ERP States & Sectors
Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.
The following table lists "full ERPs" that have been implemented or are underway. Full ERPs utilize each of the core ERP components: compliance assistance, facility self-certification, agency site visits or inspections, and statistically based performance measurement.
|State||Sector||Voluntary or Mandatory Certification||Environmental Media Focus of ERP||State Innovation Grant Recipient?|
|Illinois||Underground Injection Wells||Voluntary||Water||Yes|
|Louisiana||Oil/Gas Extraction Facilities||Mandatory||Multi-media||Yes|
|Maryland||Auto Body/Auto Repair||Voluntary||Multi-media|
|Minnesota||Animal Feedlots (Small Dairies)||Voluntary||Water||Yes|
|Multi-State (in EPA Region 5)||Auto Body||Mandatory||Multi-media||Yes|
|New York||Auto Body||Mandatory||Multi-media||Yes|
|Rhode Island||Auto Body||Voluntary||Multi-media|
|Rhode Island||Auto Salvage||Voluntary||Multi-media||Yes|
|Rhode Island||Food Service||Mandatory||Waste||Yes|
|Rhode Island||Gas Stations||Mandatory||Multi-media||Yes|
|Rhode Island||Stormwater Discharges||Mandatory||Multi-media||Yes|
State. This identifies the state or group of states implementing an ERP. Typically the ERP is implemented by the environmental regulatory agency in a state, but other agencies have sometimes played a leading role in implementation (e.g., a state Department of Commerce might collaborate closely with the environmental regulatory agency to implement an ERP).
Sector. This identifies the group of facilities, such as auto body shops, that is the focus of the ERP. In some cases, the group may be defined by a common regulatory designation rather than explicitly by industrial sector (e.g., small quantity generators of hazardous waste, from multiple sectors).
Voluntary or Mandatory Certification. In ERP, a responsible official for a facility signs and submits a certification form that specifies whether or not the facility is meeting the requirements and best practices laid out by the agency. In some ERPs, the submission of self-certification forms is mandatory. In others, self-certification is voluntary. Whatever the approach chosen by states, all facilities are still expected to comply with applicable regulatory requirements.
Environmental Media Focus of ERP. Many ERPs cover all or most relevant environmental requirements for a sector. "Multi-media" in this column indicates that the ERP addresses requirements and/or best practices for two or more environmental media, such as air and water. If the ERP focuses on only one medium, such as hazardous waste, that medium alone will be listed in this column.
State Innovation Grant Recipient. Since 2002, EPA has provided financial assistance to state environmental agencies through the EPA State Innovation Grant program to help them test innovative approaches to improving results in permitting programs. The State Innovation Grant program has funded the initial implementation of many ERPs.
Where the Table's Hyperlinks Will Take You
If available, hyperlinks are provided for the "State," "Sector," and "State Innovation Grant Recipient?" columns. Clicking on hyperlink information within the table will lead you to ERP-related webpages for that particular state.
For instance, take a look at the row in the table for the Rhode Island Auto Salvage ERP. Clicking on "Rhode Island" will take you to a general ERP website run by that state. Clicking on "auto salvage" will take you to Rhode Island's specific website for its auto salvage ERP. Clicking on "Yes" under the "State Innovation Grant Recipient?" column will take you to EPA's State Innovation Grant webpage related to the auto salvage ERP.