Presentation on theme: "Steve Coe Environmental Programs Coordinator VA Department of Environmental Quality Division of Land Protection and Revitalization."— Presentation transcript:
Steve Coe Environmental Programs Coordinator VA Department of Environmental Quality Division of Land Protection and Revitalization
Webinar Goals – Litter and Recycling Grants Discussing possible ways to improve the Grant application or process through a: Review of the Litter Control and Recycling Grant application process; Review of the Application Form for possible changes/improvements; Review of the Accounting Report for possible changes/improvements; and, Review of the Performance Report for possible changes/improvements.
Grants Application Process DEQ provides access to the grant forms/links in Spring of each calendar year, normally in March, at www.deq.virginia.gov. www.deq.virginia.gov Applications due to DEQ by June 30, hard copy with original signature. Accounting Reports due to DEQ by August 1, hard copy with original signature. Performance Reports due to DEQ by August 1 via electronic submittal (SurveyMonkey).
Grant Application One page form (www.deq.virginia.gov)www.deq.virginia.gov Applicant status (Single or Co-op) Localities/Agency applying for grant Program activities checklist Certification of eligibility Signature of Authorized Official Address, phone, FIN# and FIPS# information Unspent funds statement
Application Review Do you see any challenges in preparing this application? FAQ – What is and where do I get our FIPS #? Federal Information Processing Standards Codes www.dmas.virginia.gov/content_atchs/pa/pa-fipscd.pdf
Grant Accounting Form One page form (www.deq.virginia.gov)www.deq.virginia.gov Locality/Agency – grantee information Total grant funds available for previous FY Grant Fund expenses with breakdown Remaining grant funds calculation Certification of grant funds accounting with signature Email addresses for program contact
Accounting Report Form Do you see any challenges in collecting this information and preparing the accounting report?
Performance Report Electronic submittal via SurveyMonkey (www.deq.virginia.gov)www.deq.virginia.gov Provides data for annual grants program reporting to the Virginia Litter Control and Recycling Fund Advisory Board Provides programs valuation to community Provides backup documentation for expenditures reported on the Accounting Report Defines program scope and outreach efforts to promote litter prevention and litter awareness Defines program scope and outreach efforts to promote recycling
Performance Report Format How would you evaluate the Survey Monkey process of reporting on the performance items of your programs? Do you see any challenges in collecting data and preparing the performance report?
Litter Prevention Best Management Practices According to Keep American Beautiful surveys, one of the strongest contributors to littering is the prevalence of existing litter. Consistently it is found that litter begets litter, and that individuals are much more likely to litter into Littered environments. These findings strongly support the need for ongoing clean-up and beautification efforts. Also interesting for anti-litter programs, posting litter prevention messages or signs in already-littered environments is likely to exacerbate the littering problem, rather than fix it.
Litter Prevention Best Management Practices A consistent and on-going public outreach effort is the most effective way to bring a litter awareness message to your community. Anti-litter messages are a good way to highlight a community littering problem, but the stronger message is one that emphasizes a clean environment, beautification, and emphasizes the general community norm against littering.
Litter Cleanups & Recycling Recyclable items, particularly paper items, metals and Beverage containers, are found to be a noteworthy portion of roadside litter and offer an opportunity to both reduce litter and increase recycling rates at the same time. Questions: Does your programs include recycling of materials from the organized litter cleanups? If so, how is this managed? Where do the recyclables go after collections?
Waste Management Hierarchy – a Litter Prevention & Control Perspective Waste Management Options: Source Reduction (Waste in its proper place messaging.) Reuse (Are there any reuse options for materials littered/dumped?) Recycling (Can any of the collected “litter” be recycled?) Waste Disposal/Treatment Options: Resource Recovery (waste to energy) Incineration Landfilling High Low
Litter Programs Tool Box DEQ’s Litter & Recycling web page (links) Adopt-a-Highway (VDOT) Assign-a-Highway Implementation Manual Clean Virginia Waterways Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep Virginia Beautiful Upper Tennessee River Roundtable Virginia Naturally (VA Dept of Conservation & Recreation)
Litter Programs Tool Box DEQ’s Litter & Recycling web page (links) The Big Book of Litter Information and Addendum (a guidance document for new litter program coordinators/managers - prepared by the Virginia Council for Litter Prevention and Recycling and DEQ) www.deq.virginia.gov Questions: 1) Are there other resources you access regularly in your litter program activities? (DEQ can post those on our web page also for use by other coordinators.) 2) What else can DEQ provide in the way of support for your programs?
