SWANA Comments on EPA Meaningful Involvement Policy

EPA Meaningful Engagement

January 16, 2024 – The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) submitted comments on the US EPA’s draft policy, Achieving Health and Environmental Protection Through EPA’s Meaningful Involvement Policy, which provides guidance to EPA staff on how to engage the public.

SWANA supports the EPA’s proposed strategies and provides recommendations on how the EPA can further strengthen its commitment to meaningful public outreach. This draft strategy plays an important role in strengthening the democratic process and giving all members of the public the opportunity to understand and give input on decisions made by the EPA. SWANA has a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and is supportive of policies that advance these goals.

This Meaningful Involvement Policy will provide an updated, agency-wide approach to guide EPA employees with reaching members of the public and guiding effective public participation.

Click here to read SWANA’s comments on the EPA’s Meaningful Involvement Draft Policy.

If you have any questions, please contact Kristyn Oldendorf at or 240-494-2237.


The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is an organization of more than 10,000 public and private sector professionals committed to advancing from solid waste management to resource management through their shared emphasis on education, advocacy and research. For more than 60 years, SWANA has been the leading association in the solid waste management field. SWANA serves industry professionals through technical conferences, certifications, publications and a large offering of technical training courses.

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