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State Review Framework

Frequent Questions
Who uses the State Review Framework?
EPA and States use the Framework to assess their performance in enforcing Water, Air and Waste permits, and as oversight of state and EPA enforcement.
How are the reviews conducted?
EPA conducts regional and state reviews on a four year cycle, using national and state data, enforcement file reviews, commitments made in annual agreements and discussions with senior management. Once the review is completed, a report is created, where if issues are identified, they will be addressed collaboratively and agreed upon measures will be captured in future grant agreements.
Where can I find data used in these reports?
The data is available in several forms on EPA's Enforcement and Compliance History Online's (ECHO) SRF page. The data metrics used in Round 1 (reviews from 2004-2007) and Round 2 (reviews starting in 2008) are not organized the same, a crosswalk (PDF) (1 pg, 23K) explains the difference.
What is the current status of reviews?
EPA completed Round 1 of reviews between 2004 and 2007. EPA began conducting Round 2 of reviews in 2008, and expects to complete these reviews in 2012.
How can I stay informed?

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How else is EPA strengthening the oversight of states?
On October 15, 2009, EPA released the Clean Water Act Action Plan. This plan was developed to enhance public transparency regarding clean water enforcement performance at federal and state levels, to strengthen that performance, and to transform EPA's water quality and compliance information systems.
What are the national performance expectations for states?
National Policies and Guidance for Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and RCRA Compliance and Enforcement Programs

The State Review Framework (SRF) consistently assesses EPA and state enforcement of the Clean Water Act, the Clean Air Act, and hazardous waste laws. Designed collaboratively in 2004 by EPA and the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS)Exit EPA Disclaimer , EPA works in partnership with each state to create a final SRF report. These SRF reports allow EPA to identify recommendations for improvement to ensure fair and consistent enforcement and compliance programs across the states.

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State Review Framework Reports and Recommendations
State State Enforcement Authorization

Round 1
(2004 - 2007)

Round 2
(2008 - 2012)
CAA CWA RCRA
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        Round 1 Definitions (PDF) (3 pp, 132K) Round 2 Definitions (PDF) (3 pp, 68K)
Alabama X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (54 pp, 289K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (105 pp, 1.3MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Alaska - Alaska is
authorized for part of the
NPDES program, phasing in
parts over 3 years
X X   Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (31 pp, 150K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (95 pp, 862K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Arizona X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (46 pp, 236K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (110 pp, 581K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Arkansas X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (27 pp, 137K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (128 pp, 964K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
California X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (96 pp, 587K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Colorado X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (48 pp, 363K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (159 pp, 1.8MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Connecticut X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (85 pp, 360K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (141 pp, 1.8MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Delaware X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (89 pp, 320K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (150 pp, 1.2MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
District of Columbia X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (65 pp, 522K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Florida X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (42 pp, 185K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (162 pp, 1MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Georgia X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (37 pp, 137K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (51 pp, 358K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Hawaii X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (49 pp, 223K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (113 pp, 951K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Idaho X   X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (55 pp, 424K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (99 pp, 601K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Illinois X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (48 pp, 230K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (79 pp, 677.11K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Indiana X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (46 pp, 148K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (125 pp, 8MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Iowa X X   Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (163 pp, 924K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (220 pp, 1.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Kansas X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (225 pp, 1.1MB)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)

Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (269 pp, 16.4MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Kentucky X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (72 pp, 277K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (165 pp, 990K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Louisiana X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (40 pp, 170K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (301 pp, 2.6MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Maine X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (53 pp, 202K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (136 pp, 1.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Maryland X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (60 pp, 272K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (86 pp, 597K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Massachusetts X   X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (63 pp, 258K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (110 pp, 2.4MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Michigan X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (27 pp, 448K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (69 pp, 590K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Minnesota X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (56 pp, 239K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (112 pp, 1.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Mississippi X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (42 pp, 170K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (154 pp, 1.1MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Missouri X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (49 pp, 223K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (230 pp, 18.4MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Montana X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (39 pp, 165K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (132 pp, 1.2MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Nebraska X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (124 pp, 2.47MB)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (166 pp, 1.8MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Nevada X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (89 pp, 2.16MB)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)

 
New Hampshire X   X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (83 pp, 419K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (167 pp, 1.3MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
New Jersey X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (30 pp, 179K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (39 pp, 252K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
New Mexico X   X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (41 pp, 172K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (138 pp, 1.1MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
New York X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (36 pp, 185K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
North Carolina X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (69 pp, 297K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (62 pp, 395K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
North Dakota X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (36 pp, 155K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (111 pp, 2.1MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Ohio X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (49 pp, 210K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (108 pp, 1.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Oklahoma X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (22 pp, 77K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (110 pp, 954K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Oregon X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (70 pp, 310K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (187 pp, 3.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Pacific Territories       Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (22 pp, 92K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)

 
Pennsylvania X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (104 pp, 530K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Puerto Rico X     Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (68 pp, 357K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (120 pp, 1.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Rhode Island X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (48 pp, 212K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (113 pp, 852K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
South Carolina X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (33 pp, 108K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (50 pp, 290K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
South Dakota X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (34 pp, 141K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Tennessee X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (49 pp, 343K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (157 pp, 1.1MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Texas X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (42 pp, 204K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (165 pp, 1.7MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Utah X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (49 pp, 206K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (146 pp, 3.2MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Vermont X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (53 pp, 210K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Virgin Islands X X   Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (53 pp, 262K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (59 pp, 431K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Virginia X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (83 pp, 510K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Washington X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (65 pp, 260K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (204 pp, 6.2MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
West Virginia X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (118 pp, 555K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
 
Wisconsin X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (42 pp, 177K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (103 pp, 2.1MB)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)
Wyoming X X X Round 1 Review Report (PDF) (46 pp, 158K)
Round 1 Recommendations (ECHO)
Round 2 Review Report (PDF) (115 pp, 908K)
Round 2 Recommendations (ECHO)

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