|The following is a list
of additional resources for P2 information. Most of the agencies listed below may be found
on the Internet and also have referral information for additional P2 resources.
Conservation and Renewable Energy Inquiry and Referral Service: Sometimes abbreviated as CAREIRS, this Department of Energy clearinghouse covers commercial and residential information for renewable energy technologies like solar heating, photovoltaics, wind, etc.
Conservation and Renewable Energy
Inquiry and Referral Service
Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable: The Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable (GLPPR) supports pollution prevention through information sharing, issue discussion and program development among member organizations.
Membership of the GLPPR include individuals from local, state, provincial and federal programs that promote or implement pollution prevention in the Great Lakes Region (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania). No membership fees are required although nominal fees may be charged for specific roundtable activities.
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality: The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) provides outreach services through its Environmental Assistance Center (EAC). The EAC provides direct access to all environmental protection programs for those seeking P2 assistance or seeking to comply with or inquire about Michigan's environmental regulations.
Environmental Assistance Center
Motor Challenge Information Clearinghouse: The purpose of the Motor Challenge Information Clearinghouse is to provide information on increasing energy efficiency of electric motor systems through showcase demonstrations, publications, decision tools, education and training materials, workshops and conferences, and technical assistance from engineers.
Motor Challenge Information
National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education: The National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education (NPPC) develops P2 educational materials (compendia) for university instructional faculty. The materials help faculty incorporate principles of P2 into existing or new courses and contain resources for professors as well as assignments for students.
National Pollution Prevention Center
for Higher Education
National Pollution Prevention Roundtable: The mission of the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is to provide a national forum for promoting the development, implementation, and evaluation of pollution prevention efforts.
Voting membership in this organization is open to all dues paying public sector programs at the state, county, and local level that are promoting or implementing pollution prevention efforts. Associate membership is open to all dues paying members who support pollution prevention but are not affiliated with a public sector organization at the state, county or local level.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Superfund & Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act Hotline (EPCRA): The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), RCRA, and Superfund & EPCRA Hotline are publicly accessible services that provide up-to-date information on several EPA programs. The Hotline responds to requests for the relevant documents and factual questions on federal EPA regulations developed under RCRA, which includes the Underground Storage Tank program, Comprehensive Environmental Response, the Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or Superfund), the EPCRA, and the Oil Pollution Act.
The Hotline can also assist with the following related EPA topics: Section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act and Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasures (SPCC) regulations. The Hotline offers information to a broad audience of callers with diverse backgrounds and varying degrees of regulatory knowledge. To speak with Information Specialists about regulatory questions or to order documents, call
U.S. EPA: The EPA maintains a Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC), which is a free, nonregulatory service. Selected EPA documents, pamphlets, information packets, and factsheets on pollution prevention are available free of charge.
The Pollution Prevention Division in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics has developed a comprehensive Pollution Prevention Directory, which is available through PPIC. The directory contains information (descriptions, names, addresses, and phone numbers) about pollution prevention programs in the Environmental Protection Agency, and brief descriptions of other pollution prevention oriented programs in other Federal Agencies.
In addition, there is a listing of pollution prevention programs and resources within each state, including state agencies, universities, and other organizations that provide a range of information and services to promote pollution prevention and waste reduction efforts in the state.
A hardcopy version of the document is available free of charge by writing, calling or faxing PPIC. The identification number is EPA 742-B-94-005. The directory is also available in an electronic version in a single ASCII text file, approximately 350K bytes in length, which can be read by most PC-based word processing programs or text editors.
Pollution Prevention Information
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Office of Pollution Prevention and
Washtenaw Pollution Prevention Coalition: The Washtenaw P2 Coalition is a voluntary community effort to promote source reduction, reuse, recycling and sound waste treatment practices, and to encourage the sustainable use of resources. The Coalition is comprised of businesses, citizens, academia, government, institutions and other organizations.
The goal of the Coalition is to promote awareness of pollution prevention through training and technical assistance to improve the physical and business environment in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
Washtenaw Pollution Prevention