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October 2001 through July 2002

National Park Service (NPS) and EPA Region 8 Partnership Briefings. The NPS/EPA Partnership Project accomplishments were presented to both EPA Administrator, Governor Christine Whitman and NPS Director, Fran Manilla, at separate meetings on October 3, 2001. The Partnership Team described the six-year collaboration, highlighted several success stories, identified ways to promote the partnership, and presented their visions for the future. This collaborative model can be used in other National Park Regions and other Department of Interior agencies, and the dialogue will be advanced to Secretary Gale Norton. Both agencies will continue to support the development of new tools, training and technical assistance. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-6403

P2-You: Alternative Transportation. The alternative transportation session was held on October 11, 2001. The class learned about the impacts of vehicles on Denver's air quality and ways to reduce these impacts. The session featured presentations about future vehicles, including information about the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles and the Hypercar, fuel cells for vehicles, and alternative fuels such as Ethanol85 and Compressed Natural Gas. Company representatives explained the features on the ultraclean Honda Civic GX and the hybrid Toyota Prius. These cars were available on site for test drives. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Business Opportunities in Energy Technologies Forum. The Colorado Pollution Prevention Partnership, the University of Colorado at Denver, the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, and the Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation sponsored a forum on energy technologies on November 1, 2001. Topics addressed included cogeneration, distributed power, including fuel cells and microturbines, bioenergy, and energy efficiency. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Region 8 to Develop an Environmental Management System. During FY 2002, the newly formed Environmental Management Team (EMS Team) will address questions about how the Region conducts business, how we stack up in the environmental ranking, and how to operate in the most environmentally sound manner. The EMS Team consists of representatives from each program area. The P2 Program is supporting the effort with 0.4 FTE for a team facilitator. The Region has contributed $25,000 to hire a contractor to support this effort. Team members have participated in EMS training and are finalizing a work plan. The team will provide basic EMS training to all EPA Region 8 staff. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-6403

P2-You: Recycling. As part of the Pollution Prevention team's on-going series to educate Region 8 employees about ways to reduce their environmental impacts, "Recycling: Behind the Scenes" was presented on December 6, 2001. The presentation gave an overview of the solid waste dilemma including the amount of waste generated in the U.S., the amount that is diverted from landfills by recycling and composting and environmental issues associated with landfilling. It covered the three components of recycling - collection and transportation, remanufacturing, and buying recycled products - and explained how economic factors affect the efficiency and feasibility of recycling various materials. Some recycled content products were passed around and resources provided for where to buy them. The presentation concluded with some thought-provoking excerpts from the book "Affluenza, The All-Consuming Epidemic" by authors John DeGraaf, David Wann and Thomas Naylor, which is hoped to inspire consumers to consume less stuff. Whitney Trulove-Cranor, 303-312-6099

Environmental Champions Brochure and Poster. Studies conducted as part of Region 8's NPS/EPA Partnership Project documented that the most important factor to the success of a P2 program was an individual who was willing to get the job done. This person is referred to as the "Environmental Champion" - the person who is so persistent that the group follows through on a project just to shut him/her up! The project "P2 Champions - How to Find Them, Make Them and Treat Them Right!" resulted in development of an environmental champion brochure and poster. These materials are designed to assist managers in both the public and private sector to realize the value of an environmental champion for their environmental program. These materials provide guidelines on how to communicate environmental messages throughout the organization so that the entire staff is informed. In addition, the materials give existing environmental champions information on how to engage others, sell their projects to managers, and how to transfer their role to someone else when they leave the position. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-6403

Energy Star Labels for 41 Jefferson County Schools. The Region 8 Acting Deputy Regional Administrator presented Energy Star Labels for School Buildings in Jefferson County, Colorado. This designation indicates that the Jefferson County School District is a leader in energy performance, and the labels are a tangible reward for the commitment to minimizing taxpayer costs and acting as a steward for the environment. The facilities meet the Energy Star performance target by reducing utility costs with the use of energy efficient lighting, air conditioning, and employee involvement programs. Energy efficiency measures adopted by these 41 schools will save the taxpayers of Jefferson County almost $500,000 per year, money that can be spent on educating children. Only one school district in the nation has more buildings with Energy Star Labels. With the award of these labels, Colorado becomes the first state in the country to have four different school districts with Energy Star buildings. Patty Crow, 303-312-6464

