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Eight New England Facilities Join EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track Program
Release Date: 03/18/2005
Contact: Sheryl Rosner, EPA Office of Public Affairs, (617) 918-1865, email@example.com
For Immediate Release: March 18, 2005; Release # sr050311
EPA New England today announced that eight new facilities have become members of EPA’s National Environmental Performance Track program. The facilities are: Covanta Mid-Connecticut, Inc., Hartford, CT; Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility, Preston, CT; Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME; Interface Fabrics, Inc, - East Douglas, MA; SEMASS Resource Recovery Facility, Rochester, MA; New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.- Astro Division, Laconia, NH; Osram Sylvania Products, Inc., Hillsborough, NH; and Teradyne, Inc., Nashua, NH. These eight new facilities join 25 existing New England facilities in Performance Track.
Performance Track rewards facilities that voluntary exceed regulatory requirements, implement systems for improving environmental management, work with their communities, and set three-year goals for improvements in environmental performance. Since the program’s inception in June 2000, Performance Track membership has grown to 350 members and produced solid environmental results – collectively reducing water use by 1.3 billion gallons; solid waste generation by nearly 970,000 tons; greenhouse gas emissions by the equivalent of 67,000 tons of carbon dioxide; and increasing use of reused or recycled materials by nearly 77,000 tons, and reduced
EPA New England’s new Performance Track members have demonstrated a wide variety of environmental achievements over the previous two years – including water use reductions totaling 67,376,078 gallons; hazardous waste reductions of 72,974 pounds; and energy use reductions of between 6% and 13% by some members. One facility contributed to its local land trust to preserve 69 acres of wetlands.
New Performance Track members have also made strong commitments to environmental improvements over the next three years, including non-hazardous waste to landfill (six facilities are committed to reducing their non-hazardous waste to landfill by a total of 29,179 tons); energy use (four facilities are committing to energy use reductions between 5% and 11%); and water use (four facilities are committing to reduce water use by up to 9%). Other commitments include reductions in hazardous materials use and hazardous waste generation, and land preservation.
"We welcome the eight new Performance Track facilities in New England," said Robert W. Varney, Regional Administrator for EPA's New England Office. "Performance Track members are demonstrating to the regulated community and the public that environmental leadership and business success can go hand-in-hand. Through our partnership with these leaders, we can achieve environmental progress that goes beyond that which would be achieved through regulation and enforcement alone."
The eight new Performance Track members represent a diverse set of business sectors within New England.
More information about Performance Track is available on EPA’s Performance Track website: https://www.epa.gov/performancetrack. Interested facilities may also contact EPA New England’s Performance Track Coordinator, Martha Curran, at (617) 918-1802 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The annual open application periods are February 1 through April 30, and August 1 through October 31.
The New England members of Performance Track are:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Wallingford, CT; Covanta Mid-Connecticut, Inc., Hartford, CT; Southeastern Connecticut Resource Recovery Facility, Preston, CT; United States Postal Service, Hartford Processing and Distribution Center, Hartford, CT; United States Postal Service, Hartford Vehicle Maintenance Facility, Hartford, CT
Bath Iron Works, Bath, ME; Fairchild Semiconductor Corporation, South Portland, ME; Interface Fabrics Group, Guilford Facility, Guilford, ME; International Paper - Androscoggin Mill, Jay, ME; International Paper - Bucksport Mill, Bucksport, ME; Nexfor Fraser Papers Inc., Madawaska, ME
Acushnet Rubber Co, D/B/A PRECIX, Inc., New Bedford, MA; DePuy Orthopaedics, New Bedford, MA; DePuy Orthopaedics, Raynham, MA; Gillette Andover Manufacturing Center, Andover, MA; Interface Fabrics Group, Inc., - East Douglas Facility, East Douglas, MA; PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Salem, MA; Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials, LLC, Marlborough, MA; SEMASS Resource Recovery Facility, Rochester, MA; Topflite Golf Company, Chicopee, MA; Teradyne (Building 1), North Reading, MA; Texas Instruments-Sensors & Controls, Attleboro, MA; USGen New England (multiple hydro facilities in MA, NH and VT); U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, ASCC, MA
In New Hampshire:
BAE Systems - Information and Electronic Systems Integration, Inc., (several locations in New Hampshire); Goss International, Dover, NH; Henkel Corporation, Seabrook, NH; New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc., Peterborough, NH; New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc., Astro Division, Laconia, NH; Osram Sylvania Products, Inc., Hillsborough, NH; Teradyne, Inc., Nashua, NH; USGen New England (multiple hydro facilities in MA, NH and VT)
In Rhode Island:
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, Newport, RI
IBM Corporation, Essex Junction, VT; USGen New England (multiple hydro facilities in MA, NH and VT)
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