2005 Fall

Program Updates 2005

Fall 2005 R7 Roundtable Meeting

Table of Contents

Name of Organization Page (s)

1.  Environmental Assistance Office, Division of Field Services…………………………..2-7

2. Iowa Waste Reduction Center-Small Business Pollution Prevention Center……………8

3. Kansas Department of Health and Environment……………………………………….…9

4. Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute………………………………10-13

5. Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department…………………………………………..14

6. MAMTC…………………………………………………………………………………….15

7. Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Assistance Office……..16-17

6. P2RX-Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange…………………………………………18

7. P2RIC-Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center……………………………19-20

8. Pollution Prevention Services-IDNR……………………………………………………21-24

9. Small Business Environmental Liaison……………………………………………………25

10. Small Business and Public Assistance SBPA………………………………………..26-27

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  Environmental Assistance Office, Division of Field Services

Contact:  Wayne Maresch, Gene Nickel, David Goggins, June Sullens

E-mail:  contact @dnr.mo.gov

Phone:  (573) 526-6627 or (800) 361-4827

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  2006 Pollution Prevention (P2) Grant

Contact person:  Wayne Maresch

Dates: October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006

Summary or more information:

  • TRI workshop for math and science teachers
  • Governor’s Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention Awards, if continued by Governor
  • Facilitated EMS training
  • Two microscale science techniques courses to middle and high school science teachers.  Tentatively scheduled for July 10-14, 2006.
  • Small farm pollution prevention guide
  • Promotion of voluntary programs such as Missouri Environmental Management Partnership, Performance Track, Strategic Goals Program, and others.
  • Continuing partnership with Missouri Enterprise for waste assessments targeting concentrated animal feeding operations and general manufacturing.
  • Participate at national and regional level on P2 measurement and survey at least 40 facilities (recipients of onsite compliance assistance and P2 assessments) to obtain measurement data from them.
  • General P2 promotion, including presentations, articles and news releases
  • Activity:  Manage the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) database and write the 2004 Missouri TRI Annual Report.

Contact person:  Gene Nickel

Dates:  Complete by September 2006

Summary:  This activity includes managing, collecting and analyzing the 2004 TRI data and writing the Annual Report.  This report is then sent out to approximately 250 libraries statewide as an outreach effort to Missouri citizens.  The report is also distributed to department staff as well as select senators and representative in the state legislature.  News releases are written when the EPA public data release occurs to provide specifics of the data as it pertains to Missouri.

  • Activity:  Develop Missouri TRI Webpage.

Contact person:  Gene Nickel

Dates:  Complete by September 2006

Summary:  This activity is intended to give Missouri citizen better access to the TRI data and how to understand and use it.  The web site will provide access to the Missouri TRI data and links to websites like EPA’s TRI Explorer and Envirofacts.

  • Activity:  TRI Library Outreach

Contact person:  Gene Nickel

Dates:  October 2005 – September 2006

Summary:  A presentation will be provided to librarians at their Regional Conference in Kansas City on October 28, 2005.  Then additional presentations are planned for local librarian workgroups around the state.  These presentations are intended to give librarians an understanding of what the TRI is and how it can be used so they can better assist citizens with its use and interpretation of its data.

  • Activity:  Pollution Prevention (P2) Assessments

Contact:  Gene Nickel  , David Goggins

E-mail:  gene.nickel@dnr.mo.gov, david.goggins@dnr.mo.gov

Dates:  Complete by September 30, 2006

Summary: P2 Assessments are on-site reviews of a facility’s manufacturing processes and resulting waste streams, which help identify pollution prevention opportunities in their operations.  These assessments are conducted primarily at manufacturing industries.  The Toxics Release Inventory was initially used to target these facilities and will again be used to find additional facilities desiring an assessment.  These assessments are strictly voluntary and conducted free of charge.  The assessments include Energy Audits performed by engineers from the department’s Energy Center.  The energy audit includes the use of an Infrared (IR) camera which helps identify “hot spots” that indicate energy loss areas.  EAO and Missouri Energy Center Staff will complete six P2 assessments and 10 energy audits.

Activity:  On-site compliance and P2 Assessments

Contact Person:  David Goggins

Dates:  On-going

Summary or more information:  On-site assessments of environmental compliance and pollution prevention recommendations that may also include energy efficiency issues for businesses, schools and other facilities.

Activity:  EMS development in two Missouri State Park facilities

Contact Person:  David Goggins

Dates:  On-going

Summary or more information:  The Environmental Assistance Office has provided guidance and assistance to two of the department’s state park facilities to develop and implement Environmental Management Systems:  The EMS manuals are written, aspects and impacts identified, and programs developed.

Activity:  Missouri Environmental Management Partnership.

