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South Dakota Report
Region VIII P2 Roundtable
AUGUST 15-17, 2001

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 primarily toward two population sectors:

1. Agriculture and
2. Rural communities.

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 projects 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 inkind services.

The table on the following page contains a summary of current and recently completed P2 projects. Presentations and exhibits at professional and interest group meetings are not shown in the table.

South Dakota Pollution Prevention Projects Through Partnerships
Fecal Coliform Strain Identification Watershed ProtectionSurface Water Quality SDSU College of Ag & Bio Science Develop an affordable, reliable protocol for the identification fecal coliform bacteria strains by species of origin.
Source Reduction for the Livestock Industry Watershed ProtectionSurface Water Quality Livestock IndustrySDSU Ext. ServiceSD Dept. of AgSD Assoc. Cons. Dist.USDA NRCS Improve the delivery of source reduction strategies to livestock producers through a coalition of assistance providers.
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 AssociationSD Department. of AgCity 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 Black Hills Resources Conservation and Development Dist. SDSU Ext. ServiceWater Development Districts Onsite system training and information for system installers and maintenance firms, governmental officials and the public. Produce and air a video in segments on Today's Ag.
Small City Storm Water P2 Surface Water Quality SD Chapter, American Public Works Assoc.Cities of Aberdeen & Sturgis Develop P2-based model stormwater management Plans for small cities.
Silvculture BMPs and Field Audit Watershed Protection Black Hills Forest Resource Assoc.SD Department of Ag.SDSU Ext. ServiceTimber Industry Provide training in the use of sustainable forestry practices and conduct field audits to determine the use and effectiveness of the BMPs.
Precision Farming Watershed Protection SDSUSD Department. of Ag Introduce and promote site specific farming practices that reduce pollution and improve profitability.Produce an informational video and air segments on Today's Ag.
Managing Manure for Profit and the Environment Surface Water QualityWatershed Protection SD Department of AgSDSU Ext. ServiceNRCSConservation DistrictsLower James and Randall Resource Conservation and Development Districts SD Cattleman's Assoc.SD Pork ProducersWatershed ProjectsSD Lakes and Streams Assoc. A strategy was 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 in the electronic and print media, Phosphorus-based nutrient management, AFO/CAFO self-audits, grazing management. Activities include airing a four part series on manure management on Today's Ag.

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