Greening Your Ski Area. A project to prevent pollution at ski areas has been completed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Tetra Tech EM, Inc., with funds from EPA. The project featured detailed pollution prevention assessment at two cooperating ski areas in Colorado - - Aspen Ski Company and Arapahoe Basin. Pollution prevention opportunities and recommendations for all aspects of ski area operations, including lift operations, snowmaking, food and beverage service, lodging, vehicle maintenance, buildings, grounds maintenance, and purchasing are covered in the summary report "Greening Your Ski Area - A Pollution Prevention Handbook." Pollution prevention training workshops for ski areas have been conducted at the National Ski Area Association Western Meeting in Utah and Eastern Meeting in Vermont. John Larson, 303-312-6030

P2-You: Pesticides in the Home. The Pesticides in the Home class was held on January 24, 2002. Instructors presented basic information about pesticides, including how pesticides are registered, pesticide labeling, and what information is not included on the labels. The class covered safe use of pesticides and included a demonstration of application equipment calibration. Participants discussed common pest control problems and learned how to minimize or avoid pesticide use through integrated pest management techniques and alternative control methods. Sources for pesticide and pest control information were provided. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Polyacrylamide (PAM) for Row Crop Irrigation. The PAM project in Weld County, Colorado, has been completed. Research has shown that PAM added to irrigation water binds soil particles together into aggregates, preventing them from leaving the field. A partnership with the Southeast Weld County Soil Conservation District (SEWSCD), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Colorado Cooperative Extension Service, Earth Chem, and local producers demonstrated that PAM reduces surface and groundwater pollution resulting from the transport of fertilizers, pesticides, and eroded sediment in irrigation water. During the project, water and sediment samples were taken from three furrow-irrigated fields of field corn, sugar beets, and dry beans and analyzed for agriculture chemical content. Project results from divided field trials (one side treated with PAM and the other irrigated with untreated water) show that the cost of adding PAM to the irrigation water is offset by the savings in chemicals and topsoil retained on the fields. The results have been presented to growers and their organizations and, as a result, more growers are using PAM. Carl Heskett, 303-312-6492

Salt Lake City Energy Star Posters. Posters promoting the Energy Star Program and supporting local partners in the Salt Lake City area were printed and distributed in time for the 2002 Olympic Games. The posters feature a very attractive color photograph of Salt Lake City with the mountains in the background along with the slogan "The Air Over Salt Lake City Says Thanks!" The posters have a sidebar that includes basic Energy Star information and refers to the website and toll free phone number for the program. Patty Crow, 303-312-6464

P2-You: Household Hazardous Waste. The initial P2 University series concluded on February 15, 2002, with a class about household hazardous waste. The class talked about the many toxic chemicals in products found in a typical cleaning closet, basement, or garage. Participants learned about opportunities for proper disposal of unneeded household hazardous waste in the Denver metro area and less toxic alternatives that can do the job. Julie Kline of Denver Recycles taught the first part of the class. She showed a video on household hazardous waste and talked about the variety of household hazardous waste programs in the Metro Denver area. Dianne Thiel from the P2 Team presented the last part of the class covering toxic chemical components of household products and alternatives. The P2 team plans to continue the series in the future. Dianne Thiel, 303-312-6389

