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Date: Thu, 10 Sep 1998 16:42:25 -0400
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From: Benjamin Smith@EDF on 09/10/98 04:42 PM

Subject:  Great Lakes Air Toxic Emissions Inventory

This press release on the Great Lakes Commission release of the "Great
Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory," was posted August 24th.  For
all of those interested in the Air Toxic Emissions Inventory, I encourage
you to take a look at the Environmental Defense Fund's Chemical Scorecard
(http://www.scorecard.org), a new database that provides TRI data on
facilities across the country in a map based search engine format.  Also,
and particularly most useful in light of this inventory, activists can use
the Scorecard's Chemical Profiles feature to get detailed health, toxicity,
and industry use data on thousands of commonly used chemicals, including
those identified in the Emissions Inventory.

If anybody has any questions about the Chemical Scorecard, please contact
me.  My contact information is below.  Good luck!

Benjamin Smith
Outreach Coordinator
Environmental Defense Fund's Pollution Prevention Alliance
1875 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, D.C.  20009
202/387-3500 ext.  116
202/234-6049 fax
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>From: "Julie Wagemakers" <juliew@glc.org>
>To: "glin-announce" <glin-announce@great-lakes.net>
>Subject: First inventory of toxic air emissions in the Great Lakes basin
>Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 16:35:24 -0400
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>First inventory of toxic air emissions in the Great Lakes basin released
>For Immediate Release: August 24, 1998
>Contact: Julie Wagemakers
>Great Lakes Commission
>Phone: 734-665-9135
>Fax: 734-665-4370
>E-mail: juliew@glc.org
>ANN ARBOR, Mich.? The Great Lakes Commission announces the release of the
>Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory, a unique milestone in
>the continuing effort to quantify and manage the toxic air emissions that
>impact the waters and communities of the Great Lakes basin.  This
>based on 1993 data, includes data from all eight Great Lakes states and
>province of Ontario and provides the first practical test of processes,
>procedures and systems developed to ensure that basinwide inventories are
>accurate and consistent.
>The objective of this ongoing partnership with the U.S. Environmental
>Protection Agency is to provide researchers and policymakers with
>data on the source and emission levels of 49 toxic contaminants, including
>Methylene Chloride, 1,1,1-Trichloroethane, Tetrachloroethylene, Manganese
>and Lead.
>The development and release of the inventory is an important step in
>the goals of the 1986 Great Lakes Toxic Substances Control Agreement,
>by the Great Lakes governors, and the 1990 U.S. Clean Air Act Amendments.
>?We have successfully assembled the infrastructure and mechanisms that
>the Great Lakes states and Ontario to work cooperatively and share
>to approach regional air pollution problems,? says Orlando Cabrera-Rivera
>the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources? Bureau of Air Management.
>The Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory identifies the point and area
>sources of emissions of toxic air pollutants throughout the Great Lakes
>drainage basin.  Working cooperatively through the Great Lakes Commission,
>inventory work is undertaken by the air quality departments of each Great
>Lakes state and province.
>In compiling the inventory, challenges were encountered in terms of data
>breadth, quality, availability and consistency from one jurisdiction to
>next.  Thus, this initial inventory should not be used to compare one
>or province?s emissions against another?s, but rather to demonstrate the
>potential of such a comprehensive inventory as a decision support tool.
>The inventory project strengthens decisionmaking capabilities in the basin
>by promoting interjurisdictional consistency in data collection and
>analysis, establishing standard procedures and protocols, developing an
>automated emission estimation and inventory system, and demonstrating the
>value of Internet technology to exchange environmental data.
>?Release of this initial emissions inventory is a beginning, not an end,?
>explains Dr. Michael J. Donahue, executive director of the Great Lakes
>Commission.  ?The inventory will be expanded and refined in the future to
>provide a truly comprehensive assessment of toxic contaminant emissions
>point, area and mobile sources throughout the Great Lakes basin.?
>The Great Lakes states and Ontario, with technical support from the Great
>Lakes Commission, are now compiling the next basinwide inventory using
>data, expected to be completed in summer 1999.
>For an online copy of the Great Lakes Air Toxic Emissions Inventory, see
>http://www.glc.org/projects/air/final93/93report.html.  Copies of the
>document also are available from the Great Lakes Commission for $20
>Contact: Michael Donahue, mdonahue@glc.org; Julie Wagemakers,
>juliew@glc.org; or members of the Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions
>Inventory Steering Committee.
>Great Lakes Regional Air Toxic Emissions Inventory Steering Committee
>David ?Buzz? Asselmeier, Illinois EPA, 202-782-5811,
>Gary Baker, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, 517-373-7058,
>John Bates, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 317-233-4226,
>David Bola, Ohio EPA, 614-644-2270, david.bola@epa.state.oh.us
>* Orlando Cabrera-Rivera, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources,
>608-267-2466, cabreo@mail01.dnr.state.wi.us
>Mike Hopkins, Ohio EPA, 614-644-3611, mike.hopkins@epa.state.oh.us
>Dr. Suzanne King, U.S. EPA Region 5, 312-886-6054,
>Rob McDonough, New York Division of Environmental Conservation,
>518-457-2823, rsmcdono@gw.dec.state.ny.us
>Shane Moore, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, 317-233-0119,
>Rob Sliwinski, New York Division of Environmental Conservation,
>Rick St. Louis, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection,
>717-787-4310, stlouis.richard@a1.pader.gov
>Peter Wong, OMEE - Air Resources Branch, 416-235-6130,
>Chun Yi Wu, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, 651-282-5855,
>*Steering Committee Chair
>The Great Lakes Commission is a nonpartisan, interstate compact agency
>created by state and federal law and dedicated to promoting a strong
>economy, clean environment and high quality of life for residents of the
>eight-state Great Lakes region (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
>York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin).  The Commission consists of state
>legislators, agency officials and governors? appointees from its member
>states, and also maintains a formal Observer program involving U.S. and
>Canadian federal and provincial agencies, tribal authorities, binational
>agencies and other regional interests.  The Commission offices are located
>in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
>Julie Wagemakers
>Program Manager
>Communications and Information Management
>Great Lakes Commission
>Tel: 734 665 9135
>Fax 734 665 4370
>Email: juliew@glc.org

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