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Web Taxonomy-Functions
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WBT - BRM Functions
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Web Taxonomy-Functions
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Office of Environmental Information, Office of Information Analysis and Access
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Expand Management of Government Resources - Management of Government Resources refers to the back office support activities that enable the government to operate efficiently. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Administrative Management - Administrative Management involves the day-to-day management and maintenance of the internal infrastructure. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Facilities, Fleet & Equipment Management - Facilities, Fleet, and Equipment Management involves the maintenance, administration, and operation of office buildings, fleets, machinery, and other capital assets that are possession of the Federal Government. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Acquire & Manage Facilities - Manage the acquisition of facilities, including design, layout, construction, lease and ownership agreements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Acquire & Manage Fleets & Equipment - Activities to acquire and manage agency vehicle fleets and non-IT equipment, including selection, lease or purchase (ownership) agreements, maintenance agreements, licensing, and other requirements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Safety, Health & Environmental Services - Activities to establish and develop internal safety, health and environmental management program policies, management and administrative systems, program models, and operating policies that address the mission-oriented activities throughout the agency at offices, laboratories, field sites, research vessels, and diving operations. Provide assistance and support for the evaluation of working conditions and resolving occupational and environmental risks/hazards including strategies to reduce the agency's internal use of chemicals and its volume of hazardous waste. Conduct on-site investigations, audits and program evaluations of current space as well as new construction, renovation, lease and closure plans to determine compliance with statutory and regulatory mandates. Help develop and monitor corrective actions for program weaknesses. Manage the headquarters safety, health and environmental management program, including the wellness center, health unit, and activities of the labor/management inspection team. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Help Desk Services - Help Desk Services involves the management of a service center to respond to government and contract employees' technical and administrative questions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Security Management - Security Management involves the physical protection of an organization's personnel, assets and facilities (including security clearance management). Note: Activities related to securing data and information systems are addressed under the "IT Security" Sub-function. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Travel - Travel involves the activities associated with planning, preparation and monitoring of business-related travel for an organization's employees. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Workplace Policy Development & Management - Workplace Policy Development and Management includes all activities required to develop and disseminate workplace policies such as dress codes, time reporting requirements, telecommuting, etc. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Financial Management - The use of financial information to measure, operate and predict the effectiveness and efficiency of an entity's activities in relation to its objectives. The ability to obtain and use such information is usually characterized by having in place policies, practices, standards, and a system of controls that reliably capture and report activity in a consistent manner. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Accounting - Accounting entails accounting for assets, liabilities, fund balances, revenues and expenses associated with the maintenance of federal funds and expenditure of federal appropriations (Salaries and Expenses, Operation and Maintenance, Procurement, Working Capital, Trust Funds, etc.), in accordance with applicable federal standards (FASAB, Treasury, OMB, GAO, etc.). [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Audits - Activities to track audit recommendations and issues raised by the Office of the Inspector General, work with the Inspector General to resolve potential audit issues and obtain unqualified audit opinions, and ensure that appropriate actions are taken in a timely fashion. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Costs - Activities to measure the full costs of programs, and their various elements, activities, and outputs. Cost management is essential for providing accurate program measurement information, performance measures, and financial statements with verifiable reporting of the cost activities. This process includes cost setup and accumulation, cost recognition, and cost distribution. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Produce Annual Performance Report - Activities to produce the Annual Report to document Agency activities and performance, document performance results for each of EPA's goals, address management accomplishments and challenges, develop Agency financial statements, maintain supporting documentation, and work with the Inspector General to resolve potential audit issues and obtain unqualified audit opinions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Accounting Policies, Guidance & Training - Activities to develop and maintain sound financial management and accounting policies and procedures; improve existing policies and procedures for cost accounting; ensure that policies are consistent with current laws, rules, OMB circulars, and accounting standards. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Contracts & IAG Accounting - Provide accounting services for contracts and interagency agreements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Core Internal Accounting - Provide accounting services for core Agency activities, including salaries and expenses, operations, and maintenance, and the Working Capital Fund. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Grants Accounting - Provide accounting services for EPA grant activities. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Asset & Liability Management - Asset and Liability Management provides accounting support for the management of assets and liabilities of the Federal Government. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Budget & Finance - Budget and Finance includes the management of the federal budget process including the development of plans and programs, budgets, and performance outputs and outcomes as well as financing federal programs and operations through appropriate and apportionment of direct and reimbursable spending authority, fund transfers, investments and other financing mechanisms. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Environmental Finance Program - Activities to coordinate the Environmental Financial Advisory Board, the Environmental Financing Information Network, and the Environmental Finance Center Network to help communities meet environmental needs. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Receipts - Activities to record Agency cash receipts, including servicing and collecting receivables. Receivables are established to account for amounts due from others as the result of services performed by the Agency, delivery of goods sold, the passage of time, loans made to others that must be repaid, or other actions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Perform Core Internal Financial Management - Activities to operate and maintain the core system consistent with established financial and related laws, regulations, government-wide policy, and best practices. These processes set the framework from which all other core financial management ensures that the procedures for capturing, classifying, communicating, processing, and storing data and transactions are uniform or can translate among various sub-systems as necessary. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Perform Grants Financial Management - Activities to manage the grant process, including the operation and maintenance of the grants financial management system consistent with established financial and related grants laws, regulations, government-wide policy, and best practices. Includes necessary policies, procedures, guidance, training, management, and corrective action. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Perform IAG & Contracts Financial Management - Activities to operate and maintain the contracts and IAG financial management system consistent with established financial and contracting/IAG laws, regulations, government-wide policy, and best practices. Includes necessary policies, procedures, guidance, training, and management, and corrective action. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Prepare Financial Report - Activities to prepare timely and useful information to support the management's fiduciary role, budget formulation and execution functions, fiscal management of program delivery and program decision making, and internal and external reporting requirements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Budget & Finance Policies, Guidance & Training - Activities to develop and maintain sound budget and finance policies and procedures; improve existing policies and procedure, ensure that policies are consistent with current laws, rules, OMB circulars, and budget and finance standards. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Collections & Receivables - Collections and Receivables includes deposits, fund transfers, and receipts for sales or service. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Payments - Payments include disbursements of federal funds, via a variety of mechanisms, to federal and private individuals, federal agencies, state, local and international governments, and the private sector, to effect payment for goods and services, or distributed entitlements, benefits, grants, subsidies, loans, or claims. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Core Internal Payments - Activities to provide appropriate control over payments made by or on behalf of the Agency in support of internal operations, including to employees for salaries and expense reimbursements including travel, to other federal agencies for reimbursable work performed, and for many other reasons. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Grants Payments - Activities to provide appropriate control over grant payments made by or on behalf of the Agency to state governments, tribes, localities, universities, individuals and others operating under grants award by EPA for whatever purpose. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage IAG & Contracts Payments - Activities to provide appropriate control over contract and IAG payments made by or on behalf of the Agency to vendors in accordance with contracts and to recipients of interagency agreements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Payments Policies, Guidance & Training - Activities to establish and maintain payment policies, procedures, guidance, and training to increase employee skills and competency levels as needed to enhance their ability to manage payments. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Reporting & Information - Reporting and Information includes providing financial information, reporting and analysis of financial transactions. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Human Resource Management - Human Resource Management involves all activities associated with the recruitment and management of personnel. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Benefits Management - Benefits Management designs, develops, and implements benefit programs that attract, retain and support current and former agency employees. This sub-function includes: establishing and communicating benefits programs; processing benefits actions; and interacting as necessary with third party benefits providers. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Compensation Management - Compensation Management designs, develops, and implements compensation programs that attract, retain and fairly compensate agency employees. In addition, designs, develops, and implements pay for performance compensation programs to recognize and reward high performance, with both base pay increases and performance bonus payments. This sub-function includes: developing and implementing discretionary, alternative, and nondiscretionary compensation programs; administering bonus and monetary awards programs; administering pay changes; managing time, attendance, leave and pay; and managing payroll. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Compensation Management - Activities to provide compensation management. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Payroll & Expense Reimbursement Management - Activities to manage Agency expense reimbursement policies. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Employee Development & Performance Management - Employee Development and Performance Management designs, develops, and implements a comprehensive employee development approach to ensure that agency employees have the right competencies and skills for current and future work assignments. Designs, develops, and implements a comprehensive performance management strategy that enables managers to make distinctions in performance and links individual performance to agency goal and mission accomplishment. This sub-function also includes conducting employee development needs assessments; designing employee development (e.g., training) programs; administering and delivering employee development programs; managing employee performance; and evaluating the overall effectiveness of the agency's employee development approach. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Design & Manage Employee Training Programs - Refers to planning, administering, or evaluating programs designed to develop employees and manage learning in the organization. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Performance - Activities to administer a process to provide for the review, assessment and acknowledgment of employee accomplishments and performance in meeting specific job requirements. This includes: establishing performance review process, administering incentive awards, and processing disciplinary actions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Employee Development & Performance Management Policies, Guidance & Training - Activities to establish and maintain Agency-specific policies, procedures, guidance, and training for employee development and performance management. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Skills & Competency Management - Activities to capture and maintain information related to the skills and competencies of Agency Personnel. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Employee Relations - Employee Relations designs, develops, and implements programs that strive to maintain an effective employer-employee relationship that balance the agency's needs against its employees' rights. This sub-function includes: addressing employee misconduct; addressing employee performance problems; managing administrative grievances; providing employee accommodation; administering employees assistance programs; participating in administrative third party proceedings; and determining candidate/employee suitability based on information collected outside of the HR process (e.g., background investigation, drug testing, etc.). [EPA BRM] 
Bullet HR Strategy - HR Strategy develops effective human capital management strategies to ensure federal organizations are able to recruit, select, develop, train, and manage a high-quality, productive workforce in accordance with merit system principles. This sub-function includes: conducting both internal and external environmental scans; developing human resources and human capital strategies and plans; establishing human resources policy and practices; managing current and future workforce competencies; developing workforce plans; developing succession plans; managing the human resources budget; providing human resources and human capital consultative support; and measuring and improving human resources performance. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Labor Relations - Labor Relations manages the relationship between the agency and its unions and bargaining units. This includes negotiating and administering labor contracts and collective bargaining agreements; managing negotiated grievances; and participating in negotiated third party proceedings. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Organization & Position Management - Organization and Position Management designs, develops, and implements organizational and position structures that create a high-performance, competency-driven framework that both advances the agency mission and serves agency human capital needs. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Organizations & Positions - Activities to plan, create, maintain, and populate an organizational structure and associated positions as necessary to accomplish organizational missions and objectives and increase organizational effectiveness and efficiency. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Workforce Levels - Manage the current workforce against current workforce ceilings. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Separation Management - Separation Management conducts efficient and effective employee separation programs that assist employees in transitioning to non-Federal employment; facilitates the removal of unproductive, non-performing employees; and assists employees in transitioning to retirement. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Staff Acquisition - Staff Acquisition establishes procedures for recruiting and selecting high-quality, productive employees with the right skills and competencies, in accordance with merit system principles. This sub-function includes: developing a staffing strategy and plan; establishing an applicant evaluation approach; announcing the vacancy, sourcing and evaluating candidates against the competency requirements for the position; initiating pre-employment activities; and hiring employees. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Acquire Personnel - Activities to select best qualified individual(s), make official offer of employment and confirm acceptance, and initiate hire transaction. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Perform Personnel Actions - Activities to submit, receive, accept and perform the requests for actions that officially change the status of employees. Maintain the official record of personnel action. Submit, receive, accept and perform the requests for actions that officially change the status of employees. Maintain the official record of personnel action. Includes providing advice and assistance to employees and managers, program administration, research, and case management in matters related to conduct, performance, attendance, and dispute resolution. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Personnel Acquisition Policies, Guidance & Training - Activities to establish and maintain Agency-specific policies, procedures, guidance, and training for personnel acquisition. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Information & Technology Management - Information and Technology Management involves the coordination of information technology resources and systems required to support or provide a citizen service. [EPA BRM] 
Expand IT Infrastructure Maintenance - IT Infrastructure Maintenance involves the planning, design, and maintenance of an IT infrastructure to effectively support automated needs (i.e., platforms, networks, servers, printers, etc.). [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Data & Application Hosting Infrastructure Operations & Maintenance - Activities to support data and application hosting, including mainframe, supercomputer and central client-server computational services and support implementation, operation, and support of application hosting hardware and software platforms, including technologies for application development and deployment, data access, data movement/transformation, and management of structured and unstructured data. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Desktop & User Environment Infrastructure Operations & Maintenance - Activities to provide desktop support and mobile end-user technologies, including maintenance and enhancement services. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Networks & Telecommunication Infrastructure Operations & Maintenance - All activities to operate and maintain networks and telecommunications infrastructure, including planning, budgeting, acquiring, installing, and maintaining this infrastructure. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Converged Data, Voice & Video Communications - Activities unique to the management of converged data, voice, and video communications. This support includes planning, budgeting, acquiring, installing, maintaining and operating the converged networks. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Data Communications - Activities to operate and maintain conventional local area networks, metropolitan area networks, wide area networks, and internet/intranet services and access in support of data and converged data-voice-video communication. This support includes planning, budgeting, acquiring, installing, maintaining and operating these networks. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Pre-Convergence Voice & Video Communications - Activities to operate and maintain agency voice and video connectivity, including basic telephone service, long distance services, Gov Phone Card, local area networks, metropolitan area networks, wide area networks, and internet/intranet services/access. This support includes planning, budgeting, acquiring, installing, maintaining and operating the telecom networks. [EPA BRM] 