Contact Person:  Lucy Thompson, David Goggins

Dates:  Early 2006

Summary of more information:  MEMP is a recognition and promotional tool for environmental management system participants.  This voluntary state program parallels EPA’s Performance Track program.

Activity:  Waste Minimization Initiative

Contact:  Gene Nickel, gene.nickel@dnr.mo.gov

Dates:  September 2005- April 2006

Summary or more information:  Plan to write articles for TAP into DNR newsletter and Protecting Missouri’s Natural Resources publication to further publicize the Waste Minimization program; and possibly do additional mailings to facilities not included in original outreach effort.

Activity:  Compliance Assistance Workshop for St. Louis Strategic Goals Program

Contact Person:  Gene Nickel, Nancy Morgan

Dates:  October 6, 2005

Summary:  This workshop will be entitled “Understanding DOT Regulations Concerning Hazardous Materials and the New Homeland Security Requirements”.  Terry Pollard from DOT will give the presentation.  Although this workshop does not deal directly with environmental issues, it will cover a subject area requested by the attendees at a previous compliance workshop held in January 2005.  This workshop, to be held in St. Louis, will help facilities meet regulatory compliance requirements for handling hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity:  On-site compliance and P2 assessments.

Contact:  Environmental Assistance Office on-site team and Energy Center staff

Summary:  Onsite assessments of environmental compliance and energy efficiency issues with pollution prevention recommendations for businesses, schools and other facilities.

Activity:  P2 Assessments and Newsletter Articles.

Contact:  Gene Nickel, David Goggins, Roger Korenberg, Frank Cunningham

Summary:  EAO and Missouri Energy Center staff conducted and completed four P2 assessments in 2005. Two of these assessments were requests resulting from the Waste Minimization Outreach Initiative.  On-site P2 assessments help facilities identify pollution prevention, energy efficiency and water conservation opportunities.  Two articles were written for the TAP into DNR newsletter.  These articles were about pollution prevention projects implemented by companies for which EAO had conducted P2 Assessments.  Both companies showed significant annual costs savings achieved through the implementation of these projects, $122,000 and $30,000, respectively.  Some of these projects included recycling efforts but were considered reductions in the amount of pollution being released to the environment so were included as “pollution prevention projects.”  Not all of the projects resulted directly from our recommendations.  These articles were primarily intended to show that “pollution prevention pays.”

Activity:  Waste Minimization Initiative

Contact Person:  Gene Nickel

Summary:  Developed mailing list from four department databases to target facilities that reported for Waste Minimization Priority Chemicals.  Mailed out over 600 letters to facilities in all regions of the state.  Also did follow-up phone calling to approximately 200 facilities in the Kansas City region.  Only two companies have applied for membership.  Two companies have requested P2 Assessments based on mailings, and they have been completed.

Activity:  2003 TRI Annual Report

Contact person:  Gene Nickel

Summary:  This activity includes managing, collecting and analyzing the TRI data for the 2003 reporting year and writing the Annual Report.  The Annual Report has been completed and reviewed and is scheduled to be printed and distributed by the end of September 2005.  News releases were written in April 2005 to coincide with EPA’s release of the 2003 data.

Activity:  Compliance Workshop for St. Louis Strategic Goals program

Contact Person:  Gene Nickel, Nancy Morgan

Dates:  January 13, 2005

Summary:  This St. Louis workshop was entitled “Preparing for a RCRA Hazardous Waste Inspection”.  Staff from EPA Region 7’s RCRA Compliance Branch gave the presentation.  This workshop was well attended, with over 90 attendees.  Response to the workshop was very good and resulted in the planning of a second workshop for October 6, 2005.

Activity:  Missouri Environmental Management Partnership (MEMP)

Contact:  David Goggins, Lucy Thompson

Summary:  Additional applications to the Missouri Environmental Management Partnership program are being received, and gatekeepers are assigned to facilitate the membership process.

Activity:  Performance Track reviews.

Contact:  David Goggins

Summary:  MDNR participates in on site review and evaluation of Performance Track partners with EPA staff.

Activity:  Land Disturbance/Erosion Control Workshops.

Contact Person:  David Goggins, Guy Frazier

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information:  MDNR personnel conducted 18 workshops, contacting 505 persons.  These workshops cover causes and effects of erosion and best management practices and applications of erosion control technologies.  This activity is funded through a 319 program water pollution grant.

Activity:  Poultry litter composting demonstration project.

Contact:  David Goggins, Guy Frazier

Summary:  Two participating partners have completed composting a total of 6 batches of poultry litter (120 tons).  Use of the compost as a soil amendment in a variety of projects is continuing.  A total of 18 batches of litter are projected to be composted in this project.  This activity is funded through a 319 program water pollution grant.

Activity:  Poultry litter exchange.

