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Cooperative Federalism at EPA

EPA is embracing cooperative federalism and working collaboratively with states, local government, and tribes to implement laws that protect human health and the environment, rather than dictating one-size-fits-all mandates from Washington. EPA is more efficient and more effective in its protection of human health and the environment when it works together with states and tribes and engages local communities from a foundation of trust, transparency, and collaboration.


  • Enhance shared accountability between EPA and state, tribal and federal partners through joint governance and compliance assistance.
  • Increase transparency and collaboration by listening and working with impacted stakeholders and providing effective platforms for public participation and meaningful engagement. 


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