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South Dakota Report
Region VIII P2 Roundtabl

The South Dakota P2 Program is housed in the Department of Environment and Natural Resource’s (DENR) Watershed Protection Program. Multimedia P2 assistance to the department’s internal and external customers is provided through partnerships with DENR’s media program staff, the academic community and local, state and federal resource management and environmental agencies. Assistance is currently directed toward three population sectors: 

Agriculture, Rural communities and Business/Industry

The priority sectors and projects developed and implemented for each sector are selected to address and/or complement:

  1. Priority issues identified in the SD-EPA Performance Partnership Agreement.

  2. Requests for assistance received from:  the regulated community, other governmental agencies and DENR media programs.

  3. Pollution Prevention Program requirements.     

  4. Region VIII P2 Roundtable activities.

South Dakota’s P2 program and project are funded using a combination of federal, state and local funds. Primary sources of funds accessed by source are:

  1. Federal: Pollution Prevention Incentives to States Grant Program, 104(b)(3) Program Grant Program, Media program funding included in the Performance Partnership Grant and Agency budgets.

  2.  State: General Funds and  Fee funds

  3.  Local: Agency budgets and Private organization budgets and member in-kind services.

The following table contains a summary of current and recently completed P2 projects.  Presentations and exhibits at professional and interest group meetings and conferences such as the SD Cattleman’s Association, SD Math and Science Teachers Association and SD Rural Water Association are not shown in the table.   

    South Dakota Pollution Prevention Projects Through Partnerships


    Arsenic in Drinking Water

    Drinking Water

    SD School of Mines & Technology

    Develop and test a low cost method to  reduce arsenic in drinking water

    Clean Sweep

    Waste Management

    SD Solid Waste Association

    SD Department. of Ag

    City of Vermillion


    Develop and field test a program model small comminutes can use to economically remove PBT and other hazardous substances from homes and small businesses

    Onsite Waste Water Treatment

    Ground Water Watershed Protection


    Resources Conservation and Development Dist.

    SDSU Ext. Service


    Onsite system training and formation for system installers and maintenance firms, governmental officials and the public

    Small City Storm Water P2



    Surface Water Quality

    SD Chapter, American Public Works Assoc.

    Two small cities

    Develop P2 based model stormwater management Plans for small cities

    Industrial Assessment

    Waste Management

    SD School of Mines and Technology

    Produce a P2 assessment manual and provide small manufacturers with onsite P2 assistance

    Acid Rock Passivation

    Minerals & Mining

    U of Nevada, Reno


    Test feasibility of using passivation technology to prevent acid mine drainage

    Silvculture BMPs

    Watershed Protection

    Black Hills Forest Resource Assoc.

    SD Department of Ag.

    SDSU Ext. Service

    Timber Industry

    Training in the use of sustainable forestry practices and field audits to determine use and effectiveness of BMPs

    Precision Farming

    Watershed Protection


    SD Department. of Ag


    Introduce and promote site specific farming practices that reduce pollution and improve profitability

    Managing Manure for Profit and the Environment

    Surface Water Quality

    Watershed Protection

    SD Department of Ag



    Conservation Districts

    Resource Conservation and Development Dist.

    SD Cattleman’s Assoc.

    SD Pork Producers

    Watershed Projects


    Strategy developed to reduce environmental impacts associated with AFOs/CAFOs using source reduction BMPs. Projects in the strategy include: AFO/CAFO operation training, videos, exhibits, publications, electronic and print media, Phosphorus-based nutrient management, AFO/CAFO self-audits, grazing management

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