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Article/report

Aquifer Protection Land Use Regulations (Connecticut)
This Connecticut DEP document identifies certain existing activities that must register with a municipality and implement P2 related activities (if they have not done so already).

Clean Energy-Environment Guide to Action
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)

Compliance Calendars
Compliance record keeping calendars in PDF format, available by state and topic.

Incentives and Disincentives for Adoption of Pollution Prevention Measures Under the Water Program (February 1994)
This study examines the key regulatory, economic, technical and institutional incentives and disincentives effecting industry decisions to adopt P2 measures, in the context of meeting water quality and effluent discharge requirements.

Integrating P2 into the Permit Writing Process
This report from the Kansas SBEAP provides guidance for permit writers in promoting pollution prevention. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)

Is EPA's Performance Track Running Off the Rails?
Since its creation in 2000 as a program that relaxes regulatory oversight on companies with exemplary environmental performance, the U.S. EPA?s Performance Track has come under fire for bending over backward in favor of polluters. When first enacted, Performance Track was touted as a voluntary means to improve habitat protection, water and energy use, and waste reduction?areas over which the EPA has little regulatory authority. But moves to abolish the reporting that could help improve pollution technologies, together with changes that might allow companies to break their promises, have placed Performance Track under scrutiny. Article by Janet Pelley.

Measuring Pollution Prevention (P2) Regulatory Integration: Review of Other States? Efforts and Recommendations for Action (2000)
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.

Nonpoint Source Management Program Elements
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.

NY: First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer Announces Green Building Initiatives
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.

Policy on Supplemental Environmental Projects (February 1996)
In certain instances, Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs) may be included as part of settlement of an environmental enforcement case with the CT Department of Environmental Protection.

Pollution Prevention Plan (Nebraska)
Click on "NDEQ Programs" & select "Environmental Assistance Programs." Go to the P2 Program web page and click on the "DEQ Pollution Prevention Plan" link to access a PDF file describing NDEQ goals, strategies and processes promoting voluntary P2 efforts

Preventing Pollution Through Regulations: The Source Reduction Review Project: An Assessment
Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances assessment of the U.S. EPA Source Reduction Review Project.

Promoting Pollution Prevention Among Dischargers To POTWs
This paper discusses how publicly owned treatment works (POTW) operators can promote P2 among the various types of sewer dischargers.

State Experience Integrating Pollution Prevention into Permits
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.

State Regulatory Innovations Laws?Comparison
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.

Strategic Plan Fiscal Years 2003-2007
Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission regulatory integration activities are discussed in this document, including supplemental environmental projects and permitting.

Summary: Ohio EPA P2 Integration Activities (thru July 1999)
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.

Supplemental Environmental Projects: Survey of States and Territories
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.

The Keys to Success: A Compilation of Workable P2 Integration Techniques
This booklet is an effort to compile a user-friendly set of workable P2 integration techniques, with a focus not on what could work, but on what actually has worked.

U.S. EPA's Innovation Strategy
This strategy reflects EPA's commitment to explore new and creative ways of achieving cleaner air, purer water, and better protected land, and it provides EPA with a practical framework for encouraging innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

Case study/success story

Pollution Prevention Regulatory Integration Case Studies
Case studies provided by individuals and organizations actively working to integrate P2 into core environmental regulatory programs. Includes state, national, and international projects.

Pollution Prevention Success Stories
This document highlights 26 P2 success stories spread over a wide spectrum. Included are examples of successful regulatory integration. Text version available at http://www.epa.gov/p2/docs/p2case.txt.

Fact sheet/checklist

Pollution Prevention Supplemental Environmental Projects Questionnaire for Facilities (1998)
A questionnaire for defendants to help Ohio EPA evaluate the acceptability of potential P2 SEPs involving specific source reduction and/or recycling projects.

Project XL: Encouraging Innovation, Delivering Results
Project XL is a US EPA program that encourages ?beyond compliance? innovations via regulatory flexibility for innovators. Describes the program and offers examples of how participating organizations have improved their environmental performance. (PDF Format; Length: 12 pages)

What is Regulatory Integration?
This factsheet explains the concept of regulatory integration, why it is important, and provides tips on how to integrate P2 into a regulatory environmental agency.

List

Philadelphia Anti-idling Regulations
The web page includes brief descriptions and links to the full text of anti-idling regulations for Philadelphia, PA. (Note: You must scroll down to view the anti-idling regulations.)

Principles: Pollution Prevention and Sustainability
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.

Manual/handbook/curriculum

Pollution Prevention and Waste Minimization Planning Guidance Manual
This guidance manual is a general overview of how Ohio businesses and government facilities can develop and implement a pollution prevention program.

Pollution Prevention Solutions During Permitting, Inspections and Enforcement (1998)
This field handbook catalogues information obtained from EPA Regions and states on innovative P2 concepts and approaches used during environmental permitting, inspection and enforcement activities.

Other resources

Indiana Department of Environmental Management Pollution Prevention Regulatory Integration
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.

Michigan Clean Corporate Citizen (C3) Program
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.

