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Developing, Marketing, and Maintaining an SQG program. Pinky Feria Mingo, Jefferson County Public Health Bryan McKinnon, Kitsap Public Health District. Short History of the LSC Program. SQG + Stormwater Partnership with local agencies Boots on the Ground Door-to-door technical assistance

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Developing marketing and maintaining an sqg program

Developing, Marketing, and Maintaining an SQG program

Pinky Feria Mingo, Jefferson County Public Health

Bryan McKinnon, Kitsap Public Health District

Short history of the lsc program

Short History of the LSC Program

  • SQG + Stormwater

  • Partnership with local agencies

    • Boots on the Ground

      • Door-to-door technical assistance

      • Education focused



  • Ecology dB not sufficient for locals

    • Specific data difficult to pull out

    • Inconsistent data entry

  • Fast-track Program Development

    • Not all recipients had a SQG program

    • Get money, develop program

    • No policies, no procedures

  • Staff turnover

    • 4 LSC Specialists in 6 years

Program development

Program Development

  • Who do we want to inspect?

  • What do the businesses need from us?

  • What data do we want to collect?

  • What incentives can we provide?

  • What behavior are we trying to change?

Resources borrow borrow borrow

Resources: Borrow, borrow, borrow

Industry specific checklists

Industry Specific Checklists

Inspection training tools

Inspection/Training Tools

  • Develop your resources

  • Have something the business can use

  • Focus on the behavior you want them to change

  • Provide options for disposal/management

Resources for businesses

Resources For Businesses

Program incentives

Program Incentives

  • Social Marketing Strategies

    • Reduce/Eliminate the barrier:

      • Labeling


  • Spill Prevention

    • Free Spill Kits

    • Secondary Containment

      • Voucher to reimburse 75% of the cost of a secondary containment

Targeting businesses

Targeting Businesses

Different tools for different audiences

Different Tools for Different Audiences

Workshops for Artists

Environmental and Human Health Issues

  • Artists non-traditional business

  • Use same industrial solvents/chemicals

  • Need good information

Beneath the surface of it all

Beneath the Surface of It All…


Identify stakeholders

Identify Stakeholders

Stake Holders? …or Stakeholders!

Pollution prevention data

Pollution Prevention Data

  • What to collect for SQGs and why?

    • Essential Business Information

      • Examples:

        • Universal Business Index Number (UBI)

        • Industry Type (e.g., NAICS or the North American Industry Classification System)

        • Tax Parcel ID

        • Point of Contact

        • Existing Permits (e.g., Industrial Discharge or Clean Air)

        • Septic or Sewer Status

P2 data cont d

P2 Data Cont’d.

  • Waste – Identify Waste Streams

    • Categorically

      • Dangerous/Hazardous Wastes

      • Universal Wastes

      • Recyclables

      • Municipal Solid Wastes

    • Quantity of Wastes

    • Disposal Method

    • On-Site Handling and Storage

  • Regulatory Requirements for Above Met

  • Application of Best Management Practices

Application of data

Application of Data

  • Data that begins pollution prevention

    • Is the SQG non-compliant?

      • Storage

      • Spills/leaks

      • Plumbing connections

      • Permitting

    • Is there a BMP that may be implemented?

    • Is the SQG a “repeat offender?”

Great data but now what

Great Data, But Now What?

Data management

Data Management

  • Building Reports For Those Stakeholders

    • Excel

    • Access Databases

    • Any database that has the ability to adapt/grow to meet stakeholder needs*

  • Adaptability of data management from the beginning

Reporting tools

Reporting Tools

Reporting tools1

Reporting Tools

The bentley or the yugo of data

The Bentley or the Yugo of Data?

The possibilities

The Possibilities

  • For Government

    • Sharing environmental data internally with other programs

    • Sharing environmental indicator data: correlating waste streams to contaminant analytical from the field (e.g., surface water/pathways)

    • Sharing resources for non-environmental components of government

    • Planning and Development (e.g., Built Environment)

The possibilities1

The Possibilities

  • For Business

    • Networking…connecting one SQGs waste with an SQG that may see it as otherwise

    • Sharing resources for handling waste and/or products

    • Sharing non-proprietary solutions to challenges posed by waste management

    • Saving businesses money by limiting liability and enabling them to become more efficient through cost savings

    • Adding transparency to government by working with businesses to better understand regulations

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