The Environmental Results Program or “ERP” is an innovative program, readily adoptable by regulatory agencies, that can improve the environmental performance of large numbers of smaller sources and address environmental problems. Several states are applying the program to the automotive sector. 

In ERP, regulating agencies educate facilities about their environmental impacts and obligations, require them to certify as to their compliance with environmental requirements, and track them to evaluate their environmental performance. After several years of implementation in Massachusetts, ERP has a record of improving environmental performance and could produce similar results for other state programs. The Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance and the Office of Policy, Economics and Innovations are working with other EPA offices, states, and associations to further develop the Massachusetts program and transfer it to other states and sectors.

If you are interested in exploring how you might develop a program, contact Scott Bowles, Senior Policy Advisor, at 202-566-2208, or Marc Olender, Environmental Protection Specialist, at 202-566-2238.

State Plans:
  • Delaware Auto Body Self-Certification Program
  • Florida’s Compliance Certification Program (CCP)
  • Maine Environmental Leader Program for Gas Stations
  • Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MADEP)
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Auto Body Environmental Compliance Guidebook and Checklist
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Autobody Certification Program
  • Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Underground Storage Tank Environmental Results Program