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 What Is the National Partnership for
 Environmental  Priorities?
 The National Partnership for Environmental Priorities
 (NPEP) is a voluntary program that fosters partnerships
 between EPA/state regulatory agencies and manufacturers,
 commercial companies, and federal facilities to reduce the
 use and/or release of 31 priority chemicals (listed on page
 2).  This partnership is a cornerstone of EPA's Resource
 Conservation Challenge, which encourages innovative
 thinking in the conservation of our resources, and better
 ways to substitute, reduce, reuse, or recycle, in particular.

 EPA created the NPEP program to focus efforts on reducing
 priority chemicals found in our nations products and wastes.
 Available scientific data indicate that these chemicals can
 cause serious harm to humans, wildlife, and ecosystems if
 released to the environment. The NPEP program works
 through partnerships to find solutions that eliminate or
 substantially reduce the use of priority chemicals in
 production, or on recovering or recycling diose chemicals
 diat cannot easily be eliminated or reduced at the source.

 EPA's goal is to work with industry and the public to
 reduce the presence of these priority chemicals by 10
 percent by the year 2008, compared to amounts generated
 in 2001. EPA invites organizations that use hazardous
 chemicals—particularly any of the  31 priority chemicals
 listed on page 2—to join NPEP. Make your contribution
 to the nation's strategic environmental goals.


 What Are the  Benefits If I Join NPEP?
 •   You will receive public recognition for achieving
    voluntary reductions in priority chemicals.
 •   Your achievements and success stories will be posted
    on EPA's national program Web site.
 •   You will be granted use of EPA's NPEP logo to
    identify your organization as a  participant in NPEP.1
 •   You will be able to  display your membership plaques
    and accomplishment awards to customers, suppliers,
    employees, and stockholders.
•  At your request, EPA will notify your  local media of
   your program accomplishments.
•  You will have access to Web-based information
   exchange and technical and environmental training
   assistance from EPA, state and local government
   agencies, and non-governmental and university
   technical assistance programs throughout the country.
 How Do  I Get Started?
 Step 1: Identify one or more chemicals you think
 are good candidates for source reduction,
 recycling, or recovery.
 Choose one or more of your facility processes that contain
 one or  more priority chemicals. While you may propose
 processes that do not contain priority chemicals but that
 will, nevertheless, result in a significant environmental
 improvement, the purpose of the NPEP program is to
 reduce  the use of priority chemicals in products whenever
 possible. These chemicals are harmful and can cause the
 most serious damage if released into the environment.

 Step 2: Develop a source reduction and/or
 recycling or recovery goal and project timeline for
 each of the chemicals you are targeting.
 For each chemical you identify, establish a source
 reduction and/or recycling or recovery goal and a timeline
 for achieving that goal. You may identify as many goals as
 you choose.   For example, you might choose to explore
 less toxic substitutes for lead in your production process to
 reduce the amount of lead used from a 2002 baseline of
 500 pounds per year to a 2004 goal of 50 pounds per year.
 The total reduction might be expressed as a percent
 reduction per year, pounds of lead reduced during the
 project period, and/or a reduction in pounds of lead
 generated per unit of product produced. In addition to,
 or instead of, stating a source reduction goal, your goal
 might be to increase recycling or recovery of lead waste by
 25 percent over the same time period.

 Some projects may take several years to complete, so you
 may wish to consider setting one or more measurable
 interim  goals to achieving a longer term goal. For
 example, if a proposed project will take three years to fully
 implement, you might consider setting annual goals that
provide  measurable results along the way. For a project of
 this type, each annual goal would be identified by a
different number; the first annual goal would be Goal #1,
the second would be Goal #2, and so on.
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Step 3: Sign up.
Enroll online at  or complete
and submit the enclosed enrollment form. You can also
download the enrollment form from the Web site above.
If you need to  adjust your goals during the project, just let
us know.  If you wish to set goals for more than one
priority chemical, complete goal information for your first
chemical,  then complete additional goals sections for
additional chemicals using the same procedure. See the
sample completed enrollment form in  this brochure and
examples of NPEP partner enrollment forms, also found
on our Web site.


What Happens After I  Submit My
Enrollment Form?
EPA reviews applicants' voluntary goals to ensure that they
result in a meaningful improvement in environmental
performance and that they are described in clear and
positive ways. Once EPA accepts your  enrollment
application, we will provide you with a membership
plaque, post your organization's name and voluntary goals
on the Web site, and, upon request, alert your local media
of your enrollment and voluntary goals.
  How Can  I Receive EPA Recognition for
  My Accomplishments?
  If you have achieved one of the goals identified in your
  enrollment agreement, you are eligible for an Achievement
  Award. To receive this award, describe your achievement
  using the Success Story outline provided in this packet.
  Your completed Success Story serves as your application
  for an Achievement Award. If you are not ready to apply
  for an Achievement Award at this time, but have  made
  important progress toward your goal(s), you may wish to
  share information about your progress. You may submit a
  Success Story outlining this progress to be posted on the
  Web site. You may submit either type of Success Story at
  , or

  via mail:
  Partnership Coordinator
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (5302W)
  Washington, DC 20460

  via delivery service:
  Partnership Coordinator
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  Waste Minimization Branch, 6th Floor
  2800 Crystal Drive
  Arlington, VA 22202
  (703) 308-8757
                     Priority Chemicals
                     Organic Chemicals and Chemical Compounds
                    CASRN     Name
                    120-82-1    1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
                    95-94-3     1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene
                    95-95-4     2,4,5-Trichlorophenol
                    101-55-3    4-Bromophenyl phenyl
                               ether
                    83-32-9     Acenaphthene
                    208-96-8    Acenaphthylene
                    120-12-7    Anthracene
                    191-24-2    Benzo(g,h,i)perylene
                    132-64-9    Dibenzofuran
                               Dioxins/Furans
                    33213-65-9  Endosulfan, beta
                    959-98-8    Endosulfan, alpha
                    86-73-7     Fluorene
                    76-44-8     Heptachlor
                    1024-57-3   Heptachlor epoxide
                    118-74-1    Hexachlorobenzene
                    87-68-3     Hexachlorobutadiene
CASRN
58-89-9

67-72-1
72-43-5
91-20-3
40487-42-1
608-93-5
82-68-8
87-86-5
85-01-8
1336-36-3
129-00-0
1582-09-8
Name
Lindane (Hexachlorocyclohexane,
gamma-)
Hexachloroethane
Methoxychlor
Naphthalene
PAH Group (as defined in TRI)
Pendimethalin
Pentachlorobenzene
Quintozene(Pentachloronitrobenzene)
Pentachlorophenol
Phenanthrene
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Pyrene
Trifluralin
Metal and Metal Compounds
7440-43-9    Cadmium
7439-92-1    Lead
7439-97-6    Mercury

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 Questions?

 Call one of EPA's voluntary partnership program
 contacts to discuss your ideas, ask questions about
 getting started, and for locating technical assistance
 resources.

 EPA Region 1: CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT
        Linda Darveau: (617) 918-1718
        darveau.linda@epa.gov

 EPA Region 2: NJ, NY, PR, VI
        Joseph Malki: (212) 637-4101
        malki.joseph@epa.gov

 EPA Region 3: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV
        Tad Radzinski: (215) 814-2394
        radzinski.tad@epa.gov

 EPA Region 4: AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN
        Dave Langston:  (404) 562-8478
        langston.david@epamail.epa.gov

 EPA Region 5: IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI
        Janet Haff: (312) 353-7923
        hafF.janet@epa.gov

 EPA Region 6: AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
        Melissa Galyon:  (214) 665-8423
        galyon.melissa@epa.gov

 EPA Region 7: IA, KS, MO, NE
        Gary Bertram: (913) 551-7533
        bertram.gary@epa.gov