Contact:  Guy Frazier

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information:  An online service to connect producers, users, haulers and spreaders of poultry litter to facilitate movement of critical nutrients out of affected watersheds and to utilize poultry litter waste as a soil amendment.  The website currently lists 48 buyers, 20 sellers, 12 haulers and five spreaders of litter.  Over 2,000 tons of litter has been distributed through this network.

Activity:  Poultry Litter Burner Project.

Contact:  Roger Korenberg, Guy Frazier.

Summary:  Three cooperators in Southwest Missouri have installed poultry litter fired heating equipment to reduce heating costs in poultry houses.  This project demonstrates the feasibility of using the “waste” litter as a fuel to supplement or replace propane in maintaining appropriate temperatures for raising poultry flocks.  Both turkey and chickens have been used as test flocks for this project. Funding for the Elk River Basin Demonstration Project is through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Resource Conservation and Development Program.

Activity: Solar Water pump project.

Contact:  Roger Korenberg, Guy Frazier

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information:  A total of 7 projects have been completed and 15 projects are in progress.  Solar water pumping allows livestock watering away from critical stream environments not served by conventional electric utility infrastructure and reduces environmental impact on water, waterways and water ecosystems.  This activity contributes 75% cost reimbursement to cooperators up to $8,000 per project.

Activity:  Microscale Chemistry Courses in St. Louis and Kansas City

Contact person: June Sullens, Joe Pitts

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information:  This course provides teachers with an understanding of microscale science techniques that can enhance laboratory instruction in a safe, economical, and environmentally sound manner.  Conducted in a laboratory setting, the course provides participants with experiments and hands on training on microscale techniques that can be used in the classroom.  The course also includes an overview of Missouri environmental regulations that may impact the school or classroom.  The survey given to participants had the following results:

Pre-test knowledge of microscale science techniques – 74.3%

Post-test knowledge of microscale science techniques – 91.0%

Activity: Governor’s Environmental Excellence and Pollution Prevention Awards.

Contact:  Wayne Maresch, E-mail:  wayne.maresch@dnr.mo.gov

Summary or more information:  The department director sent a request to the Governor’s office on June 30, 2005 asking to schedule the 2004 awards ceremony and to make a decision on continuing the awards program during Governor Blunt’s administration.

Activity:  Industry-Specific Compliance and P2 Guides

Contact:  Gene Nickel

Summary:  EAO staff recently completed environmental compliance and P2 guides for marinas and wood furniture manufacturing.  The guides are available on the department’s publications site at http://www.dnr.mo.gov/oac/pubs.htm#PollutionPrevention

Preventing Pollution at Marinas, Guide–PUB1188 (03/05) PDF
A Guide to Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention at Marinas in Missouri

Preventing Pollution in Wood Furniture Manufacturing, Guide–PUB1183 (06/05) PDF
A Guide to Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention for Wood Furniture Manufacturers in Missouri

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:

Iowa Waste Reduction Center – Small Business Pollution Prevention Center

Contact: Sue Schauls

E-mail: Sue.Schauls@uni.edu

Phone: 319-273-8905

Planned Events (September 2005-September 2006)

Event:  Lunch & Learn for painting & coating operations

Location: Northwest Community College, Sheldon, Iowa

Dates: September 20, 2005

The MOPP and STAR programs will host a technical training session jointly with NCC. Northwestern Iowa painting and coating businesses are invited to attend.

Event:  Iowa Auto Recyclers Conference

Location: Marshalltown, Iowa

Dates: September 24, 2005

The MOPP presentation and providing prairie seeds to IAR members for their participation in the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan project. Mercury switches will be discussed.

Event:  New York State MOPP Tour

Location: Albany, Long Island, and Buffalo, NY

Dates: October 2-7, 2005

The MOPP will conduct a NY tour to introduce the state’s current automotive initiative. The 2005 tour is a promotional tour and preview to the 2006 month-long NY tour.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity: Waste Analyses Project

Contact person: Sue Schauls

Dates: thru September 2006

SBPPC has arranged to collect samples of three waste streams from 50 Iowa automotive dealerships. TCLP analysis will be conducted on floor dry, sump sludge and antifreeze. The data and findings will be made available through P2RIC.

Activity: St. Louis MOPP Tour for CATEE

Contact person: Sue Schauls

Dates: Summary 2006

The Community Access to Environmental Education (CATEE) will host a series of MOPP demonstration, mailings and opening of a resource area for the community businesses. CATEE has in the past been a consumer/children’s resource center but will begin to provide businesses environmental resources in the coming year.

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Contact:  Cathy Colglazier

E-mail:  ccolglaz@kdhe.state.ks.us

Phone:  785-296-0669

Planned Events (September 2005-September 2006)

Event (title or subject area):  2006 Kansas Environment Conference

Location:  Topeka, Kansas

Dates:  Late August 2006

Conference held annually.  Includes information on P2 and regulatory compliance.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  Kansas Environmental News Quarterly Newsletter

Contact person:  Cathy Colglazier

Dates:  Varies

This quarterly newsletter provides regulatory and pollution prevention information to approximately 2,300 on the mailing list.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity:  2005 Kansas Environment Conference (August 23 – 25, 2005)

Contact person:  Cathy Colglazier

Approximately 375 in attendance.  Conference agenda included topics related to P2 and regulatory compliance.

Activity:  2005 Pollution Prevention Awards

Contact person:  Cathy Colglazier

Eight P2 awards were presented at the 2005 Kansas Environment Conference.  Award recipients were:  Cobalt Boats; Columbian Chemicals Co.; Edwards County Conservation District; Excel Industries, Inc.; Newton Medical Center; Philips Lighting; Sedgwick County Courthouse; Wolf Creek Nuclear Operating Corporation.

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name: Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute

Contact: Nancy J. Larson

E-mail: nlarson@ksu.edu

Phone: 800-578-8898

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity: Rehab the Lab – Kansas style

Contact person: Barb Johnson or Nancy Larson

Dates: Federal FY

Summary or more information

This program will feature outreach and education to mainly Kansas community colleges.  PPI will host about four PowerPoint-facilitated teleconferences featuring P2 and compliance-related topics.  An e-mail group of interested parties has been established, and others can join by e-mailing nlarson@ksu.edu.  PPI will also offer on-site assistance to these labs using a previously developed multimedia compliance and P2 checklist.

Activity: P2 Interns

Contact person: Sherry Davis

Dates: Federal FY

Summary or more information

PPI will work with the K-State departments and other universities in Kansas to identify three to four student interns for the project.  Students will receive in-depth P2 training through an in-house course with PPI.  The students will work with PPI-selected business/industry partners to research one or more P2 projects to develop an extensive cost/benefit study for each project.

Activity: P2 Technical Assistance

Contact person: Nancy Larson

Dates: Federal FY

Summary or more information

PPI plans to continue and complement their multimedia P2 technical assistance efforts in 2005, including phone assistance, P2 presentations, P2 site visits, and maintenance of P2 partnerships with Kansas businesses and environmental organizations.  In FY05 this project will in part, include a focus on businesses that have the potential to reduce or eliminate PBTs. It will also include a focus on surveying clients for the purpose of obtaining P2 measurements and promoting the P2 awards process.

Activity: Kansas Hospitals for a Healthy Environment

Contact person: Nancy Larson

Dates: October 2005 – April 2007

Summary or more information

In partnership with the IWRC, NE P2RIC and MDNR, we will host a regional H2E workshop and provide on-site and phone consultative technical assistance to healthcare facilities.

Activity: SBEAP – Air Quality 101 Workshops

Contact person: Nancy Larson, Steve Travis, and Sherry Davis

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

Three 4-hour workshops, that will cover the basics of Kansas air quality as well as recent regulatory changes.  A new fact sheet that describes upcoming regulatory changes will also be developed.  Workshops will be conducted after January 1, 2006.

Activity: SBEAP – EMS workshops

Contact person: Steve Travis, Sherry Davis and Nancy Larson

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

PPI will conduct Environmental Management Systems (EMS) workshops in three locations across the state.  The workshop will be about 4-hours long and will include an EMS manual.

Activity: SBEAP – Lawn Care for Clean Air

Contact person: Nancy Larson and Steve Travis

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

An outreach in partnership with Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Wichita Stakeholders, and the horticulture master gardener programs in Wichita and the KC area will promote the use of low maintenance turfs and low emissions lawn care equipment. SBEAP will participate in existing master gardener training.  SBEAP will host a 4-hour workshop in Wichita on low emission equipment and low turf management options, targeted at large property owners and commercial lawns care operators.

Activity: SBEAP – technical assistance and program maintenance

Contact person: All staff

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

PPI will provide air-focused technical assistance through on-site visits and phone consulting.  PPI will also work on various fact sheets this year, as well as present to industry audience, and attend and participate in several air-focus meetings and committees.

Activity: SBEAP – Newsletters

Contact person: Sherry Davis

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

Develop and publish two different newsletters, each published twice a year for a total of four issues.  One newsletter is an air-focused publication AIRlines, and the other, EnviroLines, is a multimedia publication.

Activity: SBEAP – Dry cleaner calendars

Contact person: Barb Johnson

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

PPI will update the annual calendars and distribute them to the regulated community and KDHE regulating staff and district offices. PPI will also provide multimedia on-site assistance to dry cleaners.

Activity: SBEAP – Watershed project

Contact person: Barb Johnson

Dates: July 2005 – June 2006

Summary or more information

PPI will work with KDHE Bureau of Water to develop new interactive water quality Web tools.  PPI will also work with state staff to provide NPS technical assistance to industry clients and field staff as requested, present at watershed meetings, and serve as facilitator and technical assistance provider to the city of Neodesha in organizing an Industrial Park Pollution Prevention Council.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity: SBEAP – technical assistance and program maintenance

Contact person: All staff

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Summary or more information

PPI provided air-focused technical assistance through on-site visits to about 66 clients and consulting by phone or e-mail to more than 1000 clients.  Over 3000 publications were distributed either as hard copy or by e-mail.  PPI will also work on various fact sheets this year, presented to industry audiences, and attend and participate in several air-focus meetings and committees.

Activity: SBEAP – Workshops

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Contact person: Steve Travis, Sherry Davis and Barb Johnson

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

PPI hosted workshops under the SBEAP contract for dry cleaners and industrial painters and coaters.

Activity: SBEAP – Newsletters

Contact person: Sherry Davis

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Summary or more information

PPI developed and published two different newsletters, each twice a year for a total of four issues.  Copies were available both on-line as well as by hard copy.  One newsletter is an air-focused publication AIRlines, and the other, EnviroLines, is a multimedia publication.

Activity: SBEAP – Dry cleaner calendars

Contact person: Barb Johnson

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Summary or more information

PPI updated the annual calendars and distributed them to the regulated community and KDHE regulating staff and district offices as well as provide multimedia on-site assistance to dry cleaners.

Activity: SBEAP – Water quality assessment tool

Contact person: Barb Johnson

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

Developed a Web-based interactive, water quality protection self-assessment tool targeted toward agriculture service centers. Drafted an RV parks and campgrounds checklist to be developed into a Web-based interactive tool next year.

Activity: Rehab the lab – Kansas style

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Contact person: Nancy Larson

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

PPI has worked with dozens of college-level academic laboratories by on-site visits, and phone and e-mail consultations. PPI has been providing technical assistance in environmental regulatory compliance and identification of chemicals and devices to remove.  PPI is summarizing data collected related to pounds of PBTs and high risk chemicals identified in inventories of laboratory stockrooms and mercury-containing devices.  Several pounds of each have been identified and will be reported in the Spring update.  A case study document will also be available at that time.

Activity: Kansas Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (KH2E)

Dates: July 2004 – June 2005

Contact person: Nancy Larson

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

PPI has worked with dozens of hospitals in Kansas and service providers in other states.  Through on-site visits, phone, and e-mail, multimedia and P2 technical assistance has been provided.  PPI is in the midst of summarizing data collection related to pounds of PBTs, namely mercury identified.  Several hundred pounds of mercury-containing devices have been eliminated, and the final numbers will be reported in the Spring update.  PPI continues to facilitate the R7 mercury task force via conference calls, featuring mercury-related topics presented by experts in the field.  PPI is working with P2RIC to host a Web site for the group.

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department

Contact:  Phil Rooney

E-mail: prooney@ci.Lincoln.ne.us

Phone:  (402) 441-8644

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Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

(Revised per the pres.)

Program Name:  MAMTC

Contact:   Anne Brown

E-mail:  annebrown7@earthlink.net

Phone:   620-276-9505

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

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Completed activities (through September 2005)

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Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC) actively teaches and implements Lean Manufacturing with our small manufacturer clients.  The formal definition of Lean Manufacturing is “a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste (non-value-added activities) through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the pull of the customer in pursuit of perfection.”

The aim of Lean Manufacturing is thus the elimination of waste in every area of production including customer relations, product design, supplier networks, and factory management. Its goal is to incorporate less human effort, less inventory, less time to develop products, and less space to become highly responsive to customer demand while producing top quality products in the most efficient and economical manner possible.  Essentially, a “waste” is anything that the customer is not willing to pay for.

While Lean Manufacturing is obviously addresses broader issues than Pollution Prevention (or Materials Utilization), the basic precepts of P2 are clearly embedded in the structure of Lean.

We offer public seminars on the various building blocks of Lean systems, and we work with clients as they seek to implement Lean in their plants.

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

(Revised per the pres.)

Program Name: Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Assistance Office

Contact: Omer Roberts

E-mail: omer.roberts@dnr.mo.gov

Phone: 573-526-6627

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity: Working with Information Technology on electronic permit applications (the Permit Assistant).

Contact person: Omer Roberts

Dates: Project began in June, target for two applications is June 2006.

Summary or more information: Under new director Doyle Childers the department will make it easier to complete permit applications and this should result in fewer deficiencies, improving processing time. The new state Information Technology organization has been retained to develop an on-line assistant that will ask questions about a business and the answers will help determine what permits are needed. Two simple applications will be available in electronic form by the end of the first phase of the project in June 2006.

Activity: Open burning rule revision work group.

Contact person: Nancy Morgan

Dates: Work group held first meeting in July and plans monthly meetings for up to a year, then rule revision will be under way.

