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Measuring Environmental Performance: Beyond the Beans – San Diego County’s EPIC Pilot Project. 16 th ANNUAL CIHC CONFERENCE December 4, 2006 presented by: Michael Dorsey, Chief Hazardous Materials Division County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health.

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Measuring Environmental Performance: Beyond the Beans – San Diego County’s

EPIC Pilot Project

16th ANNUAL CIHC CONFERENCE

December 4,2006

presented by: Michael Dorsey, Chief Hazardous Materials Division County of San Diego

Department of Environmental Health

declining enforcement levels a sign of success or an indicator of problems
DECLINING ENFORCEMENT LEVELS: A SIGN OF SUCCESS OR AN INDICATOR OF PROBLEMS?
  • Environmental agencies are commonly criticized when the number of enforcement cases decline.
  • The number of enforcement actions may decrease for a number of reasons, some positive and others negative.
  • It may reflect lax government follow-up or a reduced number of inspections.
  • It may reflect improved compliance by the regulated community.
  • Without more information and better outcome measures, enforcement levels alone don’t provide a complete picture of performance.
are there better ways to measure performance
ARE THERE BETTER WAYS TO MEASURE PERFORMANCE?
  • Find and target environmental and non-compliance problems;
  • Motivate regulated parties to reduce their negative impacts on the environment;
  • Assess and depict program effectiveness more accurately; and
  • Communicate program effectiveness to EPA, Cal/EPA, federal and state legislatures, and the public.
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Directive:

OEHHA to collaboratively develop and maintain environmental indicators

Project’s initial goals:

  • a process for identifying and selecting environmental indicators; and,
  • an initial set of indicators

The Environmental Protection Indicators for California (EPIC) Project

results based management relies on
Results-Based Managementrelies on….
  • Measurements of outcomes/results as part of a system that tracks resources and activities;
  • A structure for reporting and analyzing the measurements;
  • Adjustments to planning and implementation efforts to meet our mission.
unified program epic pilot project
UNIFIED PROGRAM EPIC PILOT PROJECT
  • Measuring Unified Program Compliance Through Education
    • Hazardous Waste Generator Program; Hazardous Materials Business Plan Program; and Medical Waste Management Program (San Diego County Department of Environmental Health).
    • Underground Storage Tank Program (Sacramento County Department of Environmental Health).
unified program epic pilot project cont
UNIFIED PROGRAM EPIC PILOT PROJECT (Cont.)
  • Project Description:
    • Focus on a narrow set of indicators (selected violations) in an industry sector
    • Establish a baseline
    • Measure impact of educational outreach on compliance
goals and objectives
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • Goal: Reduce non-compliance of Unified Program Agency violations through education and outreach.
  • Objectives:

(1) Demonstrate that education and outreach can be effective tools in obtaining compliance from the regulated community; and

(2) Establish a risk-based inspection process that can be used to assist in directing resources to areas of high risk and non-compliance.

performance measures
PERFORMANCE MEASURES
  • Reduce by 25% the top ten most common violations combined from the following categories by July 1, 2006:
    • Hazardous Waste/Tiered Permitting
    • Hazardous Materials Business Plans
    • Medical Waste
  • Reduce the top ten most common violations combined from the following categories by an additional 25% by July 1, 2007:
    • Hazardous Waste/Tiered Permitting
    • Hazardous Materials Business Plans
    • Medical Waste
incentives
INCENTIVES
  • Reduce inspection frequency for R&D Laboratories and Biotechnology businesses from 18 to 36 months for FY 07-08.
  • Institute a flat fee for Biological R&D laboratories and Biotechs to reflect 36-month inspection frequencies for FY 07-08.
  • UST & Med Waste LQGs retain 12-month statutory inspection interval.

SNC status would trigger return to the 18-month inspection interval and a comparable fee schedule.

snc status
SNC STATUS
  • Significant non-compliance (SNC) for this project is either:
    • One significant violation, or
    • Three violations that cannot be corrected during an inspection.
  • A combination of repeat minor violations and other violations.
  • A facility in a SNC status will be inspected every 18 months instead of 36 months, and
  • Permit fees will return to original fee schedule
future tasks
FUTURE TASKS
  • Determine who qualifies for reduced inspection frequency
  • Develop the flat fee structure
  • Continually update the most common violation list and adjust outreach process
  • Develop an continued education/certification process
  • Publish the results of the project in an environmental journal
  • Develop new topics for education and training
  • Refine performance measures as needed.
building a results based management system
Building a Results-Based Management System

Plan

Setting goals and objectives

Formulating strategies

Adapt

Modifying plans or actions to improve performance

Do

Carrying out actions to accomplish objectives

Check

Implementing the evaluation system

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