2006 Fall

Program Updates 2006

Fall 2006 P2R7 Roundtable Meeting

Table of Contents

Name of Organization                                                                          Page (s)

1. Kansas P2 Program………………………………………………………2-3

2. MAMTC…………………………………………………………………..4-5

3. Partners in Pollution Prevention…………………………………………6-7

4. Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center……………………8-9

5. Pollution Prevention Services…………………………………………10-12

6. Small Business and Public Assistance…………………………………..13-14

7. U.S. Army Central Regional Environmental Office………………….15-16

 

 

Program Update

Fall 2006 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  Kansas P2 Program

Contact:  Cathy Colglazier

E-mail:  ccolglaz@kdhe.state.ks.us

Phone:  785-296-0669

Planned Events (October 2006-September 2007) – (these are workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.) Include as much detail as possible; we will put these events on the P2RIC regional calendar

Event (title or subject area):  2007 Kansas Environmental Conference

Location:  Hutchinson, Kansas

Dates:  August 21 – 23, 2007

Summary or more information:  The annual Kansas Environmental Conference provides participants with pollution prevention and environmental regulatory information.

Planned activities (October – September 2007) – these are “regular” or on-going activities (such as technical assistance, on-site assistance, publications, etc).

Activity:  Kansas Environmental Newsletter

Contact person:  Cathy Colglazier

Dates:  Quarterly Newsletter

Summary or more information:  The Kansas Environmental Newsletter provides P2 and environmental regulatory information.

Completed activities (through October 2006)

Activity:  Pollution Prevention Awards

Contact person:  Cathy Colglazier

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information:  Five P2 awards were presented to four organizations at the annual P2 Awards Luncheon, which was held August 23 at the Kansas Environmental Conference.  .

Applicant

Hazardous Waste

Energy

Air

Other

#1

Reduction in natural gas of 75,000 mcf

#2

Intercepted a total of 762.54 million gallons of contaminated water (chloride); captured a total of 4,913 tons of chloride

#3

Savings of $127,616.60 and 4,908,331 kwh annually

#4

15.47 tons of HHW collected Educated 66 participants on ozone and vehicle emissions testing

#5

Approx. 46 L* of mercury and 4.5 kg* of mercury compounds were disposed.

*The inventory showed the volume of container being disposed of, not the actual amount of mercury.

Activity:  Kansas Environmental Newsletter

Contact person:  Cathy Colglazier

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information:  A survey was included in the spring issue of the newsletter.  Following are the results of the survey:

A total of 99 surveys were returned.  Following is a breakdown of the responses.

Question #1: Do you feel you gain knowledge of environmental regulations by reading the Kansas Environmental News?

Yes                  95        96%

No                     4          4%

No Answer        0

Question #2: Do the articles contained in the newsletter assist you in maintaining environmental compliance at your organization?

Yes                  78        79%

No                   21        21%

No Answer        0

Question #3: Has your organization ever made improvements to your environmental program because of something learned from the newsletter?

Yes                  55        56%

No                   41        41%

No Answer        3          3%

Question #4: By reading about pollution prevention (p2) techniques and success stories in the newsletter, are you more likely to implement p2 at your organization?

Yes                  58        59%

No                   37        37%

No Answer        4          4%

Question #5: Has your organization ever implemented any pollution prevention techniques because of something learned from the newsletter?

Yes                  27        29%

No                   67        68%

No Answer        5          3%

Program Update

Fall 2006 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  MAMTC

Contact:  Anne Brown

E-mail:    annebrown7@earthlink.net

Phone:    620-276-9505

Planned Events (October 2006-September 2007) – (these are workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.) Include as much detail as possible; we will put these events on the P2RIC regional calendar

Event                Lean Mfg. For Job Shops

Location:          Overland Park

Dates:               October 4, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Mfg. For Job Shops

Location           Salina

Dates               October 11, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Mfg. For Job Shops

Location           Pittsburg

Dates               October 18, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Mfg for Job Shops

Location           Wichita

Dates               October 26, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Culture

Location           Pittsburg

Dates               December 5, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Culture

Location           Overland Park

Dates               December 6, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Culture

Location           Emporia

Dates               December 7, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Lean Culture

Location           Wichita

Dates               December 13, 2006

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Fast Lean

Location           Wichita

Dates               January 9, 2007

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Fast Lean

Location           Pittsburg

Dates               January 10, 2007

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Fast Lean

Location           Overland Park

Dates               January 11, 2007

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Event                Fast Lean

Location           Salina

Dates               January 12, 2007

For information/registration, call Barbara Davis at 913-9867-1214

Additional training opportunities for later in 2007 to be announced.

Planned activities (October – September2007) – these are “regular” or on-going activities (such as technical assistance, on-site assistance, publications, etc).

Activity:  Lean Manufacturing Implementations in various client companies

Contact person:  Anne Brown

Dates:  Continuing

Completed activities (through October 2006)

Activity: Lean Manufacturing Implementations in various client companies

Contact person: Anne Brown

Pollution prevention/waste reduction are inherent in our lean manufacturing engagements with our manufacturing clients.

Program Update

Fall 2006 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name: Partners in Pollution Prevention (P3) Summer Engineering Internship

Contact: Stacey Hawkey, Program Coordinator

E-mail: Shawkey2@unl.edu

Phone: 402-472-2838

Planned Events (October 2006-September 2007) – (these are workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.) Include as much detail as possible; we will put these events on the P2RIC regional calendar

Event (title or subject area): See below

Location:

Dates:

Summary or more information:

Planned activities (October – September2007) – these are “regular” or on-going activities (such as technical assistance, on-site assistance, publications, etc).

Activity: Environmental Internship for College Students

Location: University of Nebraska – Lincoln providing technical assistance to business clients through out Nebraska

Dates:   Student application deadline – Feb 15, 2007;

May –August:   College coursework – May 15 – May 25;

Mid-summer session – July 2-3

Field work – 44 days from May 29 – August 3, not including the week of July 4

Final presentations – August 6-7

Contact person: Stacey Hawkey (see details above)

Summary or more information:

Students receive formal environmental training and gain “real world” experiences as they participate in actual pollution prevention and environmental projects with both small businesses and larger industries.  Goals of the P3 Internship Program are: 1) to educate students in pollution prevention through both formal training (a three-credit hour college engineering course is included) and field experience, 2) to provide technical assistance and training to businesses using engineering and science students, and 3) to perform research of complex pollution prevention problems.  In the summer of 2007, approximately 15 students will be admitted from the Region 7 area and work with 30-50 businesses in Nebraska.

Applications for both potential students and business clients is available on the website at www.p3/unl/edu

Completed activities (through October 2006)

Activity: See above

Contact person: Stacey Hawkey, P3 Program Coordinator

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information.

Fifty-six (56) businesses in Nebraska were visited for the purpose of providing technical assistance in pollution prevention.   These businesses realized significant waste reduction and cost savings because of the effort of the project.  The pollution prevention suggestions offered to client businesses as part of the technical assistance, have the potential to divert over 2,600,000 pounds/year of solid waste from the landfill, reduce the generation of over 29,000 pounds/year of hazardous waste, reduce water use by over 21 million gallons/year and energy use by nearly 31,000 MBTU/year.  In addition, recommendations offered to client businesses have the potential to save them approximately $4.2 million/year.  In addition, twenty-five (25) previous clients were interviewed to determine the actual impact from technical assistance offered by students in past years.  Of those, four (4) clients also received additional pollution prevention assistance.

In addition, fifteen (15) engineering and science students from six majors and four schools in Region 7 have participated in this unique educational experience that will support pollution prevention successes far into the future.

Program Update

Fall 2006 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 (November 2006 – October 2007) – include as much detail as possible

Event (title or subject area):       Location:

Dates:

Summary or more information:

Planned Events (November 2006 – October 2007)

Activity:  Regional Roundtables

Contact person: Rick Yoder, Jocelyn Hegge, Maria Arredondo

Dates:  Spring (March 13-14, 2007) & Fall (EPA)

Summary or more information:

Spring will be with Region 5.  Depending on how this goes, we will explore the possibility of continuing to have joint meetings with GLRPPR.  http://www.glrppr.org/meetings/Spring2007/

Tasks include developing brochure, mailing list, mailings, posting info on the web, conference calls, registrations, anything necessary to support.

Planned Events (November 2006 – October 2007)

Activity:  P2 Results Measurement Training

Contact person: Rick Yoder or Prabin Kanel

Dates:  Spring (March 13-14, 2007)

Summary or more information:

We will be scheduling more training opportunities.  Should we include RSS or other web information opportunities for your organizations?

Planned activities (November 2006 – October 2007)

Activity:  Sustainability Education

Contact person: Rick Yoder

Dates:  Fall & Spring

Summary or more information

Revised Environmental Health class (now focused on Public Health’s role in a Sustainable Community) for the Master of Public Health Program at UNMC and a new Sustainability for Business Majors course at UNO.  Also have the privilege of lecturing to UNL’s P3 program and a new Sustainable Omaha? course at the UNO’s College of Public Administration.

Planned activities (November 2006 – October 2007)

Activity:  P2Ric administration

Contact person: Rick Yoder

Dates:

Summary or more information

Heavy focus on needs identification and measures of success.

Planned activities ((November 2006 – October 2007)

Activity:  Topic Hub completion/revision

Contact person: Fred MacVaugh

Dates:

Summary or more information

Currently updating EPP due to increased interest on the part of MEPs manufacturing clients.

Program Update

Fall 2006 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name: Pollution Prevention ServicesContact: Jeff FiagleE-mail: jeff.fiagle@dnr.state.ia.us

Phone: 515/281-5353

Planned Events (October 2006-September 2007) – (these are workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.) Include as much detail as possible; we will put these events on the P2RIC regional calendar

Event: Multi-state Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Workshop

Location: Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

Dates: December 7 with pre-workshop event on the 6th

Summary or more information: This workshop will provide participants information on pharmaceutical management, environmental compliance, identifying and eliminating healthcare toxics, universal and laboratory wastes, and Energy Star.

Completed activities (through October 2006)

Activity: International Intern Program Pilot

Contact person: Jeff Fiagle and Danielle Dilks

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information:  An intern from Mexico and Chile completed internships this winter and spring at the University of Iowa.  The projected results from their projects are listed below:

Potential Results from the 2006 International Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Category Reduction

Units

Cost Savings
Energy

1,578,198

kWh

10,286

MMBtu

TOTAL

$247,071

Completed activities (through October 2006)

Activity: 2006 Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Contact person: Danielle Dilks

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information:  This summer thanks in part to an US DOE Industries of the Future grant (working on energy efficiency projects with Iowa companies that have utility bill in excess of $2 million) we were able to provide 37 interns at 36 companies.

Actual Implemented Waste Reduction and Cost Savings from the

2006 Pollution Prevention Intern Program

Category Reduction Units Cost Savings
Water conservation 31,746,000 gallons

$108,641

Special waste 8,500 tons

$200,000

Solid waste 386 tons

$673,362

Hazardous waste 11,753 gallons

$64,500

Hazardous waste 5 tons

$40,000

Energy
14,084,593 kWh

$799,482

12,339 MMBtu

$0

101,234 therms

$215,635

Air emissions
CO2 514,000 lbs.
VOC’s 30,000 lbs.
Other

$652,972

Inventory / Production

$489,099

TOTAL

$3,243,691

Environmental Impacts Conventional Air Pollutants Diverted in Standard Tons

SO2 39.81
CO 4.84
NOX 19.19
VOC 1.69
Lead 0
PM 0.99

Green House Gases Diverted in Standard Tons (CO2 Equivalent)

CO2 8760.81
CH4 509.1
N20 188.92

CFC

90.82

Activity: Iowa Strategic Goals Program

Wastewater and Stormwater: Practical Ways to Advice to Avoid Common Violations

Contact person: Jeff Fiagle

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information: Permit writing staff from IDNR Wastewater and Stormwater provided presentations and answered questions of businesses.  P2 information was provided on both subjects.  Approximately 45 people were in attendance.  Twenty-eight people returned completed evaluation forms and the overall rating for the workshop was 4.2 out of 5.0.

Suggested topics for future workshops include:

  • waste & wastewater reduction programs;
  • stormwater NEC evaluations/air construction permits/NPDES-cooling h2o discharge permits, applications, etc.;
  • innovative approaches to permits, source reduction, compliance, etc.;
  • clean air requirement – non Title 5 – small source requirements, fugitive emissions etc.;
  • wastewater, air compressor, lighting, BMPs for stormwater and wastewater management;
  • “air toxics;”
  • Clean Air Act/Air permitting regulations; transport of hazardous materials between facilities;
  • air quality permitting;
  • what specifically do certain industries need to test for;
  • other regulatory areas.

Completed activities (through October 31, 2006)

Activity: 2006 Assessments & Technical Assistance

Contact person: Jeff Fiagle

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information:  Number collected so far as of October 31, 2006.

  • 8 Opportunity Assessments;
  • 8 Technical Assistance Requests;
  • 5 Informational Assistance Requests;
  • 1 EMS Information Assistance;
  • 36 intern pre-visits;
  • 65 intern visits.

Potential Savings                                               $87,252

Program Update

Fall 2006 Region 7 Roundtable

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 2006 – September 2007)

Contact person: Stirts

Activity:  Placed in charge of coordinating all Biofuels permitting activities

Dates:  ongoing

Summary or more information:  After finally getting a ‘handle’ on the ethanol facility permitting process, we are now streamling the burgeoning biofuels efforts in the states.

Planned activities (September 2006 – Dec 2007)

Activity:  Develop a Biofuel Permitting Instruction Guide

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: Dec 06

Summary or more information

This is an effort very similar to that we did for the ethanol plants.  It has greatly streamlined the process.

Planned activities (September 2006 – September 2007)

Activity:  One Stop Permitting Shop

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: Ongoing

Summary or more information

Coordinate the initial project planning meetings between our permit chiefs and the proposed facility owner and designer

Planned activities (September 2006 – September 2007)

Activity:  Initiate NDEQ Conference

Contact person: Stirts

Dates: Ongoing

Summary or more information:

Plan, develop, schedule, and organize a statewide environmental forum

Planned  activities (Sept 2006-Sept 2007)

Activity:  Compliance Assistance Visits (multimedia)

Contact person:  Stirts

Dates:  ongoing

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: Publish a Brochure for Title 198: 2ndary Containment of Pesticides

Contact person:  Stirts

Date:  Nov 06

Activity: Co-chaired the Air Update Meetings

Contact person:  Stirts

Date: Ongoing

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.

Activity:  NEPA Coordinator

Contact Person:  Stirts

Date: ongoing

Summary:  Coordinate the staffing and review of all scoping efforts, EA, FONSI, and DEIS review, and write the final response.

Activity:  Joint effort with the Iowa Waste Association and the Iowa-Nebraska Dry cleaners association.

Contacts:  Jeff Beneke, Hugh Stirts

Date:  Jan, Feb 07

Summary:  This effort will help educate the industry on environmental requirements, pollution prevention, and help educate us on how their industry operates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Program Update

Fall 2006 Region 7 Roundtable

Program Name:  Army Strategy for the Environment

Contact: US Army Central Regional Environmental Office

E-mail: stephen.c.scanlon@us.army.mil

Phone:  816-389-3445

Planned Events (October 2006-September 2007) – (these are workshops, meetings, trainings, etc.) Include as much detail as possible; we will put these events on the P2RIC regional calendar

Event (title or subject area):  Pilot project on Compatible Land Use Training

Location:  Fort Stewart, GA

Dates:  Dec 11-12, 2006

Summary or more information:  The Office of the Secretary of Defense and the US Army are partnering with the National Association of Counties, The Conservation Fund and other partners to conduct the first ever training for military installation staff and city/county government officials on compatible land use planning.  This effort is akin to the program NACo currently conducts in the Southwest U.S. in partnership with the Sonoran Institute.  The pilot project at Ft Stewart supports the broader agenda of the Southeast Regional Partnership for Planning and Sustainability (SERPPAS).  The Army CREO is spearheading the pilot training project for the Army.

Planned activities (October – September2007) – these are “regular” or on-going activities (such as technical assistance, on-site assistance, publications, etc).

Activity:  Army monthly Sustainability Lecture Series in the Pentagon

Contact person:  LTC Merle London

Dates:  Nov 15, 2006

Summary or more information

Dr. Bryan Norton of Georgia Tech will be our featured speaker for November.

Completed activities (through October 2006)

Activity:  Participated in an award ceremony on 8 Nov 06 to celebrate the commence-

ment of a joint federal, state and local partnership to implement the Army

Compatible Use Buffer program around Fort Riley, KS.

Activity:  Participated in the ECOS-DoD Forum for a Sustainable Future

Nov 1-2, 2006; San Diego, CA

Activity:  Participated in the US Army Sustainability and Beyond Course and Workshop

conducted by the Darden School of the University of Virginia, Oct 23 –

27, 2006, at Carlisle Barracks, PA

Contact person:  Steve Scanlon, Army CREO, Kansas City, MO

Summary, environmental outcomes or more information.

All of these events and activities are related in some manner to the Army’s over-arching strategy to promote sustainability of our mission and facilities worldwide.  The Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Environmental, Safety and Occupational Health has formed a team to develop a campaign strategy and to oversee implementation of this campaign throughout the Army.

In San Diego, nearly 100 attendees from 20 states, federal (DOD, NASA, EPA, GSA, National Park Service, Forest Service) and local government, academia, and national organizations of state level officials met for the Environmental Council of the States – Department of Defense Forum for a Sustainable Future.  They discussed sustainability principles, sustainability challenges, and sustainability best business practices and strategies.  Sustainability is a mission enabler that concentrates on the optimum usage of resources, risk reduction, and cost reduction.  Despite the lack of a national policy on sustainability, the United States Army through its Strategy for the Environment, installation sustainability plans (ISPs), and collaborative partnerships is recognized as a Federal leader in sustainable development.  ECOS and the States are now postured to support DOD sustainability initiatives once identified by DOD and/or the Services.  The Army, through its Regional Environmental Offices (REOs), was instrumental in the establishment of the ECOS-DOD Sustainability Work Group.  The REOs further serve in a leadership role in the Task Groups that are the working body of ECOS-DOD Sustainability Work Group.

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