The goal of this agreement is to strengthen our understanding of the roles and responsibilities of MPCA and the U.S. EPA 5 region in protecting Minnesota`s environment. The Performance Partnership Agreement describes how DEQ and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 10 will work together to protect Oregon`s environment in implementing federally delegated environmental programs by DEQ. The current agreement covers the state`s 2021 and 2022 fiscal years, which run from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022. On 1 October 2016, the EPO MPCA and Region 5 signed a new four-year agreement. There are common planning opportunities for all states and tribes, including those that do not negotiate formal PPAs with their EPO regional offices. In these cases, objectives and priorities are set out in support plans or other agreements. Subsidies from the following programme authorities are included in the agreement and are grouped into the Performance Partnership Grant: state participation in performance partnerships is voluntary. There are many differences in the scope and content of Performance Partnership Agreements (ASAs) and their funding through Performance Partnership Grants (PPGs) and other grant funds. AAEs can range from a general statement on how the State and the EPO cooperate as partners (perhaps identifying common priorities that are mentioned) to comprehensive documents with several programs detailing the roles and responsibilities of each party.
In the past, both agencies have focused on measuring and communicating program results, such as numbers. B of authorizations issued or the number of enforcement actions taken. Conceptually, we assumed that these program expenditures could be related to positive effects on the Minnesota environment. This assumption was based on the fact that compliance with environmental legislation and regulations would lead to environmental protection or improvement. This paper challenges this acceptance by nature, with a greater emphasis on the environmental results of our work. By linking the program`s activities to measurable environmental objectives, this agreement highlights what previous performance documents only suggest. While the Agency is not yet in a position to conclude these links with all of its activities, this agreement marks the beginning of this fundamental programming change.