Region 8 P2 Roundtable
The Wyoming P2 Program is within the Wyoming Department of
Environmental Quality in the non-regulatory Office of Outreach and Environmental
Assistance. The program hired a new coordinator, Steve Roseberry, in December,
1999. The existing projects outlined in the PPIS grant will be completed as
well as looking at a new direction for P2 in the state. Small business P2 assistance
has been the mainstay of the program however, we hope to broaden the scope and
acceptance of P2 as the environmental practice of first choice through intense
outreach to government agencies, NGO’s, and the public sectors involved with
environmental quality issues as well regulatory integration into the daily activities
of Wyoming DEQ.
Activities are summarized as follows:
- A 30 second television PSA about Wyoming DEQ and P2 was aired
throughout the state.
- A contract was entered into with Mid America Manufacturing
Technology Center (MAMTC) to provide on site P2 evaluations and assistance to
10 small business in the state. These assessments will be used as case studies
to document the value of P2 practices.
- A contract was entered into with The Institute of Science,
Ecology, and Environment (ISEE) to develop the protocol for mobile dynamometer
air and noise emission testing of snowmobile engines using alternative fuels
and statistically valid laboratory analysis. This project will be the utilized
at the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2001 in Jackson, Wyoming in March, 2001. Many
partners were solicited for this project including Wyoming DEQ, Montana DEQ,
Society of Automotive Engineers International, Yellowstone National Park, Grand
Teton National Park, The Town of Jackson, Wyoming Snowmobile Assoc., the Flagg
Ranch, the 15 participating universities and the student teams, and many others
to numerous to mention but important to success of the project.
- Many outreach programs and workshops highlighting P2 practices
were presented throughout the state to groups such as The Wyoming Solid Managers
and Recycling Assoc., Wyoming Assoc. Of Conservation Districts, Wyoming Rural
Water Systems Assoc., Wyoming Water Quality and Pollution Control Assoc., Wyoming
Teachers Assoc., Wyoming Assoc. for Environmental Education, Wyoming Small Business
Development Council, Wyoming Extension Showcase on Technology, Wyoming Assoc.
of Municipalities, University of Wyoming Regulated Materials Management Center,
City of Laramie Industrial Wastewater Pre-Treatment plant, Cities of Lander,
Cody, Laramie, Cheyenne, Riverton, and Casper Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Events, Wyoming Hunting and Fishing Heritage Expo as well as several school
- Publication 3 times per year of The Environmental Assistant
which is the newsletter of the Wyoming DEQ published and edited by the coordinator
for the P2 Program and obviously is directed toward advancing the acceptance
of P2 as the practice of first choice for protection of our environmental quality.
- Of equal importance to the mission of the Wyoming DEQ’s P2
program is individual on-site introductions of the P2 program to businesses
throughout the state. On every monthly travel itinerary throughout the state
is a goal of stopping in at least 30 businesses to introduce myself and the
P2 Program to offer P2 information and assistance.
P2 IS ALIVE AND WELL IN WYOMING