June 19/20 - National Meeting on Environmental Compliance Assurance & Performance Measurement Strategies - in DC
March 12, 2013
The States ERP Consortium is holding this national face-to-face meeting in June - please register - travel support is available.
June 19 & 20, 2013
EPA Offices at Potomac Yard North
For More Information: http://www.newmoa.org/events/event.cfm?m=73
Join the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) and the States ERP Consortium to learn about the results of environmental compliance assurance strategies that states been implementing for various business sectors.
The objectives of the National Meeting on Environmental Compliance Assurance & Performance Measurement Strategies are to:
• bring state, tribal, and federal programs together to share information and results
• discuss compliance assurance approaches and their effectiveness
• identify next steps for the States ERP Consortium
The agenda includes time for Q&A, in-depth discussion, and strategy development.
The $50 meeting fee covers the cost of food. Limited travel support is available for state and tribal government representatives.*
Travel Information: http://www.newmoa.org/events/travel.cfm?m=73
Please join us in June and spread the word!
* A webinar option is available if you cannot travel - please contact Jennifer Griffith at firstname.lastname@example.org to request webinar registration information.
For more information about the meeting and logistics, contact Jennifer Griffith at email@example.com.
March 10, 2013
Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Time: 2 ET
Greening opportunities in golf course design and maintenance, pool facilities, and other amenities.
This webinar is part of the Tribal P2 Workgroups Tribal Green Casinos Webinar Series.
March 9, 2013
Date: June 27
Time: 12 ET
This Webinar is hosted by the Washington State Department of Ecology and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable.
Advancing the design of PCB free pigments is a goal for the green chemistry community to help transition from research to development to market. Join this webinar to learn about the issues related to the inadvertent production of PCBs in pigments.
The challenge of reducing Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) at the source is a national, even global issue as PCBs are globally transported, do not easily degrade, and bioaccumulate in the food chain. The EPA National Listing of Fish Advisories lists more than 1100 waterbodies in the United States where the PCB concentrations in fish render it unsafe to eat. There is also mounting evidence that even low levels of persistent chemicals have negative biological impacts of endocrine and neurological systems. PCBs are ubiquitous in the environment, not only as the result of legacy uses of Aroclors but, significantly, from residual PCBs that are still being legally produced as “inadvertent contaminants” in industrial processes. A specific example is PCBs in pigments used in inks, dyes, and other products.
The purpose of this session is to provide historical and regulatory context to the issue, describe the changes, challenges, and solutions needed for effective source control of PCBs.
Dr. Lisa Rodenburg, Rutgers University (invited)
Adriane Borgias, Washington State Department of Ecology
Dr. Robert Christie, Heriot-Watt University, Galashields, Scotland