NEWMOA's publications are categorized as:
Newsletter to help members and colleagues keep informed about the Association's projects and activities.
NEWMOA Profile [PDF]
NEWMOA Fact Sheet [PDF]
NEWMOA Strategic Plan [PDF]
NEWMOA By-Laws [PDF]
Helping States Navigate Change: NEWMOA Annual Report 2015 [PDF]
Connecting People with Sustainable Solutions: NEWMOA Annual Report 2014 [PDF]
Honoring Our Legacy - On the Shoulders of Great Leaders: NEWMOA Annual Report 2013 [PDF]
Celebrating 25 Years: NEWMOA Annual Report 2011 [PDF]
Setting A Course for the Future: NEWMOA Annual Report 2008 [PDF]
Partnership for Sustainability: NEWMOA Annual Report 2007 [PDF]
Interstate Coordination + Cooperation: A Formula for Success: NEWMOA Annual Report 2005 [PDF]
Working Together for Environmental Progress: NEWMOA Annual Report 2004 [PDF]
Partnering for the Future: NEWMOA Annual Report 2003 [PDF]
Sharing Our Resources: NEWMOA Annual Report 2001 [PDF]
Building on the Success of A Cooperative Regional Approach: NEWMOA Annual Report 2000 [PDF]
Advancing Environmental Progress Through Collaboration, Facilitation, and Education: NEWMOA Annual Report 1999 [PDF]
Taking Coordinated Action: NEWMOA Annual Report 1998 [PDF]
Beginning Another Decade of Service: NEWMOA Annual Report 1997 [PDF]
NEWMOA Annual Report 1996 [PDF]
Gaining Strength Through Unity: NEWMOA Annual Report 1995 [PDF]
NEWMOA Annual Report 1994 [PDF]
P2 Week Brochure: Tips for Parents to Recognize That a "Healthy Planet = Healthy Kids" [PDF]
P2 for Industry Sectors
Pressure Sensitive Tapes & Labels: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 & Pollution Prevention Opportunities [PDF]
The Finishing Line: Q & A on Low VOC Compliant Coatings for Auto Body Shops [PDF]
Waste Oil Regulations: A Quick Guide for Auto Repair Shops
A Checklist for Auto Repair Shops [PDF]
Pollution Prevention for Machining & Metal Fabrication: A Manual for Technical Assistance Providers [PDF]
Pollution Prevention in Paints & Coatings Processes, A Manual for Technical Assistance Providers
Pollution Prevention in the Primary Metals Industry, A Manual for Technical Assistance Providers
Pollution Prevention in Metal Finishing: A Manual for Technical Assistance Providers
Slideshow & Video: RCRA Compliance for Metal Finishing Facilities
Pollution Prevention, An Environmental Resource Guide for Off-set Lithographers
Pollution Prevention in Printing: A Manual for Technical Assistance Providers
Wood Furniture Finishing
A First Place Finish: An Environmental Guide for Vermont Wood Finishers
A First Place Finish: An Environmental Guide for Maine Wood Finishers
Wood Furniture: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 & Pollution Prevention Opportunities [PDF]
High Solids Topcoats & HVLP Spray Guns: Ethan Allen [PDF]
Ultraviolet Radiation Cured Coatings & Aqueous-Based Coatings [PDF]
P2 Policies & Programs
Northeast Pollution Prevention & Sustainability News
Northeast Pollution Prevention & Sustainability News (formerly the Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News) covered P2, sustainability, and compliance assistance topics and activities of government programs at all levels in the Northeast. Free.
NEWMOA Climate-Waste Action Plan [PDF]
Presents a strategy for mitigating and adapting to climate change through improving waste prevention and recycling initiatives, increasing renewable energy on contaminated sites, implementing "greener" site remediation, and improving management and recycling of disaster debris.
Pollution Prevention Metrics Menu [PDF]
Provides a baseline of metrics that P2 programs can utilize to help facilitate multi-state studies of results, such as Pollution Prevention Progress in the Northeast.
Hazardous Air Pollution Prevention (HAP2) Project: Final Report to EPA [PDF]
Presents recommendations to EPA on integrating P2 into the MACT program.
Pollution Prevention Progress in the Northeast States [PDF]
Presents the results of a study of P2 program activities for the Northeast states.
Recommendations for a National P2 Information Network [PDF]
Describes P2 programs and recommends national network.
P2 Technology Profiles
Using Alternative Cleaners in Enclosed Spray Gun Washers [PDF]
Describes enclosed spray gun washers that use alternative cleaners that reduce hazardous chemical use and the generation of hazardous waste and air emissions.
Computer-to-Plate Lithographic Printing [PDF] (2006)
Describes computer-to-plate (CTP) lithographic printing technologies that reduce chemical use and the generation of hazardous waste and wastewater.
Closed-Loop Aqueous Cleaning [PDF]
Describes closed-loop aqueous cleaning technologies that increase the useful life of cleaning agents and significantly reduce water use and wastewater generation.
Trivalent Chromium Replacements for Hexavalent Chromium Plating [PDF]
Describes trivalent chromium plating as a replacement for hexavalent chromium plating.
Closed-Loop Vapor Degreasing [PDF]
Describes closed-loop vapor degreasing technologies that increase cleaning effectiveness and significantly reduce pollution.
P2 & Environmental Management Accounting
The Roles of Materials and Cost Accounting in an Environmental Management System: A Case Study of Precix, Inc. (formerly Acushnet Rubber Company) [PDF]
Presents a case study in the roles of materials and cost accounting in an environmental management system.
Improving Your Competitive Position: Strategic & Financial Assessment of Pollution Prevention Investments, Training Manual [PDF]
3rd Edition. 1998. 85pp.
Describes methods for conducting financial assessment of P2 investment options at firms.
P2 & Lending Case Study: National Chromium Company Renewed Profitability Through Pollution Prevention
Pollution Prevention & Profitability, A Primer for Lenders
Helps lenders understand how P2 can enhance traditional loan evaluation criteria.
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IMERC Alerts Shares critical information with manufacturers, distributors, and importers of mercury-added products and trade organizations that represent those companies on IMERC members' regulatory requirements concerning mercury-added products.
Presents information on mercury use in targeted categories of products based on data provided by manufacturers and distributors of mercury-added products.
Mercury-Added Products Found at Drinking Water & Wastewater Treatment Facilities [PDF]
Describes mercury-containing devices likely to be found at drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities.
Review of Compact Fluorescent Lamp Recycling Initiatives in the U.S. & Internationally [PDF]
Highlights lessons learned from compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) collection and recycling programs in the U.S. and abroad.
Trends in Mercury Use in Products
Presents a summary of mercury use in products sold in the US in 2001 and 2004 to identify trends and opportunities for improvements in the collection and recycling of mercury waste.
Review & Assessment of Thermostat Recycling Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
Provides an assessment of mercury-added thermostat collection and recycling programs.
Reducing Mercury in the Northeast United States[PDF]
Covers the regional initiative in the Northeast to reduce mercury in the environment. This article appeared in the May 2008 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). To obtain copies and reprints, contact A&WMA at (412) 232-3444, www.awma.org.
Mercury Success Stories
Describes the results of mercury reduction programs in the Northeast that have targeted emissions, mercury-containing products, and wastewater discharges.
New Jersey DEP Dental Amalgam Posters
Presents information for dentists in NJ on best management practices for dental amalgam waste and for dental patients on their choices of restorative materials.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Guidance for Private & Parochial Schools in Massachusetts" [PDF]
Presents information for private schools on how to begin a mercury school cleanout.
"Mercury Use in School Classrooms: Summary and Assessment of Non-Mercury Alternatives" [PDF]
Examines the feasibility of the available non-mercury alternatives for mercury and mercury-added products that are commonly used in K-12 classrooms.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools" [PDF]
Provides a PowerPoint presentation for educating school, education, and other officials in New York State about eliminating mercury hazards.
New York Dental Amalgam Poster [PDF]
Describes best management practices for the handling of dental amalgam wastes in NY.
"Vendors & Prices for Non-Mercury Equipment" [PDF]
Lists alternative equipment that is available to replace the mercury equipment commonly found in schools.
Lamp Recycling Flyers
Don't trash fluorescent lamps! Recycle them. [PDF]
How to Recycle Mercury Lamps in 8 Easy Steps [PDF]
Provides basic guidance on how to recycle mercury lamps.
Mercury Pollution in the Northeast - A Guide for Policymakers
Provides a guide for policy makers on reducing mercury pollution.
Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) Analysis of Waste Dental Amalgam [PDF]
Reviews the available TCLP analyses of dental amalgam waste.
One Gram of Mercury Can Contaminate a Twenty Acre Lake [PDF]
Clarifies this commonly cited statistic.
Survey of Thermostat Recycling Corporation (TRC) Wholesalers [PDF]
Presents the results of a survey of the TRC wholesalers in the Northeast.
Summary of Research on Mercury Emissions from Municipal Landfills [PDF]
Reviews the available literature on mercury releases from landfills.
