ASTSWMO COMMENTS on EPA’s Draft FY 2022 – 2026 EPA Strategic Plan

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The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) is an association representing the waste management and remediation programs of the 50 States, five Territories and the District of Columbia (States). The ASTSWMO Board of Directors appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Draft FY 2022-2026 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Strategic Plan. Overall, the ASTSWMO Board of Directors is encouraged with the EPA plan, which is in line with many of our Association’s goals. Specifically, EPA’s Draft Strategic Plan, Goal 6: Safeguard and Revitalize Communities, aligns with ASTSWMO’s mission. The need to protect communities and improve the livelihood of all Americans is at the heart of our work. We applaud continued partnerships and collaborative goal setting. We offer the following general and specific comments.