(1) Participation and entry into the program;
(2) Public involvement;
(3) Environmental management system;
(4) Commitment to superior environmental performance;
(5) Communication of program results to the public; and
(b) In establishing the environmental excellence business program, the secretary may establish classes, categories, or tiers of environmental performance agreements as the secretary considers appropriate, taking into consideration the diversity of businesses and industries in the state, the impact these entities may have on the environment, and the incentives sought by the qualified applicant.
(c) The secretary may negotiate with federal regulatory agencies to obtain authority to grant incentives under federal regulatory programs.
(d) Participation in the program by any participant is voluntary and is subject to review every three years.