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Fwd: [crra] U.S EPA Seeks Comments on Resource Conservation Challenge by 11/28/03



Apologies for Cross-Postings.  Comments are due by 11-28-03.

>Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2003 10:47:19 -0700
>From: Hood.Timonie@epamail.epa.gov
>To: CRRA@ucsd.edu
>
>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking feedback
>on the Resource Conservation Challenge initiative launched by
>Acting EPA Administrator Marianne Lamont Horinko to put the
>"resource conservation" back into the Resource Conservation and
>Recovery Act by challenging all Americans to get involved in
>reducing waste through innovative voluntary programs.
>See <http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/conserve>.
>
>Please share this with your colleagues.  Brief suggestions on possible
>voluntary projects or partnerships that meet RCC goals and could
>grow with national attention are welcome, as are general comments
>on the RCC.
>
>While the RCC focuses on voluntary partnerships, EPA remains
>firmly committed to active enforcement and compliance assistance
>programs.
>
>The RCC has three broad goals that are linked directly to
>EPA's mission and cut across traditional programs:
>
>1.  Conserve energy by using better materials and design,
>and recover energy from things now viewed as waste.
>
>2  Increase materials and resource efficiency through source
>reduction, re-use, and recycling of hazardous and municipal
>solid wastes (Increase recycling rate to 35%), among other
>waste streams.
>
>3.  Reduce target chemicals at all stages in the life cycle,
>including products, waste (municipal, industrial, and hazardous),
>and emissions.  (There are currently 30 chemicals targeted for
>reduction listed at <http://www.epa.gov/wastemin>).
>
>The RCC proposed eleven initial “Clusters” to increase
>coordination between offices and partners, highlight RCC
>successes in the near-term, and build momentum for additional
>partnerships:  Electronics, Tires, Green Building,  Construction
>and Demolition Debris, Targeted Chemicals, Schools, Paper,
>Industrial Waste, Hospitals, Industrial Design, and Organics/Composting.
>
>Current Innovations Pilot funding solicitation (deadline December 5.
>2003) is available at <http://www.epa.gov/oswer/iwg>.
>
>Comments including your address and phone number should be submitted by 
>November 28, 2003 to:
>
>rcc-challenge@epa.gov
>
>Please copy doordan.kelly@epa.gov in EPA Region 9
>on comments from Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada,
>or the Pacific Islands.
>
>Thank you for your work to reduce waste and for
>sharing your suggestions with us!
>
>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>Kelly Doordan
>U.S. EPA Region 9
>Office of Pollution Prevention and Solid Waste
>75 Hawthorne St. (WST-7)
>San Francisco, CA 94105
>doordan.kelly@epa.gov
>http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/solid

Gary Liss
916-652-7850
Fax: 916-652-0485  


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