National Environmental Performance Track
Designed to motivate and reward facilities that go beyond compliance with regulatory requirements to attain levels of environmental performance that benefit people, communities, and the environment.

Pollution Prevention Act of 1990
In 1990, through the Pollution Prevention Act, Congress formally established a national policy to prevent or reduce pollution at its source whenever feasible.

Pollution Prevention Aspects of the Secondary Aluminum Production MACT
An excerpt from National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Secondary Aluminum Production 40 CFR part 63, otherwise known as the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT). P2 is featured as part of the means to compliance.

Wisconsin Green Tier Program
Building on the successes of the Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program, Green Tier creates co-benefits for businesses aspiring to differentiate themselves by systematically delivering superior environmental performance. Green Tier is based on a collaborative system of contracts and charters crafted jointly by participating businesses and the DNR. These contracts and charters streamline environmental requirements in many cases and encourage new environmental technologies.

Periodical

Pollution Prevention Northwest Newsletter, Spring 1999
This issue of the newsletter focuses on pollution prevention in permitting programs.

Software/electronic tool

Small Business Assistance?Permit Primer (Wisconsin)
The Permit Primer is an interactive web page that helps Wisconsin businesses determine which environmental permits and licenses they need. It also links users to pollution prevention tips, contacts, statutes and more. Includes sections on water supply, storm water, solid waste, hazardous waste, waterway and wetland permits, and air.

Web site

"An Ounce of Prevention" P2 Video
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)

Environmental Council of the States
Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), is a national non-profit, non-partisan association of state and territorial environmental commissioners.

Evaluation of Ohio EPA's Multi-media, Pollution Prevention (M2P2) Inspection Pilot Project (October 1997).
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.

Examples of Regulatory Integration in Other States (April 1998)
This document describes examples of regulatory integration activities in Alabama, Indiana, Illinois, Massachusetts, Texas and Virginia.

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pollution Prevention
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.

Illinois EPA: Regulatory Integration
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.

Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
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.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: Regulatory Integration
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.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Program
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.

National Pollution Prevention Roundtable--Integration and Innovation Workgroup
The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable is the largest membership organization in the United States devoted solely to pollution prevention.

Northeast Waste Management Officials? Association (NEWMOA)
NEWMOA is a nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate association that has a membership composed of the hazardous waste, solid waste, waste site cleanup and P2 program directors for the environmental agencies in CT, ME, MA, NH, NJ, NY, RI, & VT.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
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.

One Stop Permit Process New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Using the ONE STOP Process, the intent is for the NJ Office of Pollution Prevention and Permit Coordination to work closely with the regulated communities to assure that the permits necessary for each project result in additional environmental value.

Ongoing Efforts by State Regulatory Agencies to Integrate Pollution Prevention into their Activities
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.

P2Tech List Serve Archives
A searchable archive of the P2Tech List Serve. Use "regulatory integration" as search term, for example.

Pollution Prevention in Enforcement Settlements
In 1994, the Florida DEP added pollution prevention credits to its Settlement Guidelines for Civil Penalties. These guidelines provide a framework for how pollution prevention projects can be used to offset fines of eligible, non-compliant companies. (PDF format; Length: 3 pages)

Pollution Prevention Incentives for States (PPIS) Case Studies, 1996
These in-depth case studies examine how the PPIS grants were integrated into state pollution prevention programs as a whole and highlight the effectiveness of the grants in building infrastructure and self-sustaining programs.

Pollution Prevention Regulatory Integration
Regulatory integration is the incorporation of P2 principles into existing core environmental regulatory programs. This website contains links to information about P2 integration, outreach materials, and case studies.

Pollution Prevention Supplemental Environmental Project Information & Case Studies (Ohio)
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.

Pollution Prevention/Sustainable Activities at Remediation Sites
This Minnesota Pollution Control Agency project web site includes a toolkit for identifying and implementing P2 & sustainable activities at remediation sites on a voluntary basis.

Regulatory Integration Work Team
The Regulatory Integration Work Team examines the impact of new regulatory requirements on DoD bases, what bases need to do to meet those new requirements, and pollution prevention measures that can be taken to ease compliance burdens.

Toxic Use Reduction Institute (TURI): Government Programs
Policy research assesses, develops, and evaluates specific initiatives that public agencies can implement to reduce the use of toxic chemicals and the generation of toxic byproducts by industry and communities. The Institute also has worked with environmental agencies to help them more fully integrate pollution prevention into their public administration activities and operations.

U.S. EPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
USEPA Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation (OPEI). OPEI supports EPA?s mission through economic analysis and by promoting innovation to achieve better, more cost-effective environmental and public health protection.

U.S. EPA: Compliance and Enforcement
Employing an integrated approach of compliance assistance, compliance incentives and innovative civil and criminal enforcement, OECA and its partners seek to maximize compliance and reduce threats to public health and the environment.

US EPA Office of Pollution Prevention
P2 is a vehicle for "reinventing" traditional U.S. EPA programs and devising innovative alternative strategies to protect public health and the environment.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Cooperative Environmental Assistance (CEA)
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.

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