Reg Integration Topic Hub - Integration Opportunities

Pollution prevention can be integrated into environmental regulatory activities such as permitting, compliance inspections, enforcement settlements, waste management, regulatory development, remediation projects, and in an organization's culture.

Permitting

  • Issue multimedia permits
  • Expedite reviews of permit modifications for P2 projects
  • Standardize P2 provisions in general permits

Compliance Inspections

  • Conduct facility-wide multimedia compliance inspections
  • Provide P2 technical assistance to inspectors and industry
  • Single media inspectors refer facilities to the state technical assistance program

Enforcement Settlements

  • Reduce a penalty when facility implements P2 to achieve compliance
  • Extend a compliance schedule to allow implementation of a P2 technology
  • Negotiate P2 provisions into Supplemental Environmental Projects (SEPs)
  • Avoid compliance strategies that transfer pollution to different media
  • Refer non-compliant industries to the state technical assistance program

Waste Management

  • Develop RCRA waste minimization plans to manage hazardous waste
  • Emphasize source reduction in the management of solid waste

Regulatory Development

  • Require life cycle impacts as part of new rulemaking standards
  • Define industry regulatory requirements such as BMPs and MACT, as P2
  • Include multimedia facility planning requirements with measurable goals

Remediation Projects

  • Remedy prevents cross-media transfer
  • Deconstruction rather than demolition at brownfields to reuse building materials
  • Restore and enhance existing natural habitat
  • Construct wetlands treatment systems for wastewater and stormwater runoff

Organization

  • Establish a multimedia workgroup to seek new ways to meet agency objectives
  • Develop a strategy for integrating P2 into mainstream activities
  • Revise organization's mission and vision to include P2
  • Provide P2 training to regulatory staff to effect change in existing core programs
  • Recognize employee achievements via awards and other incentives
  • Integrate P2 into formal agreements with government agencies and public and private partnerships
  • Provide financial incentives when P2 activities are included in the provisions of contracts and grants documents

 

The Topic Hub is a product of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2RX)
The Regulatory Integration Topic Hub was developed by:
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
Contact email:glrppr@istc.illinois.edu
Hub Last Updated: 06/24/2010