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The States ERP Consortium Guide to Reporting ERP Results

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.


The States ERP Consortium has prepared a guide and templates to help states communicate the results of ERP initiatives. The "Guide to Reporting ERP Results" emphasizes reporting ERP information in a transparent, defensible, and consistent manner. In support of these goals, the Guide provides detailed guidance for reporting on key descriptive characteristics and core performance measures deemed essential to accurately describing a state's ERP experience. Many of these performance measures provide an excellent complement to traditional EPA and state agency measures.

The Consortium encourages all ERP states to follow these recommendations and invites voluntary commitments to the Consortium's "ERP Results Reporting Compact," which summarizes these principles. The complete Guide -- including the Compact, templates, and other appendices -- is available below.

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  • Guide to Reporting ERP Results. (PDF)(12 pp, 383K)

  • Appendix A: (PDF)(3 pp, 26K) Statement of Intent and ERP Results Reporting Compact. A model statement of intent to follow the principles of the Compact, and a stand-alone copy of the Compact.

  • Appendix B:(PDF)(13 pp, 69K) Template for Reporting Core ERP Descriptors. Detailed guidance for states reporting on 22 core ERP descriptors, organized into 4 categories: universe of facilities, policy approach, measurement approach, and miscellaneous.

  • Appendix C: (PDF)(28 pp, 158K) Template for Reporting Core ERP Measures. Detailed guidance on 23 measures for which the Consortium recommends states strive to report data.

  • Appendix D: (PDF)(5 pp, 32K) Statistical Metadata for Results Derived from Random Inspection Data. Statistical metadata that participating states should strive to provide when reporting core measures derived from random inspection data.

  • Appendix E: (PDF)(22 pp, 161K) Examples of Completed Templates for Core ERP Descriptors and Measures. Copies of templates that have been completed with sample data to illustrate the use of the templates.

  • Appendix F: (PDF)(3 pp, 25K) Automated Tools for Calculating Core ERP Measures. Provides information on four ERP analysis tools and two ERP sample planning tools, many of which are available on the Tools and Resources page.

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