Minutes of 1999 Roundtable -
Park City, Utah, August 11-13, 1999
Photos of the Roundtable
Update from Big Sky Roundtable -1998
Mike Vogel passed out minutes from the Roundtable held last August, in Big
Sky, Montana. The Region 8 Peaks to Prairies Center is one of nine national Centers. The
coalition of regional centers is called P2Rx. EPA is requiring a 3-year vision from each
of the regional centers. Initiatives proposed for Region 8 in 1999-2002 are as follows:
- Fine tuning regional and national networking - web site, conference calls, annual
roundtable, news distribution and developing partnerships with other entities
- Maintain/expand assistance provider and higher education databases.
- Maintain regional reference collection - loan library, collection of regionally produced
resources, linking with larger collections, publishing documents on-line. Need input on
other potential uses.
- Regional marketing support - define what is needed, regional P2 week activities? These
have been produced: television PSAs, Radio PSAs, web site, letterhead, business card, P2Rx
articles in nationally syndicated magazines.
- Sponsor one training per year of regional benefit.
- Develop evaluation/measurement standards or suggestions - send any metrics used in your
- Mini-grants program for P2 efforts with regional benefit - currently funded: Utah -
construction waste P2, Montana - Enviro-Rangers youth club. New RFP now out.
- P2 construction and autobody sector lead, expand to petroleum/refinery and national
- Identify sustainable funding
EPA / State Updates
U.S. EPA - John Shoaff :
PPIS funding should stay the same at $4.995K nationally. He is
anticipating funds will be consistent, and is trying to keep money for those initiatives.
PPIS last year took out $50k for general program support and $50k for tribal initiatives.
Hoping to step up the Federal Register Notice in October with replies due by January.
Trends: Region 8 integrates pollution prevention incentives for states (PPIS) with the
performance partnership grants (PPG). Many P2 benefits.
State technical assistance program brochure may come out in the fall from
headquarters serving as a reference guide to states programs. PBT initiative with PPIS
grants. This is to continue for the next few years. It is designed to identify certain
sectors that could identify sources of and how to PBTs. Will trickle down to regional and
state initiatives. Last year Region 5 was funded for combustion and boiler initiatives. He
said that at minimum, this will be a two year interest. There is a strategy and lists are
on web site.
The National Resources Defense Council partnered with DOW Chemical in a
project to find pollution prevention opportunities at DOW's Midland Michigan site. The program involved
community groups, and set guidelines with the expectation of a 35% reduction. The program
exceeded every goal set, and saved millions of dollars. John said EPA will work with NRDC
to identify more sites. They have identified 3 possible companies so far.
Innovative Approaches to Environmental Protection Taskforce was created
last year to give recognition to P2 programs. There were a handful of new/different ideas
used: environmental stewardship and compliance initiatives. Project will bring compliance
assistance people together. Aiming for Excellence report will be on the web.
Environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) is a top priority. The program
received additional support from Congress in the last fiscal year. A new feature of the
program is a database of product categories that list and reference environmental aspects
of the products. Another pilot project dealt with a renovation of the Pentagon.
EPA - Linda Walters:
Congress has provided a new mandate for strategic planning called the
Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The Office of Pollution Prevention and
Toxics (OPPT), Washington, D.C., is integrating this document's objectives and strategies
in all activities and has passed along this guidance to the Regions. The element of the
plan that the Region 8 Pollution Prevention Program is guided by is Goal 4, Objective 5:
Protect Communities, Improve Pollution Prevention Strategies, Tools, and Approaches.
Performance measures of this goal are to integrate P2 strategies, tools and approaches
into state and tribal environmental regulatory core programs and in regional multi-media
and voluntary partnership activities, maintain up-to-date information in the national
GranTrack system on all region P2 grants, ensure that the Regional P2 Resource Exchange
(P2Rx) Center is responsive to the needs of its states and that the Center collaborates
with other Centers to develop national standards for P2 information sharing, ensure
activities are ongoing to reduce or eliminate persistent bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT)
chemicals in the environment, and incorporate environmental considerations into the design
and redesign of products, processes, and technical and management systems. Congress will
continue to give EPA money as long as they can show progress towards these efforts.
