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1990 PPIS Grants

Note: EPA no longer updates this information, but it may be useful as a reference or resource.


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REGION 1

University of Maine, Department of Chemical Engineering—1990
(Total funding: $102,332)

Project is an educational program for groups dealing with the public or students. Activities include: an intensive short course "Understanding and Managing the Chemicals in Our Lives;" a "Pollution Prevention and Risk Reduction" conference each year; a clearinghouse for information on pollution prevention; involving the newsmedia in disseminating pollution prevention material; and the development of a "Guide to Chemicals in Consumer Products."

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Prevention—1990
(Total funding: $320,427)

This project will assist DEP's Bureau of Waste Prevention in its efforts to develop cross-media permitting, inspection, enforcement and data-gathering as a means of promoting waste prevention; to develop regulatory toxics use reduction planning requirements; to generally build into DEP's regulatory activities a bias towards pollution prevention; and to develop (through the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management) new technical assistance approaches.

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REGION 2

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Office of Pollution Prevention—1990
(Total funding: $334,881)

This project will execute a statewide pollution prevention program as already designed. This project will include the establishment of the Office of Pollution Prevention to coordinate existing activities and target industries. Funding will be used to: identify incentives and obstacles in state procurement practices; develop industry specific profile reports; develop a guidance package for the preparation of pollution plans, which are required by law; and revise the community survey and support documents for use in expanding Right-to-Know reporting requirements.

Western New York Economic Development Corporation, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning—1990
(Total funding: $335,165)

The existing Erie County Prevention Program (consisting of an information center, an outreach program and technical and educational assistance) will be expanded to incorporate a multi-media pollution prevention policy which, when implemented, will result in economic benefits to the business community and other polluting facilities. This program will then prove beneficial as a model to other counties.

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REGION 3

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control—1990
(Total funding: $416,399)

Will develop and implement a Pollution Prevention Program (PPP) which will target industries and locations for technical assistance, provide education, and develop an outreach campaign. The PPP will be overseen by an Advisory Committee of representatives from industry, government, and academia.

Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, Department of Environmental Programs—1990
(Total funding: $267,800)

With support from the DC Department of Public Works and Department of Energy, this project will develop a public/private partnership to prevent pollution from vehicle emissions and vehicle by-products from entering the environment. A key element is to demonstrate the potential impacts on air, water, and land from using alternative fuels in buses and other vehicles.

Pennsylvania Center for Hazardous Materials Research—1990
(Total funding: $100,000)

Targets fabricated metal, printed circuit board manufacturers, machinery, and chemical and allied products industries for expansion of existing CHMR activities, which include technical assistance, information sharing, outreach, and education.

Virginia Department of Waste Management—1990
(Total funding: $370,720)

Will form interagency team of "internal champions" to promote and integrate multimedia pollution prevention in agency decision making. The Interagency Multimedia Pollution Prevention (IMPP) team will have members from the Department of Waste Management, Water Control Board, and Department of air Pollution Control. They will provide access to the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University database for pollution prevention research, host workshops and develop materials for targeted industries, and prepare studies on opportunities for prevention in targeted industries, as identified by the Region III Comparative Risk Project.

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Waste Management Section—1990
(Total funding: $336,460)

A public-private partnership of West Virginia's DNR, National Institute of Chemical Studies, Professional Development Center, and Air Pollution Control Commission will facilitate a voluntary statewide pollution prevention program modelled after NICS' Scorecard. Will offer on-site audits, newsletters, hotline, and library services, focusing on wood treating and metal plating.

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REGION 4

Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division—1990
(Total funding: $300,000)

Will influence the planning and designing of new and expanding facilities; establish a comprehensive integrated statewide multimedia source reduction and recycling program; establish achievable goals for waste reduction consistent with Georgia's CAP; establish a system for prioritization and targeting; provide training for inspectors and compliance officers; provide on-site technical assistance; and analyze existing single-media programs to identify additional prevention opportunities.

Tennessee Department of Health and Environment, Bureau of Environment—1990
(Total funding: $330,000)

Project will expand waste reduction technical assistance and training activities through: industry awareness; use of retired engineers for waste reduction assessment; training of retirees from other states; industry-specific teleconferencing; videos on waste reduction; and workshops for regulatory personnel.

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REGION 5

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention—1990
(Total funding: $427,900)

Cooperative project between IEPA and the Hazardous Waste Resource and Information Center. Will use funds to implement Toxic Pollution Prevention Act. Will identify, target, and monitor pollution prevention opportunities and activities; expedite permit review procedures; review facility plans; provide workshops and courses; develop curriculum; sponsor pilot projects; engage in research; publish educational and informational materials; and provide on-site technical assistance.

Purdue University, Division of Sponsored Programs—1990
(Total funding: $333,333)

Focusing on point source agricultural pollution prevention, this project will: provide training for Cooperative Extension Service agricultural agents concerning the identification, analysis, and resolution of potential pollution problems; compile a current inventory of practices, technologies, and programs that can be applied to agricultural, publishing a manual for use by CES agents and others; organize an Indiana Agricultural Industry Pollution Prevention Advisory Council; implement a technical assistance program including on-site assessments, workshops, a hotline, newsletter, and a farm chemical exchange; investigate the feasibility of establishing a network of implement fluid and battery recycling centers; investigate the feasibility of establishing regularly scheduled farm chemical "clean-up" days; and develop a curriculum module on prevention for the pesticide applicator certification training program.

