EPA's Strategic Agenda to Protect Waters and Build More Livable Communities through Green Infrastructure

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on April 29, 2011

“On April 29, 2011 Deputy Administrator Perciasepe announced the release of EPA’s new Strategic Agenda to Protect Waters and Build More Livable Communities through Green Infrastructure, which outlines the activities that the Agency will undertake to help communities implement green infrastructure approaches. EPA’s strategy focuses on clarifying how green infrastructure can and should be used within the regulatory and enforcement contexts, outreach and information exchange, financing, and tool development and capacity building. Deputy Administrator Perciasepe also announced EPA’s green infrastructure community partnership effort by introducing the first 10 communities that will work with the Agency on green infrastructure implementation issues. Concurrent with the release of the Strategic Agenda, EPA’s Office of Water and Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance issued a joint memorandum encouraging communities to use green infrastructure to manage wet weather and meet Clean Water Act Requirements.”

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