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  • Participating states agreed to fully participate in all 4 phases of the project for at least one business sector.

  • Learning states agreed to participate on conference calls, selected meetings and related project activities to learn more about measurement approaches to increase overall state capability to develop and implement performance measurement-based programs.

Project States Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection Colorado Department of Health and Environment Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection Maine Department of Environmental Protection New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation Washington State Department of Ecology California Environmental Protection Agency Notes:

N e w Y o r k a n d C o l o r a d o b e g a n t h e p r o j e c t a s l e a r n i n g s t a t e s a n d c h a n g e d t h e i r s t a t u to “participating states.” California completed phases 1 and 2 of the project as a “learning state.” s

0.46 Contractor Support

The project used contractors to help with preparing the QAPP, statistical training, enhancing the analytical database and assistance with meetings.

Contractors CrowEnvironmental:

  • Provided a one day training for project states on the use of ERP-type statistical methods, data collection instruments, sampling procedures and data quality indicators.

TetraTech, EM Inc:

  • Enhanced an existing custom MS-Access-based application, originally designed by TetraTech, known as the ERP Performance Analyzer. The ERP Performance Analyzer is used to perform statistical and graphical analyses of data from ERP compliance inspections and/or self certifications. The output from the system is used to describe the environmental performance of different business sectors at a point in time, changes in performance over time and differences in performance across regulatory jurisdictions.

The States Common Measures Project Final Report


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