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National Database on EMS

Organization(s) Vermont Dept. of Environmental Conservation
Project Description Vermont DEC is participating in the EPA-sponsored National Database on Environmental Management Systems (NDEMS) project. There are four facilities that are submitting performance data following the adoption of an EMS. Initially, the VT DEC sponsored EMS design workshops for facilities interested in EMS. The level of interest in ISO 14001 EMS has been low in the state; there are now fewer than ten certified facilities. As a way to spark more interest, DEC is advertising the availability of another ISO 14001 EMS training and assistance program for up to five interested businesses, at very low cost. A training consultant has been selected for delivery of the program, which consists of classroom sessions and on-site visits at critical points of EMS design. The Agency also hopes to involve the DEC regulatory program staff in the classroom sessions to raise the level of awareness of EMS in the Department and further explore regulatory incentives within DEC for facilities that have adopted EMS. The training is geared to ISO 9000 registered companies. There has been some public sector EMS activity in the state recently. A municipality is participating in an EPA-sponsored EMS program for municipalities. The State's Department of Buildings and General Services is developing an EMS encompassing all of state buildings operations. They are in the process of completing their Environmental Management Program, including objectives and targets. The approach has been extremely comprehensive involving all Divisions and a team-oriented approach.

Project Contact
Name Gary Gulka
Phone 802-241-3626
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 11 No. 1, Spring 2001


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