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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

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

      • Education focused


Challenges

  • 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

  • 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


Industry Specific Checklists


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


Program Incentives

  • Social Marketing Strategies

    • Reduce/Eliminate the barrier:

      • Labeling

    • www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/hwtr/hw_labels/index.html

  • Spill Prevention

    • Free Spill Kits

    • Secondary Containment

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


Targeting Businesses


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…

DATA!


Identify Stakeholders

Stake Holders? …or Stakeholders!


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.

  • 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

  • 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?


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


The Bentley or the Yugo of Data?


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 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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