Measuring results of these activities will show progress and the states' creative ideas on
measurements are solicited. In addition to the mandate from Congress, EPA also recognizes
that the states have environmental goals to meet and EPA will strive to balance the goals
of the states with those mandated by Congress.
Colorado - Parry Burnap:
Working on regulatory aspects of P2 and are involved in the SPRINT project
working with Tellus. So far they have listed all that has been done in integration and
have decided if they meet the seven SPRINT criteria required to make P2 change
comprehensive, systematic and quantifiable -- They will receive 18 month work plans, and
get training for the P2 community.
P2 link is an inter-divisional team that has different job functions.
Consists of 30 people that were hand picked for their personality and job function. They
are getting together with the core P2 program staff and will be responsible for
implementing the SPRINT plan as well as other multi-media prevention-based activities.
Still have governor's challenge.
Companies must make voluntary commitments to significant emissions reductions through
prevention practices. There are no minimum requirements. In exchange, the companies
receive technical assistance and public recognition.
Kathy runs this approximately $95,000 grants program. Each proposal that
she receives shows the amount of money that is matched. This program is funded by the
Colorado P2 act. To get the money, a fee was created from the SARA 3 community right to
know act. The money they receive goes straight into the community. Projecting that they
will get near $100,000 this year.
Some CDPHE staff have undergone Natural Step Training and there are plans
to integrate training with an environmental/economic efficiency strategy for the agency.
The Council of State Governments funded an exchange in P2 technology, services and policy
to enhance trade with Asia. The project was administered by the Environmental Business
Alliance who helped created a partnership with Malaysia.
Environmental Leadership Program. There are currently no leaders but there
are five candidates. All candidates have been admitted to the program since August. She
believes that the slow start of the program is due to the fact that the agency doesn't yet provide compelling incentives. The companies
must have a clean compliance record for 3 years, an established P2 program, and community
programs to be eligible.
Compass Project - this is a two year effort to create a system that will
measure environmental results of traditional and non-traditional compliance activities of
the agency. She expects it will be hard to design the soft ware, but also difficult to get
compliance staff to participate.
The air program is doing an online tool kit for inspectors. The purpose is
so the inspectors can quickly look at information before going on to a inspection.
Montana - Mike Vogel, John Hudson, Lara Dando
The MSU Extension P2 program is involved in several related projects
outside PPIS funding including:
Linking with students and faculty at seven Montana tribal colleges through
internships funded by Environmental Justice mini-grants to do P2 work on reservations.
National Resource Center for Sustainable Built Environments, an initiative
at Montana State University - Bozeman to collect information about green building
Mercury Thermostat Recovery Program started by the Low-Income
Weatherization Program in partnership with Johnstone Supply to replace old
mercury-containing thermostats with new non-mercury ones.
Healthy Indoor Air for America's
Homes - a national project with EPA and USDA. Program managers in 43 states, mini-grants
to all states to provide curriculum and train instructors in the basics of indoor air
quality in people's homes, October is National
Home*A*Syst program is being used for consumer P2.
John Hudson described the EcoStar recognition program for businesses.
Businesses can use the recognition for marketing, but there is some fear of being targeted
by regulators. He also described the new equipment rebate program which gives rebates for
equipment or process changes. Maximum rebate is $250. Working on eligibility issues
(EcoStar winners?), business size and additional rebates.
STAR program -- Spray Technique Analysis and Research. This is to tie in
with the Rebate Program. There goal is to assist spray coating businesses with P2 and
lowering costs. Certification by Outside Agency: MCRA MDEQ, ICAR.
Lara Dando Local Government P2: Creating Pollution Prevention Guide for
Local Governments using portions of EPA's document to create a Montana-specific guidebook.
As a complimentary project, the EcoStar Community Awards Program will award local
governments for their pollution prevention efforts.
