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IDEM UpdateMarch 3, 2010Office of Pollution Prevention & Technical Assistance
THANK YOUto Kimball International, Inc. for hosting this meeting!
Partners for Pollution Prevention Interested in joining the Partners? Opportunity to learn from other companies and share successes or lessons learned Contact Laura Flagg for details email@example.com.
IDEM Update Governor’s Awards Program ESP New Members Reducing Toxics in Indiana Grant Staff Changes State Revenue
2010 Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards Nominations now being accepted for: Five Years' Continuous Improvement Energy/Renewable Resources Greening the Government Outreach or Education Pollution Prevention Recycling/Reuse Land Use The Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize exemplary projects across Indiana. Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented. Nominations must be received by IDEM by 5 p.m. EST on Friday, April 23, 2010. Questions, Call 800.988.7901 or go to http://www.in.gov/idem/5147.htm
New Environmental Stewardship Program Members GKN Sinter Metals, GKN PLC – Salem (Washington County) During their first year of membership, GKN Sinter Metals has agreed to reduce and recycle scrap metals and reuse ceramic heating plates. Efforts will result in a reduction of 65 kilograms of waste per ton of product shipped by the end of 2010. Kimball Office – Jasper (Dubois County) Kimball Office in Jasper intends to reduce landfill waste by encouraging vendors to reduce packaging and by obtaining items cut to size to reduce scrap. They will also begin training employees to reduce waste.Efforts will result in the reduction of 51,593 pounds of waste, equivalent to a 2 percent reduction of waste.
Kimball Office – Salem (Washington County) Kimball Office in Salem has agreed to switch to UV finishing to have less sandpaper waste, eliminate water pans, use reusable filters, and use electronic carts instead of cardboard. Efforts will result in the reduction of 203,432 pounds of waste, equivalent to a 2.5 percent reduction of all waste. NTN Driveshaft, Inc. – Columbus (Bartholomew County) To reduce water consumption, NTN Driveshaft, Inc. will examine its water usage and recycle treated wastewater. Efforts will result in approximately 144,000 gallons of treated wastewater being reused by the end of 2010.
Reducing Toxics in Indiana Grant OPPTA received a $160,000 EPA grant to focus on reducing toxics in Indiana. We will be looking at specific toxics on the Resource Conservation Challenge Priority chemical list and working with facilities through Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessments to identify projects. Facilities with projects that focus on reducing these toxics will then be able to apply for Pollution Prevention grants in June 2010. Grant amounts will range from $10,000 to $60,000
Staff Changes Chief of Staff Kent Abernathy OPPTA Staff Bobbi Steiff – ELTF Robert Henry – OAQ Bonnie Nash – ELTF Brenda Matthews – OLQ Barbara Humphrey – OLQ Al Melvin – OWQ Asst. Commissioner for Office of Air Quality