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Cross-Program Meeting to Develop Strategies to Reduce the Impacts of Traditional Dry Cleaning

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
EPA Region 1 Laboratory
11 Technology Drive
Chelmsford, MA

9:30     Check-in & Continental Breakfast

9:45     Introductions, Overview of Agenda, & Meeting Objectives
              Michael Wimsatt, Director, NH DES Waste Management Division
              Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA Executive Director

10:15   Massachusetts Dry Cleaners Environmental Results Program (ERP) Overview, Findings, & Lessons Learned
                 
Suzi Peck, Mass DEP
                 MassDEP Dry Cleaners ERP webpage

10:45   Break

11:00   New York State Dry Cleaner Regulations & Program Implementation
                 
Tom Gentile and Eric Wade, NYS DEC

11:30   Alternatives to Perchloroethylene 
             Joy Onash, MA TURI
             TURI Dry Cleaning webpage:  alternatives fact sheet, case studies, & more

    • Alternative Garment Cleaning Chemicals & Systems  
    • Wet Cleaning Technology

12:15   Lunch (provided)

1:00     Breakout Sessions – Share Lessons Learned & Develop Recommended Strategies 

2:15     Break  

2:30     Facilitated Discussion
             
     Terri Goldberg, NEWMOA

    • Report Out From Breakout Sessions - Ideas for Regional Strategies
      • Education/Outreach
      • Regulatory/Policy
      • Financial Mechanisms
      • Other
    • Identify Common Themes
    • Develop Possible Regional Initiative(s)
    • Identify Next Steps

4:00     Adjourn

 

Additional Information

                 NYS P2 Institute Professional Wet Cleaning Implementation Guide & The Benefits of Professional Wet Cleaning brochure 

 

For more information, contact Jennifer Griffith at .

 

 

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