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Re: p2 in inspections - take two
- Subject: Re: p2 in inspections - take two
- From: "MARK STODDARD" <MSTODDAR@dem.state.in.us>
- Date: Mon, 14 May 2001 14:22:56 -0500
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- Delivered-To: email@example.com
- List-Name: p2tech
- Reply-To: "MARK STODDARD" <MSTODDAR@dem.state.in.us>
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
experimented (pilot project) with multimedia inspections with the initial idea
being contemplated in August of 1998 and continued on into 1999. Metal
finishing, wood furniture, foundries, electric utilities, and pharmaceutical
were the sectors of interest for this pilot project.
The general objectives were:
Improve Industry Compliance Rates, Make IDEM Work Smarter, Streamline
Environmental Requirements Where Appropriate, Provide Incentives for Going
Beyond Compliance, Improve Information to the Public, and Track Measures of
Sectors team were formed back in August 1998 to investigate and develop the
projects starting with the general objectives. The metal finishing sector
eventually got rolled into the Strategic Goals Program - Metal Finishing which
is an ongoing effort.
A screening checklist was developed for solo compliance inspections which
includes a check for those who express an interest in P2/compliance
assistance. The lag time between inspection and the information reaching
the P2/compliance assistance provider needs much improvement. There are
too many stops along the way given the electronic age we habitate.
The pilot improved communication among compliance and enforcement teams in
different media (water, air, land). The communication was awkward
initially since different media inspectors use different methods for evaluating
compliance (significant, minor, etc.).
For additional information on the results of the multimedia compliance
pilot projects and/or SGP-metal finishing, contact Debbie Dubenetzky at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For additional information on P2/compliance assistance outreach, contact
At 01:40 PM 5/10/01 -0600, you wrote:
looking for examples (and results) where state or local governments
integrated pollution prevention into inspections of regulated
>facilities, either by having someone from the P2 program tagging along
on media inspections, or by providing pollution prevention training to the
>Thanks so much,
Brendle Group, Inc.
>2138 Sunstone Dr.
>Fort Collins, CO