United States Environmental
Protection Agency, Region 7
Office of Public Affairs
     Iowa, Kansas, Missouri & Nebraska
           Administrator's Awards Program
                 Region 7
          Pollution Prevention
           Projer*s Summary
July 1992
         Successful Models of Innovative
          Pollution Prevention Activities

  Response  to the U.S. Environ-
  mental Protection Agency Annual
  Administrator's Awards Program,
  with a focus this year on pollution
  prevention, has once again been
  outstanding.  Out office received
  more than  50 nominations of re-
  markably innovative and cost-ef-
  fective pollution prevention pro-
  grams. We have listed the pro-
  grams in this brochure to recog-
  nize the kinds of pollution preven-
  tion activities being conducted by
  individuals, communities, schools,
  governments,  and businesses.
  These pollution prevention pro-
  grams serve as models for inspir-
  ing all of  us to find innovative solutions to our environmental
  problems.  We congratulate those responsible for the pollution
  prevention efforts described in  this brochure.  They are helping
  achieve a cleaner and healthier environment for all of us.
Morris Kay, Administrator
      EPA Region 7
       Preventing Pollution is U.S. Policy
 'An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure."
Nowhere is this saying more true
than in the field of environmental
protection.  Pollution prevention,
one of the top priorities for EPA in
the '90s, aims both to conserve our
finite natural resources and to pre-
vent the generation and release of
waste and pollutants.

In spite of the  impressive gains
achieved by environmental regu-
lation in the last two  decades,
regulations alone are not the cure-
all for pollution and waste.  Nor
can we continue to focus exclu-
sively on "end-of-pipe" pollution

Pollution prevention encompasses
many different  activities that re-
duce or eliminate pollutants and
waste at  the source.  These can
include new technologies that save
energy or other resources; product
reformulation or substitution to use
fewer toxic materials; and modifi-
cations and new processes or pro-
cedures that reduce pollution and
better protect human health and
                                Opportunities for pollution pre-
                                vention abound in all sectors of
                                economic life — in industry, agri-
                                culture, energy and transportation,
                                in the design and use of consumer
                                products, and in  our homes,
                                schools, offices, stores and facto-
                                We are proud  to  list
                                these programs....
                                Whiteman AFB, Missouri
                                Scott Ammon, pollution preven-
                                tion and recycling manager for
                                Whiteman Air Force base, has ini-
                                tiated  a comprehensive on-base
                                recycling program, including a
                                drop-off recycling center and a
                                waste oil collection center.
                                Scott Ammon
                                351 CES/DEV
                                Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
                                (816) 687-7777

                                Chesterfield, Missouri
                                William Shirley is the author of
                                Legal Alert, a bi-monthly maga-
                           zine column about environmental
                           regulatory information at the state
                           and federal levels.
                           William Shirley
                           400 Chesterfield Center
                           Chesterfield, MO 63017
                           (314) 537-7851
Cedar Falls, Iowa
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center
assists with waste reduction tech-
niques to help manufacturers and
businesses meet environmental
regulations and reduce waste.
John Konefes
University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0185
(319) 273-2079

Lincoln, Nebraska
The Household Waste Manage-
ment: Yours, Mine and Ours pro-
gram  is an educational resource
for use with targeted audiences on
managing household wastes, in-
cluding hazardous wastes,  with
emphasis on proper disposal and
pollution prevention.
Shirley Niemeyer
HE Bldg. TCD 203
Lincoln, NE 68583-0804
(402) 472-6319

Springfield, Missouri
The Household Hazardous Waste
Project provides information about
hazardous product identification,
safe  disposal and storage.  The
program  assists communities in
creating locally derived solutions
to household  hazardous waste
Marie Steinwachs
1031 E. Battlefield, Suite 214
Springfield, MO 65807
(417) 889-5000
                           Manhattan, Kansas
                           The Kansas Farm Bureau has de-
                           veloped and is conducting a pro-
                           gram to plug the estimated 500,000

abandoned water wells in Kansas.
Property owners participated in 111
demonstrations in 85 counties dur-
ing 1991.
Bill Fuller
2627 KFB Plaza
Manhattan, KS 66502
(913) 587-6000

Springfield, Missouri
The 4 R's Program was designed
for elementary students, with an
emphasis on conservation of natu-
ral resources.
Ann Owens
1906 E. Vincent
Springfield, MO 65804
(417) 882-0289

Lincoln, Nebraska
The Children's Groundwater Fes-
tival was attended by more than
4,000  children  and hundreds of
state and national environmental
educators.  The festival provides
hands-on learning about aquifers
and groundwater pollution  and
ways to protect natural resources.
Susan Seacrest
P. O. Box 22558
Lincoln, NE  68542-2558
(402) 423-7155

Columbia,  Missouri
Our Fragile Earth is  an environ-
mental education series to help
junior high students understand the
issues of recycling and energy re-
Beth Pike
21001-70 Drive S.W.
Columbia, MO 65203
(314) 445-9920

Ottumwa, Iowa
The Southern  Iowa Herbicide
Education Program is designed to
reduce contamination of public
drinking water supplies in south-
ern Iowa.  The program works
with local  farmers,  agricultural
chemical companies,  and area
residents to help prevent and re-
duce contamination  of  drinking
water in a 10-county area.
Paul Stueckradt
P. O. Box 1110
Ottumwa, IA 52501
(515) 684-6551

Kansas City, Missouri
The Composter's  Project is an
educational effort to help the pub-
lic learn the basics of yard waste
management The project has been
demonstrated to more than 20,000
individuals since August 1991.
Stan Slaughter
3517 Virginia
Kansas City, MO 64109
(816) 931-0742

Wahoo, Nebraska
The Spring Conservation Sensa-
tion was organized by local, state,
and federal organizations to teach
fifth-grade students about envi-
ronmental problems and possible
Ann Youngberg
P. O. Box 126
Wahoo, NE  68066
(402) 443-4675

Cedar Falls, Iowa
The Cedar River Festival seeks to
prevent  pollution by  honoring
residents who help clean up the
river. More than 27 tons of refuse
has been removed from the river in
the last four years.
Mark Fox
P. O. Box 114
Cedar Falls, IA  50613
(319) 296-2320

Ballwin, Missouri
The Missouri Water Well Associa-
tion  has  initiated  groundwater
protection legislation in coopera-
tion with the Missouri Department
of Natural Resources. This pollu-
tion prevention effort has helped
protect Missouri's groundwater
and foster a positive working rela-
tionship with the state agency.
Earl Strehle
P. O. Box 2498
Ballwin,MO 63022
(314) 256-9590

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
The Indian Creek Nature Center
has instituted  a number of pollu-
tion prevention  measures to re-
duce energy consumption by 40
percent.  Energy saving lights, ef-
ficient windows, and photovoltaic
units were installed to help save
Rich Patterson
6665 Otis Road  S.E.
Cedar Rapids, IA  52403
(319) 362-0664
Kansas City, Kansas
The Quindaro Ruins Preservation
project was a grassroots effort to
prevent construction of a munici-
pal landfill on an area being con-
sidered as a possible national his-
toric site.
NedRa Bonds
2243 Garfield
Kansas City, KS 66104
(913) 281-1385

Schuyler, Nebraska
The Schuyler Future Farmers of
America have initiated an educa-
tion program for high school stu-
dents and adults about the protec-
tion of groundwater.  The project
has included well testing, research,
and well plugging.
Matt Stuthman
Route 2
Schuyler, NE 68661
(402) 352-5838

Waverly, Iowa
The Waverly  Light  and Power
Company made  a  five-year,
$ 100,000 commitment to the Iowa
Natural Heritage  Foundation's
Trees Forever Program to estab-
lish a community tree planting
program that would affect  direct
energy savings.
Glenn Cannon
P. O. Box 329
Waverly, IA 50677
(319) 352-6251
 Marshalltpwn, Iowa
 In 1989, Fisher Controls initiated
 a waste minimization program and
 expanded it to all media.  The
 Fisher Controls Pollution Pro-
 gram set objectives for total elimi-
 nation of all toxic air emissions
 and hazardous waste. Early suc-
 cess of the program resulted in
 substantial cost savings.
 Kevin Nelson
 205 S. Center Street
 Marshalltown, IA 50158
 (515) 754-3011

 Lawrence, Kansas
 Lawrence Low-Nox Project. The

stack gas scrubber system installed
to reduce sulfur emissions on the
Lawrence plant was the first retro-
fit of a U.S. coal-burning generat-
ing plant with a system  designed
to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.
Test results indicate a reduction of
nitrogen oxides in the range of 40
percent to 60 percent with mini-
mal effect on power generation.
Preston Tempero
P. O. Box 249
Lawrence, KS 66044
(913) 296-6488

St. Louis, Missouri
The Metal Reclamation System
project involves a controlled ther-
mal process to carbonize con-
taminants from power transform-
ers without oxidizing  or melting
the metal. A zero-discharge sepa-
ration system  produces  a clean,
salable, metallic end product.
Charles Gillespie
9550 True Drive
St. Louis, MO 63132
(314) 423-9460

St. Louis, Missouri
The Monsanto Company has de-
veloped an Environmental Annual
Review to report its environmental
progress and problems each year.
The Review has a comprehensive
environmental data section with
information  on specific  levels of
emissions and reduction.
Stephen Archer
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
(314) 694-6955