 EPA Region 8: CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
        Benjamin Bents: (303) 312-6435
        bents.benjamin@epa.gov

 EPA Region 9: AZ, CA, HI, NV
        Heidi Hall: (415) 972-3386
        hall.heidi@epa.gov

 EPA Region 10: AK, ID, OR, WA
        Domenic Calabro: (206) 553-6640
        calabro. domenic@epa. gov

EPA Headquarters
       Newman Smith: (703) 308-8757
       smith.newman@epa.gov
  ENROLLMENT FORM  INSTRUCTIONS

  Ready to enroll? Options for enrolling.

  •   Fill out an online enrollment form at 
     Click on "Partnerships" to link to the form.
  •   Download an enrollment form from the Web site
     and submit to us via mail or delivery service.
  •   Fill out the enrollment form enclosed in this package and
     submit to us via mail or delivery service.

  General Information
 This section of die enrollment form asks for basic information
 about the enrolling organization. We ask for the name of the
 organization joining, as well as the name of the individual facility
 or facilities joining. Identify a principal contact  and the person
 authorizing participation in the program. Be sure to include your
 facility's RCRA ID number to help us identify you.

 Goals Development
 Identify the chemical(s) you have selected for  reduction by name
 and by CASK number and describe how you plan to reduce,
 recycle, or recover this chemical.*  If conducting source
 reduction activities, complete the first two questions by
 estimating how much of each chemical you are currently using
 and how much you may achieve through source  reduction.
 Next, identify the type of source reduction activity you plan to
 implement.

 If you are conducting recycling or recovery activities, complete the
 next two questions by first estimating the baseline amount of each
 chemical that is currendy used, and then estimate die anticipated
 reductions you may achieve through recycling or recovery.
 * If conducting recycling activities only, skip to question 3 on the enrollment
  form.

 Submission
 Please submit your form electronically at or mail completed
 forms to EPA:
 via mail:
 Partnership Coordinator
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (5302W)
 Washington, DC 20460
 via delivery service:
 Partnership Coordinator
 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Waste Minimization Branch, 6th Floor
 2800 Crystal Drive
Arlington, VA 22202
 (703) 308-8757

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Step 3: Sign up.
Enroll online at  or complete
and submit the enclosed enrollment form.  You can also
download the enrollment form from the Web site above.
If you need to adjust your goals during the project, just let
us know.  If you wish to set goals for more than one
priority chemical, complete goal information for your first
chemical, then complete additional goals sections for
additional chemicals using the same procedure. See the
sample completed enrollment form in  this brochure and
examples of NPEP partner enrollment forms, also  found
on our Web site.


What Happens After I  Submit  My
Enrollment Form?
EPA reviews applicants' voluntary goals to ensure that they
result in a meaningful improvement in environmental
performance and that they are described in clear and
positive ways. Once EPA accepts your  enrollment
application, we will provide you with a membership
plaque, post your organization's name and voluntary goals
on the Web site, and, upon request, alert your local media
of your enrollment and voluntary goals.
  How Can I Receive  EPA Recognition for
  My Accomplishments?
  If you have achieved one of the goals identified in your
  enrollment agreement, you are eligible for an Achievement
  Award. To receive this award, describe your achievement
  using the Success Story outline provided in this packet.
  Your completed Success Story serves as your application
  for an Achievement Award.  If you are not ready to apply
  for an Achievement Award at this time, but have made
  important progress toward your goal(s), you may wish to
  share information about your progress. You may submit a
  Success Story outlining this progress to be posted on the
  Web site. You may submit either type of Success Story at
  , or

  via mail:
  Partnership Coordinator
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (5302W)
  Washington, DC 20460

  via delivery service:
  Partnership Coordinator
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  Waste Minimization Branch, 6th Floor
  2800 Crystal Drive
  Arlington, VA 22202
  (703) 308-8757
                     Priority Chemicals
                     Organic Chemicals and Chemical Compounds
                     CASRN      Name
                     120-82-1     1,2,4-Trichlorobenzene
                     95-94-3      1,2,4,5-Tetrachlorobenzene
                     95-95-4      2,4,5-Trichlorophenol
                     101-55-3     4-Bromophenyl phenyl
                                ether
                     83-32-9      Acenaphthene
                     208-96-8     Acenaphthylene
                     120-12-7     Anthracene
                     191-24-2     Benzo(g,h,i)perylene
                     132-64-9     Dibenzofuran
                                Dioxins/Furans
                     33213-65-9   Endosulfan, beta
                     959-98-8     Endosulfan, alpha
                     86-73-7      Fluorene
                     76-44-8      Heptachlor
                     1024-57-3    Heptachlor epoxide
                     118-74-1     Hexachlorobenzene
                     87-68-3      Hexachlorobutadiene
CASRN
58-89-9

67-72-1
72-43-5
91-20-3
40487-42-1
608-93-5
82-68-8
87-86-5
85-01-8
1336-36-3
129-00-0
1582-09-8
Name
Lindane (Hexachlorocyclohexane,
gamma-)
Hexachloroethane
Methoxychlor
Naphthalene
PAH Group (as defined in TRI)
Pendimethalin
Pentachlorobenzene
Quintozene(Pentachloronitrobenzene)
Pentachlorophenol
Phenanthrene
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
Pyrene
Trifluralin
Metal and Metal Compounds
7440-43-9    Cadmium
7439-92-1    Lead
7439-97-6    Mercury

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                                                                                               OMB Control Number: 2050-0190
                                                                                                     Expiration Date: 4/30/2006
      Enroll  Us!
We Want to Be a Partner in EPA's
    National Partnership for Environmental Priorities                                    Environmental
GENERAL INFORMATION
Name of Organization:  	   Facility Name:
Principal Contact:  	   Title:	
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                                                                                      nvii
                                                                                     Priorili
Facility Location:	  City/State/Zip:
Mailing Address:	  City/State/Zip:
Phone:	  Fax: 	
Email:	  EPA RCRA ID Number: 	

PARTNER AGREEMENT
Our organization is choosing to become a partner in EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities. Our goal is to reduce the
quantity of one or more priority chemicals currendy found in our products, processes,  or releases using techniques such as source
reduction, recycling, or other materials management practices. In this enrollment application, we identify one or more voluntary goals
that we  believe we can achieve as partners in this program. The voluntary goal(s) provided below is an initial estimate and may change
over time. We may revise our goal(s) or withdraw from the program at any time. If/when we choose to revise our goals or withdraw from
the program, we will notify EPA.

*If conducting recycling activities only, skip to question 3.

GOAL#1. Chemical Name:	  CASRN: 	
Narrative description of proposed project and the method we will use to measure success:  	
 1. Our voluntary source reduction goal for Chemical #1 is to reduce the amount of this chemical generated from a baseline amount of
 	  pounds generated in 	(month/year) to a reduced amount of	 pounds generated by 	
 (month/year).
2. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the following source reduction options (check all that apply):
   	Equipment or technology modifications.         	Process or procedure modifications.
   	Reformulation or redesign of products.           	Substitution of less toxic raw materials.
   	Improvements in inventory control.              	Improvements in maintenance/housekeeping practices.
   	Other (explain):	

3. Our (optional) voluntary recycling or recovery goal for Chemical #1 is to increase the amount of this chemical recycled or recovered
from a baseline amount of	 pounds in	(month/year) to an increased quantity of	 pounds by
	(month/year).

4. To accomplish this recycling or recovery goal, we will explore the following options (check all that apply).
   	Direct use/reuse in a process to make a product.
   	Processing the waste to recover or regenerate a usable product.
   	Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial product.
   	Other (explain):	

Authorizing Official/Title:	Date:
Project Contact (if different from Authorizing Official):	Phone:	
NOTE: use supplemental sheets for additional goals.
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                                                                                                    OMB Control Number: 2050-0190
                                                                                                          Expiration Date: 4/30/2006
   SUPPLEMENTAL GOAL SHEET: NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES
   GOAL #	.  Chemical Name:	CASRN-
   Narrative description of proposed project and the method we will use to measure
      u       111"17 ^ "*"""  *    Chemkal # — " '° feduce the — °f ** chemical generated from a baseline
                                          m -  (month/year) to a reduced amount of _ pounds generated
  2. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the following source reduction options (check all that apply)-
     - Equipment or technology modifications.          _ Process or procedure modificadons.
               Reformulation or redesign of products.           _ Substitution of less toxic raw materials
                                                             - Improvements in maintenance/housekeeping practices.
  3. <^ur optional; voluntary recycling or recovery goal for Chemical #     is to increase the amount nf rhic rh m'  I      I A
  or recovered from a baseline amount of	 pounds in      ~             the amount of th s chemical recycled
  nf                  ,  ,             	— P°unas m	(month/year) to an increased quantity
  °*	 pounds by	(month/year).                                               M      y

  4. To accomplish this recycling or recovery goal, we will explore the following options (check all that apply)
     	Direct use/reuse in a process to make a product.
     	Processing the waste  to recover or regenerate a usable product.
     	Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial product.
     	 Other (explain):	

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  GOAL #	.  Chemical Name:	  CASRN-
  Narrative description of proposed project and the method we will use to measure su^	~
  L Our voluntary source reduction goal for Chemical # __ is to reduce the amount of this chemical generated from a baseline amount
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4. To accomplish this recycling or recovery goal, we will explore the following options (check all that apply)
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   - Processing the waste to recover or regenerate a usable product.
   - Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial product.
   _ _ Other (explain): _ _ __
                                                  • - — — •••
Name of Organization: _ _ _
Project Contact: _ ~~                  ~~                n,
   '           - - - - - - _   Phone:

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              ENROLL US!
OMB Control Number: 2050-0190
     Expiration Date: 4/30/2006
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Name of Organization:  ABC Manufacturing	  Facility Name:    Detroit. Ml
Principal Contact:  Bob Schroeder	•       Title:   Environmental Specialist
Facility Location:    252F5 Hollywood I ane	  City/State/Zip:  Detroit, Ml
Mailing Address:	same	  City/State/Zip:
Phone:     555-555-6644	  Fax:    f5551555-6655
Email:     bschroederPabcmanufactu rin.com _  EPA RCRA ID Number:   XYD 31 0
PARTNER AGREEMENT
Our organization is choosing to become a partner in EPA's National Partnership for Environmental Priorities. Our goal is to reduce the
quantity of one or more Priority Chemicals currently found in our products, processes, or releases using techniques such as source
reduction, recycling, or other materials management practices. In this enrollment application, we identify one or more voluntary goals
that we believe we can achieve as partners in this program. The voluntary goal(s) provided below is an initial estimate and may change
over time. We may revise our goal(s) or withdraw from the program at any time. If/when we choose to revise our goals or withdraw from
the program, we will notify EPA.

*If conducting recycling activities only, skip to question3.

GOAL#1. Chemical Name:   lead _  CASRN:   7459-92-1 _
Narrative description of proposed project and the method we will use to measure success:
                 opportunities to eliminate lead frnm our solder prongs. Previously, WK replaced 5O percent with a low-
       lead solder which contained less than 1 percent lead.	
 1. Our voluntary source reduction goal for Chemical #1 is to reduce the amount of this chemical generated from a baseline amount of
 2rOOO     pounds generated in May 2004	(month/year) to a reduced amount of   0	  pounds generated by
  December 20O4	(month/year).