Summary or more information: Businesses and fire departments as well as some individuals have suggested the open burning rules need to be revised. The group decided to consolidate the four geographically specific rules into one statewide rule. Meetings are discussing definitions and whether what can be open burned should be expanded (untreated wood waste has been proposed).

Activity: Emissions inventory workshops

Contact person: Omer Roberts

Dates: January and February

Summary or more information: Workshops will cover new forms for the emissions inventory as well as separate workshops on the Missouri Emissions Inventory System (MoEIS) for on-line data entry.

Activity: Strategic Goals Program (SGP) workshop.

Contact person: Nancy Morgan and Gene Nickel.

Dates: October, Saint Louis

Summary or more information: This workshop will cover the new DOT regulations that cover hazardous waste/materials shipping and homeland security requirements for the waste/material generator.

Activity: EMS Workshops.

Contact person: Lucy Thompson and Nancy Morgan

Dates:  quarterly through next June.

Summary or more information: These workshops are to assist people who are preparing Environmental Management Systems for their organizations. They will have attended the introductory workshops presented early in calendar 2005.

Activity: Department reorganization.

Contact person: Nobody in particular

Dates: We don’t know

Summary or more information: The Environmental Assistance Office may be reconstituted or eliminated in the department reorganization currently underway. There has been no announcement of how the functions of the SBAP will fit into the new Field Services Division which was established to bring the department closer to our customers and make our functions more friendly without compromising the environment. We continue business as usual, but it looks like we have already lost two staff to new assignments in regulatory programs. There may be more to come.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity: Produced three new Pollution Prevention Guides – Photo processing; Marinas and Wood Furniture Manufacturing. Updated other guides.

Contact person: Gene Nickel

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information: The pollution prevention guides were produced with P2 grants, but much of the information was regulatory advice written by the SBAP staff.

Activity: EMS Workshops

Contact person: Lucy Thompson and Nancy Morgan

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information: Workshops were held around the state to introduce organizations to Environmental Management Systems. Subsequent workshops are being held to assist those who are preparing an EMS. These will be quarterly for one year.

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Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

(Revised per the pres.)

Program Name: P2Rx-Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange

Contact: Jean Waters

E-mail: jwaters@mail.unomaha.edu

Phone: 402-991-3278

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity: Environmental measurement tool

Contact person: Jean Waters

Dates: by November, 2005

Summary or more information

Web-based input available for programs to enter results of activities and to provide environmental outcomes where available will be completed and posted by November, 2005.  This tool is a modification of the aggregation tool originally developed by Region 10’s Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC).  This tool incorporates the data elements identified by the NPPR/P2RX national task force on measurement.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity: environmental calendar

Contact person: Jean Waters

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

We produced an environmental calendar and annual report for P2Rx.  The calendar features a different topic every month with specific P2 suggestions or case studies and references.  Many environmental dates are highlighted on the calendar.  The calendar is also an annual report for P2Rx, so it serves as a promotional item, an educational item, and a useful tool.

Activity: National P2 Program directory

Contact person: Jean Waters

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

The national P2 Program Directory has been updated and users can now enter their own updates.  Centers will continue to assure accurate information at least annually.  http://www.p2rx.org/Networking/NationalProgram.cfm

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center, P2RIC.org

Contact: Rick Yoder

E-mail: ryoder@unomaha.edu

Phone: 402.554.6257

Planned Events (September 2005-September 2006) – include as much detail as possible

Event (title or subject area):       Rehab the Labs in NE

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Working with Clean Harbors to develop a workshop & (with luck) a sustained program in NE

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  Regional Roundtables

Contact person: Rick Yoder

Dates:  Fall & Spring

Summary or more information

Brochure, mailing list, mailings, posting info on the web, conference calls, registrations, anything necessary to support.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  P2 presentations

Contact person:

Dates:  Fall & Spring

Summary or more information

Both the Masters of Public Health Program (fall) and the P3 program allow me the privilege of speaking to their students.  Also present at WasteCap Business Reuse & Recycling in the fall, NCPETE in the spring.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  P2Ric administration

Contact person: Rick Yoder

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See presentation wednesday

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  Topic Hub completion

Contact person: Nikki Carrit

Dates:

Summary or more information

Medical Clinics, Marketing for P2/CA Programs, CAFO, Renewable Energy for Agriculture, Clean Manufacturing, Ethanol Plants

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity:  H2E promotion

Contact person:  Rick Yoder

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

Wrapping up this month.  Many additional H2E partners, pound of Hg removed.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity:  New Topic Hubs

Contact person:  Nikki Carrit

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

Dry Cleaning, Green Chemistry for Educational Labs (this month)

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name: Pollution Prevention Services, IDNR

Contact: Jeff Fiagle

E-mail: jeff.fiagle@dnr.state.ia.us

Phone: 515/281-5353

Planned Events (September 2005-September 2006) – include as much detail as possible

Event: Sustainable Engineering & International Development

Location: Iowa State University (ISU)

Dates: August 22, 2005 – December 2005

Summary: This is ISU’s Sustainable Systems Class.  This is class is open to the following engineering programs: Civil, Agricultural, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.  IDNR will provide speakers to address Sustainability and Government Policy, Green Building, and Renewable Energy.

