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Winter '05 P2 Program Activities in Maine

Organization(s) Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description Current activities of the Pollution Prevention Program in Maine DEP's Office of Innovation and Assistance (OIA) include:

-Working with small businesses that report to the Toxics and Hazardous Waste Reduction Program and assisting them with tracking their toxics and hazardous waste reduction, pollution prevention planning, and future reduction.

-Partnering technical assistance with Public Utilities Commission's small business energy assistance program; Department of Labor's Safety Works Program; and other small business providers, including Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Coastal Enterprises Inc.

-Providing outreach and assistance to small business development centers and small business counselors.

-Establishing partnerships within the energy efficiency sector and promoting their services to Maine businesses.

-Assisting five companies with the implementation of environmental management systems.

-Conducting onsite compliance assistance utilizing Maine's Small Business Compliance Incentive Policy (SBCIP).

-Continuing to provide assistance to the Green Campus Consortium in their efforts to move towards sustainability.

-Working in conjunction with the Climate Change Steering Committee of the New England Governors' Conference and Eastern Canadian Premiers' initiative to reduce greenhouse gas levels 10 percent under 1990 levels by 2012.

-Continuing to provide assistance to a number of industry sectors.

-Revitalizing the Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) as an effective tool to weigh in on OIA activities.

Project Contact
Name Peter Cooke
Phone 207-287-7100
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Policy/Legislative
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 15 No. 1, Winter 2005 [PDF]


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