|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
What is the Catalog of Environmental Programs 2012?
The Catalog is a browsable online database of interagency environmental activities which helps describe the extent to which federal agencies play a role in environmental protection. The Catalog aligns interagency activities with strategic goals, objectives, and programs of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Why Was the Catalog Created?
We created this Catalog to illuminate the federal landscape of environmental protection. Before the
EPA was established in 1970, more than a dozen federal
agencies had environmental responsibilities, resulting in the
lack of an organized, concerted focus to address pollution and degradation caused by prior years of environmental
neglect. Over 40 years after EPA’s creation, EPA continues to share responsibility for environmental
protection with many stakeholders.
How Was the Catalog Developed?
The EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) first launched the Compendium of Environmental Programs in September 2002,
and updated the Compendium in 2005. This latest edition has been renamed the “Catalog of Environmental Programs”
to better define its purpose.
The Catalog is a comprehensive database of 269 federal environmental programs and reflects EPA-OIG’s best research using available on-line resources. It is not an exhaustive list, as it does not capture all federal environmental protection efforts. However, EPA-OIG believes it is an important resource for identifying federal environmental activities. Research website sources were last accessed in early 2012.
About EPA’s Strategic Goals
The EPA 2011-2015 Strategic Plan has five
strategic goals that reflect what the Agency hopes to achieve on behalf of the American people.
This Catalog focuses on Goals 1 through 4:
Top of page
How to Use the Catalog
Individual programs can be accessed in three different ways—by EPA Goal, by Agency, or by browsing all programs. Anywhere in the catalog, you may click any goal or agency link to access those list views. You can sort/order columns by clicking the header arrows. Then simply click the program title links to learn about the program, its origin, and other related environmental programs.
Featured Topic Programs
These particular programs are highlighted because of their current topical relevance, in addition to their
contribution to the federal environmental landscape. Climate Change, Sustainability, Homeland Security and Watershed Protection
are issues that affect many parts of our country, and as a result, many federal agencies.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the 2012 Catalog of Environmental Programs, please contact our Office of Congressional and Public Affairs at (202) 566-2391 or firstname.lastname@example.org.