Next Gen can magnify environmental protection efforts
Protecting the environment and ensuring that communities are safe from pollution is a regulatory task that is more complex today than ever. To achieve its mission of protecting human health and the environment, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses a variety of approaches, including establishing and enforcing sound regulatory programs. We know that a strong regulatory presence alone cannot ensure compliance with environmental laws.Overseeing regulated entities is challenging, especially when the source of pollution is not readily apparent, or when a large number of small sources collectively impact the environment. EPA’s Next Generation Compliance (Next Gen) strategy is transforming how EPA, states, and regulated entities approach environmental compliance.