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RI Environmental Merit Award

Organization(s) Narragansett Bay Commission
Project Description The NBC permits the wastewater discharge of approxi-mately 1,300 businesses including more than 120 Significant Industrial Users (SIUs). While the overall compliance rate of permitted users is very good, "perfect compliance" is difficult to achieve. Each year NBC issues an Environmental Merit Award to each SIU that achieves full compliance with all NBC regulatory requirements throughout the calendar year. In 2002, NBC awarded Perfect Compliance Awards to twelve companies and one special Pollution Prevention Award to a company that put forth great effort to go "beyond compliance" by reducing waste generation and conserv-ing water and energy through the use of pollution prevention practices activities.

2002's recipients of NBC Environmental Merit Awards were:

Perfect Compliance: Austin Hard Chrome Plating, Providence Pilgrim Screw Corporation, Providence USGEN New England, Inc., Providence Charisma Manufacturing, Central Falls Pawtucket Power Associates, Pawtucket Popper Precision Instruments, Lincoln Providence Metallizing Co., Pawtucket W.T. Wilson, Inc., Pawtucket Angelica Textile Service, Pawtucket John H. Collins & Sons Co., Pawtucket Liquid Blue, Lincoln Union Wadding Company, Pawtucket

Pollution Prevention: Truex, Inc., Pawtucket - a manufacturer of garden hose couplings has reduced the amount of heavy metals discharged to the sewer by 74 percent and the amount of waster used by 55 percent over 10 years while increasing overall production. NBC presents these awards each year at a Business Breakfast Meeting arranged by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.

NBC has found that presenting awards for good environmental performance helps to improve NBC's relationship with the regulated industrial community and that publicizing the accomplishments of these high level performers helps to serve as a model for other industrial users. For more information contact: Jim McCaughey, NBC (401) 461-8848 x352.

 
Project Contact
Name Jim McCaughey
Phone 401-461-8848 ext. 352
E-mail
 
Project Keywords
Processes Wastewater Treatment
Industrial Sectors Water Use/Treatment
Activity Keywords Awards program
 
Source
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 12 No. 2, Summer 2002 [PDF]

 

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