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GLRPPR Sector Resource: P2 Measurement Tools: Methodologies Report

Title:
P2 Measurement Tools: Methodologies Report

Abstract:
For years states focused their pollution prevention (P2) programs on technical assistance, educating industry on the implementation of P2. States then began to integrate P2 into regulatory programs to enhance compliance and compliance assistance initiatives, P2 programs use data to show how P2 assistance efforts benefit businesses, communities, and the environment. Data collection included measuring activities, such as, the number of training sessions performed, behavior changes like the number of facilities doing a P2 assessment or developing a P2 plan, and outcomes like the pounds of hazardous materials use prevented or pounds of pollution (air, water, or waste) prevented. Historically, United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has begun to require states to measure the impact of EPA funded projects. Recently, this measurement requirement has become increasingly rigorous. Emphasis is placed on the effectiveness of P2 programs to prevent pollution. P2 programs across the country either had or are creating measurement systems that allow them to track and analyze differences in data. Variations among P2 programs measurement tools were found, due to regulations, available resources, and sectors measured. This report will examine some of the various techniques and tools used through the following stages of P2 measurement. These stages include Data Collection Tools, Data Calculators, and Data Management Systems.

URL:
http://www.p2.org/wp-content/uploads/p2-measurement-tools-final-draft_0809.pdf

Source:
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable

Resource Type:
Article/report

Date of Publication:
June 2009

Associated Sectors:

  P2Rx

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