St. Louis, Missouri
Monsanto' s 90-Percent Emissions
Reduction Initiative is designed to
reduce toxic air emissions by 90
percent by the end of  1992, with
the ultimate goal of zero emis-
sions. The initiative has prompted
the company to search worldwide
for technology to reduce  and
eliminate manufacturing waste.
Stephen Archer
800 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63167
(314) 694-6955

El Dorado, Kansas
Texaco Refining  replaced the
vacuum jets  on its vacuum distil-
 lation tower, which scrubs hydro-
 gen sulfide. By removing hydro-
 gen sulfide and burning off gas,
 the Voluntary Air Emission Re-
 ductions Project reduced volatile
 organic compounds by 587  tons
 per year.
 R. L. Masica
 P. O. Box 1121
 El Dorado, KS 67042
 (316) 321-8194

 Muscatine, Iowa
 HON Industries  developed a
 Wood/Cardboard Waste Recov-
 ery: Pellet Project to turn wood
 scrap into wood pellets for burn-
 ing. Densified wood pellets are an
environmentally acceptable  fuel
 source because of extremely low
emission factors and residue.
Joseph Auge
P. O. Box 499
Muscatine, IA 52761-0499
(319) 262-7865

Mound Valley, Kansas
The Ultrasonic Detoxification of
Halogenated Organics in Water
Project involves ultrasonic de-
 struction of hazardous, haloge-
nated organic wastes in water.
James Soodsma
62 East First Street
Mound Valley, KS 67354
(316) 328-3222

Davenport, Iowa
Under the Reduce Perchlor Ethyl-
ene Consumption 90% by 1992
Project, Alcoa's cross-functional
task team  achieved  an average
consumption of 2,734 gallons per
month, an  84 percent reduction
 from the 1988 base of 16,583 gal-
 lons per month.
J. Loete
 P. O. Box 3567
 Davenport, IA 52808
 (319) 344-3043

 Topeka, Kansas
Kansas Electric Cooperative, Inc.
 instituted a regulatory compliance
 program to assist member coop-
 eratives with federal, state,  and
 local environmental laws  and
 Lester Murphy, Jr.
 P. O. Box 4267
 Topeka, KS  66604-0267
 (913) 478-4554
St. Louis, Missouri
The Metropolitan Manufacturers
Association is involved in pollu-
tion  prevention projects such as
waste minimization, recycling,
product/raw materials substitutes
and process/equipment changes.
William Schuchman
P.O. Box 21734
St. Louis, MO 63109-0734
(314) 772-4357

Newman Grove, Nebraska
The Farmers Co-op Oil Company
pollution prevention activities in-
clude junk battery collection, grain
dust pollution control, a liquid fer-
tilizer containment center and un-
derground tank replacement.
Allen Schroeder
Newman Grove, NE 68758
(402) 447-6292

St. Louis, Missouri
Anheuser-Busch has installed an
anaerobic system to treat high-or-
ganic strength wastewater at two
of its breweries.  The treatment
process uses 70 percent less en-
ergy and generates about 60 per-
cent less sludge.
Larry Keith
One Busch Place
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 577-4163
Whiteman AFB, Missouri
The 351st Strategic Missile Wing
created an Environmental Engi-
neering Flight with the responsi-
bility for preventing pollution and
enhancing  base  and community
natural resources. This organiza-
tion achieved and maintained zero
notices of violations from regula-
tory agencies and established nu-
merous pollution prevention pro-
Captain Eric Wilbur
Whiteman AFB, MO 65305
(816) 687-6347

Kansas City, Missouri
The U.S. Department of Energy's
Kansas City  Plant established a
pollution prevention program  in

1985 with emphasis on reducing
solvent usage.  Efforts were ex-
panded in 1990 to include reduc-
tions of chlorofluorocarbon  and
chlorinated  hydrocarbon solvent
usage and other emissions.
David Caughey
P. O. Box 410202
Kansas City, MO 64141-0202
(816) 997-3449

El Dorado, Kansas
The El Dorado Public  Utilities
Department increased its infiltra-
tion and inflow system and reduced
energy use at the plant. They also
use the Insituform process in areas
where  it would be cost-effective
compared to replacement.
Richard Porter
P. O. Box 792
El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 321-9100

Overland Park, Kansas
The Johnson  County  Unified
Wastewater Districts have under-
taken a public and private Infiltra-
tion and Inflow Removal Program
to improve flow and reduce back-
ups.   The  improvements reduce
discharge of untreated wastewater
to area streams, businesses, and
John Metzler
10881 Lowell, Suite 100
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 338-1300

Wichita, Kansas
Project 33/50 is a group  of 25
companies and McConnell AFB in
the Wichita/Sedgwick County area
that have voluntarily agreed to re-
duce chemical emissions. Project
33/50  has committed to a collec-
tive reduction of 32 percent of re-
portable chemicals by 1992 and 90
percent by 1995.
Jack Brown
1900 E.9th
Wichita, KS 67214
(316) 268-8351