P2 Assessment Workshop. The Region 8 P2 Team hosted a highly successful P2 Assessment Workshop on February 12-13, 2002, in the EPA Conference Center. Forty-five inspectors and P2 specialists from Colorado, Montana, and Wyoming, from county and city governments along the front range (as well as from Orem, Utah), and from EPA Region 8 and the National Enforcement Investigations Center attended. The first day featured basic training on how to conduct P2 assessments provided by Tetra Tech EM, Inc. The training covered industrial application of P2 approaches, P2 assessment strategies and tools, and roles of regulatory agencies in communicating and promoting P2 opportunities. The second day addressed practical aspects of providing P2 assistance. The workshop included presentations about the legal aspects of P2 assistance and supplemental environmental projects (SEPs) provided by representatives of the Region 8 Legal Enforcement Program, the business perspective covered by the Colorado Environmental Business Alliance, and examples of innovative SEPs described by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The second day also featured panel discussions by representatives from all levels of government and by a group of area business leaders. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Lead Region Meeting. Region 8 participated in the Lead Region meeting held at the Region 5 Office in Chicago on February 22, 2002, along with representatives from Region 5, Region 2 and Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics in Washington, D.C. The new Voluntary Pollution Reduction Initiative was the main focus of the meeting. The group discussed funding, the roles of Headquarters, Regions and the States, selection of target chemicals or sectors, flexibility versus focus for the initiative, and measurement. Additional input will be sought from other Headquarters offices, from all Regions, and eventually from the States. John Larson, 303-312-6030

P2 You: Vehicles of the Future. Rapidly emerging automotive technologies promise major advances in fuel efficiency, reduced petroleum dependence, and lower emissions of combustion byproducts associated with conventional personal and freight transport. A Region 8 expert attended the recent Electric Vehicle Association of the Americas conference in Sacramento, CA, where all major international automakers presented state-of-the-art information. The automakers also demonstrated their battery electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell electric vehicle technologies. Nearly 800 participants attended the technical sessions, heard from industry and government leaders, and visited an exhibit hall. Concept and demonstration vehicles, hybrid battery, and fuel cell power trains, electricity, hydrogen and methanol refueling stations, and transportation system components were displayed. On March 14th the Regional representative presented information on the most recent transportation technology advances unveiled at the conference, described his opportunity to drive fuel cell and hybrid electric vehicles, discussed the status of fueling infrastructure development, and described advanced hydrogen and methanol production scenarios. The class included time for questions and answers as well as a discussion on the environmental and public health benefits associated with the advanced technologies expected in coming months and years. David Schaller, 303-312-6146

Environmental Management System (EMS) Development Presentation at the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Representatives from Region 8 and the National Park Service (NPS) Intermountain Region presented a session about the partnership effort for EMS development at the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable held in Portland, Oregon, on April 2-4, 2002. The NPS EMS now being finalized is a very important step in a long series of environmental initiatives that began with the formation of the Region 8/NPS partnership designed to assist the NPS in developing an integrated environmental management program for each of the 81 parks within this Intermountain Region. The EMS process has been supported with tools, training and technical assistance at all parks. The effort is based on a long-term goal of affirmative procurement and sustainability. The EMS is heavily weighed towards pollution prevention as the change mechanism to achieve compliance and reduce compliance obligations. Region 8 has been an active partner in development of the NPS EMS and is using the knowledge and experience gained by ths partnership to develop a pollution prevention based EMS for regional operations. The presentation focused on lessons learned as both agencies have progressed through the EMS development process. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-6403

Phone Book Recycling Program Ends. Qwest Dex will no longer be collecting phone books in the Denver Metro area for recycling. This service began about ten years ago when the company was U.S. West Dex and provided large roll off bins for phone books at Safeway stores. Now Qwest Dex feels that there is no longer a need for them to financially support the collection of phone books, nor do they feel that recycling should be part of their business strategy. This move is putting the burden on municipalities who wish to see phone books diverted from the waste stream, but because of low market value for telephone directories, they fear they cannot do it cost effectively. While recycling old directories is cost effective in other parts of the country because of proximity to markets, it will likely not be cost effective for Colorado communities and Qwest Dex is not willing to subsidize the cost. This year, Qwest Dex will distribute 705,600 community books and 1.6 million Metro area books. That totals 5,208 tons of phone books being distributed. In the past, on average, 22% of the community books and 17% of the Metro books have been collected for recycling. Whitney Trulove-Cranor, 303-312-6099

