OEPC's Mission Statement
To provide leadership on a national and regional level for environmental policies and compliance for the nation's premier resource management and conservation agency.
Be the Department's unifying and lead voice for a wide range of environmental issues.
Ensure environmental stewardship and sustainability through compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), executive orders, regulations, and reporting requirements.
Manage the Department's funding program for long-term cleanups of hazardous materials.
Oversee the Department's activities to protect and recover natural and cultural resources and historic properties during emergency response actions.
OEPC accomplishes its objectives through the work of four headquarter teams in Washington, DC and eight regional offices throughout the nation. OEPC provides guidance and technical advice to the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, the Assistant Secretary-Policy, Management and Budget, the Deputy Assistant Secretary – Policy and International Affairs, and other senior Departmental officials. OEPC works with bureau counterparts and other Departmental offices to ensure consistency in the Department's environmental policies and guidance.