United States	Pollution Prevention Office	June 1989
Environmental Protection	Washington, DC 20460
&EPA Pollution
EIESt From the
Case Study Data
EIES: Excerpts
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Editor's Corner
This month's issue is devoted to a detailed
report on EPA's Electronic Information Ex-
change System (EIES). EIES is one compo-
nent of EPA's Pollution Prevention Informa-
tion Clearinghouse (PPIC), a multi-media in-
formation network offering technical, regula-
tory, legislative, and financial information on
pollution prevention activities.
PPIC is currently being developed with
four major components:
Repository  including a hard copy ref-
erence library and collection center, a sepa-
rate collection within EPA's library system,
and an on-line information retrieval and or-
dering system.
EIES  a computerized conduit to infor-
mation data bases and document ordering, ac-
cessible by any PC equipped with a modem.
Hotline  By mid-summer, PPIC will be
using the RCRA/Superfund toll-free hotline
to answer pollution prevention questions, access
information in the PPIC, and assist in docu-
ment searches and ordering.
Outreach efforts  PPIC will be compil-
ing and disseminating general and industry-
specific information packets and publishing
user bulletins.
Two basic principles guide the functions of
EPA's clearinghouse. First, PPIC aims to pro-
vide "one-stop shopping" in order to make
pollution prevention information as easily ac-
cessible as possible. PPIC users, for example,
can order documents in one easy step through
EIES or the Hotline. Second, PPIC aims to
promote networking and on-line information
exchange among peers involved in different
facets of pollution prevention. Communica-
tion links are being established at the interna-
tional, federal, state, and local government
levels, as well as among industry and trade
associations, public and private institutes, pub-
lic interest groups, and academic institutions.
PPIC hopes to remain responsive to its
users' needs by soliciting and responding to
user feedback through the Hotline and EIES.
The built-in feedback loops will allow EPA to
focus on data gaps and particularly helpful
information. EPA hopes the PPIC will be
widely used to identify cooperative opportu-
nities, avoid duplication of effort, discover
funding prospects, and foster the growth of
pollution prevention activities.
EPA's Electronic Info System Opens
by Myles Morse
EPA Office of Research and Development
EPA's Electronic Information Exchange Sys-
tem (EIES) is opening to a wider public in July
1989. EIES provides easy access through per-
sonal computers to a variety of pollution pre-
vention information, including over 250 tech-
nology and program case studies, a calendar of
training events and seminars, a directory of
experts, a bibliography of over 300 frequently
referenced publications, and descriptions of
federal and state programs. (See the samples in
this newsletter of the types of information avail-
able through EIES.)
Users can review the case studies, summa-
ries, and on-line articles and select those of
interest. Many of the documents can be FAXed
directly to the user or downloaded to the user's
system. Users can order other documents di-
rectly through EIES, which is electronically
linked to the National Technical Information
Services (NTIS), Center for Environmental
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Pollution Prevention News - 2
June 1989
From the Case Study Data Base
Manufacture of Logic, Memory and Semiconductor
"Case Studies of Existing Treatment Applied to Hazardous Waste Banned from
Landfill Phase II, Summary of Waste Minimization Case Study Results" U.S.
EPA, Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Cincinnati, Ohio,
October, 1986, Page 76.
This plant uses solvent distillation/fractionation to recover resist developers. The plant runs two flash evaporators
each with a capacity to recover 600 gallons of 1,1,1 -trichloroethane per hour. The flash chambers operate at a
vacuum of 20 in. Hg and 100-110 F. A packed distillation column is used to recover pure freon from a waste stream
containing 90% freon and 10% methyl chloroform. The waste is fed into the column and the freon is condensed
and recovered at a rate of 33 gal/hour. 1,1,1- trichloroethane condenses on the column packing and falls to the
reboiler. Two box stills are used at the facility which recover 475 gph each of methylene chloride. The units
consist of an 800 gal still pot with hot water heating coils. The contaminated methylene chloride is heated to 103-
108 F.and clean solvent is condensed overhead.
3,490,000 gal/year methyl chloroform,
152,400 gal/year freon (greater than 95%
total reduction)
6,152,000 gal/year decrease
Reduces amount of disposed spent solvents and reduces virgin solvent requirements.
1,1,1-Trichloroethane resist developer, freon resist developer, methylene chloride
Still bottoms
Halogenated solvents
Semiconductor, SIC=3674, Solvent, Distillation, Photoresist
Accessing EIES
Access to EIES is available through a PC (IBM or
compatible, Apple, or dumb terminal) equipped with a
modem (1200 or 2400 baud), and appropriate commu-
nications software (e.g., Crosstalk XVI).
Example: Using Crosstalk, type in die bold characters at
the "Command?" prompt:
If this is your first call to EIES, you must answer some brief
questions, and select and enter a unique password. You
must remember your password for all future calls to the
system! Once in EIES, there is a built-in help function
(type H followed by the command you need help with).
A User Guide is available and may be obtained from one
of the following EIES contacts:
	Myles Morse, EPA ORD, (202) 475-7161;
	Priscilla Flattery, EPA PPO, (202) 245-3557;
	Chris Messner, SAIC, (703) 821-4808.

June 1989
3 - Pollution Prevention News
Excerpts from State Summaries
The Minnesota Waste Management Act of 1980 promotes waste reduction and recycling as the preferred waste
management method over land disposal... Waste reduction activities currently fall under the full responsibility of
the regulatory agency, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)...
MPCA supports the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) at the University of Minnesota.
Established in 1984, its location at the University enables MnTAP to provide non-regulatory assistance to Minnesota
industry in order to promote waste reduction and to improve waste management practices. MnTAP services include
telephone and on-site consultation, a student-intern program, and educational/technical resources. Over the last four
years, MnTAP has become a nationally recognized technical assistance program. MnTAP has helped industry
achieve documented savings of over $100,000 per year in avoided disposal costs through waste reduction measures.
In addition, MnTAP staff have responded to over 2,500 generator calls since the program's inception ...
In 1988, MPCA and MnT AP began working together as part of a biennial reporting process to develop a data base
of pollution prevention information gathered from 350 large quantity generators in Minnesota ...
MPCA (with MnTAP as a subcontractor) was a recipient of an award under the RCRA Integrated Training and
Technical Assistance (RITTA) Program. With this support, MPCA will begin a two-year, $320,000 effort to develop
a State Technical Assistance Plan (STAP), training programsfor RCRA compliance and waste reduction, and a pilot
project to reduce solvent waste generation in eight to ten companies ...
	Legislative Basis:
Minnesota Waste Management Act
State funds through the MPCA
RITTA grant recipient
WRITE grant recipient
	Present Activities :
Telephone consultations
On-site consultations
Information clearinghouse
Student intern program
Research awards (MPCA)
	Future Activities
Expanded on-site consultations
Public outreach program
Waste Exchange
RCRA training program
	Special Incentives:
Governor's award program
The Department of Environmental Quality Engineering (DEQE) and
the Department of Environmental Management (DEM) have complemen-
tary pollution prevention programs. DEQE, the Commonwealth's environ-
mental regulatory agency, has incorporated source reduction innovation
waivers into its air quality regulations since the early 1980's ... In March
1988, DEQE established a policy of reviewing all new regulations for source
reduction incentives and of requiring all firms to include source reduction
plans when developing Environmental Impact Reports for industrial devel-
opment ...
DEM began its first source reduction technical assistance project in
1983. It targeted the precious metal plating industry. The project included
a series of workshops, trade fairs and on-site assessments of production proc-
esses that identified potential areas for cost reduction or elimination. Sev-
eral studies of metal platers are currently available through DEM. DEM is
continuing its work with electroplaters and expanding the program to
include other metal-intensive industries. DEM was also awarded an EPA
Source Reduction and Recycling Technical Assistance Grant to support
these efforts ...
