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EPA Achieves Highest Marks for E-Government Efforts from OMB

Release Date: 07/14/2004
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Suzanne Ackerman 202-564-7819/

(07/14/04) EPA was rated "green" in both status and progress for the Agency's implementation of the E-Government initiatives on the President's Management Agenda (PMA) Scorecard from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Green is the highest level an Agency can achieve and signifies that EPA has met all the standards for success in this category. The PMA was launched by President Bush in 2001, and is aimed at improving management throughout the federal government. PMA focuses on five areas of government management where significant improvement and progress can be made: human capital, competitive sourcing, improving financial management, E-Government, and budget and performance integration. In 2003, EPA was selected by OMB to be the lead agency on the government-wide E-Rulemaking initiative, which created an online portal ( that gives citizens ready access to proposed regulations across all agencies and a streamlined method for submitting comments. Other areas where EPA has made significant strides in E-Government include: the National Environmental Information Exchange Network, enterprise architecture, Central Data Exchange, E-dockets. To use the new federal electronic rulemaking system, go to:
The PMA scorecard is available at: