Archive for July, 2017

GLRPPR e-mail lists migrate to GLIN’s Google Groups

Monday, July 24th, 2017 by

GLRPPR’s mailing lists, Roundtable and P2Tech, have been managed by the Great Lakes Information Network (GLIN) for many years. Last week, GLIN began migrating these lists to Google Groups. If you’re a member of either of these lists, you should have received messages notifying you of this change.

You should have received invitations to join the new groups. If you haven’t seen them, check your spam/junk folder. Sometimes mail programs filter them there.

The posting addresses for these groups have not changed. They are:

Roundtable: roundtable@great-lakes.net
P2Tech: p2tech@great-lakes.net

If you want to read messages or post from the web (you have to be a member), go to:

Roundtable: https://groups.google.com/a/great-lakes.net/forum/#!forum/roundtable
P2Tech: https://groups.google.com/a/great-lakes.net/forum/#!forum/p2tech

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Barnes.

Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention Conference and Trade Show and P2 and Risk Management Workshop, September 19-20, 2017

Monday, July 17th, 2017 by

The 20th Annual Pollution Prevention Conference and Tradeshow will be held on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the Palms Banquet and Conference Center in Plainfield, Indiana. This year’s conference theme is “Celebrating 20 Years of Pollution Prevention in Indiana.”

For the twentieth year, the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention (Partners) are hosting a statewide pollution prevention conference and trade show. Conference topics will range from new and innovative pollution prevention technologies being used in Indiana to training on how pollution prevention (P2) can save facilities money.

This year’s conference features keynote speakers Mr. Tom Neltner, Chemicals Policy Director of the Environmental Defense Fund and Mr. Sam George, managing partner for Rivergreen Water Recycling. Mr. Neltner was a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention and will share his perspective on the early days of the Partners for Pollution Prevention. Also a principal founder of the Indiana Partners for Pollution Prevention, Mr. George will share his thoughts, from a manufacturing perspective, on the founding and early history of the Partners for Pollution Prevention and how it’s changed over the last 20 years.

The Partners Conference will also feature two concurrent breakout sessions and a tradeshow of exhibitors displaying their products and services to promote P2.

Cost: $100 (early-bird, ends August 15); After August 15, $125.

Register for the conference.

Pre-conference workshop

Managing Risk Through Pollution Prevention will be held at The Palms on September 19. This one day workshop will lead to a better understanding of environmental risk management for businesses and how to reduce those risks with pollution prevention techniques. Although all medias will be covered, there will be an emphasis on wastewater treatment risks and mitigation. The day will combine lecture with hands on exercises to lead the group towards identification of specific practices they can undertake at their facilities to reduce risk.

Cost: $150

Register for the workshop.

 

US EPA issues final TSCA framework rules

Friday, July 7th, 2017 by

Read the full story in Chemical Watch. Hat tip to Mary Buetow of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute for the pointer. Check out their bi-weekly Greenlist Bulletin.

Three final framework rules under the new TSCA, as well as scoping documents for the first ten substances subject to risk evaluation, were due to be issued by the US EPA within a matter of hours as Chemical Watch went to press today.

The release of the documents comes on the one-year anniversary of passage of the Frank R Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act – and on its statutory deadline for actions that must be completed within a year of the law’s passage.

The rules are:

  • the prioritisation rule, which outlines the process by which the EPA will prioritise existing chemicals for evaluating their risks, including the criteria for designating chemical substances as high-priority or low-priority substances for risk evaluation;
  • the risk evaluation rule, describing how the agency will evaluate the risk posed by existing substances to determine whether they present an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment; and
  • the ‘inventory reset’ rule, which lays out how the agency will designate substances on the TSCA inventory as ‘active’ and ‘inactive’.

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