Pollution Prevention (P2) in Indiana. Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable meeting May 12, 2011.
Pollution Prevention (P2) in Indiana
Great Lakes Pollution Prevention Roundtable meeting
May 12, 2011
IDEM received $160,000 in funding from U.S. EPA to reduce industry and community use of toxic chemicals especially those on the Resource Conservation Challenge Priority list and Region 5 Priority list.
Step 1: IDEM P2 Branch identified 417 manufacturers through the Toxic Release Inventory which used these targeted toxics in Indiana. IDEM contacted 117 of these companies to offer a Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment site visit and to inform them of the upcoming grants.
Step 2: Out of the 117 manufacturers contacted, twenty accepted our assistance through a site visit to conduct Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment. Suggestions were provided to each manufacturer assisted through a follow-up written report.
Lesson Learned: Focus on Priority Chemical list was too narrow and substitutes are not readily available for most of the chemicals on the list.
General Motors Bedford was awarded $30,000 for their project to recover waste heat from their compressors to heat a near by process building.
Upper White River Watershed Alliance (UWRWA) was awarded $60,000 to reduce nonpoint source pollution from pet waste and possibly expand their current campaign reducing use of phosphorus containing lawn fertilizer.
Frito Lay was awarded $70,000 to modify their ovens to reduce their natural gas consumption and reduce greenhouse gases.
The estimated results from these three projects are the following:
U.S. EPA and IDEM are partnering with 10 Indiana municipal water and wastewater utilities to create energy management plans for their facilities using the guidebook “Ensuring a Sustainable Future: An Energy Management Guidebook for Wastewater and Water Utilities (January 2008)”
IDEM received $38,520 for “Reducing Greenhouse Gases in Indiana” from the 2010 Source Reduction Assistance grant from U.S. EPA to help fund this project. Grant funds are being used to conduct monthly all-hands training calls from the Global Environment and Technology Foundation and to create a supplemental document to improve the guidebook.
Environmental Stewardship Program (ESP)
The table lists all of the reductions achieved by Environmental Stewardship Program members during 2009 by each environmental category:
CLEAN Community Challenge
Here are some of the project totals from CLEAN communities for 2009 and 2010:
Jennifer Schick, Pollution Prevention Branch Chief
Office of Pollution Prevention and Technical Assistance
Indiana Department of Environmental Management
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