Mercury IMERC Solid
Waste Site
ERP About
About Links Publications Workgroups
site map    member login
Pollution Prevention & Sustainability P2Rx Info Resources Activities Details

Send us your feedback!
Activities Database Home Browse or Search Project Detail  

Hazardous Waste Reduction

Organization(s) Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description VT DEC's P2 and compliance assistance program, housed in the Environmental Assistance Division initiated a coordination effort in 2000 with DEC's RCRA program in the Waste Management Division. The purpose of the coordination effort was to seek ways to integrate P2 into RCRA program activities and to coordinate outreach and assistance efforts to RCRA-regulated entities.

The main vehicle of coordination has been regular quarterly staff meetings with all of the staff of the Programs. The group meets generally for three hours to discuss regulatory updates, joint initiatives, and field visits and observations of inspection and assistance programs. The most significant aspect of the interaction of these programs has been in developing and implementing joint initiatives. One of these initiatives has included an amnesty-like program for metal fabrication/machining businesses that were given an opportunity to receive a non-regulatory visit by the Environmental Assistance Division prior to a period of targeted inspections for the sector. Several fact sheets on regulatory issues, such as universal wastes CRTs, and mercury wastes, were jointly developed as part of that initiative.

The Programs have also worked jointly on developing best management practices for dental offices. Other joint efforts underway include fluorescent lamp recycling outreach and salvage yard best management practices. RCRA inspectors are now much more likely to provide supplemental information on P2 in their inspection reports or provide referrals of assistance to the Environmental Assistance Division. A key to success of this effort has been identifying mutually beneficial projects to the Programs.

More Info www.anr.state.vt.us/dec/wastediv/rcra/rcrahome.htm
Project Contact
Name Gary Gulka
Phone 802-241-3626
Project Keywords
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals, Metal Fabrication
Activity Keywords New publication
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 13 No. 1, Spring 2003 [PDF]


Log In to enable links
Edit This Activity Add New Activity Delete This Activity





NEWMOA is a member of the P2Rx™, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), ESRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), Zero Waste Network (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), and PPRC (Northwest).

The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) - A National Network of Regional  Information Centers



Last Modified 09/08/2009

Home  |  Pollution Prevention  |  Mercury  |  IMERC  |  Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste  |  Waste Site Cleanup  |  About NEWMOA  |  NEWMOA Members

Copyright 2019 NEWMOA, Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association
89 South Street, Suite 600; Boston, MA 02111-2651;
ph (617) 367-8558
fax (617) 367-0449
TDD/TTY (857) 265-3934
All Rights Reserved
Comments contact: .