 2. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the following source reduction options (check all that apply):
      X	Equipment or technology modifications.           X	Process or procedure modifications.
   	Reformulation or redesign of products.           	Substitution of less toxic raw materials.
   	Improvements in inventory control.             	Improvements in maintenance/housekeeping practices.
   	Other (explain):	

 3. Our (optional) voluntary recycling or recovery goal for Chemical #1 is to increase the amount of this chemical recycled or recovered
 from a baseline amount of	 pounds in	(month/year) to an increased quantity of 	 pounds by
 	(month/year).

 4. To accomplish this recycling or recovery goal, we will explore the following options (check all that apply).
   	Direct use/reuse in a process to make a product.
   	Processing the waste to recover or regenerate a usable product.
   	Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial product.
   	Other (explain):	

Authorizing Official/Title;   Jim Buck/Vice  President	Date:     4/S/04	
 Project Contact (if different from Authorizing Official):	Phone:	
 NOTE: use supplemental sheets for additional goals.
 Page 1 of 2.

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 SUPPLEMENTAL GOAL SHEET: NATIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES


 GOAL # 2 .  Chemical Name:   Nickel-cadmium compounds        CASRN:    N/A
 Narrative description of proposed project and the method we will use to measure success:
   Send used nickel-cadmium batteries from cordless power tools to recycling facilities rather than dispose of	
   them as hazardous waste.  Find a vendor to recycle these batteries.	

 1. Our voluntary source reduction goal for Chemical #	is to reduce the amount of this chemical generated from a baseline
 amount of 	 pounds generated in	(month/year) to a reduced amount of 	  pounds
 generated by 	(month/year).

 2. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the following source reduction options (check all that apply):
    	Equipment or technology modifications.          	Process or procedure modifications.
    	-.	Reformulation or redesign of products.               '      Substitution of less toxic raw materials.
    	Improvements in inventory control.              	Improvements in maintenance/housekeeping practices.
       X      Other (explain):  Send used  nickel-cadmium batteries from cordless power tools to recycling facilities	

 3. Our (optional) voluntary recycling or recovery goal for Chemical # 2   is to increase the amount of this chemical recycled
 or recovered from a baseline amount of    0	  pounds in  May 2004	(month/year) to an increased quantity
 of	  pounds by December 2004   (month/year).

 4. To accomplish this recycling or recovery goal, we will explore the following options (check all that apply).
    	Direct use/reuse in a process to make a product.
    	Processing the waste to recover or regenerate a usable product.
    	Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial product.
    	Other (explain):	

 *********************************************^^
 GOAL #	.  Chemical Name:	   CASRN:
 Narrative description of proposed project and the method we will use  to measure success:
 1. Our voluntary source reduction goal for Chemical #	is to reduce the amount of this chemical generated from a baseline amount
 of 	 pounds generated in	(month/year) to a reduced amount of	% pounds generated
 by	(month/year).

 2. To accomplish this goal, we will explore the following source reduction options (check all that apply):
   	Equipment or technology modifications.         	Process or procedure modifications.
   	Reformulation or redesign of products.          	Substitution of less toxic raw materials.
   	Improvements in inventory control.             	Improvements in maintenance/housekeeping practices.
   	Other (explain):	

 3. Our (optional) voluntary recycling or recovery goal for Chemical #	is to increase the amount of this chemical recycled
 or recovered from a baseline amount of	 pounds in	(month/year) to an increased quantity
 of	 pounds by	(month/year).

4. To accomplish this recycling or recovery goal, we will explore the following options (check all that apply).
   	Direct use/reuse in a process to make a product.
      X	Processing the waste to recover or regenerate a usable product.
   	Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial product.
     _X	Other (explain):
Name of Organization:	
Project Contact:	   Phone:_

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                                                                             OMB Control Number: 2050-0190
                                                                                 Expiration Date: 4/30/2006
   Partnership
   for
  Environmental
  Priorities
ACHIEVEMENT AWARD  APPLICATION
Ready to apply for an Achievement Award or share a Success Story? If you have achieved one of the goals
identified in your enrollment agreement, you are eligible for an Achievement Award. To receive this award,
describe your achievement using the Success Story outline provided in this packet or at our Web site at
. Your completed Success Story serves as your application for an Achievement Award.