To help create safer working conditions for all Montanans, the MSU
Extension Service Pollution Prevention Program and the Montana Department of Labor and
Industry Safety Bureau have created a partnership. A brochure advertising both agencies
and the benefits of pollution prevention is being produced. Joint workshops/trainings are
also in the works. Funds from 1998-99 were used to create a pollution prevention youth
awareness curriculum packet and bring the activities to six 4-H camps in June. Several
other camps/schools also utilized the information in the packet. The packet will be
expanded over the next fiscal year so that more camps and schools can use it to teach kids
about pollution prevention. Another service is the Montana Material Exchange:
www.montana.edu/wwwated.mme.htm. The MME has close to 200 listings, with, unfortunately,
few documented exchanges. The Bridge Newsletter, published 6 times a year, is circulated
to 3000 businesses, educators, etc. Published in paper and posted on the web at: www.montana.edu/wwwated/bridge.htm
Montana DEQ - Lou Moore:
Montana has pulled together various programs into a P2 bureau to emphasize
the importance of P2 in the agency. One important function is housing the Small Business
Ombudsman and managing the Small Business Assistance program. In additional to regular
program functions, DEQ has two special projects in this area this year. First, Montana has
been selected to hold the national conference for Small Business Assistance Program
managers and Small Business Ombudsmen for 2000. The meeting will be held in Missoula
Montana in June. Second, Montana was selected through a competitive solicitation to
receive $75,000 from EPA to evaluate its small business efforts and to try different
marketing strategies for outreach to these businesses.
The P2 Bureau has responsibility for the Source Water Protection Program
and submitted its program plan to EPA in February. Montana has 1900 public water supplies
that must complete delineations and assessments of their water supplies in the next few
years. The P2 bureau's goal is to have majority of communities complete a source water
protection plan in addition to the required delineations and assessments for their public
water supplies. The assessment part of the SWAP identifies businesses or other sites
within the delineated area that pose potential risks of contamination because of the
chemicals or processes used. These businesses will be targeted for P2 assistance by the
Ombudsman and others at DEQ.
The DEQ P2 program has oversight of four local water quality districts in
the state. These are set up within local governments to address water quality in specified
areas. The bureau assists the districts as the request it with individual requests such as
source water planning and household hazardous waste days.
In the past year the P2 bureau has been involved in ground water planning.
The coordinated review and recommendations for a ground water plan that was developed
jointly with the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation. This coordination
included permitting, remediation, planning, Pollution Prevention and enforcement areas of
the agency. The P2 bureau also manages the wetland grants program and facilitates the
statewide Wetland Council.
Another important area for the P2 bureau is the research, demonstration,
and promotion of alternative transportation fuels, primarily biofuels including ethanol
and biodiesel. The bureau issued a request for proposals and helped establish the first
E-85 refueling station in Montana last fall. Funding was received from the Legislature to
establish 2-4 additional E-85 stations in the next two years. The bureau continues its
work to promote E-10 (also known as gasohol) used in two-cycle snowmobile engines. This
work continues to focus on the areas around Yellowstone National Park including the
community of West Yellowstone. The bureau has joined forces with the Greater Yellowstone
Teton Clean Cities Coalition. This group considers and recommends alternative modes of
transportation and alternative fuels to reduce traffic, congestion, and air pollution in
Montana and neighboring states due to tourism in Yellowstone and Teton national parks.
