This document represents the results of strategic planning for homeland security efforts. It reflects the deliberations of the Agency's senior leadership since November 2001 as well as initial discussions with other Federal agencies and organizations, including the Office of Homeland Security. The strategic plan for homeland security describes expansion of activities that EPA is already pursuing under existing programs and new initiatives in direct response to potential threats and vulnerabilities. The goals of this strategic plan are organized into four mission-critical areas: 1. critical infrastructure protection, 2. preparedness, response, and recovery, 3. communication and information, and 4. protection of EPA personnel and infrastructure. EPA has developed specific tactics to accomplish each goal and, for many goals, detailed activity lists and time frames for their completion. For almost every tactic, a key initial activity will be coordinated with participation from the new Department of Homeland Security, other Federal agencies, and EPA's partners at the state, local, and tribal levels. In acting cooperatively, all organizations benefit from varying perspectives and expertise, thus ensuring the most efficient use of resources.