Jeffco Public Schools Win EPA Energy Award. The EPA named Jeffco Public Schools (Jefferson County, Colorado) an Energy Star Partner of the Year at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., for its outstanding commitment to pollution prevention through implementing strategic energy management, thereby protecting the environment and strengthening the district's bottom line. Not only is Jeffco Public Schools the only school district among the 30 organizations nationwide earning a 2002 Energy Star Partner Award, it is also the only organization in the EPA's history to earn both the Energy Star Partner Award and the Indoor Air Quality Excellence Award (2001) for being one of the national leaders in improving air quality in schools, dispelling a myth that energy efficiency leads to less healthy buildings. The annual savings among Jeffco's 41 Energy Star schools alone equates to keeping 7,563 cars off the road, planting l,567 acres of trees, saving $457,246 in utility expenses, and reducing the emission of almost 8 million pounds of carbon dioxide, 86,000 pounds of sulfur dioxide, and 7,800 pounds of nitrogen oxide. Patty Crow, 303-312-6464

Small Business Environmental Management Workshop. Region 8 employees participated in a workshop, "Cultivating Environmental Management: Working with Small Businesses", on April 5, 2002, along with state regulators and local pollution prevention and business assistance providers. The workshop was sponsored by the EPA Small Business Division in the Office of Policy, Economics, and Innovation and by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Office of the Environmental Ombudsman. Workshop exercises followed a series of practical steps designed to improve environmental performance, which are documented in the draft EPA publication, "Practical Guide to Environmental Management for Small Businesses." The workshop focused on development of process maps for small businesses to identify waste reduction and pollution prevention opportunities. Environmental management, employee training and awareness, and recordkeeping were emphasized through development of a spill preparedness plan. These principles can then be incorporated with an environmental policy, specific targets, and measurements and applied to a more comprehensive environmental management system. The workshop was the first of six to be held throughout the country. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Denver Bicycle Master Plan Adopted. Denver has been recognized as one of the top bicycling cities in North America by Bicycling Magazine (1995, 1999, 2001). Denver achieved this recognition through successful implementation of many of the proposals in the 1993 Bicycle Master Plan. On Monday, April 8, 2002, the Denver City Council approved the new 2001 Bicycle Master Plan. The Plan has updated recommendations for trails, major missing links, downtown bicycling opportunities, bicycle messengers, the grid system of bicycle routes which covers Denver, and related topics. The Master Plan is available at EPA's participation on the Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Committee has been beneficial in several ways. Most recently, the Region 8 Air Program's Commuter Choice representatives met with the Bicycle Advisory Committee to discuss ways in which employers could support bicycle commuting. Using input from the Committee, the EPA representative prepared a fact sheet on bicycle commuting for inclusion in EPA's Commuter Choice informational packages for Denver employers. Dianne Thiel, 303-312-6389

Ski Area Pollution Prevention Workshop. The National Ski Areas Association, Colorado Ski Country USA, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment presented a pollution prevention workshop for Colorado ski areas at Keystone, CO, on April 11, 2002. The workshop summarized a three year project, funded by EPA, to reduce environmental impacts in all areas of ski area operations using pollution prevention approaches. Areas addressed at the workshop were the sustainable slopes assessment tool, performance measurement and reporting, purchasing, food and beverage service, lodging, grounds maintenance, buildings, sustainable design, lift operations, snowmaking, and vehicle maintenance. These pollution prevention opportunities for ski areas are described in detail in the publication, "Greening your Ski Area - A Pollution Prevention Handbook." The workshop also featured presentations by environmental managers for ski areas involved in the project, including the two partners in the project, Aspen Ski Company and Arapahoe Basin, as well as Vail Resorts. John Larson, 303-312-6030

El Paso County, Colorado Hopes to Advance Recycling Infrastructure. The Clean Air Campaign of Colorado Springs, along with many local sponsors, hosted a day of "Talking Trash." Approximately 50 local stakeholders and interested citizens participated in the event to learn how other communities along the front range have developed successful recycling collection programs. There was also a discussion about how markets for recycled materials affect the cost and feasibility of collecting them. The EPA representative presented information about the need to support markets by buying products made with recycled content, particularly through use of government procurement policies. Volunteer workgroups will be established to follow-up on the suggestions made. Whitney Trulove-Cranor, 303-312-6099

Department of Interior Facility Management Conference. The Department of Interior (USDI) 2001 Facility Management Conference was held April 15-19, 2002, in San Diego, CA. The focus of the conference was Stewardship of Federal Facilities. EPA Region 8, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS) presented an 8 hour Environmental Management System training session. Also presented was a 90 minute workshop on forming Environmental Partnerships and a 90 minute session on EPA's National Performance Track and the NPS's Green Purchasing Program.