Another major focus of the bureau is waste reduction efforts including
reuse and recycling. Montana needs to update its Integrated Waste Management Plan this
year and is beginning to collect information on the types and amounts of wastes disposed
of in Montana. An ambitious goal of reducing the amount of waste generated in Montana by
25% was set in 1994. We are not achieving that and will be looking at opportunities to
improve. We have hired a second person to work in this are and have good success in the
area of glass recycling. We have established local markets for glass recycling at two
cement plants and as road base in three communities. DEQ is working to reduce construction
wastes through an effort that combines P2 practices with energy efficiency practices and
affordable housing issues. This effort will include the demonstration of resource
efficient materials in 2-3 homes and inclusion of the homes in a book of affordable,
energy efficient house plans under development. This effort has several partners including
the MSU P2 program that will provide education and outreach and the Montana Building
Industries Association that will assist with the demonstrations and printing the plan
There are several P2 regulatory integration efforts starting in Montana
and we are excited to expand them. Our efforts working with the Air and Waste Management
Bureau and the Board of Environmental Review to change the permitting rules applicable to
cement kilns has successfully allowed for the substitutions of glass as a source of silica
in the cement manufacturing process. We now have both cement kilns in the state taking
glass for recycling in this manner. The Source Water Assessment Program worked with the
Public Water Supply Program to amend their rules to require all new applications for
public water supplies to complete delineations and assessments of the source of water
supplying the public system before applications can be approved. And while not regulatory,
integrating source reduction in the construction industry recommendations into the energy
efficient and affordable home efforts will have a more significant impact that any single
South Dakota - Dennis Clarke
The SD P2 Program is housed in the division
of Financial and Technical Assistance, Water Resource Assistance Program. The state does
not see a need for a P2 statute.
The primary focus of the SD P2 Program has been rural and agricultural.
The program is beginning a shift toward small business. A P2 industrial assessment project
is near completion. The project partner is the SD School of Mines and Technology
(SDSM&T). During the project, onsite P2 assistance was provided to five small
industries. One of which is the state cement plant. A new project to assist additional
small businesses through the formation of industry specific focus groups will be initiated
through the new PPIS Grant. SDSM&T will also serve as DENR's project partner for
the focus group project. One focus group will be the jewelry manufacturing industry.
One of the positive results realized from the ag focus is that many
reservations people had about participation in environmental projects have been overcome
through successful experiences with ag related projects completed through the P2 Program.
The Bootstraps and ag waste projects have been especially successful in this regard.
A wastewater infiltration project was completed recently. Assistance was
provided to 20 communities during the project. This exceeds the established milestone by
eight. DENR completed the project through a partnership with the SD Association of Rural
DENR has formed a partnership with SD State University (SDSU) to continue
development of precision farming practices. The project is supported through PPIS and
Sustainable P2 Grants from EPA, NASA ands several ag commodity Groups. As part of the
project, GIS and GPA technology is being integrated into crop management to control
seeding rates, the application of fertilizer and pesticides and monitor yields based on
site-specific areas in fields. All application rates are linked to field scouting, soil
samples and yield potential for each management area in a field.
Environmental education modules focusing on source reduction were
developed and field-tested through SDSU. Teachers from 34 school districts were involved
in the development and learned effective environmental education methods at workshops
sponsored as part of the project. Approximately 34,000 students were involved with the
field test of the materials.
A source water protection video was produced through a partnership with
the City of Spearfish. The video is part of a countrywide source water protection effort.
Source Water and Geologic Survey Programs and USGS provided technical assistance for the
The SD P2 Program continues to be active in ag waste management related
projects. Financial and technical assistance has been provided for several confined animal
feeding operations (CAFO) and animal feeding operations (AFO) projects. The ag waste
projects are multimedia and enjoy support of the livestock industry. Ag waste projects
completed or in progress include:
Training for AFO/CAFO operators. Project partners - SDSU, SD Pork
Producers and DENR Ground water Program.
DakotaFest display - Managing Manure for Profit. A flier was provided to
persons visiting the exhibit. Project partners - NRCS, SDSU, SD Association of
Conservation Districts (SDACD), Resource Conservation and Development Associations
(RC&Ds) and several conservation districts and watershed projects.
A public involvement manual Getting Results for Public Involvement
is near completion. The manual is written to assist agency and organization staff in
obtaining effective public involvement when environmental projects are being planned and
completed. Funding for the project is from the Nonpoint source program and Northwest Area
Foundation. Primary project partners - SD Coordinated Resource Management Technical Group,
SDACD, SDSU and Midwest Mediation.
