GLRPPR Sector Resource: Public Entity Environmental Management System Resource (PEER) Center
Public Entity Environmental Management System Resource (PEER) Center
PEER stands for Public Entity EMS Resource Center. PEER is a virtual clearinghouse that provides a broad array of information and tools to help public entities understand and adopt environmental management systems (EMSs) for their operations. The PEER Center is a collaboration between the Office of Water at U.S. EPA and the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF). In addition, a number of organizations around the country called PEER EMS Local Resource Centers are reaching out to local governments to help them adopt EMSs. The PEER web site explains in detail what an EMS is, describe why and how to implement an EMS, provides links to organizations that can assist in the implementation of EMS, reviews public support for EMS, and includes sector-specific EMS resources. As of January 2006, the PEER Center web site provides information on the following sectors: wastewater & drinking water, transportation, ports, colleges & universities, and solid waste. In addition to tools, case studies are provided for each sector, along with contact information for mentors. On the homepage, you can search for public entities in your state that have implemented an EMS.
U.S. EPA and GETF
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