Michigan State University, Cooperative Extension Service—1900
(Total funding: $278,389)

The "Michigan Waste Assessment Training Project" will develop a 100-hour intensive and applied training course for waste assessors, providing them with the ability to conduct waste assessments for the purpose of evaluating waste management practices of a variety of types of businesses, and recommend waste reduction alternatives. In conjunction with Oakland County Department of Public Works.

Michigan Department of Education, Instructional Specialist Program—1990
(Total funding: $156,450)

Project focuses on multimedia pollution prevention at educational facilities through the design and implementation of: selected instructional materials on resource protection; a guide to school pollution prevention opportunities; Model Pollution Prevention Action Plans for schools; activities for ongoing student and staff involvement; in-service training modules; a videotaped program for in-service training; and evaluation reports on effectiveness of project.

Minnesota Office of Waste Management, MnTAP—1990
(Total funding: $332,910)

Cooperative project between MnTAP and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. Will develop and evaluate a risk screening and priority ranking method for hazardous air emissions and then adapt to multimedia facility emissions data; use results for targeting demonstrations projects specifically for the reduction of hazardous air emissions; further document results involving solvent emissions and waste reduction; and provide technical assistance and outreach.

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REGION 6

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Waste Management Service—1990
(Total funding: $333,333)

One FTE will be dedicated to administering this grant and will serve as the resident expert on pollution prevention. Activities will include: coordination of all OSDH prevention activities; education on advantages of source reduction and recycling to public and industry; procurement of expertise from OSU Engineering Extension Program to provide direct technical assistance; review and assessment of technical assistance programs and economic incentives in other states and potential applicability in Oklahoma; utilization of information from Governor's study and State Chamber of Commerce for targeting activities; target small- and medium-sized businesses falling outside of current regulation; and developing contact lists.

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REGION 7

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Authority—1990
(Total funding: $330,000)

Key elements of this project include Governor's Award program, curriculum development, case studies, workshops, procurement directives, retired engineer program, clearinghouse, institutionalization activities, special air toxics program, and incentive grants to business.

Iowa Waste Reduction Center—1990
(Total funding: $367,657)

Funds will be used to add staff with experience in air emissions and/or wastewater, expand the existing information base, provide technical assistance through on-site reviews, presentations, and workshops, develop case studies, and prepare waste reduction reports.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Waste Management Program—1990
(Total funding: $333,333)

Focus on point source agricultural pollutants: will quantify risk reduction; conduct demonstration projects at bulk fertilizer and pesticide dealerships; establish a clearinghouse on agricultural pollution prevention; transfer BAT standards to target group through workshops and educational materials; coordinate activities among existing organizations; and develop a plan and funding mechanisms for institutionalization.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Center for Infrastructure Research—1990
(Total funding: $412,520)

Will assess waste streams and releases associated with specific commercial establishments in rural areas, develop multimedia pollution prevention methods, develop measures of progress, enhance current activities, and develop a pollution prevention office.

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REGION 8

Colorado Department of Health, Office of Health and Environmental Protection—1990
(Total funding: $420,730)

Project will supplement traditional regulatory role by: coordinating projects and initiatives; reviewing regulations; developing legislative initiatives; conducting seminars and workshops; conducting waste minimization audits; gathering data on state industries; developing funding mechanisms for future projects; identifying relational sensitivity between urban development patterns and resulting environmental implications; identify policy vehicles for deriving benefits from alternative land use patterns, focusing on development surrounding the new Denver airport; preparing educational materials on household hazardous waste; developing training films for urban runoff pollution; providing support in the development of curbside recycling programs; working with colleges and universities to include pollution prevention in environmental curriculum; conducting seminars for business leaders on transportation policies; and conducting seminars for school administrators on hazardous materials management plans.

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REGION 9

American Samoa Environmental Protection Agency—1990
(Total funding: $202,165)

Given unique island environment (population density, lack of landfill capacity and markets for recycled goods) project will (1) establish territory-wide public awareness of proper waste disposal practices with an emphasis on recycling and source reduction; (2) promote existing aluminum can recycling and establish additional efforts; (3) coordinate and establish a territory-wide waste oil management program as a demonstration project; (4) investigate bulky metal waste recycling alternatives and determine best approach; and (5) provide information and technology transfer to other island areas with similar situations.

California Department of Health Services, Alternative Technology Division—1990
(Total funding: $330,000)

The Technical and Educational Assistance Model (TEAM) project is a two year interagency effort to develop a comprehensive training program that will define and promote multimedia pollution prevention. The goals of the project are: (1) to develop multimedia training sessions designed for regulatory agency staff and for industry representatives; (2) to establish a state-wide Pollution Prevention Roundtable; (3) to provide four local government models of effectively integrated pollution prevention program planning; and (4) to provide an evaluation of implemented activities as a result of training sessions and the information provided by the model programs.

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REGION 10

Washington Department of Ecology, Waste Reduction, Recycling and Litter Control—1990
(Total funding: $330,000)

Project objectives are: to design and implement a methodology to provide baseline data for measuring multimedia waste reduction and recycling success; and to increase coordination and communication regarding pollution prevention programs and issues between governmental agencies and within the Department of Ecology. This will involve surveying businesses, analyzing this data, and establishing inter-governmental committees and an intra-agency workgroup.

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