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Re: $ incentives for implementing EMS





Michelle,

I have just started an EMS  project with a CT company that does metal finishing.
This effort is a result of the CT regulatory agency suggesting that they
implement an EMS using money from their SEP (Supplemental Environmental
Program).  While this isn't a direct incentive, they diverted $25,000 that they
would have had to pay as a penalty to the state into a pro-active approach.   It
is a pilot in that, if it is successful and the company makes strides in
improving regulatory status and P2 efforts, the  regulatory agency may use this
approach again.  The spotlight, so the speak, is on the company's results.

If you have any questions, please contact me,

Judy Wlodarczyk
Environmental Management Specialist

CONNSTEP, Inc.
1090 Elm St.
Suite 202
Rocky Hill, CT  06067
www.connstep.org

Phone:  860-644-9718
Fax:       860-529-5001
Email:    jwlodarc@connstep.org




Gaithermj@aol.com on 01/10/2002 07:28:29 PM

Please respond to Gaithermj@aol.com

To:   p2tech@great-lakes.net
cc:    (bcc: Judith Wlodarczyk/ConnSTEP)

Subject:  $ incentives for implementing EMS



I am trying to find out if there are any DIRECT financial incentives (e.g.,
tax relief, grants, loans, $ awards, other) for businesses implementing EMS

i have heard of savings from improved efficiency/environmental performance or
avoided wastes, etc. due to EMS implementation, or customers that require
suppliers to implement EMS may help pay transition or implementation costs.

Other than these types of examples, are there any governments, foundations,
or other that give tax relief? grants? loans? awards? etc. for EMS
implementation?

i have found the 3 following programs on web searches, so if there's anything
else you know of, please reply!


http://www.state.me.us/dep/oia/ems.htm
Maine Department of Environmental Protection's site for their Environmental
Management Systems Assistance and Incentive Program
They have a pdf file called EMS Incentive Policy and another on Incentive Law


Oregon DEQ
http://www.deq.state.or.us/programs/greenpermits/
DEQ's Green Permits Program encourages and rewards facilities that go the
extra mile to reduce environmental impacts.


(not really applicable) Illinois Technology Office -
http://www.state.il.us/gov/4therec01/transformgovt.htm
"Between 1999 and 2001, more than $340 million in VentureTECH funding will be
spent on technology initiatives in state agencies to create digital
government services that revolve around the public and increase efficiency
and accountability.

Thanks!  Michelle Gaither, PPRC