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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Illinois EPA: Regulatory Integration
Abstract: This portion of the Illinois EPA Office of Pollution Prevention (OPP) web site provides an overview of OPP's efforts to work with the agency's regulatory programs to integrate P2 into their mainstream functions. Included are brief summaries of "special regulatory integration projects" in which OPP has partnered with regulatory programs on targeted efforts to promote P2 during inspection activities.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Indiana Department of Environmental Management Pollution Prevention Regulatory Integration
Abstract: Goal: Develop, in coordination with the program offices, recommendations and make decisions on implementation for specific pollution prevention integration goals and projects for the permitting, compliance assurance and enforcement programs.
Source: IDEM OPPTA
Integrating P2 into the Permit Writing Process [PDF]
Abstract: This report from the Kansas SBEAP provides guidance for permit writers in promoting pollution prevention. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
Source: Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI)
Is EPA's Performance Track Running Off the Rails?
Abstract: Since its creation in 2000 as a program that relaxes regulatory oversight on companies with exemplary environmental performance, the U.S. EPA?s Performance Track has come under fire for bending over backward in favor of polluters. When first enacted, Performance Track was touted as a voluntary means to improve habitat protection, water and energy use, and waste reduction?areas over which the EPA has little regulatory authority. But moves to abolish the reporting that could help improve pollution technologies, together with changes that might allow companies to break their promises, have placed Performance Track under scrutiny. Article by Janet Pelley.
Source: Environmental Science & Technology
Measuring Pollution Prevention (P2) Regulatory Integration: Review of Other States? Efforts and Recommendations for Action (2000) [PDF]
Abstract: This report, compiled by the Tellus Institute for the Ohio EPA, offers a review of the breadth and depth of the efforts by 11 state P2 programs to measure the progress of their P2 regulatory integration activities.
Source: Tellus Institute (for the Ohio EPA)
Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) Program
Abstract: This portion of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality web site describes the Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) Program and provides links to all related annual reports, application forms, and other documentation. The C3 program allows regulated establishments that have demonstrated environmental stewardship and a strong environmental ethic through their operations in Michigan to be recognized as Clean Corporate Citizens. The C3 program is built on the concept that these Michigan facilities can be relied upon to carry out their environmental protection responsibilities without rigorous oversight, and should enjoy greater permitting flexibility than those that have not demonstrated that level of environmental awareness. Clean Corporate Citizens who voluntarily participate in this program will receive public recognition and are entitled to certain regulatory benefits, including expedited permits.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract: OH EPA uses innovation, quality service, and public involvement to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all Ohioans. Their mission is to protect the environment and public health by ensuring compliance & demonstrating stewardship.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
One Stop Permit Process New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Abstract: Using the ONE STOP Process, the intent is for the NJ Office of Pollution Prevention and Permit Coordination to work closely with the regulated communities to assure that the permits necessary for each project result in additional environmental value.
Source: Office of P2 and Permit Coordination
Policy on Supplemental Environmental Projects (February 1996) [PDF]
Abstract: In certain instances, Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) may be included as part of settlement of an environmental enforcement case with the CT Department of Environmental Protection.
Source: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Pollution Prevention in Enforcement Settlements [PDF]
Abstract: In 1994, the Florida DEP added pollution prevention credits to its Settlement Guidelines for Civil Penalties. These guidelines provide a framework for how pollution prevention projects can be used to offset fines of eligible, non-compliant companies. (PDF format; Length: 3 pages)
Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Pollution Prevention Regulatory Integration Case Studies [PDF]
Abstract: Case studies provided by individuals and organizations actively working to integrate P2 into core environmental regulatory programs. Includes state, national, and international projects.
Source: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable Pollution Prevention Integration and Innovation (P2I2) Workgroup
Pollution Prevention Solutions During Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (1998)
Abstract: This field handbook catalogues information obtained from EPA Regions and states on innovative P2 concepts and approaches used during environmental permitting, inspection and enforcement activities.
Source: U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Pollution Prevention Success Stories
Abstract: This document highlights 26 P2 success stories spread over a wide spectrum. Included are examples of successful regulatory integration. Text version available at http://www.epa.gov/p2/docs/p2case.txt.
Source: US EPA
Pollution Prevention Supplemental Environmental Projects Questionnaire for Facilities (1998) [PDF]
Abstract: A questionnaire for defendants to help Ohio EPA evaluate the acceptability of potential P2 SEPs
involving specific source reduction and/or recycling projects.
Source: Ohio EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention
Preventing Pollution Through Regulations: The Source Reduction Review Project: An Assessment
Abstract: Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances assessment of the U.S. EPA Source Reduction Review Project.
Source: USEPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Project XL: Encouraging Innovation, Delivering Results [PDF]
Abstract: Project XL is a US EPA program that encourages ?beyond compliance? innovations via regulatory flexibility for innovators. Describes the program and offers examples of how participating organizations have improved their environmental performance. (PDF Format; Length: 12 pages)
Source: U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
Regulatory Integration Work Team
Abstract: The Regulatory Integration Work Team examines the impact of new regulatory requirements on DoD bases, what bases need to do to meet those new requirements, and pollution prevention measures that can be taken to ease compliance burdens.
Source: Regulatory Integration Work Team
State Experience Integrating Pollution Prevention into Permits [PDF]
Abstract: This report consists of a review of the efforts different states are making to incorporate P2 into their environmental permitting programs and an evaluation of the effectiveness of these efforts.
Source: Research Triangle Institute
Summary: Ohio EPA P2 Integration Activities (thru July 1999) [PDF]
Abstract: Annotated list of Ohio EPA P2 integration accomplishments and activities until July 1999. Serves as a baseline for measurement of P2 integration progress at Ohio EPA.
Source: Ohio EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention
Supplemental Environmental Projects: Survey of States and Territories [PDF]
Abstract: ASTSWMO Hazardous Waste Enforcement Task Force survey of state and territorial waste management programs regarding the use of SEPs by states which incorporate P2 and/or waste minimization principles into final enforcement orders. To order a copy of this report, call ASTSWMO at (202) 624-5828.
Source: Supplemental Environmental Projects
The Keys to Success: A Compilation of Workable P2 Integration Techniques [PDF]
Abstract: This booklet is an effort to compile a user-friendly set of workable P2 integration techniques, with a focus not on what could work, but on what actually has worked.
Source: Tellus Institute
U.S. EPA: Compliance and Enforcement
Abstract: Employing an integrated approach of compliance assistance, compliance incentives and innovative civil and criminal enforcement, OECA and its partners seek to maximize compliance and reduce threats to public health and the environment.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
What is Regulatory Integration? [PDF]
Abstract: This factsheet explains the concept of regulatory integration, why it is important, and provides tips on how to integrate P2 into a regulatory environmental agency.
Source: Ohio EPA
Wisconsin Green Tier Program
Abstract: Building on the successes of the Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program, Green Tier creates co-benefits for businesses aspiring to differentiate themselves by systematically delivering superior environmental performance. Green Tier is based on a collaborative system of contracts and charters crafted jointly by participating businesses and the DNR. These contracts and charters streamline environmental requirements in many cases and encourage new environmental technologies.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources