Presentation on theme: "Format 4.0 – Update Ohio EPA/SWMD Workgroup August 18, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Format 4.0 – Update Ohio EPA/SWMD Workgroup August 18, 2011
Agenda for Presentation Review structure and basic concepts Example from a draft chapter Discuss Chapter V (Programs) What comes next?
Format Structure Basic Concepts Technical information in appendices prescriptive More Readable Narrative in Body customized
Format Structure Basic Concepts “Build” the appendices first Calculations and analysis Compose body of the plan second Conclusions and final numbers transferred from appendices A B C D E F G H I Plan
Format Structure Basic Concepts More energy spent on strategic decision making Less energy spent on technical plan writing issues Hopefully, fewer NBAO comments
The Solid Waste Management Plan Body of plan will consist of 6 chapters 1. Introduction 2. District Profile 3. Waste Generation 4. Landfill/Disposal Methods 5. Waste Reduction and Recycling Programs 6. Cost and Financing of Plan Implementation Plan
The Solid Waste Management Plan Appendices Multiple appendices Contain instructions, table templates, and suggestions SWMD will replace instructions with SWMD-specific information % # Generation Programs
And now…. …to the GINORMOUS sticky notes! Sticky notes ahead!!
Format Structure – Chapter Organization “Purpose” Text Box Provided for plan reader Explains reason for the chapter Writer will leave in SWMD’s plan Instructions Text Box Provided for plan writer Explain what is to be provided and how to provide it Writer will remove for SWMD’s plan
Format Structure – Chapter Organization Headers Delineate sections required within chapter “Reminders” to include information about particular topics Writer will leave in the SWMD’s plan Sample Text Provide examples of appropriate text The plan writer will remove for SWMD’s plan Sample text in Format generally simpler/less comprehensive than needed for SWMD’s plan
EXAMPLE From draft Format
QUESTIONS? (About Structure)
V. WASTE REDUCTION AND RECYCLING PROGRAMS An overview of Chapter V
Chapter VWaste Reduction and Recycling Programs Contents: Discussion of past and projected diversion rates Summary of conclusions, and priorities Program Descriptions
Chapter VWaste Reduction and Recycling Programs Writer will use information from a number of appendices: G.Diversion Rates I.Recycling Infrastructure Inventory J.Reference Year Opportunity to Recycle/ Demonstration of Achieving Goal 1 K.Strategic Program Evaluation L.Outreach Plan and General Education Requirements M.Overall Conclusions and Descriptions of Programs to be Provided
G.Diversion Rates All SWMDs will calculate rates Appendix will contain: Calculations Presentation of rates Minimal supporting text 25.43
I.Recycling Infrastructure Inventory Includes: Residential Defined in appendix Typical recycling opportunities Other Commercial/industrial recycling opportunities Material collection programs Yard Waste Programs Facilities Community collection services
J.Reference Year Opportunity to Recycle & Goal 1 Demonstration Reference year opportunity to recycle: All SWMDs will calculate and present Use infrastructure from Appendix I Assign population credits Default Weight of material Survey
J.Reference Year Opportunity to Recycle & Goal 1 Demonstration Demonstrate achieving Goal 1: Standard demonstration OR Alternative demonstrations PAYT start-up Non-subscription start-up Multi-county drop-off Extensive instructions due to complexity
J.Reference Year Opportunity to Recycle/Goal 1 Demonstration Demonstrate achieving Goal 1, continued: Commercial sector demonstration Other components: Target waste diversion rates Encourage participation
K.Program Evaluation Deliberate process for making decisions Look back: How are existing programs working? Where are we strong, where are we weak? Look forward: What do we still need/want to do? Where take SWMD during planning period?
K.Strategic Program Evaluation Series of Analyses: Recycling Infrastructure Analysis geographic coverage, population density, appropriateness… Recycling Infrastructure Participation Analysis Waste Composition Analysis recovering largest waste streams
K.Strategic Program Evaluation Series of Analyses, cont. Sector Analysis programs for all waste generators Economic Incentive Analysis e.g. consider PAYT, incentive grants… Restricted/Difficult to Manage Waste Analysis programs for yard waste, scrap tires, electronics, etc.
K.Strategic Program Evaluation Series of Analyses, cont. Diversion Analysis trend, relation to goal, other SWMDs, state… Special Program Needs Analysis unique needs, allowable uses, facility operation… Financial Analysis available and potential money, cost effectiveness… State Plan Goal Analysis programs to meet all goals
M.Conclusions/Program Descriptions Appendix M will: Describe the SWMD’s conclusions from the analyses Provide the SWMD’s priorities Describe the programs the SWMD will provide (based on priorities, and resources) New programs Changes to existing programs Continue existing programs unchanged
M.Conclusions/Program Descriptions Program Descriptions Discuss both “as is” and the “will be” in the same description Detailed descriptions in this appendix Information in appendix used for summaries in Chapter V
Chapter VWaste Reduction and Recycling Programs Contents: Discussion of past and projected diversion rates Summary of conclusions and priorities
Chapter VWaste Reduction and Recycling Programs Contents, continued Program Descriptions Summaries of descriptions from Appendix M For existing programs, summaries of “what was” in reference year and descriptions of “what will be” during planning period For new programs, summary of “what will be” Format provides headings as placeholders
What Happens Next? The Format will be a standing item on future agendas Draft Format chapters on SWMD/Planning Page when draft chapters posted
What Happens Next? Comments can be submitted through the web page to Ernie Also, call to talk directly Will have group discussions Workgroup Web-based sessions I love to talk about the format!