Event: Compliance Assistance Workshop: The Clean Air Act:

Practical Advice to Avoid Violations

Location: Des Moines Botanical Center

Dates: November 8, 2005

Summary: Representatives of IDNR will share their knowledge of common violations identified during hazardous waste inspections in a comfortable and relaxed setting.

Event: Food Processing Industry Workshops, two one-day workshops

Location: Ames/Des Moines and Davenport Areas

Dates: Mid-November 2005

Summary: The purpose of these workshops is to provide compliance assistance to Iowa’s Food Processors through presentation of best management practices, pollution prevention strategies and an introduction to environmental management systems.  See Completed Activity: Food Processing Stakeholder Meeting below.

Event: Food Processing Workshop for Inspectors and Technical Assistance

Providers

Location: Des Moines

Dates: Early December 2005

Summary: This two-day workshop will provide inspectors and assistance providers with a better understanding of how they can support better environmental performance in the food processing industry through:

  • Improved understanding of how P2 and EMS tools can be used by, and provide benefits for, the food processing industry both in meeting industry-specific compliance requirements and in improving environmental performance beyond the basic compliance level.
  • Increased understanding by both regulators and service providers of how they can provide information, contacts, or assistance for the food processing industry – particularly for those facilities familiar with EMS and P2.
  • Improved networking both between regulators and service providers, and among the various service providers, on environmental issues related to the food processing industry

Activity: Spring 2006 Sustainable Systems Class

Location: University of Iowa

Dates: January, 2006 – May, 2006

Summary: This class will again be taught by Dr Jerald Schnoor and will be held in Spring Semester 2006.  IDNR will provide funding for speakers.

Activity: 2006 Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Location: Statewide

Dates: May 22, 2006 – August  11, 2006

Summary: We recently received a DOE grant that will allow us to fund an additional 11 interns.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity: Compliance Assistance Workshop: Preparing for a RCRA

Hazardous Waste Inspection; May 19, 2005

Contact person: Iowa Strategic Goals Program, Jeff Fiagle

Summary: Representatives of EPA shared their knowledge of common violations identified during hazardous waste inspections in a comfortable and relaxed setting.  The goal of this workshop was to provide the knowledge to assist facilities in identifying and correcting violations that may currently exist at your facility, before and inspector comes by.

Kevin Snowden of EPA region7 presented at the workshop. Approximately 30 people attended.  The workshop received a 4.39 score out of 5.0 through evaluations.  Topics for future workshops included:

§         Air Permitting/Emissions

§         Technical Assistance Program Resources

§         Pollution Prevention

§         Iowa Strategic Goals Program

§         Environmental Issues

Activity: Spring 2005 Sustainable Systems Class

Location: University of Iowa

Dates: January, 2006 – May, 2006

Summary: This class was taught by Dr Jerald Schnoor.  IDNR provided funding for presenters regarding pollution prevention, environmental management systems, energy efficiency and green building.  Class projects included reports on a renovation of a campus building, purchasing renewable energy for the U o I campus, and use of hybrids and bio-fuels for the university.

Activity: 2005 Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Contact person: Jan Loyson

Summary: This summer twenty-five interns worked at twenty-five facilities.  Approximately 40 percent of this year’s interns were masters or PhD candidates.  Actual implemented reductions and savings are listed below:

Category Reduction Units Cost Savings
Water conservation

75,000,000

gallons

$596,232

Special waste

25,000

tons

$238,750

Solid waste

3,999

tons

$653,457

Hazardous waste

2,377

gallons

$73,459

Mercury waste

14,267

grams

Energy
kWh

33,864,818

$2,140,493

therms

207,928

$188,500

cfm

550

$17,000

Air emissions
CO2

1,631,520

lbs

CO

10,286

lbs

SO2

272,998

lbs

NOX

320,522

lbs

PM10

8,070

lbs

VOC’s

1,244

lbs

NH3/NO3

45

CH4

143

lbs

Other

$220,302

TOTAL

$4,128,193

Activity: Food Processing Stakeholder Meeting; August 26, 2005

Contact person: Jeff Fiagle

Summary: A Stakeholder Meeting was again held to re-establish this project.  The purpose of the project is to provide compliance assistance to Iowa’s Food Processors through presentation of best management practices, pollution prevention strategies and an introduction to environmental management systems. Through this meeting we gained additional industry insight to design the Food Processing Industry Workshops.  Some of the highlights of what we heard included:

§         Information on regulatory requirements (Wastewater, Stormwater, Waste management, Air compliance and permitting)

§         Keeping track of regulatory changes on an on-going basis

§         Minimum thresholds for regulatory requirements/permits

§         Information sources on practices and approaches to limit pollution and how P2 approaches can facilitate continuous compliance

§         Best practices to achieve water conservation, water reuse and zero discharge, energy conservation and waste reduction

§         Participants may need to be convinced of the benefits of an EMS, or may need help in answering the question for senior managers: Why spend the time and resources to develop an EMS?  How will it help the bottom line?

§         Provide examples of real world benefits from development of EMS.  Tangible benefits.  Dollars and cents results

§         Provide suggestions on how to make presentations to convince senior managers

§         Show how companies can develop an EMS step-by-step.

§         Explain how an EMS can facilitate more effective data management for meeting environmental goals.

§         Show how an EMS can help to manage change.

Activity: Pollution Prevention Services Assessment Activities through August 31, 2005

Contact person: Jeff Fiagle

Summary: A total of 9 assessments and one EMS review have been conducted through the end of August.   The results listed below reflect numbers projected or not yet implemented numbers for 7 of the above assessments.

Category                                 Units                           Reductions       Cost Savings

Energy reduced

kWh

7,916,728

kW Peak

81,809

therms

57,011

Solid Waste diverted

tons

280

Potential Cost Savings

$ 402,192

Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:            Small Business Environmental Liaison

Contact:           Reid Bermel

E-mail:              reid.bermel@iowalifechanging.com

Phone:              515-242-4761

Planned Events (September 2005-September 2006) – include as much detail as possible

Event (title or subject area):       P2 Roundtable

Location:                                  Kansas City

Dates:                                       September 12-14

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Program Update

Fall 2005 Region 7 Roundtable

(Revised per the pres.)

Program Name: Small Business and Public Assistance (SBPA)

Contact:  Hugh Stirts

E-mail:  hugh.stirts@ndeq.state.ne.us

Phone:  402-471-8697

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  Pronounced increase of the SBPA Coordinators responsibilities in the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) Program

Contact person: Stirts

Dates:  ongoing

Summary or more information

In the past there was little contact or interaction between the SBPA coordinator and the Agriculture Section.  Most of the CAFOs in the state are in essence small businesses, and need support and assistance.  The SBPA Coordinator shall now devote 30-40 % of his time to CAFO issues.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  “Energizing” the Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel (SBCAP)

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: Nov 05

Summary or more information

The SBCAP in Nebraska is moribund.  The initial step shall consist of a visit or telecon with each member, a discussion of their thoughts and ideas concerning ‘revitalization’, and directly asking if they would like to be replaced on the panel.  If they desire replacement, they will be asked to recommend a replacement, and they will be removed.  Changing the composition of this panel requires approval by the Nebraska Council on Environmental Quality.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: Nov 05

Summary or more information

The SBCAP in Nebraska is moribund.  The initial step shall consist of a visit or telecon with each member, a discussion of their thoughts and ideas concerning ‘revitalization’, and directly asking if they would like to be replaced on the panel.  If they desire replacement, they will be asked to recommend a replacement, and they will be removed.  Changing the composition of this panel requires approval by the Nebraska Council on Environmental Quality.

Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  Implement the NDEQ Small Business Strategy (Revised)

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: 14 Oct-6 Jan 06

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Planned activities (September 2005 – September 2006)

Activity:  Initiate NDEQ Conference

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: 15 Aug 06

Summary or more information

Plan, develop, schedule, and organize a ‘stand alone’ NDEQ Forum, similar to the Kansas Environment Conference.

Completed activities (through September 2005)

Activity: Kaisan Event—Construction Air Permits

Contact person:  Stirts

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

This event streamlined Construction air permitting and decreased time to complete, initiated a major revamping of the NDEQ web page, placed increased emphasis and resources on our outreach programs, and resulted in hiring more staff.

Activity:  Compliance Assistance Visits (multimedia)

Contact person:  Stirts

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

Multimedia CAVs were conducted throughout the state.  Each visit resulted in a facility’s enhanced success at achieving and maintaining regulatory compliance.  Pollution prevention played a significant role in all CAVs

Activity: Published the ‘One Stop Permitting’ Brochure

Contact person:  Stirts

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

This brochure provides some basic information on permits, highlights our compliance assistance capabilities, and provides a ‘gate keeper’ or one initial NDEQ point of contact for any questions, concerns, or complaints.

Activity: Co-chaired the Air Update Meetings

Contact person:  Stirts

Summary, environmental outcomes, or more information

This annual event consists of a ‘traveling team’, which goes to 5 locations throughout the state and conducts a 6-hour conference on all the changes in NDEQ and Federal regs concerning the Clean Air Program.  Also discussed are our small business compliance assistance activities.

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