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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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"An Ounce of Prevention" P2 Video
Abstract: American industry operated for nearly 200 years with no regard to environmental impact. It became clear by the late 1960s that the accepted lack of waste management had to change. In an effort to reverse the trend of pollution, the government formed the U.S. EPA to administer new pollution control laws. The high cost of "end of pipe" solutions has prompted industry to find better, more efficient ways of producing their products to lower the amount of waste generated. Pollution Prevention can be achieved in a variety of ways. Video produced by Ohio EPA, made available online in clips by the Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)
Source: Ohio EPA, Division of Hazardous Waste Management
Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action [PDF]
Abstract: The Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action identifies and describes 16 clean energy policies and strategies that states have used to meet their clean energy objectives. It describes how states are successfully expanding the role of clean energy in the U.S. energy system and shares the experience and lessons learned from successful state clean energy policies. EPA developed the Guide to Action to help states learn from each other as they develop their own clean energy programs and policies. State energy offices, public utility commissions, environmental regulators, other state policymakers, and their stakeholders can use the Guide to analyze and implement policies and programs that effectively integrate clean energy into a low-cost, clean, reliable energy system for their state. States participating in the Clean Energy-Environment State Partnership will use the Guide to Action to develop a Clean Energy-Environment State Action Plan for using new or existing policies and programs to increase the use of cost-effective clean energy. (PDF Format; Length: 361 pages)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Council of the States
Abstract: Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), is a national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental commissioners.
Source: Environmental Council of the States
Evaluation of Ohio EPA's Multi-media, Pollution Prevention (M2P2) Inspection Pilot Project (October 1997).
Abstract: In August, 1995, Ohio EPA began a pilot project to test the feasibility of combining a multi-media focus and P2 in environmental compliance inspections. This report was written as an evaluation of the project.
Source: Ohio EPA Office of Pollution Prevention
Examples of Regulatory Integration in Other States (April 1998)
Abstract: This document describes examples of regulatory integration activities in Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia.
Source: Ohio EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention
Abstract: The OPP's mission is to promote pollution prevention as the preferred strategy for environmental protection. Reducing or eliminating pollution at the source is preferable to treating or managing it after the fact.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention
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)
Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Abstract: This collaborative effort within the DNR?s assistance and regulatory units improves communication between businesses whose waste production is regulated by the DNR and its problem-solving resource units.
Source: Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
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)
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Regulatory Integration
Abstract: This portion of the Michigan DEQ Environmental Assistance Division web site provides an overview of the agency's regulatory integration efforts. Included are information on the agency's staff awards, P2 and drinking water, P2 integration tools, P2 financial assistance, and P2 field services, as well as issues of P2 Revue and related links.
Source: MIchigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Program
Abstract: The MPCA incorporates pollution prevention (P2) and other strategies for enhanced environmental outcomes, including sustainability (S), into the agency's permitting, inspections, enforcement, rules development, remediation, assistance and other functions.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Nonpoint Source Management Program Elements [PDF]
Abstract: Excerpts from the key statewide nonpoint source management documents that describe the broader long-term goals for managing NPS pollution in Connecticut, and specific short-term goals, objectives and strategies.
Source: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
NY: First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer Announces Green Building Initiatives
Abstract: First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer and David D. Brown, Executive Director of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), today announced two important initiatives to promote the construction of green homes and State-owned buildings throughout the State. Building on her effort to encourage homeowners throughout the State to incorporate simple energy reduction features into their homes, the First Lady announced that the Administration will offer legislation that offers a direct incentive to homeowners who build or renovate homes that meet green building criteria. The amount of the incentive will be based on the size of the home, with a cap of $10,000 per home, and help offset the typical 5 percent increase in construction costs when "green" or "sustainable" features are incorporated. The Dormitory Authority announced that beginning in 2008, all new State construction projects and major renovations managed by the Dormitory Authority will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards established by the United States Green Building Council. The LEED Green Building Rating System is an internationally recognized program for the design, construction, and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. LEED addresses all aspects of building construction and operation, including energy efficiency, land use, water conservation and re-use, indoor air quality, renewable energy, non-toxic landscaping practices, and recycling.
Source: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
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
Ongoing Efforts by State Regulatory Agencies to Integrate Pollution Prevention into their Activities
Abstract: While the vast majority of state P2 initiatives remain focused on providing non-regulatory assistance to industry, there is an increasing effort in many states to modify regulatory programs to incorporate P2 approaches.
Source: U.S. EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
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 Supplemental Environmental Project Information & Case Studies (Ohio)
Abstract: P2 SEPs are environmentally beneficial projects that a defendant agrees to perform in an enforcement settlement. In exchange for performing a P2 SEP, Ohio EPA may consider a reduction in enforcement penalties in the settlement.
Source: Ohio EPA, Office of Pollution Prevention
Principles: Pollution Prevention and Sustainability [PDF]
Abstract: The principles outlined in this document will guide state and local air agencies in identifying opportunities for and eliminating obstacles to the practice of P2 and sustainability.
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
State Regulatory Innovations Laws?Comparison [PDF]
Abstract: Comparison of state laws that authorize regulatory innovation pilot projects. Brief overview & description of each law, requirements for environmental performance, stakeholder process, waiver authority & termination process.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Cooperative Environmental Assistance (CEA)
Abstract: The CEA Bureau coordinates and integrates P2, waste reduction, and other voluntary approaches to environmental protection within WI DNR, and investigates and supports innovative, non-regulatory incentives to promote environmental protection.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources