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Organization(s) Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
Project Description The Office of Technical Assistance is working on a special project for municipal Departments of Public Works (DPWs) in order to foster toxics use reduction, pollution prevention, and improved environmental compliance at these facilities. DPWs generally have large workloads, tight budgets, and no environmental staff on-site. For these reasons, OTA determined that there was a great need for environmental on-site assistance at these facilities. The project includes on-site technical assistance to over 70 facilities, and grant funding assistance to 12 communities that agree to test environmentally preferable products and services, such as anti-freeze recycling, vehicle wash-water recycling, water-based parts washers, and snow-melt alternatives. These communities' field experience with the test items will be shared with all DPWs participating in the project. Other project deliverables will include guidance on selecting lower toxicity spray brake and carburetor cleaners - generally the most toxic products found at DPWs.

More Info www.state.ma.us/ota/turassist.htm
Project Contact
Name Hilary Eustace
Phone 617-626-1061
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Fleet Vehicle Maintenance, Municipal Garages
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 10 No 2, Summer 2000 [PDF]


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