Opening remarks from Lynn Scarlett, Assistant Secretary for the Department of Interior, stated that the number one priority for USDI is partnerships. The NPS/EPA Partnership Project is being used as a model for USDI to follow. Region 8 supported a technical information booth with the NPS to highlight the work of the partnership. The P2 Team's Champions for the Environment poster and brochure were featured in the conference poster session. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-5403

Natural Step Workshop. EPA employees attended a workshop about applying the natural step principles to environmental management on April 23, 2002, at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The workshop was sponsored by the Colorado Pollution Prevention Partnership and the Colorado Sustainable Business Alliance and featured a presentation by Dr. Leslie Wildesen from Environmental Training and Consulting International, Inc. Dr. Wildesen focused on practical application of the four scientifically based Natural Step system conditions, which are in order for a society to be sustainable, nature's functions and diversity are not systematically subject to increasing concentrations of substances extracted from the earth's crust, subject to increasing concentrations of substances produced by society, impoverished by overharvesting or other forms of ecosystem manipulation, and resources are used fairly and efficiently in order to meet basic human needs worldwide. She explained how these conditions can form a set of basic principles as a foundation to guide business practices and processes. The workshop was provided as part of an EPA grant to the Colorado Pollution Prevention Partnership to encourage and promote sustainable business practices. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Chemical and Pesticides Results Measures (CAPRM) Work Group Meeting. Region 8 represented the Regions at the CAPRM work group meeting held on April 29-30, 2002, in Washington, D.C. The work group included representatives from the EPA Office of Prevention, Pesticides and Toxic Substances (OPPTS), state environmental and agriculture agencies, and the chemical industry. The work group reviewed and discussed various environmental indicators developed under a cooperative agreement between OPPTS and Florida State University. The environmental and programmatic indicators are classified along a continuum ranging from activity measures through changes in ambient conditions to impacts on human and ecological health. A total of 82 indicators have been completed and 45 more have been proposed covering areas such as human health effects, ecological effects, sustainability, food, products, and global effects. The meeting also featured a presentation by the OPPTS Senior Budget Officer about information used to develop the EPA State of the Environment Report. Opening remarks were presented by Steve Brown, the Acting Executive Director for the Environmental Council of States. John Larson, 303-312-6030

Colorado Financing Municipal Computer Collection Events. The Colorado Office of Energy management and Conservation will be spending over $100,000 to help communities across Colorado collect and recycle old computers from households and small businesses. The purpose of the collection events is to educate consumers about the hazardous components in computers, give consumers a cost effective alternative to throwing obsolete equipment into the landfill, and help municipalities establish long term programs for diverting this material from the waste stream. These events will cover communities in approximately 25 counties around the state. Whitney Trulove-Cranor, 303-312-6099

Grand Canyon National Park Environmental Management System. As part of the National Park Service(NPS)/EPA Partnership, the Environmental Management System (EMS) program for the NPS was rolled out at Grand Canyon National Park. The Pollution Prevention team, partnering with representatives from the Emergency Response and Preparedness Team, the National Environmental Performance Track Program, and EPA Region 9 provided assistance to the NPS for this pilot. As required by Executive Order 13148, this pilot represents the first facility in the Department of Interior to initiate an EMS. The Partnership provided training and technical assistance to the Park. The materials and methodology developed for this pilot will be used at parks throughout the NPS. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-6403

Western Regions Federal Facilities Conference. A Region 8 representative participated in the Western Regions Federal Facilities Conference held on May 14-16, 2002, in Sparks, Nevada. The conference featured six workshops on the first day covering the topics of fleet maintenance, electronic equipment management, the Safe Drinking Water Act requirements, environmental justice, outcomes measurement, and homeland security. A wide variety of shorter presentations were provided on five separate tracks on the following two days. Region 8 presented information related to environmentally preferable cleaning products. Dianne Thiel, 303-312-6389

Environmentally Preferable Paper Used in Region 8. Four members of the Office of Technical and Management Services have succeeded in their efforts to purchase environmentally preferable paper for Region 8. Until now, lack of availability, increased cost, and concerns about performance have been barriers to making this change. Thanks to the leadership of these four individuals, these barriers have been overcome. The Region now uses copier and printer paper that is 100% post consumer recycled content that is process chlorine free. As a result, the Region is supporting markets for recycled paper and is reducing dioxins released from bleaching paper. Whitney Trulove-Cranor, 303-312-6099

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Signs Voluntary Partnership. CDPHE joined Energy Star becoming the first Colorado government agency to sign on with the voluntary program. Jane Norton signed the partnership agreement on June 17, 2002. Under this agreement, CDPHE will measure, track and benchmark its facilities energy performance, develop and implement a plan to improve energy performance in all of its facilities and operations, educate staff and public about its partnership and work with other Colorado state agencies and local governments on promoting Energy Star. Patty Crow, 303-312-6464

Pollution Prevention Grants to States. The Region 8 states were awarded $478,630 for the 2002 Pollution Prevention Grant Program (previously known as the Pollution Prevention Incentives for States Program). This amount is an increase of $153 over last year's allotment. Collectively, the states requested $532,778 (to be matched by an equal amount from the states) to promote multi-media pollution prevention, advance state environmental goals, promote accomplishments within the states' environmental programs and to promote partnerships. The shortfall of $54,148 in Federal dollars represents efforts that will be scaled back in the areas of direct pollution prevention outreach, technical assistance and training, regulatory integration, compliance assistance, energy efficiency, waste reduction, water conservation, data collection, meeting state environmental goals, demonstration projects, and supporting innovative activities. States have increasing needs for support of activities to assist businesses and industries in identifying better environmental strategies and solutions for reducing waste at the source. However, many of these activities will be reduced in scope or will not be started because states are faced with declining purchasing power of level funding allocations and the prospect of further budget reductions in the future. Linda Walters, 303-312-6385

National Electronics Workshop. On July 1-2, 2002, Region 8 hosted a national workshop on compliance with State and Federal rules for managing used electronic equipment. Attendance for the workshop was 106, from Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Colorado organizations were represented on four of the panels. The University of Florida provided compelling evidence on the toxicity of computer monitors and printed wire boards. They have also begun studies on the toxicity of flat panel display monitors and cell phones. Recycling businesses expressed concern about the States and EPA developing different regulations for electronic waste and are concerned that the Federal Prison Industries (UNICOR) computer recycling services are negatively impacting competition in the marketplace. Whitney Trulove-Cranor, 303-312-6099

Region 8 Hosted Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) Training. The Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics has developed a user-friendly, multi-media environmental indicators model to investigate the risk-related aspects of toxic chemical releases in the U.S. The RSEI model provides a measure of the impact of TRI chemicals on the general population. This screening-level tool provides users with the opportunity to examine trends, to rank and prioritize chemicals for strategic planning, to conduct risk-related targeting, to perform environmental justice evaluations and to support community-based environmental protection projects. Dr. Steven Hassur, a primary developer for the model, taught two half-day RSEI workshops in Denver on July 24th and 25th. Joyel Dhieux, 303-312-6447

National EMS Workshop for Federal Agencies. EPA Region 8 co-hosted a national workshop for Federal agencies on how to design an environmental management system. The 16-hour workshop was held July 31 through August 2, 2002, in Lakewood, CO. Executive Order 13148, "Greening the Government through Leadership in Environmental Management," requires Federal agencies to develop and implement environmental management systems at all appropriate facilities by the end of 2005. This workshop educated Federal facility managers from core functions, purchasing, facilities, contracts, engineering, planning and budgeting, maintenance, laboratories, data systems, and the environmental program. This training helped Federal managers design EMSs that meet the requirements of ISO14001, the international EMS standard. Dianne Thiel, 303-312-6389

Environmental Management System (EM) Training. As Region 8 rolls out its EMS, employees were trained on what an EMS is, why we are doing it, and what our respective roles are as managers and staff. Employees attended a one-hour training session in July. Marie Zanowick, 303-312-6403

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