Environmental Assessment

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assesses and informs the public and policy makers of the general state of the environment. We publish State of the Environment Reports every four years and periodic Indicator reports on water quality, air quality and our compliance with environmental targets. We also have an online environmental indicator resource Environment in Focus.

We use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies to assess the environment and track changes that occur over time. We assess the changes in land cover and the effects of these changes on the environment through our participation in the Corine Land Cover project.

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