to others who might be interested.

Strategic Plan Link and On Line Comment Link:


Objective 3.1: Preserve Land. By 2011, reduce adverse effects to land by
reducing waste generation, increasing recycling, and ensuring proper
waste management of waste and petroleum products at facilities in ways
that prevent releases.

Sub-objective 3.1.1: Decrease Waste Generation and Increase Recycling.
Through 2011, reduce adverse effects to land by diverting materials from
disposal through increased material reuse and recycling.

Strategic Targets:

? By 2011, ddecrease the total amount of municipal solid waste disposed
at landfills and combustion facilities by xx tons, from XX (tons) in
YYYY (year).
? By 2011, increase recyccling of the total annual municipal solid waste
produced to 40% from 30.6% in 2003.
? By 2011, increase reuse aand recycling of construction and demolition
debris by XX% from a baseline of YY% in 200X.
? By 2011, increase  the use of coal combustion ash to 50% from XX% in
? By 2011, increase by XX%, from XX% in year YYYY, thee number of Tribes
covered by an integrated waste management plan that has been approved by
an appropriate governing body within the last 5 years.
? By 2011, reduce thhe number of open dumps on Tribal lands by XX%, from
XX% in year YYYY.

In addition, EPA Region 9 currently has several funding solicitations
open, visit http://epa.gov/region09/funding/ and for government-wide
funding opportunities, please visit http://www.grants.gov.

Thank you!

Timonie Hood
U.S. EPA Region 9
Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste
75 Hawthorne St. (WST-7)
San Francisco, CA  94105

Gary Liss       
Fax: 916-652-0485