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FY 2022 EPA Budget: Focus on Science, Adding Staff

Sandy Smith

U.S. President Joe Biden’s FY 2022 budget request of $11.2 billion for the Environmental Protection Agency makes historic investments in environmental justice, science and support for the agency’s state and local programs, and reverses years of declining operating budgets.

Submitted to Congress on May 28, 2021, the budget advances key EPA priorities, including tackling climate change, advancing environmental justice, protecting public health, improving infrastructure, creating jobs and supporting and rebuilding the EPA workforce.

“The FY 2022 President’s Budget proposes the investments needed to advance EPA’s mission across the board. The budget boosts support to our state, local and Tribal partners, increases support for national treasures like the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay, accelerates job-creating water infrastructure improvements, elevates environmental justice across the agency, increases support for science and importantly, makes sure all EPA offices have the operational budgets and workforces they need to deliver for the American people,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan.

Read more about the budget and Biden's priorities for EPA in our blog post: Biden’s FY 2022 EPA Budget: $11.2 Billion with Focus on Environmental Justice and Science

Environmental Renaissance

Depending on the administration, environmental regulatory compliance can be a moving target. Compliance with environmental regulations is considered a baseline. But if you go above and beyond regulations – so that you no longer have to change policies and programs every time a new administration is installed – can that ultimately make life easier for you and your organization?

Regardless of your role in environmental management, you probably tracked the regulatory rollbacks enacted during the Trump administration and wondered what changes will occur under the Biden administration. The answer is clear: The Biden administration appears to be calling for an environmental renaissance. Our insight report, Biden’s Environmental Renaissance: 2021 and Beyond, provides an expert’s view of changes that likely will be embraced by the Biden administration.

Do you have the corporate backing and the regulatory mandate to use environmental management software to structure sustainable workflows and develop strategies for not only achieving environmental compliance and also for setting environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals and policies that go beyond compliance?

This insight report examines:

  1. The United States’ new international policy on climate change.
  2. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) specific actions to counteract regulatory rollbacks from the Trump administration.
  3. What this environmental renaissance means for companies.
June 23, 2021 @ 10:00 AM EDT Manufacturing, Energy - Electricity, Energy - Oil and Gas Environment, Health & Safety, Operations, Risk Management

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