Improving EPA's licensing and approvals system
Learn about EPA’s initiatives to improve our licensing and approvals system.
EPA is improving our licensing and approvals system.
One of our functions is licensing certain premises that might present a risk to human health and the environment.
Since EPA’s licensing system started, environmental challenges have changed. Communities are more aware of environmental issues and have higher expectations of business and government. Businesses are more responsive to environmental needs. EPA and the systems we administer need to adapt to these changes.
We began a licensing reform program in 2010 to transform how we interact with business to improve compliance.
EPA’s licensing system reform benefits business, the environment and our community. Our initiatives include:
Reviewed 21 October 2021