July 10 2009

10 July 2009 Conference Call

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Conf. Code # 9135517554

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Invited, but unable to participate

Participating

Marcy Bauer                Public Health Solutions NE
David Carter                KSU
Bruce Dvorak              UNL
Cathy Colglazier          KDHE
Jeff Fiagle                    IDNR
Carrie Hakenkamp      WasteCap NE
Stacey Hawkey                        UNL
Nancy Larson              KSU/PPI
Zachary M Lutz-Priefert UNO
Valdeen Nelsen           UNL
Hugh Stirts                  NDEQ
Marie Steinwachs        UMC-Extension
Jim Story                      Missouri Enterprise
Luke Terry                   Kickapoo Tribe
Ida Walker                   Omaha Tribe
Rick Yoder                  P2RIC/UNL
Gary Bertram               Region 7 EPA
Kathleen Fenton         Region 7 EPA
Gayle Hubert               Region 7 EPA
Altheá Moses               Region 7 EPA
Marcus Rivas               Region 7 EPA

AGENDA

Greetings/Welcome!
go around the line (by geographic location – but EPA last) – IA, KS, NE and MO
please give name, organization, what hope to get from the call today, and if someone asked you for one of your top 10 (not the necessarily the best) reference document or resource element for P2 – what would it be?  Try to focus on something others will not name.

Request agenda modifications and confirm


P2 headlines (Round the Region, 1-2 minutes from each program)

Funding opportunities – Marcus and others(?)
pending competition evaluation panels have scored and need to make recommendations for application submission
P2 – four pending final panel selections – IDNR, KDHE/PPI/KSU, UMC, UNL
SRA – four pending final panel selections
Innovation – national panel meeting, selection for application expected on Friday
CARE – refer to Kathleen Fenton

Application requests should be coming out within 2-3 weeks.  Will request applications be submitted by early August and anticipate issuing them by 30 September.

[forecast when competition occurs, for P2 likely March 2010]

closed &  applications requested
PPIN – nine responses, eight selected to submit applications
congrats to Rick Yoder & P2RIC for an excellent, highly scored submission

Quick guidance notes on applications – while its fresh — strong notes from recent panels
Make sure your logic model represents your specific RFP response, don’t use  outdated or generic models, they certainly won’t help and might hurt
Consider the Napoleon’s idiot test for your application, from your ‘fluffing’ to your budget math
Make sure your partnership letters of support (yes, DON’T forget them) have specific & meaningful commitment to your proposal and not just flowery prose [other divisions within the applicants’ own organization are NOT partners]
Be aware of subaward issues – they must be competed and there are limits as to what can be brought forward in evaluation for ‘named’ subawardees (either by contract or subgrant)

P2 resources – The recent Joint Roundtable, summary by Marcus & Rick
GHG calculator team (my July 2 email)
Meeting later today to start process, likely to finalize by October 1
Please share input with
City of Omaha’s Chuck Black Chester.Black@ci.omaha.ne.us
IDNR’s Chuck Geguzis           Chuck.Geguzis@dnr.iowa.gov
KSU’s David Carter                 DCarter@ksu.edu
or me, EPA’s Marcus Rivas     Rivas.Marcus@epa.gov

EPA pharmaceutical rule-making team – at the risk of getting into too much compliance matters, rather the emphasis is finding ways we can facilitate better prevention –
pharms as universal waste, proposed in 73 FR 73520
not to get lost in our boring process, but this is a level 3 rulemaking, neither controversial nor Administrator’s priority
includes pharmacies, hospitals, physicians’ offices, dentists’ offices, other health care practitioners, outpatient care centers, ambulatory health care services, residential care facilities, veterinary clinics and reverse distributors
hazardous pharmaceutical waste generators may elect to have their hazardous pharmaceutical waste remain regulated under current RCRA generator regulations (40 CFR 262), or may choose to manage their hazardous pharmaceutical wastes under the Universal Waste Rule
pharmaceutical wastes may be RCRA hazardous because they contain any of 31 listed hazardous waste chemicals or because they exhibit one or more of the four hazardous waste characteristics
‘pharmaceutical’ refers to chemical product, vaccine or allergenic not containing a radioactive component, that is intended for the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease or injury in man or other animals or is intended to affect the structure or function of the body in man or other animals. Includes pills/tablets, transdermal patches, medicinal gums/ lozenges, medicinal liquids, ointments/lotions, IV or other compounded solutions, chemotherapy drugs, vaccines, allergenics, medicinal shampoos, and antiseptics.
some key issues are waste determination, generator status and accumulation limits.
UWR governed by streamlined processes at 40 CFR 273
St Louis Post-Dispatch on pharm collection, http://www.pharmacychoice.com/news/article.cfm?Article_ID=424702 .
Rivas on rule-making team

