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Fall '05 P2 Program Activities in Maine

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

-Working with facilities in Maine to track greenhouse gas emissions for the Governor's Carbon Challenge, a voluntary program that is encouraging goal setting for reduction of emissions that contribute to climate change;

-Planning a hotel/motel/inn state environmental certification;

-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 reductions;

-Partnering technical assistance with the Public Utilities Commission's small business energy assistance program and Department of Labor Safetyworks 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 SBDCs and small business counselors;

-Establishing further partnerships with other business assistance providers;

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

-Assisting five companies with the implementation of an environmental management system;

-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 on the New England Governors' and Eastern Canadian Premiers' initiative to reduce green house 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; and

-Hosting ISO 14001 EMS Internal auditor training.

Project Contact
Name Peter Cooke
Phone 207-287-7100
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Activity Keywords Research and development
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 15 No. 2, Fall 2005 [PDF]


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