Expand IT Security - IT Security involves all functions pertaining to the securing of federal data and systems through the creation and definition of security policies, procedures and controls covering such services as identification, authentication, and non-reproduction. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet IT Risk Assessment - Activities to understand and document potential risks from IT security failures that may cause loss of information confidentiality, integrity, or availability. Includes identifying the nature of risks, their probability, resulting impacts, and safeguards to mitigate impacts. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet IT Security Program Management - Activities to manage the EPA IT Security Program. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet IT Security Training & Awareness - Activities to train staff in IT risk assessment, security infrastructure operations and maintenance, and IT vulnerability management and response. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet IT Vulnerability Management & Incident Response - Activities to identify and quantify the vulnerabilities or potential threats to assets and capabilities of the agency IT infrastructure and to respond to incidents as they occur. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Security Infrastructure Operations & Maintenance - Activities to ensure the continued operations and maintenance of security systems and procedures that are designed to protect the core IT infrastructure of the agency, including networks, telecommunications systems, servers, and databases. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Information Management - Information Management involves the coordination of information collection, storage, dissemination, and destruction as well as managing the policies, guidelines, and standards regarding information management. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Data Access - The provision of portal services, including identity management and access control, to provide access to information storage to all users on an appropriate basis. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Access to Semi-Structured & Unstructured Data - Activities to provide database administration and management services for storage of agency semi-structured and unstructured data, including backup and recovery, security administration, storage management, performance tuning, data administration and installation and upgrade services. Semi-structured and unstructured data include agency records as well as documents in the form of web pages, word processing files, e-mails, images, video, audio, and other non-fielded information. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Access to Structured Data - Activities to provide database administration and management services for warehousing of Agency critical structured data, including backup and recovery, security administration, storage management, performance tuning, data administration and installation and upgrade services. Structured data includes fielded database information. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Data Administration & Integration - Management of Agency data standards for compliance with all applicable EPA and non-EPA requirements and development and administration of data stewardship programs to facilitate the efficient sharing of environmental information among EPA, states, tribes, and other federal agencies and international governments. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Data Analysis - The provision of applications and tools for decision support analytics on an enterprise basis. This includes activities to ensure that Agency business information is made conveniently available to the public, partners, stakeholders and regulated parties in suitable forms and formats, including the provision of supporting tools and programs to analyze and interpret that information. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Data Collection - Activities to support the collection of business information from states, partners, stakeholders and regulated parties, especially in relation to Agency regulatory programs. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Lifecycle / Change Management - Lifecycle/Change Management involves the processes that facilitate a smooth evolution, composition, and workforce transition of the design and implementation of changes to agency resources such as assets, methodologies, systems, or procedures. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Record Retention - Record Retention involves the operations surrounding the management of the official documents and records for an agency. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Document Tracking - Activities related to the proper maintenance, tracking, publication, and archiving of official Agency documents. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Controlled Correspondence - Activities to ensure that controlled correspondence is tracked, recorded, and stored to guarantee compliance with applicable federal requirements and regulation. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Dockets - Management of the Agency's electronic and physical maintenance of regulatory and non-regulatory dockets, including the generation, publication, maintenance, and archiving of documents published by the Agency and comments received from Agency stakeholders. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Forms Management - Activities to ensure use of standard federal and Agency forms to support effective record keeping and ensure that Federal standard forms are available and used as appropriate to support Federal record keeping requirements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Records Management - Activities related to the policies, procedures and tracking of records of Agency business from creation to eventual archiving. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Policy, Guidelines & Standards - Activities supporting the proper publication, maintenance, storage, and retrieval of policies, standards, and guidelines governing Agency activities. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet System Development - System Development supports all activities associated with the in-house design and development of software applications. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet System Maintenance - System Maintenance supports all activities associated with the maintenance of in-house designed software applications. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Supply Chain Management - Supply Chain Management involves the purchasing, tracking, and overall management of goods and services. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Goods Acquisition - Goods Acquisition involves the procurement of physical goods, products, and capital assets to be used by the Federal Government. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Award Contracts & IAGs - Activities to establish contracts and interagency agreements (IAGs) by determining opportunities, making them public, funding, evaluating, and awarding them. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Issue Goods Acquisition Policies, Procedures, Guidance & Training - Establish and maintain Agency-specific policies, procedures and guidance with respect to contract and interagency agreement (IAG) issuance. Activities to increase employee skills and competency levels as needed to enhance their productivity and value to the organization as contract or IAG specialists or project officers. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Contracts & IAGs - Activities to award and manage contracts and interagency agreements (IAGs) to acquire goods and services to meet Agency needs. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Inventory Control - Inventory Control refers to the tracking of information related to procured assets and resources with regard to quantity, quality, and location. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Logistics Management - Logistics Management involves the planning and tracking of personnel and their resources in relation to their availability and location. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Services Acquisition - Services Acquisition involves the oversight and/or management of contractors and service providers from the private sector. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Award Contracts & IAGs - Activities to establish contracts and interagency agreements (IAGs) by determining opportunities, making them public, funding, evaluating, and awarding them. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Issue Contract & IAG Policies, Procedures, Guidance & Training - Establish and maintain Agency-specific policies, procedures and guidance with respect to contract and interagency agreements (IAGs) issuance. Activities to increase employee skills and competency levels as needed to enhance their productivity and value to the organization as contract or IAG specialists or project officers. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Contracts & IAGs - Activities to award and manage contracts and interagency agreements (IAGs) to acquire goods and services to meet Agency needs. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Mode of Delivery - The mechanisms the government uses to achieve the purpose of government, or its "Services to Citizens." It includes financial vehicles, direct government delivery, and indirect government delivery. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Direct Services to Citizens - The delivery of a good or service to (or on behalf of) the citizenry by the Federal Government with no other intervening persons, conditions, or organizations. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Civilian Operations - Civilian Operations describes the direct provision of a non-military service for the citizen by government employees. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Civilian Operations - Direct support to citizens for field operations related to removal actions, emergency response to environmental emergencies, natural disasters, or national emergencies. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Federal Financial Assistance - Federal Financial Assistance refers to the provision of earned and unearned financial or monetary-like benefits to individuals, groups, or corporations. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Federal Grants (Non-State) - Federal Grants involve the disbursement of funds by the Federal Government to a non-federal entity to help fund projects or activities. This includes the processes associated with grant administration, including the publication of funds availability notices, development of the grant application guidance, determination of grantee eligibility, coordination of the peer review /evaluation process for competitive grants, the transfer of funds, and the monitoring/oversight as appropriate. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Tax Credits - Tax Credits allow a special exclusion, exemption, or deduction from gross income or which provide a special credit, a preferential rate of tax, or a deferral of tax liability designed to encourage certain kinds of activities or to aid taxpayers in special circumstances. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Knowledge Creation & Management - Knowledge Creation and Management involves the programs and activities in which the Federal Government creates or develops a body or set of knowledge, the manipulation and analysis of which can provide inherent benefits for both the federal and private sector [EPA BRM] 
Expand Advising & Consulting - Advising and Consulting involves the guidance and consultative services provided by the Federal Government to support the implementation of a specific Service for Citizen. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Incentives / Innovations - Implementation of programs or policies that indirectly protect human health and the environment through incentives or other innovative practices that encourage voluntary changes in private or public sector activities. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Market Mechanisms - The development and use of private markets and market mechanisms to allow the trading of environmentally-related rights to reduce economic burdens of regulatory compliance, reduce pollution loadings, and improve environmental quality. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Voluntary Programs - Implementation of programs that directly enlist stakeholders in structured programs to protect human health and the environment on a voluntary basis. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet General Purpose Data & Statistics - General Purpose Data and Statistics includes activities performed in providing empirical, numerical, and related data and information pertaining to the current state of the nation in areas such as the economy, labor, weather, international trade, etc. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Knowledge Dissemination - Knowledge Dissemination addresses those instances where the primary method used in delivering a service is through the publishing or broadcasting of information, such as the Voice of America or web-based museums maintained by the Smithsonian. It is not intended to address circumstances where the publication of information is a byproduct of the actual Mode of Delivery. For example, an agency might perform research (the Mode of Delivery) addressing a particular service for citizen (for example environmental management) and as a result publish a report on the findings. In this instance, the research would be the Mode of Delivery and publishing the report would be a Support Delivery of Service. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Research & Development - Research and Development involves the gathering and analysis of data, dissemination of results, and the development of new products, methodologies, and ideas. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Public Goods Creation & Management - Public Goods Creation and Management includes the construction, manufacturing, administration, and/or management of goods, structures, facilities, common resources, etc. used for the general well being of the American public or society at large. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Construction - Construction involves all programs and activities in which the Federal Government builds or constructs facilities, roads, dams, etc. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Environmental Public Works Projects - Activities and programs to support the construction of environmental public works projects, such as wastewater treatment plans or cleanup of contaminated sites. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Information Infrastructure Management - Information Infrastructure Management involves the management and stewardship of a type of information by the federal government and/or the creation of physical communication infrastructures on behalf of the public in order to facilitate communication. This includes the management of large amounts of information (e.g., environmental and weather data, criminal records, etc.), the creation of information and data standards relating to a specific type of information (patient records), and the creation and management of physical communication infrastructures (networks) on behalf of the public. Note: Information infrastructures for government use are not included here. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement - Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement involves the direct monitoring and oversight of a specific individual, group, industry, or community participating in a regulated activity via market mechanisms, command and control features, or other means to control or govern conduct or behavior. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Inspections & Auditing - Inspections and Auditing involves the methodical examination and review of regulated activities to ensure compliance with standards for regulated activity. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Compliance Monitoring - Actions to monitor compliance with rules, including audits and inspections as well as direct measurement of pollutants or substances of interest in permitted discharges or in the ambient environment. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Permits & Licensing - Permits and Licensing involves activities associated with granting, revoking, and the overall management of the documented authority necessary to perform a regulated task or function. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Compliance Assistance - Activities to support regulated entities in voluntarily complying with environmental standards, permits, licenses, protocols or other requirements promulgated under EPA authority. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Enforcement - Activities to enforce compliance with Agency regulations through legal means, including criminal investigations and prosecutions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Issue Permits - The issuance of permits, licenses, or registrations to industry or other organizations, pursuant to regulations promulgated under EPA statutes, by EPA or by its partners (states, localities and tribes) to control pollution directly or indirectly. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Substances - All regulatory activities to require reporting about, and manage the production, distribution and release of, substances of interest to reduce their environmental and health impacts. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Standard Setting / Reporting Guideline Development - Standard Setting/Reporting Guideline Development involves the establishment of allowable limits associated with a regulated activity and the development of reporting requirements necessary to monitor and control compliance with allowable limits. This includes the development of requirements for product sampling and testing, emissions monitoring and control, incident reporting, financial filings, etc. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Environmental Standard Setting - Activities under EPA statutes to set standards, such as National Ambient Air Quality Standards, drinking water standards, and pesticides tolerances, to protect human health and the environment against pollutants in the environment, in human or animal tissues, or in food or drinking water. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Transfers to States & Local Governments - Transfers to States and Local Governments involves the transfer of funds or financial assistance from the Federal Government to state and local governments and Indian tribes. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Earmarked Grants - Earmarked Grants involve the distribution of money to state and local governments for a named purpose or service usually specifically noted by Congress in appropriations language, or other program authorizing language. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Formula Grants - Formula Grants involve the allocation of money to states or their subdivisions in accordance with distribution formulas prescribed by law or administrative regulation, for activities of a continuing nature. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Project / Competitive Grants - Project/Competitive Grants involves the funding, for fixed or known periods, of projects. Project/Competitive Grants can include fellowships, scholarships, research grants, training grants, traineeships, experimental and demonstration projects, evaluation grants, planning grants, technical assistance grants, survey grants, and construction grants. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet State Loans - State Loans involve all disbursement of funds by the government to a state or local government (or Indian Tribe) entity under a contract that requires the repayment of such funds with or without interest. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Services for Citizens  
Expand Community & Social Services - Community and Social Services includes all activities aimed at creating, expanding, or improving community and social development, social relationships, and social services in the United States. This includes all activities aimed at locality-specific or nationwide social development and general social services. This Line of Business includes general community development and social services programs, as well as earned and unearned benefit programs that promote these objectives. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Community & Regional Development - Community and Regional Development includes activities designed to assist communities in preventing and eliminating blight and deterioration, assist economically distressed communities, and encourage and foster economic development through improved public facilities and resources. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Return Land to Productive Community Use - The planning and execution of programs at the federal, state, and local/tribal level to conduct studies, training, outreach, and other efforts to redevelop, reuse, or expand properties where the presence, or potential presence, of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant may complicate community development. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Disaster Management - Disaster Management involves the activities required to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and repair the effects of all disasters, whether natural or man-made. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Disaster Preparedness & Planning - Disaster Preparedness and Planning involves the development of response programs to be used in case of a disaster as well as pre-disaster mitigation efforts to minimize the potential for loss of life and property. This involves the development of emergency management programs and activities as well as staffing and equipping regional response centers, and mitigation-focused construction and preparation. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Emergency Preparedness - Activities to prepare for responding to national or environmental emergencies, including planning; the development of communications protocols and systems; advance coordination and exercises with partners, including other federal agencies, states, tribes and localities; stockpiling of equipment and supplies; and the training of staff and response teams. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Emergency Prevention - Activities to prevent national or environmental emergencies, such as protecting environmental infrastructure, sensitive environmental areas, or potentially hazardous areas. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Emergency Response - Emergency Response involves the immediate actions taken to respond to a disaster. These actions include, but are not limited to, providing mobile telecommunications, operational support, power generation, search and rescue, and medical life saving actions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Anthropogenic Spills & Incidents Response - Activities to respond on an emergency basis to oil spills, hazardous waste spills, industrial accidents and other environmental emergencies or environmentally-related health emergencies. Includes both removals and first-response cleanups. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Natural Disaster Response - Actions to counter the environmental and human health impacts of natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, floods, droughts, tornados and severe storms. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Economic Development - Economic Development includes the activities required to promote commercial/industrial development and to regulate the American financial industry to protect investors. It also includes the management and control of the domestic economy and the money supply, and the protection of intellectual property and innovation. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Business & Industry Development - Business and Industry Development supports activities related to the creation of economic and business opportunities and stimulus, and the promotion of financial and economic stability for corporations and citizens involved in different types of business. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Return Land to Productive Business or Industrial Use - The planning and execution of programs at the federal, state, and local/tribal level to conduct studies, training, outreach, and other efforts to redevelop, reuse, or expand properties where the presence, or potential presence, of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant may complicate economic development. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Education - Education refers to those activities that impart knowledge or understanding of a particular subject to the public. Education can take place at a formal school, college, university or other training program. This Line of Business includes all government programs that promote the education of the public, including both earned and unearned benefit programs. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Higher Education - Higher Education refers to education beyond the secondary level; specifically, education provided by a college or university. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Support for Undergraduate & Graduate Fellowships - Funding for undergraduate and graduate students through fellowships that cover the costs of tuition, educational expenses, and internships in environmental science and environmental engineering disciplines through competitive solicitation and independent peer review. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Energy - Energy refers to all actions performed by the government to ensure the procurement and management of energy resources, including the production, sale and distribution of energy, as well as the management of spent fuel resources. Energy management includes all types of mass-produced energy (e.g., hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, or fossil fuel). Also included in this Line of Business is the oversight of private industry. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Energy Conservation & Preparedness - Energy Conservation and Preparedness involves protection of energy resources from over-consumption to ensure the continued availability of fuel resources and to promote environmental protection. This Line of Business also includes measures taken to ensure the provision of energy in the event of an emergency. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Promote Energy Efficient Products - Includes activities to encourage the profitable use of energy-efficient products and technologies in the commercial and residential sectors, including related benefits of reducing methane, hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), and perfluorocarbon (PFC) emissions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Set & Certify Vehicle Fuel Standards - Activities for the development, implementation, and evaluation of regulatory, market-based, and voluntary programs to reduce fuel consumption, vehicle travel, and energy use for all types of vehicles and engines burning gasoline or diesel fuel. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Energy Production - Energy Production involves the transformation of raw energy resources into useable, deliverable energy. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Environmental Planning for Energy Production - Activities to support environmental planning for transformation of energy resources into useable, deliverable energy. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Energy Resource Management - Energy Resource Management involves the management and oversight of energy producing resources including facilities, dams, land, and offshore resources. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Environmental Planning for Energy Resource Management - Activities to support environmental planning for energy producing resources, including facilities, dams, land, and offshore resources. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Environmental Management - Environmental Management includes all functions required to monitor the environment and weather, determine proper environmental standards and ensure their compliance, and address environmental hazards and contamination. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Environmental Monitoring & Forecasting - Environmental Monitoring and Forecasting involves the observation and prediction of environmental conditions. This includes but is not limited to the monitoring of water quality, water levels, ice sheets, air quality, regulated and non-regulated emissions, as well as the observation and prediction of weather patterns and conditions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Air Monitoring & Forecasting - The monitoring of ambient air to assess current air quality conditions and forecast future air quality conditions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Land Monitoring & Forecasting - The monitoring of lands, soils, and ground water to assess current land, soils, and ground water contamination, and to forecast future land, soils, and ground water conditions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Water Monitoring & Forecasting - The monitoring of surface water, including marine environments, to assess current environmental water quality and forecast future water quality. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Environmental Remediation - Environmental Remediation supports the immediate and long-term activities associated with the correcting and offsetting of environmental deficiencies or imbalances, including restoration activities. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Site & Area Evaluation & Cleanup - Activities to evaluate, plan for, perform removals, and clean up formally designated sites or areas that suffer significant environmental degradation, usually from historical pollution contributed by industrial, commercial, or federal government activities. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Clean Up Contaminated Land - Activities to clean up contaminated land to return it to beneficial use. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Federal Facilities Restoration - Activities to provide consultation and technical and regulatory oversight at federal facilities to facilitate restoration and reuse of the properties. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Perform Removals - Activities to prevent, reduce, or mitigate threats to humans posed by releases or potential releases of hazardous pollutants in emergency and non-emergency situations of time-critical nature. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Pollution Prevention & Control - Pollution Prevention and Control includes activities associated with identifying appropriate pollution standards and controlling levels of harmful substances emitted into the soil, water and atmosphere from manmade sources. Environmental mitigation projects are also included in this business line. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Compliance & Enforcement - Activities supporting all EPA Pollution Prevention and Control Programs through the direct monitoring and oversight of specific individuals, groups, industries, or communities participating in a regulated activity via market mechanisms, command and control features, or other means to control or govern conduct or behavior. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Ensure Safe Drinking Water - Activities to ensure the availability of safe drinking water. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Management of Public Water Systems - Activities to support the development and implementation of national safe drinking water standards as applied to the Nation's public waste supply systems. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Develop Drinking Water Standards - Activities to develop drinking water standards for public water systems. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Monitor & Assure Public Water Supply Compliance - Activities to monitor the compliance of public water supplies with all applicable national standards and guidelines. Also includes financial support for associated infrastructure investments. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Underground Injection Control - Activities to support state, local, and tribal governments to prevent contamination of drinking water supplies from ground water pollution caused by the underground injection of wastes. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Environmental Stewardship - Activities to support the development of programs, infrastructure, technical capabilities, outreach, training, research, and other general capabilities including consultative services to protect and enhance environmental quality at the national, state, local, and tribal levels. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Manage Air Quality - Activities to ensure that American communities and surrounding ecosystems will be safe from harmful levels of air pollution. 
Bullet Implement Clean Air Allowance Trading - Includes activities for the development, implementation, and evaluation of federal programs for the trading of air emissions allowances for criteria and toxic pollutants. Trading programs currently support the reduction of acid deposition, toxics deposition, and regional haze but may be expanded for other purposes. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Air Toxics Sources - Includes activities to control emissions of toxic air pollutants from all sources. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Indoor Air Quality - Activities to reduce human exposure to indoor air pollution, including radon, environmental tobacco, asthma-triggering pollutants, and other indoor air pollutants. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Radiation - Includes activities for radiation clean-up, production of federal radiation guidance, risk modeling, clean materials, the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, radiation air toxics, naturally occurring radioactive material, and radiation waste management. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Manage State & Local Air Quality - Includes activities to develop and implement programs for the prevention and control of air pollution and to implement national primary and secondary ambient air quality standards at the state and local level. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Mobile Air Pollution Sources - Includes activities to control emissions of primary and secondary pollutants from mobile sources, such as cars, trucks, airplanes, trains, and ships. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Stationary Air Pollution Sources - Includes activities to control emissions of primary and secondary pollutants from stationary sources, such as power plants, industrial facilities, and distributed area-wide sources. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Protect Stratospheric Ozone - Includes activities that support regulatory programs to restore the ozone layer, and related voluntary programs to reduce public health risk associated with upper-atmosphere ozone depletion. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Respond to Global Climate Change - Includes the design, implementation, and management of domestic and international programs, regulatory and non-regulatory, that address greenhouse gases and global climate change issues. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Manage Environmental Risk from Substances - Activities to manage the risks of substances introduced into the environment as commercial products. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Ensure Safe Use of Pesticides - Activities that ensure the safe and beneficial use of pesticides, insecticides, rodenticides, and fungicides. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Pesticides Risk Assessment - Activities to accurately identify the risks of new and existing pesticides and accurately characterize these risks through the use of sound data and science. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Pesticides Risk Management - Activities to identify cost effective requirements to ensure the safe use of pesticides through regulatory and non-regulatory means, and where necessary to prevent the use of pesticides that exhibit unacceptable risk. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Pesticides Risk Mitigation - Activities to support clear understanding and effective use and control practices by pesticides applicators and by other professionals and non-professionals engaged in the end use of pesticides. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Manage Toxic Substances - Activities to manage the manufacture, distribution, use, processing, and disposal of toxic substances to ensure protection of human health and the environment. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Toxic Substances Risk Assessment - Activities to accurately identify risks of toxic substances and accurately characterize these risks through the use of sound data and science. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Toxic Substances Risk Management - Activities to identify cost effective requirements to ensure the proper manufacture, distribution, use, processing, and disposal of toxic substances through regulatory and non-regulatory means, and where necessary to prevent the production of toxic substances that exhibit unacceptable risk. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Toxic Substances Risk Mitigation - Activities to support clear understanding and effective use and control practices by chemical manufacturers and others engaged in the manufacture, distribution, use, processing, and disposal of toxic substances. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Risks from Underground Tanks - Activities to manage the environmental risks associated with underground tanks. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Risks from Wastes - Activities to protect land, air and water resources by reducing hazardous and non-hazardous waste generation, increasing waste recycling, and ensuring proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. Included in hazardous and non-hazardous waste management is the treatment of hazardous wastes, the disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes and the disposal of treatment byproducts. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Manage Water Quality - Activities to ensure the maintenance of oceans, watersheds, waterways, and aquatic ecosystems to support economic and recreational activities, and to provide healthy habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife. Includes activities to develop, implement, and manage programs for the prevention, reduction, and elimination of surface and ground water pollution from point and non-point sources. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Develop & Implement Surface Water Quality Standards - Activities to support the establishment and implementation of scientifically defensible water quality standards at the state, tribal, and local levels. Includes the development of scientific guidance materials, the review of partners' water quality standards, and the maintenance of national information on standards governing U.S. waters, including rivers, streams, ground water, and the oceans. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Non-Point Sources of Water Pollution - Includes activities to prevent, reduce, and eliminate discharge of pollutants from non-point sources into the Nation's rivers, streams, and ground water. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Manage Point Sources of Water Pollution - Includes activities to prevent, reduce, and eliminate the direct and indirect discharge of pollutants from point sources into waters of the United States, including rivers, streams, ground water, and the oceans. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Develop Effluent Guidelines - Activities to support the development, publication, and implementation of effluent guidelines to set national standards, based on industry- and source-specific treatment and control technologies, for wastewater discharges to publicly-owned treatment plants and to rivers, streams, ground water, and the oceans. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Issue Water Discharge Permits - Activities to support the issuance and maintenance of permits regulating point sources that discharge pollutants into waters of the United States. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Watersheds - Activities to support the planning and implementation of programs to manage water quality on a watershed basis, including the design of risk-based, load-based, water-quality based, and other approaches that go beyond technology-based approaches to point and non-point source controls. Also includes financial support for associated infrastructure investments. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Wetlands - Activities to manage, protect, and restore the wetlands of the United States, including such tools as planning programs and dredge and fill controls. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Prevent Pollution - Activities that encourage voluntary reduction in the generation of wastes or the conservation of natural resources and energy. [EPA BRM] 
Expand General Science & Innovation - General Science and Innovation includes all federal activities to meet the national need to advance knowledge in this area. This includes general research and technology programs, space exploration activities, and other research and technology programs that have diverse goals and cannot be readily classified into another Line of Business or Sub-function. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Scientific & Technological Research & Innovation - Scientific and Technological Research and Innovation includes all federal activities whose goal is the creation of new scientific and/or technological knowledge as a goal in itself, without a specific link to the other Lines of Business or Sub-functions of the BRM. NOTE: Research and development programs that directly support another Service for Citizen should not be included here. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Support for Research Grants & Fellowships - Support for research grants and graduate fellowships that promote the creation of new scientific and technical knowledge in the environmental field through a competitive solicitation process and independent peer review. This sub-function also provides support for the establishment of large research centers in specific areas of national concern. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Homeland Security - Homeland Security involves protecting the nation against terrorist attacks. This includes analyzing threats and intelligence, guarding borders and airports, protecting critical infrastructure, and coordinating the responses to emergencies. The Homeland Security Line of Business is defined by the President's Strategy on Homeland Security. Note: Some of the Critical Mission Areas from the President's strategy have already been identified in other Lines of Business in the BRM. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Catastrophic Defense - Catastrophic Defense involves the development of technological countermeasures (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear [CBRN]) to terrorist threats, conducting laboratory testing on new and promising devices, and conducting basic and applied science that can lead to the development of countermeasures. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Response to National Emergencies - Activities related to response to terrorist incidents, including deployment and maintenance of on-site responders. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Key Asset & Critical Infrastructure Protection - Key Asset and Critical Infrastructure Protection involves assessing key asset and critical infrastructure vulnerabilities and taking direct action to mitigate vulnerabilities, enhance security, and ensure continuity and necessary redundancy in government operations and personnel. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Emergency Preparedness - Activities to prepare for responding to national or environmental emergencies, including planning; the development of communications protocols and systems; advance coordination and exercises with partners, including other federal agencies, states, tribes and localities; stockpiling of equipment and supplies; and the training of staff and response teams. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet EPA Emergency Prevention - Activities to prevent national or environmental emergencies, such as protecting environmental infrastructure, sensitive environmental areas, or potentially hazardous areas. [EPA BRM] 
Expand International Affairs & Commerce - International Affairs and Commerce involves the non-military activities that promote U.S. policies and interest beyond our national borders, including the negotiation of conflict resolution, treaties, and agreements. In addition, this function includes: foreign economic development and social/political development; diplomatic relations with other Nations; humanitarian, technical and other developmental assistance to key Nations; and global trade. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Foreign Affairs - Foreign Affairs refers to those activities associated with the implementation of foreign policy and diplomatic relations, including the operation of embassies, consulates, and other posts; ongoing membership in international organizations; the development of cooperative frameworks to improve relations with other Nations; and the development of treaties and agreements. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet International Environmental Cooperation & Agreements - Activities associated with Agency membership in international environmental organizations, development of cooperative frameworks to deal with international environmental issues, and the development of environmental agreements. [EPA BRM] 
Expand International Development & Humanitarian Aid - International Development and Humanitarian Aid refers to those activities related to the implementation of development and humanitarian assistance programs to developing and transitioning countries throughout the world. Development and aid may include technical assistance (the transfer of knowledge and expertise), and the delivery of equipment, commodities and urgent humanitarian assistance including food aid. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet International Environmental Technical Assistance - Activities to support development and application of technical assistance for international environmental programs. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Law Enforcement - Law Enforcement involves activities to protect people, places, and things from criminal activity resulting from non-compliance with U.S. laws. This includes patrols, undercover operations, response to emergency calls, as well as arrests, raids, and seizures of property. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Criminal Apprehension - Criminal Apprehension involves activities associated with the tracking, arrest, detention, and transportation of groups or individuals believed to be responsible for committing federal crimes. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Apprehension of Criminal Violators of Federal Environmental Laws - Activities associated with the tracking, arrest, detention, and transportation of groups or individuals believed to be responsible for criminal violations of federal environmental laws. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Criminal Investigation & Surveillance - Criminal Investigation and Surveillance includes collecting evidence required to determine responsibility for a crime and monitoring and questioning affected parties. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Investigation & Surveillance of Environmental Criminals - Collecting evidence required to determine responsibilities for criminal violations of federal environmental laws and for monitoring and questioning affected parties. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Natural Resources - Natural Resources includes all activities involved in conservation planning, land management, and national park/monument tourism that affect the nation's natural and recreational resources, both private and federal. Note: Energy-related natural resources are covered in the Energy Management line of business. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Agricultural Innovation & Services - Agricultural Innovation and Sciences involves the creation and dissemination of better methods for farming and forestry, including the development of improved and healthier agricultural and forestry products. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Innovative Practices for Pest Control - Activities to support innovative methods of pest control, such as through integrated pest management. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Conservation, Marine & Land Management - Conservation, Marine and Land Management involves the responsibilities of surveying, maintaining, and operating public lands and monuments, as well as activities devoted to ensuring the preservation of land, water, wildlife, and natural resources, both domestically and internationally, It also includes the sustainable stewardship of natural resources on federally owned/controlled lands for commercial use (mineral mining, grazing, forestry, fishing, etc.). [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Ensuring Environmental Conservation of Marine & Land Resources - Activities to support the environmental conservation of marine and land resources through such activities as dredge and fill permits and through public information outreach to improve knowledge and understanding of environmental conservation measures. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Support Delivery of Services - Support Delivery of Services provides the critical policy, programmatic and managerial foundation to support Federal Government Operations. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Applied Research & Science Support - Applied Research and Science Support includes all activities to provide new research and original technical or scientific information in direct support for a Service for Citizen. Note: research and development programs that create new scientific or technical knowledge as a goal in itself should not be included here. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Applied Science - Applied Science involves all activities that produce original scientific knowledge and technologies to support agency programmatic needs. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Ecological Research - Activities to develop original scientific information on non-human species and ecosystems. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Engineering R&D - Activities to research and develop engineering solutions, such as civil innovations or mechanical tools, for pollution prevention or pollution control. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Human Health Research - Activities to develop original scientific information on human health issues related to environmental stresses and exposures to pollutants and wastes. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Monitoring / Modeling Methods Development - Activities to develop protocols and approaches to enhance the replicability and standardization of scientific and technical activities in such areas as monitoring media, using models, and assessing and interpreting risks and hazards. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Peer Review & Scientific Advisory Functions - Peer Review and Scientific Advisory Functions involves all activities to subject original technical or scientific information to the scrutiny of one or more experts in the given field of study for the purpose of validating findings, providing recommendations for improvement, and/or approving studies for official purposes and applications. Peer review may take the form of workshops, committees, boards, conferences, or traditional refereed panels. Scientific Advisory Functions include all activities to provide independent outside advice, expertise, and peer review on scientific and technical aspects of an agency's mission, regulations, and research planning. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Controls & Oversight - Controls and Oversight ensures that the operations and programs of the Federal Government and its external business partners comply with applicable laws and regulations and prevent waste, fraud, and abuse. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Corrective Action - Corrective Action involves the enforcement of activities to remedy internal or external programs that have been found noncompliant with a given law, regulation, or policy. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Program Evaluation - Program Evaluation involves the analysis of internal and external program effectiveness and the determination of corrective actions as appropriate. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Program Monitoring - Program Monitoring involves the data gathering activities required to determine the effectiveness of internal and external programs and the extent to which they comply with related laws, regulations, and policies. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Geospatial Services - Geospatial Services includes activities to support and enhance the use of geospatial data, services, and tools to improve decision-making. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Develop Geospatial Policies, Standards & Guidance - Develop Geospatial Policies, Standards, and Guidance includes activities to develop and maintain policies, standards, and guidance to support the understanding, consistent use, and improvement of geospatial data, services, and tools to improve decision making. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Implement Geospatial Services - Implement Geospatial Services includes activities to acquire, design, build, deploy, and maintain geospatial services for the management and interpretation of geospatial information to support agency activities and improve decision making. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Internal Risk Management & Mitigation - Internal Risk Management and Mitigation involves all activities relating to the processes of analyzing exposure to risk and determining appropriate countermeasures. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Contingency Planning - Contingency Planning involves the actions required to plan for, respond to, and mitigate damaging events. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Continuity of Operations - Continuity of Operations involves the activities associated with the identification of critical systems and processes, and the planning and preparation required to ensure that these systems and processes will be available in the event of a catastrophic event. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Service Recovery - Service Recovery involves internal actions necessary to develop a plan for resuming operations after a catastrophic event occurs. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Legal Services - Legal Services includes all legal support services, such as through an Office of General Counsel, to support the conduct of an agency's business both internally and externally. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Internal Operations Support - Internal Operations Support includes legal services to support the agency's internal affairs, such as review of leases and contracts, human resources actions, and so forth. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Mission Program Support - Mission Program Support includes legal services to support the agency's external mission. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Legislative Relations - Legislative Relations involves all activities aimed at the development, tracking, and amendment of public laws through the legislative branch of the Federal Government. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Congressional Liaison Operations - Congressional Liaison Operations involves all activities associated with supporting the formal relationship between a federal agency and the U.S. Congress. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Legislative Testimony - Legislative Testimony involves activities associated with providing testimony/evidence in support of, or opposition to, legislation. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Legislative Tracking - Legislative Tracking involves monitoring legislation from introduction to enactment. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Proposal Development - Proposal Development involves drafting proposed legislation that creates or amends laws subject to Congressional action. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Planning & Resource Allocation - Planning and Resource Allocation involves the activities of determining strategic direction, identifying and establishing programs and processes, and allocating resource (capital and labor) among those programs and processes. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Budget Execution - Budget Execution involves day-to-day requisitions and obligations for agency expenditures, invoices, billing dispute resolution, reconciliation, service level agreements, and distributions of shared expenses. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Budget Formulation - Budget Formulation involves all activities undertaken to determine priorities for future spending and to develop an itemized forecast of future funding and expenditures during a targeted period of time. This includes the collection and use of performance information to assess the effectiveness of programs and develop budget priorities. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Capital Planning - Capital Planning involves the processes for ensuring that appropriate investments are selected for capital expenditures. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Enterprise Architecture - Enterprise Architecture is an established process for describing the current state and defining the target state and transition strategy for an organization's people, processes, and technology. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Management Improvement - Management Improvement includes all efforts to gauge the ongoing efficiency of business processes and identify opportunities for reengineering or restructuring. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Strategic Planning - Strategic Planning entails the determination of annual and long-term goals and the identification of the best approach for achieving those goals. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Delegation & Partnerships - Activities to manage external relationships related to the conduct of Agency business, including formal legal delegations of authority as well as non-statutory partnerships to advance Agency objectives. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Manage Agency Strategic Plan - Activities to establish and maintain a coordinated strategic planning process that includes goal-based budgeting, scientific and economic analysis, results measurement and accountability; provide quality resources management policies, products and services to both internal and external customers. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Program Planning / Design - Activities relating to the planning and design of Agency programs. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Project Planning - Activities to create and maintain plans for specific projects and initiatives to ensure proper deployment of resources, organizational accountability, and performance evaluation. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Quality Management - Activities to create and maintain the Agency's plan to ensure the quality of information and data required for Agency business. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Security Planning - Activities to create and maintain the Agency's plan to ensure the physical protection of the Agency's personnel, information, facilities and other assets. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Workforce Planning - Workforce Planning involves the processes for identifying the workforce competencies required to meet the agency's strategic goals and for developing the strategies to meet these requirements. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Public Affairs - Public Affairs involves the exchange of information and communication between the Federal Government, citizens and stakeholders in direct support of citizen services, public policy, and/or national interest. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Official Information Dissemination - Official Information Dissemination includes all efforts to provide official government information to external stakeholders through the use of various types of media, such as video, paper, web, etc. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Public Information & Outreach - Programs and projects that provide general information to the public either through ongoing services or in response to specific requests. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet FOIA - Processes and procedures that ensure compliance with information requests under the Freedom of Information Act. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Library Services - Activities to operate agency libraries providing traditional library functions such as access to journals, periodicals, literature searches and online library subscriptions. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Public & Agency Web Access - Operations of the Agency's public and intranet web sites (Agency Webmaster). [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Provide Public Information, Education & Outreach - All other activities that provide information to the public and Agency stakeholders, including support by the Agency of education programs on subjects relevant to the Agency's mission. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Tech Transfer & Training - Programs and projects that provide targeted information to specific stakeholders on technical or scientific topics, or that provide a specific type of training related to Agency responsibilities. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Regulatory Development - Regulatory Development involves activities associated with developing regulations, policies, and guidance to implement laws. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Policy & Guidance Development - Policy and Guidance Development involves the creation and dissemination of guidelines to assist in the interpretation and implementation of regulations. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Public Comment Tracking - Public Comment Tracking involves the activities of soliciting, maintaining, and responding to public comments regarding proposed regulations. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Regulatory Creation - Regulatory Creation involves the activities of research and drafting proposed and final regulations. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet Rule Publication - Rule Publication includes all activities associated with the publication of a proposed or final rule in the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations. [EPA BRM] 
Expand Revenue Collection - Revenue Collection includes the collection of government income from all sources. Note: Tax collection is accounted for in Taxation Management Sub-function in the General Government Line of Business. [EPA BRM] 
Bullet User Fee Collection - User Fee Collection involves the collection of fees assessed on individuals or organizations for the provision of government services and for the use of government goods or resources (i.e., National Parks). [EPA BRM] 
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