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Best Practices and Program Improvements Expected to Result from the State Review Framework

This report highlights examples of potential best practices based primarily on information included in the final SRF reports and is a resource for regions and states. It is referred to as the “First Edition” because it will be expanded after remaining reviews are conducted and SRF reports are finalized for the other states. It’s important for reviewers to identify potential best practices in future SRF reports.

For purposes of this report, best practices are defined as:

  1. activities or approaches which significantly improve a state’s ability to monitor and/or ensure compliance;
  2. state implementation of national guidance which exceeds the national standards; and/or
  3. concerted efforts on the part of an EPA Region to respond to a state need in such a way that it assists other states as well, or has the potential to do so, if replicated.

All best practices should, at a minimum, meet federal standards and be able to be adapted to meet the needs of other states and/or regions.

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