Strategic Planning and Coordination
The Environmental Planning Office (EPO) closed effective May 2, 2018. Due to federal EPA funding reductions, the office is no longer providing services. The information posted here will temporarily remain in place for public reference. Please contact the appropriate Environmental Health Administration branches and offices directly. Contact information may be found at DOHEHA.LandUseContactList.20201130.pdf.
EPO assists with Environmental Health Administration (EHA) strategic planning, development, communication, coordination, and implementation.
EHA’s various objectives, roles, plans, partners and milestones are incorporated into the Department of Health Strategic Plan and Strategy Map available at: https://health.hawaii.gov/opppd.
EPO strives to align EHA activities with the frameworks and visions set forth by our leaders and partners at the state and federal levels. Links to their strategic plans are provided below.
Environmental Health Administration (EHA): Guiding Strategic Plans
I. State of Hawaii, Administration of Governor David Y. Ige
A. Environment Plan, 2015-2019
- Direct the newly-created Pacific-Asia Institute for Resilience and Sustainability, to mitigate risks from natural and man-made hazards, as well as to develop solutions for sustainable economic growth and adaptive plans for climate change.
- Move for implementation of Department of Health rules that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
- Increase funding to control the damage by invasive species through prevention, control, and outreach activities. An immediate action will be to step up the inspection of baggage and cargo for invasive species.
- Provide funding to protect Hawaii’s watersheds to ensure a continuous supply of clean drinking water for all.
~B. Department of Health (DOH) Strategic Plan (http://health.hawaii.gov/opppd/)
~C. Environmental Health Administration (EHA) Long-Range Strategic Goals
- Reduce Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions to 1990 Levels by 2020
- Increase the percentage of wastewater reused to 20% by 2020
- Reduce Solid Waste Prior to Disposal by 70% by 2030
II. Federal, U.S. Administrative Agencies and Departments~
~A. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
- EPA Strategic Plan, 2014-2018
~B. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
“Hili hewa ka mana‘o ke ‘ole ke kūkākūkā.”
Discussion brings ideas together into a plan.
Last update: 12/01/2020 (first paragraph only)