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1 Local Government Workgroup of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable July 2002

2 Presentation… Overview of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable and the Local Government Workgroup

3 The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) Largest membership organization in the country devoted solely to promoting pollution prevention (i.e. source reduction) instead of traditional end-of pipe methods. Membership includes P2 experts from: –regional P2 resource centers –state and local government P2 programs –small business assistance networks –non-profit groups –industry associations –federal agencies

4 The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) News P2 Events Workgroups P2 Week P2 Online Members Site About NPPR Resources Membership

5 The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) Education & Learning Information Technology Integration & Innovation Policy & Performance Research and Tech Transfer Small Business Local Government Workgroups Energy Efficiency EPP Healthcare International Sustainability Discussion Groups

6 The Local Government Workgroup (LGW) to promote the effectiveness of local government programs in addressing environmental problems through – pollution prevention (P2) – environmental management systems (EMS) – environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) to share information. to conduct local government training workshops. Goals:

7 How can you get involved… Become a member! Attend NPPR conferences & meetings! Join a discussion group or a workgroup!...Urgent! LGW is looking for another Local Government Co-Chair!

8 Contact Information… Natalie Roy, Executive Director, National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Phone: (202) Or our LGW Chair- Ligia Moss, Montgomery County, MD Phone: (240)

9 Definition: Source Reduction Any practice which reduces the amount of any hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant entering any waste stream or otherwise released into the environment (including fugitive emissions) prior to recycling, treatment, or disposal; and, reduces the hazards to public health & the environment associated with the release of such substances, pollutants, or contaminants. ‘90 Pollution Prevention (P2) Act Defines Source Reduction as:

10 Definition: Pollution Prevention Pollution prevention (P2) is the use of materials, processes, or practices that reduce or eliminate the creation of pollutants or wastes at the source. P2 means “Source Reduction” P2 = Source Reduction

11 Compliance vs. P2 Facility Compliance: Pollution Prevention (P2): Required by Law or Reg. Fines for non-compliance minimize regulatory burden reduce liability reduce costs

12 Definition: Pollution Prevention (P2) (Continued) Process modifications; Product substitutions; Product reformulation; Management practices or housekeeping alterations; Recycling within industrial processes; or Equipment replacement or modifications. Means to accomplish Pollution Prevention (P2):

13 Definitions: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) is the practice of purchasing products that have a lesser or reduced effect on human health and the environment when compared with competing products or services that serve the same purpose.

14 Definitions: Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) (Continued) Recycled content products Less toxic products Water conserving products Energy conserving products More durable products Biodegradable products Products with less packaging EP Products can include:

15 Definitions: Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Environmental Management Systems (EMS) (As defined by ISO 14001) the part of the overall management system that includes organizational structure, planning activities, responsibilities, practices, procedures, processes, and resources for developing, implementing, achieving, reviewing, and maintaining the environmental policy

16 Accomplishments “Profile of Local Government Operations”: Document focuses on Compliance and Pollution Prevention“Profile of Local Government Operations”: Document focuses on Compliance and Pollution Prevention Training Sessions:Training Sessions: –November 1998 ‑ Full-day pre ‑ pilot training in Milwaukee, WI –January 1999 ‑ Full ‑ day pilot training in Cincinnati, OH –March 1999 ‑ One and one half hour ‘preview’ training at the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLRPPR) Winter meeting in Chicago –April Full-day training at the NPPR Spring Conference in Washington, D.C. –August Two-hour ‘preview’ training at the Michigan Association of Local Public Health (MALPH), in connection with the GLRPPR Summer meeting in Traverse City, MI –September One and one half hour ‘preview’ training at a full-day Pollution Prevention Partners training event, Louisville, KY –September One and one half hour ‘preview’ training at a full-day Southwest Ohio Local Government Pollution Prevention Collaborative training event, Dayton, OH, during National Pollution Prevention Week, –March 1, ‘Preview’ during the GLRPPR Winter Meeting in Chicago, IL –March 21, Full-day training at the NPPR Spring Conference in Boston, MA –June 26, Full-day training for Illinois local governments in Springfield, IL –August 29, ‘Preview’ during the GLRPPR Summer Meeting in Indianapolis, IN –February 27, Full-day training at the NPPR Spring Conference in Chicago, IL –July 11, ‘Preview’ prior to the GLRPPR Summer Meeting in Madison, WI –January 17, The 2002 Mid-Atlantic Premier P2 Conference –April 2, Full-day training at the NPPR Spring Conference in Portland, Oregon –June 19, Local Government Environmental Compliance Through Pollution Prevention, Alburquerque, New Mexico Local Government Workgroup (LGW)

17 LGW Training Training Sessions: at NPPR Conferences –Specific to area needs –Local/State Regulatory Perspective –Operation Specific Breakouts using “Profile of Local Government Operations” Document May focus on operational topics such as: –vehicle/equipment maintenance –wastewater management –water supply –water resources management –solid waste management –environmental purchasing practices Local Government Workgroup (LGW)

18 Today’s Training…

19 Local Government Workgroup (LGW) Specific LGW Training…

20 Local Government Workgroup (LGW) Specific LGW Training…

21 Local Government Workgroup (LGW) Specific LGW Training…

22 Other LGW Training Development of an on-line course –Goal: to provide training anywhere and at any time. –Utilize existing technologies –Can provide CEU’s or college credit –Late summer, 2002 roll out Local Government Workgroup (LGW)

23 Questions?


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