LP&R Grants – Forms/Process Additional questions or comments/suggestions should be sent via email to: Steve Coe at firstname.lastname@example.org Contact information: (804) 698-4029 VA DEQ, 629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Webinar Goals - Recycling Rate Reporting Discussing possible ways to improve the recycling reporting forms or process through a: Review of the recycling rate reporting process; Review of the Reporting Forms for possible changes/improvements; Review of the Guidance Documents for possible changes/improvements; and, Review of the Evaluation/Approval process for possible changes/improvements.
Recycling Rate Reporting DEQ provides access to the recycling rate reporting forms/links on its website in January of each calendar year. (www.deq.virginia.gov)www.deq.virginia.gov Recycling Rate Report guidance is also available on DEQ’s website to help with any questions about the different categories of materials listed on the report form.
Recycling Rate Reporting Reports are due to DEQ by April 30, hard copy with original signature. Upon receipt of the report, DEQ begins its review. Questions about any data items are emailed to the identified reporting entity for clarification. After the review is completed, DEQ notifies the SWPU of its calculated recycling rate by email and letter.
Recycling Rate Report Form Front Page (1 of 8)– Reporting Entity Identification and Contact Information, Certification block with Signature Rate Calculation Page (2 of 8) – Summary entries from pages 3-6) resulting in rate calculation Data Page (3 of 8) – PRMs data, Credits data (recycling residues) Data Page (4 of 8) – Solid Waste Reused, Non-Municipal Solid Waste Recycled, Source Reduction Credit Data Page (5 of 8) – MSW Disposed Data Page (6 of 8) – Credits Worksheet (material descriptions, includes Inoperable Vehicles data) Report Guidance and Materials Conversion Table (Pages 7- 8)
Recycling Rate Report Form Contact Information Reporting Solid Waste Planning Unit Person completing form Title Address Phone/Fax #s Email Address Member Governments Certification/Signature Block http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/RecyclingPrograms/Reports/ CY2014RRRForm.pdf
Recycling Rate Report Form Part B: Data (Pages 3-6) Part I - Principal Recyclable Materials (by category) Part II – A. Recycling Residue Part II – B. Solid Waste Reused Part II – C. Non-MSW Recycled Part II – D. Source Reduction Credit (2%) Material Exclusions to calculations MSW Disposed Credits Worksheet http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Portals/0/DEQ/Land/Recycling Programs/Reports/CY2014RRRForm.pdf
Solid Waste Reused Materials diverted from residential, commercial and institutional waste collections for further use, such as: Furniture, bikes, and other materials set aside at landfills/transfer station or other waste collection sites for citizen pickup or re-assignment programs Pallets
Non-MSW Recycled Examples may include: Construction and Demolition Debris materials Concrete Asphalt Non-container glass (mirrors, plate glass, tempered glass, automotive glass, etc)
Recycling Rate Report Form Do you see any challenges in collecting this data and preparing the report? Would you be interested in participating in a Recycling Rate Reporting webinar similar to the one hosted in 2014?
Recycling Rate Reporting/Tracking Effective after CY 2012, each city, county, and town in the Commonwealth, or SWPU, with populations of 100,000 or below shall only be required to submit to the Department of Environmental Quality every four years the data and calculations required in 9 VAC 20- 130-120 B&C. 17 SWPUs are required to report annually, and last year 25 other SWPUs reported.
Recycling Rate Reporting/Tracking Regulations for the Development of Solid Waste Management Plans - Section 9 VAC 20-130-120 B& C of the Regulations requires that a minimum recycling rate of 15% or 25% of the total municipal solid waste generated annually in each city, county, town, or Region be maintained. IMPORTANT NOTE: You still need to track your rate even though an official report to DEQ is not required until 2017.
Recycling Programs Toolbox DEQ’s Litter & Recycling web page (links) Virginia Recycling Association SWANA U.S. EPA Virginia’s Manual on the Business of Recycling Product/Material recycling informational links Automobile Mercury Switch Program Green Construction Waste Guide (Clean Valley Council) Single Stream Recycling BMPs (Conservatree)
Recycling Programs Toolbox (links) Go Green Initiative Handbook (designing a recycling or composting program for schools) School Recycling Toolkit (VRA) Plastics Recycling Plastic Bag Recycling Pay-as-You-Throw program guidance/info (EPA) www.deq.virginia.gov Outreach: DEQ sends out notices of special grant opportunities when identified, and other recycling related information links when appropriate. (America Recycles Day and Earth Day events as examples.) Staff also participate in special events as speakers/presenters (VRA, SVSWMA, etc.)
Recycling Program Questions Are there other resources you access regularly in your recycling program activities? (DEQ can post those on our web page for use by other recycling program coordinators.) What else can DEQ provide in the way of support for your programs?
Recycling Rate Reporting Additional questions or comments/suggestions should be sent via email to: Steve Coe at email@example.com Contact information: (804) 698-4029 VA DEQ, 629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219