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2006 PPIS Grants

EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Robert Guillemin (guillemin.robert@epa.gov)


Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - $75,000


Maine Department of Environmental Protection - $70,000

Maine's Department of Environmental Protection (ME DEP) will promote pollution prevention and source reduction by launching a "greening" the procurement process of Maine's government agencies, with a focus on cleaners, electronics, energy, and toxics reduction. The major program tasks of this effort include the development of criteria and definitions for environmentally preferable purchasing, a baseline audit of current products, and assistance in reviewing contracts to ensure conformance with the Governor's Executive Order on environmental performance. In addition, ME DEP will continue to support its Green Lodging Initiative, Governor's Carbon Challenge Program, and ERP for Auto Body Program.


University of Massachusetts Lowell - $19,100

To reduce the use and environmental release of halogen compounds, the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMASS Lowell) will support the development of circuit boards that use alternatives to halogen compounds. UMASS Lowell will research and conduct performance tests on non-halogen circuit boards and collaborate with New England manufacturers to ensure that the redesigned circuit boards meet industry approval and acceptance.


University of Rhode Island - $75,000

To reduce the generation of pollution at its source, The University of Rhode Island (URI) Center for Pollution Prevention will provide pollution prevention technical assistance to Rhode Island businesses. The Center for Pollution Prevention will also partner with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RI DEM) to continue environmental certification programs with the auto salvage and autobody sectors to improve environmental performance and reduce pollution at its source.


New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services - $75,000

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services' (NH DES) Pollution Prevention Program will continue its work promoting multi-media pollution prevention to businesses. To assist municipal programs that license motor vehicle salvage facilities, NH DES will offer a workshop, on-site visits and a multi-media checklist. The New Hampshire ski industry will receive assistance on energy and water conservation through outreach materials, site visits and a best management practices workshop. NH DES will also update and print a pollution prevention guide for New Hampshire businesses.


Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation - $80,000

Vermont DEC will continue to support its partner, the Vermont Small Business Development Center (SBDC), in providing pollution prevention assistance to businesses, including the following activities: ' Continued development of the Green Hotel program with 5-10 new participants; ' Continued support of the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership with onsite P2 opportunity assessments and an anticipated 5-10 new facilities enlisted; ' 10-15 on-site energy assessments/audits at small businesses; ' Three workshops for Conditionally Exempt Generators that address P2 and compliance issues; ' Continued support of the VT Annual Governor's Awards for Environmental Excellence and P2. VT DEC will also conduct: ' 8-10 workshops and 10-15 on-site P2 assessments for the vehicle service and repair sector; ' A review of 200 dental BMP self-certifications; 17 hospital mercury reduction plans, four new H2E partners, and a state-wide workshop on pharmaceutical waste; ' Follow-up of 25-30 facilities to identify success of P2 Opportunity Assessments.

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Region 2 (NJ, NY, PR, VI)
EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Alex Peck (peck.alex@epa.gov@epa.gov)


Rowan University, Department of Chemical Engineering - $132,967

The proposed project seeks to assist the pharmaceutical industry in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico in source reduction, pollution prevention, and green engineering design through an engineering clinic outreach program. The grantee will work with certain pharmaceutical companies to achieve process improvements that will result in measurable quantities of waste reduced, energy conserved and dollars saved. Efforts, like these will encourage the uptake of green engineering, chemistry and pollution prevention concepts within the overall pharmaceutical sector.

Rutgers University, AMIPP Advance Polymer Center - $61,410

This project promotes change in the plastic processing sector by facilitating the substitution of virgin raw material with paint components. Specifically this project will focus on new technologies that permit reclaimed resins from the high volume paint sector utilized as a raw material for the plastics molding industry. These reclaimed raw materials, which will displace virgin petroleum based raw materials, will be incorporated into high volume products such as bookshelves, storage bins and similar consumer and industrial products. The implementation of this technology will reduce the amount of virgin raw materials consumed by the plastic industry while providing a viable and market-driven mechanism to manage waste paint.


Cornell University, Environmental Risk Analysis Program - $99,249

Cornell University will work with farmers, producers of agricultural plastic film and purchasers of recycled material to reduce the amount of agricultural plastic films that are burned in open fires. the burning of the plastics creates serious health risks. this project will establish a baseline for the amount of plastics currently burned on farms, design a sustainable stewardship program and support implementation of the program.

