Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Promoting Pollution Prevention Through Information Exchange
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AROW is a nonprofit coalition dedicated to protecting and preserving natural resources through education, advocacy, and promotion of waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting.
600 Moore Road
Contact: Karen Sieg, Executive Director
The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable supports pollution prevention through information sharing, issue discussing, and program development among member organizations throughout the Great Lakes Region.
1010 Jorie Blvd. Suite 12
ISTC helps Illinois industries, businesses, and citizens reduce and better manage generated waste.
One Hazelwood Drive
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) was established in 1967. Its purpose is to protect Minnesota's environment through monitoring environmental quality and enforcing environmental regulations.
520 Lafayette Road North
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has three main functions: natural resource management, environmental quality protection and the promotion of public health, safety and recreation. DEC protects, improves and conserves the State's land, water, air, fish, wildlife and other resources to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the people and their overall economic and social well-being.
Ohio EPA's Small Business Assistance Office (SBAO) was established in 1996 to help small businesses understand and comply with the environmental regulations that apply to them. This includes a wide range of environmental regulations from air and water pollution to waste management. SBAO services are free, confidential and available to small businesses with fewer than 100 employees in the 10 counties that make up Ohio EPA's Central District Office. SBAO can help small businesses achieve compliance with environmental regulations; protect workers' health and safety; preserve natural resources; reduce liability and the potential for violations or penalties; and save money through pollution prevention.
3232 Alum Creek Drive
The role of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to protect human health and the environment by establishing and enforcing standards for air quality, drinking water and stream water quality, wastewater treatment, and solid and hazardous waste disposal, and to provide comprehensive environmental education. These roles are carried out through: issuing permits to install and operate facilities; providing oversight through inspections and sampling; monitoring and reporting on environmental quality; providing environmental education and technical assistance to industry and the general public; providing assistance in pollution prevention; and taking enforcement actions against violators. Loans and grants are provided for nonpoint source water pollution control and for some environmental infrastructure, such as sewage and drinking water treatment plants.
P.O. Box 1049
Contact: Christopher Jones, Director
The pollution prevention (P2) approach seeks to avoid the creation of pollutants rather than control or manage them after they have been generated. P2 activities reduce or eliminate the sources of waste and pollutants within processes, products and materials. Region 5's program points the way to many regional and national P2 resources and offers information on a number of programs and projects important to the region.
77 W. Jackson Blvd, DW-8J
Wisconsin's Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program helps small businesses understand and comply with state and federal air pollution regulations. Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments requires each state to operate a small business assistance program. The Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program (SBCAAP) serves as a free, confidential, and non-regulatory resource to small business owners around the state. Through the program, Clean Air Specialists work as a liaison between small businesses and state (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or DNR) and federal (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA) regulators. The staff creates "plain language" publications, answers compliance questions, conducts on-site consultations, responds to written and verbal regulatory inquiries, coordinates environmental compliance workshops and directs businesses to other pertinent technical assistance providers.
PO Box 7921
About the DNR's Bureau of Cooperative Environmental Assistance... We advance environmental protection by promoting innovative, non-regulatory approaches and by providing cross-media, technical and compliance assistance to businesses and specific business sectors. Innovation and Beyond Compliance: Developing new relationships with businesses that seek to achieve superior environmental performance is our goal. Through the Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and business developed agreements that deliver environmental performance and regulatory flexibility. Businesses can use environmental management systems and public involvement to help build business value. We want to hear your ideas about thinking ?outside the box? and relating better to business. Join us in turning ?no you can?t? into ?yes we can?. Policy & Issues: Our program works to influence policy development and issue management. We research, develop and introduce pilot programs, voluntary approaches and performance based tools that help achieve and exceed the desired environmental result. The Community Mercury Reduction Program and the Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins (PBTs) Policy Framework are examples of this work. Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization Assistance: DNR?s Business sector specialists work with you to create an efficient and effective working relationship between business representatives and DNR. Our purpose is to reduce environmental impacts by making regulations clearer, working to make regulations more flexible and proposing practices that prevent pollution and minimize waste. We use initiatives, partnerships and recognition programs as tools.
101 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7921
One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; firstname.lastname@example.org