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Smart Sectors

EPA Southeast: Smart Sectors Program

EPA Region 4 (Southeast) Smart Sectors

In EPA's Southeast Region, Smart Sectors is located in the Office of the Regional Administrator, where the sector leads engage with Regional leadership across the land, water, air, and chemical program offices, as well as with national program offices at EPA's headquarters.

At EPA Region 4, program leads for each sector will:

  • Serve as ombudsmen within the Region across program offices
  • Conduct educational site visits and host roundtables with Regional EPA leadership
  • Analyze data and advise on forward-thinking options for environmental improvement
  • Maintain meaningful, open dialogue with regional and national trade association partners and their environmental committees
  • Develop regional reports, as needed, that profile the impact of each sector on the economy and the environment

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EPA Resources Webinar for Chemical Manufacturing and Forestry, Wood, and Paper Products Sectors

U.S EPA Region 4 was pleased to offer an overview and demonstration of helpful and relevant EPA Resource Locator and Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) tools on September 24, 2020 in support of the Region’s engagement with the Chemical Manufacturing and Forestry, Wood, and Paper Products Sectors. Tools demonstrated included:

Watch the webinar here.Exit

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Chemical Manufacturing

On December 18, 2019, EPA Southeast Region launched Smart Sectors with a roundtable that engaged leaders from trade associations and industries that represent the engines of region 4 state economies and offer significant opportunities for environmental impact. Additionally, EPA staff were joined by resin and plastics product manufacturers within the chemicals manufacturing sector to foster a meaningful dialogue about agency priorities and to discuss environmental improvements across the industry in the Southeast. Read more.

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Stay Connected

Stay connected and bookmark this page for updates on Smart Sectors news and events. If you have a roundtable, conference, or group interested in hosting an event focused on achieving better environmental outcomes, please let us know. For more information on the Region 4 Smart Sectors Program, please send an email with your name, affiliation, and sector(s) of interest to Jay Bassett at or 404-562-8559.  

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