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RE: Measuring pollution prevention performance: metrics

There's definitely been discussions on this topic on P2Tech before. Check
the archives at http://www.great-lakes.net/lists/p2tech/index.html.

On the topic of P2 per unit product, Tim Greiner & I did a report on
production adjusted measurement a few years back: The title is "Developing
and Using Production-Adjusted Measurement of Pollution Prevention". Here's
how to get a copy: Contact EPA Office of Research and Development
Publications Office. Phone (513) 569-7562. Fax (513) 569-7566. Ask for
document number EPA/600/R-97/048. Documents are free.


	This report documents research conducted under a 3-year cooperative
agreement between Research Triangle Institute (RTI) and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and Development
National Risk Management Research Laboratory. Subcontractor support was
provided by Greiner Environmental. The purpose of the cooperative agreement
research is to identify ways to measure pollution prevention (P2) at
industrial facilities. Research under the Cooperative Agreement is being
conducted in phases. Phase I identified the state of the art in
facility-level P2 measurement. These results are published separately
(Environmental Progress, Vol. 14, No. 4, November 1995). Phase II involved
the research documented in this Project Summary. Phase III of the research
will produce an interactive Users Guide to P2 Measurement Tools. 

The research summarized here investigated how to account for varying levels
of production in facility-level P2 measurements. It details a methodology
for applying statistical and graphical tools to assess production-adjusted
P2 measures. The report also provides case studies showing the application
of the methodology at five industrial facilities. A framework for developing
production-adjusted P2 measurement systems is contained in an appendix to
the report.

Melissa Malkin Weber
Research Triangle Institute
Pollution Prevention Program
POB 12194, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA
ph: (919) 541 6154 fx: (919) 541 7155

-----Original Message-----
From: Jenna Latt [mailto:LATTJ@state.mi.us]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 11:35 AM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: Measuring pollution prevention performance: metrics

I was wondering whether anyone have information on corporate or state
programs that are measuring pollution prevention progress or performance.
Usually this is referred to as environmental performance indicators or
metrics and goes beyond the traditional SARA TRI data reporting, "pounds
released" or emissions reporting. For example, measurements used can be
"amount of constituent reduced per amount of product produced," or some
other similar metrics. I am particularly interested in what state programs
are doing in this area.

Are there any websites or reports (specifically report names) I can be
referred to? I have already checked www.epa.gov and the EPA P2 site but I
may have missed a particular report.


Jenna Latt
Pollution Prevention Section 
Environmental Assistance Division
Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality