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Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy Support - Pollution Prevention Specialist

Project Information

Award Amount:$18,400.00
Dollars Leveraged:$970.00
Start-End Dates:3/14/98-12/31/99
Description:Summary: This grant provided funding for Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) personnel to travel to and participate in Great Lakes Binational Toxics Strategy (GLBTS) planning and stakeholders meetings. In addition, the grant developed the GLBTS outreach and educational materials for Wisconsin stakeholders and promoted GLBTS goals and strategies as part of state pollution prevention outreach strategies.

Environmental Results/Products:
WDNR conducted/developed the following outreach/educational projects:
• Print and internet versions of a DNR fact sheet to promote residential recycling of mercury-containing thermostats; (
• A pledge program within Wisconsin to recognize HVAC contractors and wholesalers who recycle mercury-containing thermostats and encourage use of non-mercury thermostats; (link to list of contractors & wholesalers
• A multi-community Mercury Recycling Program which will run through December 2000. This program allows for the collection of mercury and mercury-containing devices from very small quantity generators at reduced or no cost;
• The Mercury Round Up collected 3,579 pounds of elemental mercury, 5,539 pounds of mercury containing devices, and 104,258 lamps from state residents;
• Assisted the City of Madison to establish a mercury workgroup to promote mercury awareness in the Madison area.
• Developed internet content for the American Hospital Association - EPA Memorandum of Understanding Communications workgroup.

WDNR participated in the following GLBTS and related meetings:
• EPA Region V GLBTS Mercury Task Force Conference calls;
• EPA Region V GLBTS Mercury Thermostat group conference calls;
• EPA Region V GLBTS Mercury in the Medical Sector Update conference calls;
• Attended, participated in, and presented information on Wisconsin’s Mercury Air Strategy at the GLBTS Stakeholder Forum in Toronto, April 1999;
• A WDNR workgroup developing a program to reduce the purchase of, and encourage recycling of, mercury-containing thermostats, and
• Convened a mercury stakeholder group, consisting of representatives from utilities, a chlor-alkali plant, environmental groups, sportfishing groups, and Native American tribes, to focus on measures to reduce mercury emissions to the environment. A draft concept paper outlining a mercury cap and trade concept for air emissions was used for discussion.


Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

Organizations Receiving Funding

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are receiving funding for this project.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Primary Contact

101 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
p: 608-267-3125
Individual Contacts
  • George Meyer
  • Al Shea

Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Citizens for a Better Environment - Partner

152 W. Wisconsin Ave., #510
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
p: 866-256-5988

City of Madison, Wisconsin - Partner

210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Room 403
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
p: (608) 266-4611
f: (608)267-8671

Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program - Partner

Wisconsin Department of Commerce
201 West Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 7970
Madison, Wisconsin 53703-7970
p: 608-267-9214

University of Wisconsin-Extension Office - Partner

161 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 6000
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203
p: 414-227-3371
f: 414-227-3165

Wisconsin Department of Commerce - Partner

P.O. Box 7970
201 W. Washington Ave.
Madison, Wisconsin 53707-7970
p: 608-264-6153


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