(November 7, 2017) - NACWA expressed its support for elements of EPA’s draft Strategic Plan for 2018-2022 in comments filed October 31. NACWA specifically highlighted the plan’s increased focus on compliance assistance instead of immediate enforcement and discussion of local governments as partners in achieving environmental protection. The plan, which is required by law, has come under fire for its lack of detailed metrics and any mention of climate change. EPA is expected to finalize the plan in early 2018. Please contact Chris Hornback, NACWA’s Chief Technical Officer, with any questions.