Phosphorous Based Nutrient Management program. The project is designed to
generate the information needed to begin shifting from nitrogen to phosphorous-based
nutrient management for crop production in accordance with the Unified AFO/CAFO Strategy.
Primary project partners - SD Cattleman's Association, SD Pork Producers and SDSU.
Intensive Grazing Demonstration Project The project is an outgrowth of the
NRCS Grazing Lands Initiative. Through the program good range/pasture, management will be
promoted and range health including bio-diversity increased. The project is in
development. Main project partners - NRCS, RC&Ds, SDSU, SD Grasslands Coalition,
conservation districts, SDACD and livestock producer groups.
Manure Management video. A second manure management video is in
production. This edition will focus on best management practices that reduce pollution
during storage and application on fields. The video is being produced so that 2-4 minute
segments can be shown SD Ag Today. The show reaches approximately 45,000 persons each
Utah - Sonja Wallace:
Whole focus is currently the Olympics.
Gives out grants: PAWS (Ground Water and Protection).
Official DEQ Olympic Liaison - Works with: DEQ; six divisions; EPHA
(Environmental Public Health Alliance); Local Health Departments; State and federal; EAC
(Environmental Advisory Council);
EE Council; waste minimization; sustainable facilities; Public Safety;
Environmental Education Council
Coordinates guidelines for state energy efficiency
Mike Vogel - P2Rx (Pollution Prevention
Consists of nine regional EPA Centers.
Goals: Support but work more closely with existing P2 information
providers, not just an internal program, improve networking and minimize duplication of
Coordinate networking among EPA Regions: Centers are state liaisons to
First stop shopping network - referral service to activities throughout
the nation and region.
Sector Lead Project: P2Rx decided on pursuing these efforts because
there is a lot of stuff produced that could be shared and benefit more assistance
providers with national coordination and leveraging of support. Peaks to Prairies chose
the autobody and construction sectors based on input from state programs at the 1998
Involved in national standard setting: web site development; sector
leads; contacts databases and activity measures. Standardization is not a mandate, but
being implemented to facilitate information sharing. All 9 centers don't all look the same, they are customized to each
Regional Action questions:
Where does Region 8 fit?
What are our regional priorities?
What do we want to contribute nationally?
Input on the 3 year plan and vision handed out.
Laura Estes - Web Site Tour of
Peaks to Prairies: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpeaks/
Easier domain name coming - http://www.peakstoprairies.org. Current
Regional map linking to general information about each state
(suggestions for additional content are welcome)
Our purpose - describes Peaks to Prairies services and lists state
program expertise (check to see if your state's
description is accurate)
Definition of P2 (will check into using EPAs official definition)
Case studies - are they useful to you? Would you prefer to have a
template to submit case studies on? Would other service providers in your state find them
Contacts - state service providers in the region, new survey will be
done in the coming year to make this list more complete, Judy Dorsey's survey of P2 in higher education has been added
here (with an input form ready for a database), and Department of Defense contact
Sector Links - a hub for sector specific information
Library page - not many inquiries, how could the library be more useful
to the region?
News & Events - includes news items, training announcements, grant
RFPs. Advertise your upcoming event here or let others know about your accomplishments.
P2Rx is collaborating with Enviro$en$e on a news tagging standard so news items can easily
be shared nationwide. Watch for this to be implemented in the next year.
P2Rx Directory - Links to all the other regional Centers
2000 Olympics Winter Sports Park Tour
The group toured the construction underway and completed at the ski jumps
and luge run.
Diane Conrad, Director of Environmental Programs for SLOC, gave a short
presentation of SLOC's environmental programs.
Enhancement projects. Tree Planting projects, Tree-Cology, Cool Spaces
2002 - Use NASA data to identify hot spots, then plant trees in those spots to reduce
urban heat island effect. Plant an Olympic Family Tree. Trees for Venues.
Two Aquatic Wetland Habitats restoration projects, Decker Lake and Soldier
Environmental Education Program. Held the first summit on November 20 of
last year. Diane wants to do a video program with Bill Nye (The Science Guy), and on
online SIM venue.
