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E-Enterprise is managed through shared governance and collective conversation, negotiation, and direction-setting through which the states, territories, tribes, and U.S. EPA work and decide together. This shared governance model is driving transformative reforms across the national enterprise of environmental protection.

These different government agencies share the same mission and goals for the environment. Because authority to implement environmental protection is also shared, collaboration is essential to ensure priority issues are jointly identified and addressed, limited resources are used efficiently, and public health and environmental goals are achieved.

The E-Enterprise governance structure is comprised of several governing bodies, the most senior of which is the E-Enterprise Leadership Council (EELC). EELC responsibilities include identifying, soliciting, reviewing, and prioritizing E-Enterprise projects, identifying new and existing State and U.S. EPA resource investments needed to support these projects, and ensuring alignment of projects and program activities with E-Enterprise principles.

Other chief responsibilities of the EELC include:

  • Addressing policy and organizational issues impeding E-Enterprise project implementation
  • Developing performance measures to track progress
  • Ensuring inclusion of all relevant stakeholder perspectives
  • Promoting and leading integration of E-Enterprise goals and principles within their own organizations.

Foundational Documents