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AUGUST, 2001

The Wyoming P2 Program is located in the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality within the non-regulatory Office of Outreach and Environmental Assistance. Small business P2 assistance has been the historical main focus of the program. Current efforts of the P2 Program are being expanded to broaden the scope and acceptance of P2 in Wyoming through outreach to other government agencies, NGO's, and the public sector involved with environmental quality issues . Regulatory integration into the daily activities of Wyoming DEQ continues as well.

Primary P2 Program activities are summarized as follows:

- A 30 second television PSA promoting P2 in Wyoming was aired 7,104 times across the state.
- A matching funds cooperative agreement was entered into with the Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) to provide on-site voluntary P2 evaluations and assistance to 10 small businesses in the state. These assessments are used as case studies to document the value of P2 Practices. Energy Efficiency Audits are being considered to expand this successful program.
- A matching funds cooperative agreement was entered into with The Institute of Science, Ecology, and Environment (ISEE) to host an intercollegiate design competition that requires student teams to design a snowmobile with reduced emissions and noise characteristics. The resultant competition, the Clean Snowmobile Challenge 2001 was held in Jackson, Wyoming during the last week of March, 2001. Many partners were involved in this P2 project including Wyoming DEQ, Montana DEQ, Peaks to Prairies P2 Information Center, U.S. EPA, Society of Automotive Engineers, Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Town of Jackson, Wyoming Snowmobile Assoc., Snowmobile Manufacturers Assoc., and many others.
- A matching funds cooperative agreement was entered into with the City of Cheyenne's Hazardous Waste Collection Facility to prepare and distribute P2 information and guidance to Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators (CESQG's) and government agencies that generate hazardous waste within the local collection area. Results of this project will be prepared as a case study for distribution to municipal landfills and collection facilities statewide.
- Outreach and Assistance programs and workshops highlighting P2 practices were presented throughout the state to groups such as the Wyoming Solid Waste Managers and Recycling Assoc., Wyoming Rural Water Systems Assoc., Wyoming Water Quality and Pollution Control Assoc., Wyoming Small business Development Council, Wyoming Extension Showcase on Technology, and the Wyoming Assoc. of Municipalities.
- Continued publication 3 times per year of "The Environmental Assistant", the official newsletter of the Wyoming DEQ prepared and edited by the P2 Program Coordinator. The newsletter is directed toward advancing the acceptance of P2 as the practice of first choice for protection of Wyoming's environmental quality.
- Successfully hosted a P2 Week celebration in the City of Laramie, Wyoming in cooperation with the Laramie Industrial Wastewater Pre-Treatment plant, the City of Laramie, the University of Wyoming Regulated Materials Management Center and numerous local businesses.


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