DOE mercury  long-term storage site – KC a ‘local’ consideration (Gary’s July 7 email)
Gary not on site selection team

Metrics/counting success
National Partnership for Environmental Priorities expansion

EPA is expanding the NPEP list which classically has been dominated by pesticides and herbicides, with just a few heavy metals.  The expansion was prompted by the EPA Regions to bring in more regionally significant chemicals – many of them are organic compounds.  A couple metals are also included in the expansion.  EPA is developing P2 fact sheets – exploring the dominant sources and what P2 measures can be applied – for each of the expansion chemicals.  The expansion and the fact sheets will be rolled out in tandem.
EPA encourages P2 programs/projects to incorporate the expanded list into existing P2 programs as soon as possible.  These will be eligible for ‘credit’ in the FY10 accountability measures.
EPA is preparing new promotional materials for the NPEP program.
Using the 2005 TRI data, we’ve created tables for all the releases of the NPEP expansion chemicals.  One table shows the total releases by media in Region 7 for each of the expansion chemicals.  Another set of tables shows the top releases by facility within the Region.  Would you like the data sent to you and/or loaded to the P2RIC?
current and expansion chemicals is available from Marcus.  Would you like the data sent to you and/or loaded to the P2RIC?

Chemical Name

Region

TOTAL AIR EMISSIONS

TOTAL SURFACE WATER

TOTAL LAND DISPOSAL

7

7,444

44

46

Total Quantity for 1,2-Dichloroethane

500,487

2,785

254,356

7

41,960

0

0

Total Quantity for 1,3-Butadiene

1,654,104

244

3,363

7

53,275

0

313

Total Quantity for ‘4,4’-Isopropylidenediphenol

203,785

9,685

1,247,737

7

170

0

0

Total Quantity for Aniline

161,973

2,440

91,994

7

5

0

3,101

Total Quantity for Arsenic

3,310

369

780,955

7

2,121

584

133,984

Total Quantity for Arsenic Compounds

122,460

113,458

182,859,057

7

296,318

27

3,742

Total Quantity for Benzene

5,679,827

11,155

179,553

7

2,966

5

5

Total Quantity for Bromine

504,564

130

18,782

7

13,302

838

329,287

Total Quantity for Chromium

162,992

19,337

10,665,063

7

42,468

580

1,605,367

Total Quantity for Chromium Compounds

509,245

98,816

51,429,000

7

456,575

24

4,944

Total Quantity for Ethylbenzene

5,164,233

8,742

245,035

7

379,544

5,073

205

Total Quantity for Formaldehyde

11,333,382

466,382

509,517

7

2,623,618

0

19,044

Total Quantity for Styrene

50,140,691

4,854

2,559,102

7

517,460

109

1,270

Total Quantity for Trichloroethylene

5,533,783

533

64,784

7

0

0

0

Total Quantity for Vinyl Chloride

597,722

119

28,018

7

3,153,904

60

25,460

Total Quantity for Xylene (Mixed Isomers)

31,730,745

20,810

2,441,536

Forecasts – future dates of note — Marcus and others
Jul 20              P2 Roundtable initial planning call
Jul 22               Mercury coordination call
Jul 29-30          IDNR P2 interns reporting
Aug 11             UNL P2 interns reporting
Aug 14             Monthly P2 roundtable call
Aug 14/28       UMC P2 interns reporting
Aug 18-20       KDHE environmental conference
Aug 26             Mercury coordination call
Sep 15             Iowa environmental conference
Sep 18             KSU P2 interns reporting
Sep 23             Mercury coordination call
Mar 22-24 10   Resource Conservation Challenge and NPEP national awards & meetings

Challenges – topics for future calls Marcus and others
Focal point – improving the ‘shelf space’ for P2

month suggested topic
August understanding counting in the national systems, especially ‘assessment’ updates
September if we didn’t have intern programs, what new technologies/innovations might advance P2?
October solicitation response/application pitfalls panel
November what recognition programs should we pursue – corporate, intern, etc.?
December stronger environmental health connections