Hotel and Restaurant greening. This program will be kicked off in the
winter. Designed to teach the hotel and restaurant industry to use P2 practices.
SLOC does have alternative fueled cars program. They don't have CNG vans, however. They will probably get some
vans in time for the games.
Environmental programs only have a budget of about 4 million dollars
Brooke Williams - Construction Waste
He works on ideas of how to use the economy to fix the environment. For
the mini-grant he is developing a web site to link relevant construction waste sites. It
will have a downloadable spreadsheet to track recycled materials from construction waste.
He is involved in a Trash Equals Cash Program. He will create a pamphlet to go with the
Contractor's Awareness program on construction
waste that will help contractors figure out where the most waste is and how to reduce,
reuse and recycle construction wastes. He is also working with Sonja on the temporary
facilities program with SLOC. However since the Olympic scandal, the budget has been cut.
The original project was to build a sustainable buildings that could be reused when the
Olympics are over.
Kevin McMindes - Construction and Autobody
Purpose: Create a first-stop-shopping collection of information. In the
process of collecting resources. Hard-copy resources are included in the lending library.
Other resources being collected are web sites, contact people, trade associations, etc.
One of the tasks of the upcoming year is to define construction and autobody sectors as it
pertains to our collection.
Construction: Many of the resources gathered so far are for residential
construction. NAICS definition of construction is broad with three subcategories: 1)
building, land and subdivision and development; 2) heavy construction; 3) activities by
specialty trade contractors; includes commercial, sustainable, demolition, reconstruction,
highway, water, power, waste reduction, energy efficiency.
Autobody: NAICS autobody definition fairly straightforward:
Repairing or customizing automotive vehicles - cars, vans, trucks, etc.;
Painting automotive vehicle and trailer bodies;
Replacing, repairing, etc. automotive vehicle glass;
Customizing vehicles for physically disabled, other special cases.
Sixteen states have contributed resources; 15-20 resources received from
EPA Region 8 states. All resources in the collection are currently listed on the Peaks to
Prairies web site.
Sector Lead Database: Approximately 195 entries, 133 construction and 62
Autobody. Categories are still being defined. Keywords will eventually tied into a
controlled vocabulary used nationwide. Goal is fully functioning database by end of
Other links and partners for the P2 Construction Sector Project:
National Resource Center for Sustainable Building (MSU project)
2002 Olympic efforts
Other links and partners for the P2 Autobody Sector Project:
Illinois Waste Reduction Center/STAR Program
Tellus SPRINT (State Pollution Prevention
Regulatory Integration Initiative) Presentation
A preview of the day long workshop available to state agencies was given
and the SPRINT Compendium was distributed. Workshop Objective: Learn the tools to
integrate P2 into your agency's day to day
activities by identifying ripe processes, developing a plan using case studies and IP's and working through seven criteria to make it
stick. P2 paradigms are evolving.
Colorado is currently using SPRINT and Montana has signed up and will have
a workshop in late September. Sonja asked how the program has been marketed to groups like
ECOS, FOSTA, and Media State Associations. Look at specific management practices of
industry that can be adopted.
P2 Enviro-Rangers Web-based Kids Club
Lara Dando reported that the Club is available to all kids under age 18
interested in helping the earth by practicing pollution prevention. The club offers prizes
for completing games and activities that help them learn about P2. It is also a good
resource for teachers and youth leaders. To be a member, kids take a quiz and sign a
proclamation that they will practice P2. Contacts in all region 8 states have been
established. If you know of other people in your state who would be interested, send names
to Suzi Taylor. Web site address is: http://www.montana.edu/wwwp2er/ . The group
suggested Suzi try to get links to the club from nationally known kid's sites like American Dolls, Lego, Pokemon, Beanie
Babies, American Education Association, Girl & Boy Scout Clubs of America, 4-H, and
other environmental education groups.
Mike Vogel - P2 PSAs Mini-Grant
A draft 30-second PSA customized for each state by scenic shots, was
shown. States participating were Montana, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, and North Dakota.
