EPA Strategic Plan
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) developed its Strategic Plan to serve as a blueprint for taking the Agency into the 21st century. Our Strategic Plan charts our course for protecting human health and the environment through 2005. It lays out the Agency's ten long-term goals and guides us in establishing the annual goals we will need to meet along the way. It allows us to measure how far we have come towards achieving our goals and to recognize where we need to adjust our approaches or directions. Finally, it provides a basis from which EPA's managers can focus resources on the highest priority environmental issues and assure that we use taxpayer dollars effectively to achieve environmental results.