If you are not ready to apply for an Achievement Award at this time, but you have made important progress
toward your goal(s) and you would like to share information about your progress, you may submit a Success
Story to post on our Web site. You can select this option in the first section of the Success Story outline.

EPA will review your Success Story for completeness, send you an Achievement Award, and post your
achievement on EPA's NPEP Web site in our Success Story Showcase. At your request, we will also notify your
local media of your Achievement Award.

Submission Instructions
       Please mail completed Success Story to  us at:    For Delivery Service:
       Partnership Coordinator                       Partnership Coordinator
       U.S. Environmental Protection Agency           U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
       (5302W)                                    Waste Minimization Branch, 6th Floor
       Washington, DC  20460                       2800 Crystal Drive
                                                   Arlington, VA 22202
                                                   (703) 308-8757

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                  SUCCESS STORY OUTLINE
                                                                                       Environmental
                                                                                      Priorities
The outline provided below offers a framework for making your Success Story clear and understandable to the many readers
that visit the NPEP Web site. The outline makes recommendations for approximate length, but you can make your Success
Story as detailed as you wish. If you have any questions, return to  for links to more information.

1. Identifying  Information (As entered on your  enrollment form.)
Organization Name:	
Principal Contact/Title:  	
Address:  	
City/State/ZIP:	
Phone:	  Fax:	
E-mail:  	  EPA RCRA ID Number: 	'
Enrollment date:	  Today's Date:  	
Check one of the following options:
  	We have achieved one of the goals identified in our enrollment form and would like to apply for an Achievement Award.
  	We are not applying for an Achievement Award at this time. However, we have made important progress and would like to
      submit a Success Story to post on your Web site
2. Background (about 100 words)
•  How large is your organization?
•  How long has your organization been in operation?
•  What do you produce, and what is the product used for?
•  Who are your major customers?
•  How do you produce this product?
•  How much do you produce in a year?

Section 3: What Partnership Program Goal Did You Set and  How Did You Achieve
It? (about 250 words)
•  What chemical(s) did you choose to work on?
•  What source reduction, recycling, materials recovery and/or energy recovery goal(s) did you set?
•  Why did you pick this  waste(s) to work on?

Section 4: What Source Reduction and/or Recycling Alternatives  Did You Explore?
(about 250  words)
Source Reduction:
•  Equipment or technology modifications
•  Reformulation or redesign of products
•  Improvements in inventory control
•  Process or procedure modifications

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 •  Substitution of less toxic raw materials
 •  Improvements in maintenance/housekeeping practices
 •  Other (please explain below)

 Recycling:
 •  Direct use/reuse in a process to make a product
 •  Processing the waste to recover or regenerate a usable
    product
 •  Using/reusing waste as a substitute for a commercial
    product
 •  Other (please explain)

 What method did you finally use to achieve your goal?


 What prior successes,  if any, helped you achieve this goal?


 Section  5: What Hurdles Did You Face?
 (about 150 words)
 •   Material substitution issues
 •   Product quality issues
 •   Process change issues
 •   Equipment issues
 •   Financial issues
 •   Customer issues
•   Senior management commitment and support issues
•   Training and/or departmental coordination issues
 Section  6: Waste Minimization  Results
 (about 250 words)
 •   Describe and quantify any changes in product content,
    energy use, and/or environmental releases that resulted
    from accomplishing your goal.
 •   Describe cost savings and/or increases, including
    changes in capital, production, operations  and
    maintenance, raw material purchases, waste
    management, and worker health and safety costs.
 •   What was the payback period for this project?
 •   Describe any changes in company policy, management
    and/or worker involvement, and/or customer
    satisfaction that resulted directly or indirectly from this
    achievement.