New York State Depart of Environmental Conservation, P2 Unit - $150,000

This program will provide graduate student interns to an estimated 15 businesses that span six specific sectors: plastics, pharmaceuticals, energy/biofuels; paper/pulp manufacturing; electronics; and chemical operations. The interns will provide the businesses with technical assistance in the areas of green manufacturing, source reduction, and energy and water conservation. The effectiveness of this effort will be assessed through the collection of metrics.

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Maryann Helferty (helferty.maryann@epa.gov)


Delaware Department of Natural Resources - $46,162


Maryland Department of Environment - $117,000

This grant supports initiatives to encourage and assist Maryland businesses in reducing their waste streams and conserving raw meterials, energy and water resources. By working with civic, business and academic partners, the MDE will offer services to the Maryland business community in the area of Pollution Prevention Assessments, Pollution Prevention Internships and Environmental Management Systems. One part of the project will collaborate with Maryland Technology Extension Service at the University of Maryland. The MTES teams help companies solve environmental problems through site visits, research and collaboration. Another part of the project will launch the Community College Environmental Network in Maryland to address issues such as Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, Greening of Facillities Operation and Curriculum for Sustainability.


Pennsylvania Department of Environment - $60,000

This proposal funds activities of the Office of Energy and Technology Deployment (OETD) to promote pollution prevention and energy efficiency to businesses and industries. OETD achieves this goal by various efforts including the Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency Site Visit Program, Small Business Advantage Grant, the Small Business Pollution Prevention Assistance Account (loan), Businesses for the Bay, support for EPA's National Environmental Performance Track program and others. This project funds a partnership whose goal is to reduce or eliminate pollution across all environmental media. The PADEP - Electrotechnology Applications Center and the Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program work together to conduct free site assessments for pollution prevention for Pennsylvania businesses.


Virginia Department of Environmental Quality - $40,000

This multi-media PPG provides funding to support ongoing environmental management efforts to increase the number of people breathing cleaner air; reduce risk from toxic air pollutants; improve water quality; reduce waste generation and increase recycling; clean up and reuse contaminated land; manage hazardous wastes properly; increase wetlands, and; promote environmental stewardship.

Wytheville Community College - $25,000

Provide free onsite technical assistance services to businesses in economically disadvantaged parts of VA. This grant will provide technical assistance to Virginia manufacturers for environmental compliance by reducing their waste streams and conserving raw materials, energy and water resources. The work includes training and providing on-site, multi-media environmental/pollution prevention assessments to the client businesses. Engineers at the Manufacturing Technology Center have assisted over 250 businesses over the past ten years with a unique approach of voluntary, non-regulatory technical assistance visits.


West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection - $80,000

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Melissa Waters (waters.melissa@epa.gov)


Alabama DEM - $65,000

The ADEM P2 Program grant proposal projects include: 1) Funding a P2 Award Competition to encourage the adoption of P2 techniques and programs by AL companies. Approximately 20 nominations are expected. 2) Implementation of the state environmental leadership program called Partner with ADEM for a Clean Environment (PACE). Approximately 20 partners expected to enter the program. 3) Onsite Technical Assistance to small and medium companies. This contract will be for 20 on-site assessments and it is estimated that 15 companies will implement the P2 recommendations. 4) Measurement and evaluation of Program effectiveness, data from the above initiatives would be collected, evaluated, compiled, and supplied to the Nation P2 Results Data System. The expected outcomes include annual savings of $1.4 million dollars/year, reduction of 130K lbs of hazardous/year, and reduction in water usage of 217 million gallons/year.


Florida Department of Environmental Protection - $55,000

The FDEP P2 Program grant proposal project will begin to integrate P2 into permit and inspection processes across all media within FDEP. District workshops and web-based distance training are also funded. Project period is two years with 90 percent being expended in the first year. This project is estimated to train 250 in workshops and 180 via distance training. Expected outcomes include annual savings of $100K and a reduction of 2.5 million lbs of pollutants.


Georgia P2 AD - $65,000

The GAP2AD Program grant proposal projects will continue support for the P2AD Partnership Program and demonstrate innovative P2 technologies through the P2 Adoption Funds Program. Partner commitments are expected to result in annual savings of $818K, and an annual reduction in non-hazardous waste of 335 tons, and hazardous waste of 51 lbs, annual conservation of 160 million gallons of water, and an annual reduction of 8,976,000kWh of energy.


Kentucky DCA - $55,000

This proposal will support the KY EXCEL leadership program developed under a State Innovation Grant in 2005. It proposes to fund six activities to support this program: 1) Third-party assessor training; 2) EMP and EMS Workshop with live video webcast; 3) P2 and E2 Assessment Training; 4) On-site Assistance; 5) Project Assistance and Partnership Facilitation; and 5) KY EXCEL and KPPC Program Support. Environmental outcomes were not estimated but grantee plans to track and report outcomes resulting from activities under the grant, and reported by partners


Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality - $51,100

The MDEQ P2 Grant proposal has three major components. 1) The first is a mercury reduction initiative focusing on dental offices, hospitals, schools and the automotive sector. An estimated 600 dentists will receive mercury reduction information, and approximately 20 lbs. of mercury will be removed from dental facilities and automotive switches. 2) The Mississippi Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) initiative will target recruitment of 10 new members, and a reduction of 80 lbs. of mercury and 10 tons of solid waste annually is estimated. 3) The Healthy Schools and SEAT Management Tool activity will utilize the EPA developed tool and modify it in partnership with other state agencies to become an EMS tool for MS Schools. Activities include state workgroup funding and a pilot in one school.


North Carolina DPPEA/DENR - $70,000

The NCDENR Division P2 Grant proposal activities will enhance and expand the NC Environmental Stewardship Initiative (ESI), support an ongoing ESI partnership with the Sustainable Sandhills group (consisting of Fort Bragg, EPA, and NCDENR), and focus on recruiting new members in this partnership area. Output goals include targeting 15 new members in the ESI, with 10 from the Sandhills region. Environmental outcomes from the partners are expected to result in an annual savings of $500K, an annual reduction of 1,000 tons of non-hazardous waste, 10 tons of hazardous waste, 6,000 MBTUs of energy, and 500 million gallons of water usage.


South Carolina DHEC - $60,000

The Center for Waste Minimization at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environment Control (CWM) awarded to utilize EMS activities as an organizational support structure and driver for P2 activities.


Tennessee DEC - $55,000

The TNDEC P2 Grant proposal includes funding of the following established programs: support of the TN P2 Partnership (TP3), the TN P2 roundtable, School Chemical Clean-Out campaign, TP3 Green Schools, and greening of State government through EMS development for state parks. Outputs planned include recruitment of 25 new members to the TP3 program as well as the following environmental outcomes: annual reduction of 500 tons of non-hazardous waste, and 500 tons of hazardous waste, as well as the annual conservation of 5 billion BTUs of energy, and 25 million gallons of water.

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Phil Kaplan (kaplan.phil@epa.gov)


Illinois EPA - $80,564

Illinois EPA, in partnership with Waste Management and Research Center, will form "The Cutting Edge Partnership" to promote pollution prevention (P2) and other improved environmental strategies to machine tool facilities to reduce the environmental impact of metal working fluids. The environmental strategies will be mulit-media, including source reduction, design for the environment principles, green purchasing and innovative in-process recycling technologies.


Purdue University - Indiana Clean Manufacturing Tech. Institute - $79,000

Purdue U. -Clean Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) will promote pollution prevention technologies and best management practices through technical assistance to Indiana manufacturers to (1)reduce emissions of priority Resource Conservation Challenge chemicals; (2)reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants; (3)promote the adoption of Environmental Management System programs focused on process and energy efficiency, and (4)expand the Consortium of Light-Resin Transfer Molding technology users to reduce pollution in fiberglass reinforced plastics applications.


University of Toledo - $71,536

Coordinate the Ohio Statewide Environmental Network to provide comprehensive pollution prevention (P2) planning and implementation efforts statewide. Activities include training seminars in source reduction techniques and direct P2 technical assistance including environmental management systems, clean manufacturing and energy efficiency assessments targeted to small and medium size manufacturers.


Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - $92,000

The purpose of the Healthy Schools Project is to create a model, incorporating multiple P2 programs, which will be made available to each and every school in Michigan. The Healthy Schools Project Model will bundle information, tools, and outreach materials to integrate a P2 ethic within K-12 schools. The application of this model will help to create a safer and healthier learning environment. The Project will focus on providing the information and tools needed to eliminate and/or minimize the use of toxic chemicals in both the classroom and school facility operations. The model will provide the tools for schools to identify and inventory chemical usage and stockpiles, providing a direct connection to the EPA's Healthy Schools Environmental Assessment Tool (Healthy SEAT), in addition to information on proper reuse, exchange or disposal, and green chemical purchasing. The model will also bundle information on high performance schools, energy efficiency (E2), small-scale chemistry, green building/renovation, school bus idling reduction, pest management, and radon awareness. A second project will be Using Lean and Clean Supply Chains to Implement a Place-Based Strategy for Sustainable Business Practices to leverage the success of the EPA Green Suppliers Network partnership with the MDEQ and the Office Furniture Industry, as well as add the benefit of promoting supply chain sustainable business practices, which will include chemical inventory, environmentally preferred purchasing, and P2 efforts to minimizes priority chemicals in the local, regional. and Great Lakes ecosystem. The Place-Based GSN Project will also continue to diffuse MDEQ technical support through the Retired Engineer Technical Assistance Program (RETAP), and the Michigan Business Pollution Prevention Partnership (MBP3) Program, and provide incentive programs to suppliers in the form of the Clean Corporate Citizen Program and the Neighborhood Environmental Partners Program.


Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - $83,700

MPCA will continue to build its capacity for P2 regulatory integration through a combination of projects and program development activities to address specific regulatory issues with prevention-oriented solutions. Projects include: POTW Phosphorus Reduction Initiative; Lake City Low-Impact Demos; P2 Regulatory Integration Communication Strategy; P2 Technical Assistance Capacity Building; and Program Evaluation and Systems Development.


University of Wisconsin - Solid & Hazardous Waste Ed. Center - $69,300

U. of Wisconsin's Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center will provide pollution prevention assistance to small Wastewater Treatment Plants (POTWs) and to their industrial users to reduce pollutant and hydraulic loads. Survey POTWs and select 10-15 for intensive in-plant technical assistance and assistance to their significant dischargers. Develop and write fact sheets, model ordinances and community awareness materials.

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinators: David Bond (bond.david@epa.gov)


Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality - $38,000

Through voluntary efforts, such as education and training, ADEQ can encourage businesses to change operating procedures to ensure that polluting chemicals, including many toxic materials, are reduced or eliminated from the manufacturing process.


New Mexico State University - $82,730

Focus on small businesses, expansion of the Green Zia and P2 Partnership Program, statewide distribution of the NMED P2 video, continued H2E training for healthcare fac. and a continued collaboration with the City of Albuquerque on dental amalgam and mercury removal.


Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality - $77,268

Reduce pollution and improve environmental practices through SAVs, training and partnerships.


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality - $110,500

Enhance existing P2 efforts, support risk-based sector initiatives and achieve agency P2 integration. Lead State agency in TX responsible for state's water quality, air quality, and municipal, industrial, and hazardous waste.

University of Texas at Arlington, TX - $85,602

ARRI's TMAC organ. will undertake in promoting P2 integration and educational act. throughout the state of TX to address significant challenges to air & water quality in TX.

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Gary Schlicht (schlicht.gary@epa.gov)


Iowa Department of Natural Resources - $146,146

The grant provides funds for auditing the accomplishments from Waste Reduction and Assessment/Pollution Prevention Services clients to determine results from recommendations and areas of program improvements; provides on-going outreach/technical assistance to the food processing sector; and to assist organizations in reducing their persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic emissions.


Kansas Department of Health and Environment - $152,225

The project will create Pollution Prevention awareness and recognition through hosting an annual conference, publishing a quarterly newsletter and by offering P2 awards to businesses that reduce pollution. It will provide direct multimedia P2 technical assistance and obtain environmental measurements. It will start a P2 internship program initially with 6 students which will result in measurable outcomes and outputs. It will foster PBT and source reduction in Kansas college labs by hosting a hands-on micro-scale green chemistry workshop and by providing multimedia source reduction technical assistance.


Curators at the University of Missouri - $146,732

Project will create an Environmental Assistance Center to assist businesses and industry with environmental assessment services to encourage pollution prevention across all media. Services will be delivered through one-one-one counseling, on-site technical assistance, on-line educational materials, and training.


Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality - $88,472

The project will provide a sustainable basis for pollutin prevention in Nebraksa through education of students and key business leaders. The Parnters in Pollution Prevention program will use students and NDEQ staff members to provide pollution prevention technical assistance and one-on-one education to Nebraska businesses.

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Linda Walters (walters.linda@epa.gov)


Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment - $91,700

1. Continue to develop and enhance internal EMS to improve business practices and minimize its impacts on the environment. 2. Implement greening the government policies and programs that enhance efficiencies and minimize environmental impacts of state agencies. 3. Recognize and reward environmental leadership in the protectiion of air, water, and land.


Montana State University Extension Service - $91,000

1. Create waste minimization plans for 7 reservations with emphasis on mercury wastes, household batteries, and electronic wastes. 2. Reduce mercury and regulated waste at 20 MT hospitals by 20%. 3. 35 agricultural classrooms/labs will adopt P2 best practices to reduce chemical and petroleum products by 50%. 4. Assist MT food service establishments to reduce fats, oil and grease water waste by 35%. 5. 10 MT parks will adopt P2 practices to reduce chemical use and disposal by 20%. 6. Recognize 10 MT businesses for waste minimization, resource conservation, and employee safety practices and report P2 metrics achieved. 7. Increase usage of the MT Material Exchange by 10%.


North Dakota Department of Health - $40,000

1. Integrate P2 management practices into the abandoned auto collection program to properly remove automotive-related PBTs, coolants, and fluids before crushing, dismantling, or sending the auto scrap metal to smelting companies. 2. Identify potential projects capable of beneficially reusing wood waste materials generated by urban forest and business community.


Utah Department of Environmental Quality - $80,000

1. Continue to use and promote Environmental Management Systems approach for environmental protection and pollution reduction. 2. Develop and support statewide partnership efforts. 3. Encourage pollution prevention to Utah citizens through programs that target the reduction of special wastes.


Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality - $91,400

1. Provide technical support to WY small businesses to identify and implement pollution prevention practices. 2. Distribute Green Parks Environmental Toolkit at trainings and on-site visits to promote the P2 benefits that can be accomplished at local parks, state parks, county parks, golf courses, and recreational facilities. 3. Increase the number of hybrid electric vehicles in the state's motor pool fleet. 4. Implement an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing education project.

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REGION 9 (AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific Islands)
EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Jessica Counts (counts.jessica@epa.gov)


Arizona Department of Environmental Quality - $60,000

Provide technical assistance and training to six case study schools to obtain measurable and reliable data.


University of Nevada-Reno, Small Business Development Center - $235,245

To assist Nevada businesses by providing compliance and pollution prevention assistance. That assistance is via telephone, training, workshops, on-site visits, web-site, newsletters and fact sheets. Grant funding will also support BEP initiatives to identify and target businesses for which lack of information is an impediment to source reduction.

University of Nevada-Reno, Small Business Development Center - $93,955

Provides Pollution Prevention assistance to help state and local programs maximize the effectiveness of their limited P2 Resources. This is accomplished through facilitation of information exchange, training, showcasing P2 activities in Region 9, assisting in program development and innovative P2 approaches in each of the R9 states.

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EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Robert Drake (drake.robert@epa.gov)


University of Alaska at Anchorage - $84,997

Provision of multi-media Pollution Prevention technical assistance to businesses/universities, networking with regional Pollution Prevention assistance providers and measurement of Pollution Prevention benefits. The UAA's grant request is for funding source reduction/pollution prevention technical assistance for businesses and universities in Alaska.


Idaho Department of Environmental Quality - $113,029

Sector specific and general technical assistance, case study development and outcome reporting, regional and national Pollution Prevention coordination, measuring baseline performance of Idaho businesses and state support of national Pollution Prevention priorities. The IDEQ's grant request is for funding source reduction/pollution prevention technical assistance to businesses and communities in Idaho.


State of Oregon Employment Department - $94,000

Trains technical assistance providers. Develops and disseminates program materials to child care facilities. Provides technical assistance and training to over 300 child care providers in Oregon to assist them becoming qualified as "Eco-Healthy Child Care".


Washington State Department of Ecology - $102,000

Extends Washington Department of Ecology's "Lean and Environment" project. This project continues to "mesh" Ecology's Pollution Prevention technical assistance practices with Lean Manufacturing assistance provided by Washington Manufacturing Services (WMS) through a design and a pilot project and two workshops.

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