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Re: Compliance vs pollution prevention assistance



In response to your question of what happens to Pollution Prevention (P2) in ralation to Compliance Assisstance, a lot depends on the regulators involved. In my experience, many compliance program timetables are partial to end-of-pipe approaches. There is a perception that P2 approaches are less certain and take longer. However, this is not always the case.

In the case study below, the regulator agreed to a timetable based on P2 followed by end-of-pipe (if necessary). Within 4 months, the in-plant measures had reduced the target contaminant (methylene choride) by more than 99%. The target compound was subsequently completely eliminated from the site in March of this year.

http://www.oceta.on.ca/TORSUS/Trimac.pdf

Regards

Bruce

Bruce Taylor, P.Eng.
President
Enviro-Stewards Inc

Ph  (519) 578-5100
Fax (519) 669-5002

www.enviro-stewards.com
----- Original Message ----- From: "Cindy McComas" <mccom003@umn.edu>
To: "p2tech" <p2tech@great-lakes.net>
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 10:39 AM
Subject: Compliance vs pollution prevention assistance



I am looking for any historical information as to what happens to
Pollution Prevention assistance when it is combined or placed in the
same group as compliance assistance.  For example:  Does compliance
assistance take precedence over P2 assistance and P2 suffers?  Or does
compliance assistance integrate P2 concepts and more P2 assistance
occurs.  Or does something else happen?
Thanks for your response.
--
Cindy McComas
Director

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
University of Minnesota
612/624-4678, 800/247-0015
http://www.mntap.umn.edu

Helping Minnesota businesses maximize resource efficiency, prevent pollution and reduce costs.

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