 Section 7: Lessons Learned: (about 100
words)
•   What lessons learned from this project would you like
    to share with others?
       Delivery Information
             Please mail completed Success Story to us at:
             Partnership Coordinator
             U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
             (5302W)
             Washington, DC 20460
  For Delivery Service:
  Partnership Coordinator
  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  Waste Minimization Branch, 6th Floor
  2800 Crystal Drive
  Arlington, VA 22202
  (703) 308-8757
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        EXAMPLE  SUCCESS STORY: ACME MICROGLASS COMPANY

  Acme MicroGlass Company. The Acme MicroGlass Company (AMG) was founded in 1991 in Wayright, Pennsylvania.
  AMG grew from 20 employees in 1991 to 500 employees in 2003. AMG manufactures specialized production monitoring
  equipment that can be used in a variety of commercial and manufacturing processes to evaluate efficiency and error rates.
  MicroGlass units are manufactured using a proprietary process that incorporates electronic computer chip production
  technologies with state-of-the-art cathode ray tube and software management technologies. AMG's major customers include
  medical equipment manufacturers, aeronautics engineering companies and computer manufacturers. AMG reported revenues
  of more than $440 million in 2002.

  AMG's Partnership Program Goal. In, order to maintain market share in a highly competitive electronics industry, AMG
  management directed its engineering and production departments to explore cost reduction options. One of the cost areas
  explored was waste management. In 2001, AMG generated 200 tons of spent solvent and metal-bearing hazardous wastes
  that cost $800,000 to manage and dispose of properly. One of the metals  in the waste was lead, which is widely known to be
  a public health concern because of its toxicity to humans if ingested or inhaled. Prior to enrolling in EPA's National
  Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP), AMG identified a goal of reducing lead in production by 50 percent as a
  means of cutting production costs and began working on technical alternatives in 2001. AMG enrolled in NPEP in Tune
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  2002.
 Alternatives Considered. AMG used a lean manufacturing approach, Kaizen, to structure a plan for improving production
 efficiency and environmental performance. AMG considered a variety of raw material substitutes that would either reduce or
 eliminate lead in its production processes. AMG had to ensure that product performance remained extremely high
 considering the specialized applications its customers depend on. After exploring many alternatives, AMG finally adopted
 ceramic and beryllium-based substitutes for two of its three lead uses in production. AMG also installed dual electrostatic
 precipitators on its remaining process that used lead in the application and increased recovery of lead by 75 percent. AMG
 installed several O&M improvements, including recovery sumps in floor drains and improved efficiency product rinsing
 techniques that reduced the generation of non-lead wastes. AMG had used a similar team approach to reduce error rates in
 1995 and to reduce production down time in 1999.

 Hurdles Faced. Coordinating efforts between departments was difficult at first because some managers were wary of potential
 risks of changing product quality-one of the main concerns of the company. Others were concerned about making
 production changes that would create downtime and interfere with producdon quotas and delivery dates. As the alternatives
 were developed and tested, managers' and workers' concerns were addressed. Downtime was minimized and product quality
 was demonstrated to be equal to or better than existing quality.

 Results. AMG reduced its lead usage by about 1,800 pounds per year. Waste generation decreased by 50  percent in the first
 year. The research and capital costs to make this change totaled over $1.5 million over a year and a half. In addition
 purchasing specialized  raw materials  increased raw material purchase costs by 8 percent. At the same time, waste management
 costs, worker health and safety training costs, and O&M costs decreased by $250,000 in the first year. Net savings in the first
 year of operation was $200,000, yielding a payback period of 7.5 years. While the payback period is less than optimal, AMG
 management considers this investment a worthwhile one because it provides AMG a technological advantage that the
 company can build on; the process identified other production opportunities that could yield additional savings- and AMG's
 membership in EPA's NPEP provides advantageous public recognition with its customers.

Lessons Learned. Developing a coordinated plan that has top management support is crucial to achieving a desired outcome
Talking to line workers as well as managers provides important information about how to make transitions smoother.

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