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Wisconsin Update Pollution Prevention Program. Jack Annis Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center UW-Stevens Point jannis@uwsp.edu Note**See GLRPPR proceedings for full papers. Mercury Education. Mercury Education Program Developed in Region V Going National

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    1. Wisconsin Update Pollution Prevention Program Jack Annis Solid and Hazardous Waste Education Center UW-Stevens Point jannis@uwsp.edu Note**See GLRPPR proceedings for full papers

    2. Mercury Education • Mercury Education Program Developed in Region V Going National • Web site www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu • Curriculum Mercury in Your School and the Community, national focus • On-line and on-site in 7 locations in 2002

    3. Mercury Reduction Activities • http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/cea/mercury • WI-DNR has partnered with 15 Wisconsin communities to reduce public use of mercury • Partners have conducted several education programs targeted at health & dental sectors • Parallel programs for dairy manometers and auto hood switches • In all over 8,000 pounds of mercury removed

    4. Revision of NR445 Air Toxic Regulation • Proposed addition of 165 chemicals and compounds to the regulation • Partners working with industry, consultants and regulators to • Identify costs • Identify impacts • Implement P2 options to reduce impact and replace toxics

    5. WIP2 Coordinated Web Site • Web site active http://wip2.uwex.edu • Initial stakeholder feedback from industry positive • Partners developing more information & pubs • Working on additional linkages to make the site more one stop entrée for broader information • Compliance assistance • Recycling • Waste exchanges

    6. Environmental Management Systems • Agricultural EMS Project • Starting with UW Ag Research Stations • Objective to bring farming in to EMS model • ISO Registration possible but not 1st goal • Forestry-Sustainable Wood • WI-DNR looking at certification for forestry division • Commercial certifications possible in the future

    7. Energy Education & Green Building • Wisconsin focus on energy assistance programs has switched to non-utility entities • Generally segregated in to residential, industry and renewable programs • Wide menu of services and assistance • Energy Star programs heavily promoted • Green Building programs incorporating the best aspects of P2 through materials and energy use

    8. Environmental Cooperation Pilot Program • The second Cooperative agreement under this program was signed October 1, 2001 • Agreements are a partnership between the company and the state which recognizes a company for their environmental excellence • The 2001 Progress report available at: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/cea/ecpp/reports

    9. Hot Mix Asphalt Environmental Leadership Award Program • Cooperative award program established with the Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association • Asphalt plants judged on 70 specific items that demonstrate superior environmental performance Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association http://www.wispave.org/environmental%20Leadership.htm Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/cea/compliance.asphalt

    10. Other P2 Activities in Wisconsin • Burn Barrel Education: Building on previous work by many state and regional partners, SHWEC is working with a Dioxin subgroup of the Great Lakes Bi-National Program to disseminate materials and create a web site hosted by the Canadian Centre for Pollution Prevention • SHWEC is one of several organizations in the Great Lakes states that will be working with The Tellus Institute to promote insurance incentives as a P2 strategy with industry

    11. Wisconsin’s Drycleaner Partnership • There has been nearly a 60% reduction in use of perchloroethylene in Wisconsin in part due to this partnership. Visit the following sites for more info Wisconsin Fabricare Institute http://www.wiscleaners.com/faq.html Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/caer/projects/drycleaning Wisconsin Department of Commerce http://www.commerce.state.wi.us/MT/MT-CA-sbcaap

    12. Wisconsin Pollution Prevention Partners The WI partners are currently conducting a needs assessment with our stakeholders to determine the direction and focus for P2 in the State of Wisconsin in the future. We hope to have that to report for you at the summer 2002 GLRPPR Conference. Please watch http://wip2.uwex.edu for more on this.