Lincoln-Lancaster County,
The Special Waste Program mini-
mizes the risk to public health and
the  environment by assuring that
special and hazardous wastes are
handled properly by local busi-
nesses  and government agencies
through a waste review and per-
mitting process.
Scott Holmes
2200 St. Mary's Avenue
Lincoln, NE 68502
(402) 471-8000

Osage, Iowa
The Demand Side Project, started
in 1974, has become an important
economic development program
for the city as well as an environ-
mental model for the nation. This
energy demand management pro-
gram saved the community of Os-
age an estimated $1.2 million in
energy costs in 1988.
Weston Birdsall
P. O. Box 207
Osage,IA 50461
(515) 732-3731

Des Moines, Iowa
The Waste Reduction Assistance
Program provides technical assis-
tance in pollution prevention to
industry. Workshops on pollution
prevention  are  conducted  and
technology transfer is promoted
through state and federal assis-
tance programs.  More  than 40
facilities had been served by the
end of 1991.
Larry Gibson
900 E. Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
(515) 281-8927

Des Moines, Iowa
The Iowa Building Energy Man-
agementProgramhelpspublic and
non-profit agencies make energy
improvements.  The program has
created innovative approaches to
providing technical and financial
assistance to Iowa's state agen-
cies, schools and non-profit orga-
Roya Stanley
Wallace Bldg.
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-6682

Iowa City, Iowa
Iowa's Agricultural-Energy Envi-
ronmental Initiative involves  a
consortium of state and  federal
agencies and institutions that de-
veloped a program to address pol-
lution prevention in  agriculture.
The goal is improved farm man-
agement practices that reduce en-
vironmental impacts of Iowa agri-
culture, reduce consumption of
energy  resources and  enhance
George Hallberg
123 N. Capitol
Iowa City, IA 52242
(319) 335-1575

Topeka, Kansas
The Healthy Kansas, Healthy Kids
Environmental Awareness Project
was  designed to encourage pre-
school through third-grade chil-
dren to  develop an awareness of
and appreciation for their environ-
Jenny Ransom
900 S.W. Jackson
Topeka, KS  66612-1290
(913) 296-1229

Jefferson City, Missouri
The Special Area Land Treatment
Program allows  local  soil  and
water conservation districts to tar-
get small watershed areas for con-
servation treatment.
Steve Taylor
P. O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(314) 751-4932

Topeka, Kansas
The Kansas Department of Health
and Environment annually spon-
sors a $ 150,000 competitive grant
program for local governments to
conduct household hazardous
waste collections or establish per-
manent  collection facilities.
Kathleen Warren
Forbes Field, Bldg. 740
Topeka, KS 66620
(913) 296-1611

Jefferson City, Missouri
Missouri's Poultry Initiative pro-
tects natural resources in areas of
the state experiencing high eco-
nomic growth related to the poul-
try industry.  The initiative en-
courages protection of surface
water and groundwater  and pro-
motes efficient use of crop nutri-
ents  while also encouraging  sus-
tainable economic growth.
Betty Gagnon
P. O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO  65102
(314) 751-7144

Lincoln, Nebraska
The 5% Dollar and Energy Saving
Loan Program makes low-inter-
est loans available to five targeted
sectors of Nebraska's economy to
help finance energy improvements.
Bonnie Ziemann
P. O. Box 95085
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2867
Independence, Missouri
The HAZMIN Program goal is to
review all waste streams to elimi-
nate, reduce or minimize the tox-
icity of wastes at the Lake City
Army Ammunition Plant In 1991,
hazardous waste generation was
reduced by 21.9 million pounds
and solid waste by 3.6 million

Lt. Col. Joseph Daves
Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
Independence, MO 64051-0330
(816) 796-7111

   EPA Region 7 is promoting pollution prevention programs ini.Jfe'foitf-state\are
   Missouri and Nebraska. If you want to share your pollution pr£veflti6n |rpgram or project, please send
   a summary of your activities to the Office of Public Affairs, EPA Region 7,726 Minnesota Avenue,
   Kansas City, Kansas 66101, The summary should be prepared on a single sheet of 8-1/2x11-inch
   paper, in the following order:

          1) Title of project or activity.
          2) Name, address, and telephone number (home/work) or the individual coordinating  the project.
          3) Names, addresses, and affiliations of major project participants;
          4) Names of organizations/individuals that helped the project and a description of how they helped  (for
            example, a company that provided funding for a school recycling project).
          5) Project dates (beginning, ending or ongoing).

   The telephone number for the Region 7 Office of Public Affairs is 1 -913-551 -7003. The Region 7 toll-
   free Environmental Action Lme is 1-800-223-0425.                                           ;
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