North Dakota also helped develop an airing tips fact sheet. States are encouraged to work
with their state media departments for airing. The mini-grant covered production costs, a
beta cam SP copy and VHS copy of the video to each state, a DAT cassette recording of the
script to be used for radio PSAs. Using MSU-based resources for this project resulted in a
total project cost of under $3,000 compared to the $15,000+ quoted by a private
contractor. States should work with Laura on any changes that need to be made. Parry
suggested the PSA might be a useful tool for P2 week.
John Shoaff - EPA Summary (followup notes
from John included)
National network meeting convening process - no date has been set. EPA has
hired independent mediators to advise on the process, consult with stakeholders and
recommend meeting invitees.
Agency is updating P2 Facility Guide, Emma Lou George is the contact. More
systematic approach, integrate quality management.
Innovations Task Force report is posted on the web at http://www.epa.gov/reinvent/taskforce .
Appendix 3 outlines what actions will occur as a result of the task force report. P2 is
mentioned in the report in a number of places and is even included among a few actions. In
particular, the convening process or national network of business and environmental
assistance providers is listed under Action Item 4, task 2. There are a number of other
tasks that may tie into regiona, state or local interests, i.e. tasks spanning regulatory
and economic incentives, use of environmental management systems (EMSs), permitting (air
and NPRDES), smart growth, and community capacity building.
Incentives workgroup for the last year, they will have a meeting in the
New York Times article featuring Dow Chemical's partnership with environmental groups was sent by
email or fax to all states. For the full report on what is formally known as the Michigan
Source Reduction initiative (MSRI), see NRDC's
web site at: http://www.nrdc.org/nrdcpro/msri/msriinx.html
. A handful of additional facilities will be identified to further pilot the success of
MSRI. This expansion of the project is known as the Voluntary Initiative for Source
Reduction (VISR). For various reasons, EPA may pursue a more active government role in the
effort which could include a regional and state P2 technical assistance program role in
identifying and working with facilities to pursue priority PBT and other release (e.g.,
TRI, air carcinogens or local priority concerns) reductions.
Environmentally preferable purchasing project has a list serve called EPP
Net. To join, follow these instructions: 1) send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and in the
body of the message, write subscribe eppnet (first name) (last name), 2) send a short
message to email@example.com (Mary Ann Remolador)
just giving her a quick idea of who you are and what you do and this can be as general or
specific as you want. The web site for EPP is located at: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/epp/new.html
. The Private Sector Pioneers article mentioned can be found from this page.
Other resources -
Official national definition of P2 can be found at: http://www.epa.gov/p2/epamemo.htm . No
amendments are planned.
EPA's Environmental Education
Office web site contains information on their grants program, regional contacts and
additional links to resources such as Partnership for Environmental Technology and
Education (PETE) and the National P2 Center for Higher Education (NPPC). See http://www.epa.gov/enviroed/
The Lovinses and Hawken article entitled Aantural Capitalism is in the May/June issue of the Harvard
Business Review (page 99309) and can be purchased on line at: http://www.hbsp.harvard.edu/products/hbr
Trainings of potential regional interest identified were:
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, Public Information Delivery, PBTs, Ski Industry
Assessments. Discussion as to how, when, and to whom these will be offered is an action
Department of Defense state contact lists were passed out. State
programs interested in partnering can find out more about their efforts on the web site
. They would like to join an upcoming regional conference call.
Jackson Hole was voted as the location for the next roundtable providing
reasonable lodging can be found. Since a new P2 Coordinator has not yet been hired. Linda
volunteered to check into this. Tentative dates were set for August 9-11, 2000.
The new RFP for Peaks to Prairies mini-grants is now available on the web
site at: http://www.montana.edu/wwwpeaks/minigrants.htm
. Projects should be of regional benefit and must be completed by September 30, 2000 with
a 50% match from non-federal funds.
Utah made a collection of all handouts from the meeting. The complete set,
or individual pieces, can be borrowed from the Peaks to Prairies Library. Contact Laura.