Indoor Air Mercury [PDF]
Describes why mercury is a problem in indoor air, the sources of mercury in indoor air, guidelines for mercury exposure, and studies on indoor air mercury.
Review of the Thermostat Recycling Corporation Activities in the Northeast [PDF]
Presents the results of a phone survey of the electrical wholesale firms in the Northeast that participate in the TRC program to collect used mercury-containing thermostats.
Instructions for Cleaning Up "Small" Mercury Spills in Households [PDF]
Provides basic instructions for how to clean-up small liquid mercury spills.
"Getting Mercury Out of Schools: Why it's a problem. Where it is. What to do"
Provides a series of fact sheets for specific school staff members (e.g., facilities manager, science chairperson, medical personnel) on the items that may contain mercury typically found in areas of the facility. The accompanying folder contains pertinent information for the school administrator.
"Identification of Mercury Devices in Schools" [PDF]
Identifies mercury materials commonly found in schools to assist school staff and technical assistance providers. Tables are available for science rooms, medical offices, and school facilities. Non-mercury alternatives are also identified.
"Case Study on Mercury Elimination from Bay Path Vocational Technical High School, Charlton, Massachusetts" [PDF]
Describes Bay Path efforts to identify and eliminate elemental mercury and products containing mercury from their facilities; their school committee passed a "mercury-free" resolution.
"Eight Good Ideas for Reducing Mercury Exposure & Pollution in Your Community" [PDF]
Presents ideas for reducing mercury in communities.
"Nearly Everything You Need to Know About Mercury Fever Thermometer Exchanges"
Presents ideas for conducting and publicizing a thermometer exchange, including a sample public service announcement, press release, and poster.
Reported Mercury Spills in the Northeast States [PDF]
Presents an analysis of data from environmental and public health agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont on the occurrence of spills of mercury.
Federal Facilities Mercury Case Studies
Provides links to case studies that represent the culmination of a cooperative effort of the US EPA Region 1, NEWMOA, MassDEP, and four facilities to develop a methodology to assist federal facilities with identifying and reducing uses of mercury.
Northeast States & Eastern Canadian Provinces Mercury Study, A Framework for Action
Presents the results of an analysis of mercury emissions and deposition. To obtain a copy, contact the NEWMOA office.
Identifying Industry Sectors in the Northeast That Emit or Transfer Lead or Lead Compounds [PDF]
Presents results of a study of the most common industry sectors where lead and lead compounds were being released or transferred.
Pollution Prevention Technologies & Resources for Industry Sectors Emitting or Transferring Lead or Lead Compounds in the Northeast [PDF]
Examines theP2 opportunities for the lead-emitting sectors in the region and explores options for addressing lead/lead compound emission/transfer reduction regionally.
SMART: Communities Save Money & Reduce Trash[PDF]
An outreach fact sheet to promote the benefits of SMART to the general public. It is a writable PDF so users can enter the appropriate local information in the "For More Information Contact" box on the back page before saving and posting or printing the handout.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Interstate Flow in 2012 [PDF]
2015. 34 pp.
Experiences of 11 Rural Communities that Implemented SMART
In 2014, NEWMOA developed short (1 or 2 page) case studies for the following small rural municipalities with experience implementing a SMART program, including before/after data when available.
Fair Pricing Strategies Brochures
NEWMOA developed brochures that include case studies and quotes from representatives of rural communities that have implemented SMART. The version accessed by the first set of links is designed for use in any geographic location.
View as: individual pages [PDF] or 11 x 17 layout [PDF]
Tips for Minimizing Paint Waste
Targeted towards consumers, painting contractors, and other users of paint. One side, Tips for Minimizing Paint Waste, focuses on preventing the generation of waste paint. The other side, What To Do With Leftover Latex Paint…, is customized to include local options for donating, disposing of, reusing, and recycling leftover latex paint. NEWMOA partnered with five rural communities to create local versions of the handout template versions for other communities to use to customize with information for their local area are also available here.
Reducing, Reusing, & Recycling Waste Latex Paint in Rural Communities
Presents a brochure that helps local government officials in rural communities better understand options available for reducing, reusing, and recycling leftover latex paint, including case studies.
View as: individual pages [PDF] or 11x17 layout for printing brochure [PDF]
NEWMOA Resolution on the Definition of Product Stewardship & Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) [PDF]
Presents a resolution of the NEWMOA Board of Directors that defines product stewardship as the act of minimizing health, safety, environmental, and social impacts, and maximizing economic benefits of a product and its packaging throughout all lifecycle stages and EPR as a mandatory type of product stewardship that includes, at a minimum, the requirement that the producer's responsibility for its product extends to post-consumer management of that product and its packaging.
Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Interstate Flow in 2010 [PDF]
Presents the results of NEWMOA's data collection and analysis efforts through a series of figures that summarize both state-specific and region-wide 2010 MSW disposal data, including trends from 1999 through 2010.
Transforming Solid Waste Management in Connecticut & Beyond [PDF]
Provides a summary of the major themes, ideas, and options for action that were presented and discussed during a series of 2012 events in Connecticut focused on re-envisioning solid waste management for the 21st century.
Policy Options White Paper - Promoting Greater Recycling of Gypsum Wallboard from Construction & Demolition (C&D) Projects in the Northeast [PDF]
Presents viable policy options for state agencies to consider for promoting greater gypsum recovery.
Interstate Flow of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Among the NEWMOA States in 2008 [PDF]
Describes the results of NEWMOA's data collection and analysis efforts through a series of figures that summarize both state-specific and region-wide 2008 MSW disposal data, including trends from 1999 through 2008.
NEWMOA Climate-Waste Action Plan [PDF]
Presents NEWMOA's strategy for mitigating and adapting to climate change through improving waste prevention and recycling initiatives, increasing renewable energy on contaminated sites, implementing "greener" site remediation, and improving management and recycling of disaster debris.
Agricultural Plastics Recycling Best Management Practices (BMP) Posters
Construction & Demolition (C & D) Waste Management in the Northeast in 2006 [PDF]
Discusses the definition of C&D waste by the state environmental agencies in the Northeast and NEWMOA's data gathering and analysis methodology.
Interstate Flow of Construction & Demolition Waste Among the NEWMOA States in 2002 [PDF]
Describes the quantity of C&D waste that was disposed of in each NEWMOA state and the quantity that is processed in each state, and a characterization of the interstate flow of the material.
Interstate Flow of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) Among the NEWMOA States in 2002
View: Report [PDF], Appendix B [PDF]
Interstate Flow of Municipal Solid Waste Among the NEWMOA States in 2000 [PDF]
Presents available 2000 data on the movement of municipal solid waste for disposal among the northeast states, and a comparison between 1999 and 2000.
Waste Tires in the NEWMOA States [PDF]
Describes waste tire generation, particularly those for which reuse as a tire is not possible.
Interstate Flow of Municipal Solid Waste Among the NEWMOA States in 1999 [PDF]
Presents available data on the movement of MSW for disposal among the northeast states.
Beneficial Use Fact sheets
Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) Program [PDF]
Beneficial Use of Tire Shreds as Lightweight Fill [PDF]
Beneficial Use of Wood Ash on Agricultural Land [PDF]
Public Service Announcements on Open Burning of Solid Waste
Don't Trash Our Air [PDF]
Provides a joint resolution promoting interstate cooperation to reduce air pollution from open burning of solid waste.
Waste Site Cleanup
Getting Properties Back to Work
2012-2013. 4 pp.
Illustrates how state waste site cleanup programs provide services that are key to the success of brownfields projects, including case studies and testimonials.
Improving Site Investigation Brochure [PDF]
Details the 4 C's of successful site investigations: comprehensive planning, collection of sufficient data, clear reporting, and compliance with state requirements.
Site Investigation Matters Brochures
Provides brochures developed for responsible parties and their representatives emphasizing the importance of site investigation and hiring a consultant that will do quality work.
Innovative Technology Advisory Opinions
Presents consensus statements on innovative site investigation technologies and their on-site application in the northeast.
Gas Chromatography Field Analysis
Immunoassay Field Analysis
X-Ray Fluorescence Field Analysis
Hazardous Waste Manifest Summary [XLS]
Provides an Excel matrix that summarizes who submits hazardous waste manifests to each of the state environmental agencies in the northeast, their methods of storing them, contact/s for the program, and other useful information.
Hazardous Waste Program Performance Measurement: Final Project Report [PDF]
Presents an approach to hazardous waste program performance and compliance measurement and recommendations for follow-up.
Environmental Results Program (ERP) & Common Measures
ERP Fact Sheet [PDF]
Outlines what an Environmental Results Program (ERP) approach is, when it is best used, and the benefits.
Common Measures Project Fact Sheet [PDF]
Provides an overview of the multi-state Common Measures Project, including the purpose, findings, and recommendations.
The States Common Measures Project Final Report
State Innovations Grant-Project Workplan [PDF]
Quality Assurance Project Plan [PDF]
For more information, contact Lois Makina, .