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RE: P2 Regulatory Integration



Take any P2 story (tons available on the websites of P2 assistance
programs).  Give just the problem and let them try to solve it.  Then
tell them how it was solved with a preventive approach.

For example, I visited a company that wanted help in reducing waste oil
and waste oil absorbent.  Tell them that they have been asked for this
kind of help.  Describe the process to them.  (Pick any process - this
was a gas purification, pressurization and containerization process).
See if they even ask you where the oil comes from in the process you
describe, or why it has gotten loose. 

Let them come up with using washable pigs instead of speedi dry, or
burnable corn cob absorbent.  Let them think up ways of capturing the
oil for recycling, and about whether it can be rerefined.  Let them talk
about using just the right amount of absorbent and about containing the
oil on the floor.  Let them ask if there are drains and if there are
spill-stopper covers.  Tell them that's all very nice!

Then tell them that the P2 specialist asked why and how the oil came to
be not in the device and on the floor instead, and that it turned out it
wasn't even a leak that was responsible, it was the fact that when the
machine was serviced the workers would disconnect the tubes containing
hydraulic oils and allow them to drip on the floor.  No one in the
company's management chain knew this until the person from the outside -
the P2 assistance service - came and asked the question about the root
cause.  This is not unusual!

Take any P2 story that illustrates changes in input, process, equipment,
or procedure and tell them the answer involving up front activities
AFTER they have first mucked around with treatment, control, recycling.
This has worked pretty well in my experience.  Don't lecture them about
how they should "think outside the box!"  Just demonstrate it.
 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net [mailto:owner-p2tech@great-lakes.net]
On Behalf Of TELIHA, KAREN
Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2005 2:00 PM
To: p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject: P2 Regulatory Integration



P2 Techies,

I'm looking for some innovative or hands-on ideas for how to teach
regulatory folks about pollution prevention.  Was wondering if anyone
has tried a technique that's worked well to communicate what pollution
prevention is and what it is not.  The audience would be permit and rule
writers, inspectors and enforcement case managers.

As we update our P2 regulatory integration program, we want to
reinvigorate our training to the regulators.  Looking for creative ideas
beyond typical classroom style trainings!


Karen Teliha
Pollution Prevention Branch
Indiana Dept. of Environmental Management
800-988-7901
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