Existing legislation gives authority for the pollution prevention work of
DEQE and DEM, but without a specific mandate. Two bills now in the Mas-
sachusetts legislature could change this. The proposed "Toxic Use Reduc-
tion Act" would require large users of toxic substances to report annual
materials balance inventories for each production process using toxic sub-
stances, to develop "toxic use reduction plans," and to implement the
planned reductions... A second bill, the "Hazardous Material Waste
Elimination and Management System Act," was introduced by the Associ-
ated IndustriesofMassachussetts (AIM). Thisbill would require SARA313
reporters to develop Source Reduction Plans and make them available to the
public. The state is currently working towards a compromise bill that would
combine aspects of both theToxic Use Reduction bjll and the AM^jlT

Pollution Prevention News - 4
June 1989
EPA Regional Pollution Prevention Contacts
EPA Region 1
EPA Region 6
Mary Holland, Marie Mahoney
Jane Moore
JFK Federal Building
1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Boston, MA 02203
Dallas, TX 75202
(617) 565-3715
(214) 655-6444
Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine,
Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico,
New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Oklahoma, Texas
EPA Region 2
EPA Region 7
Alice Jenik
Chet McLaughlin, Don Toensing
26 Federal Plaza
726 Minnesota Avenue
New York, NY 10278
Kansas City, KS 66101
(212) 264-2525
(913) 236-2800
New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico,V. I.
Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska
EPA Region 3
EPA Region 8
Patty Wilbur
Bob Simmons
841 Chestnut Street
999 18th Street, Suite 500
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Denver, CO 80202-2405
(215) 597-9800
(303 ) 293-1603
Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia,
Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota,
West Virginia, D.C.
Utah, Wyoming
EPA Region 4
EPA Region 9
Elizabeth Shaver
Laura Yoshii
345 Courtland St. N.E.
215 Fremont Street
Atlanta, GA 30365
San Francisco, CA 94105
(404) 347-7109
(415) 974-8071
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi,
Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American
North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Samoa, Guam, Trust Territories
EPA Region 5
EPA Region 10
Diane Sharrow
David Teeter, Julie Hagensen
230 South Dearborn St.
1200 Sixth Avenue
Chicago, 1L 60604
Seattle, WA 98101
(312) 353-2000
(206) 442-S810
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota,
Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
Ohio, Wisconsin
EPA's Electronic Info
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Research Information (CERI),andthedocu-
mentrepository for the Pollution Prevention
Information Clearinghouse (PPIC). E1ES
will electronically place orders with NTIS,
CERI, or the PPIC document repository.
EIES also provides users with current
news and details on pollution prevention,
including federal legislative and policy re-
views, federal grant announcements, and
feature articles. Another important feature
of EIES is user access to technical pollution
prevention expertise. EIES has an interac-
tive message center that can be used to pose
pollution prevention questions and/or pro-
vide comments to other users.
As of July 1989, any person affiliated
with government, trade association/indus-
try, academia, or a public interest group can
access EIES free of charge by dialing 301 -
589-8366 to sign on to the system. Potential
users who cannot access EIES using a com-
puter and modem will be able tocall the spe-
cialists on EPA's RCRA/Superfund hotline
(1-800-424-9546), who will have EIES avail-
able for responding to questions.
EPA has identified a number of future
expansions for EIES. For example, EPA has
formed a cooperative agreement with the
State of Illinois to develop a standardized
abstract format and integrate their data base
into EIES.
Other EIES expansion activities may
include developing a national network of
existing waste exchanges, integrating por-
tions ofexistingelectronicdata sources (such
as the DoD Joint Depot Notebook) with
EIES, and exchanging information with
other clearinghouses (such as Region IV's
South East Waste Reduction Resource
Center). In addition, EPA has donated a
sister EIES system to the United Nations
Environmental Program (UNEP) and will
be establishing an international network of
EIES users through UNEP.
EPA hopes that the interactive infor-
mation network available through EIES
will grow with use and user participation.
The long-term goal is a system that provides
users with relevant information and opportu-
nities for joint research efforts, making EIES
an entry-port to an international communi-
cations network on pollution prevention.
For further information on EIES, contact Myles
Morse, (202) 475-7161.
United States Environmental
Protection Agency
Washington, DC 20460
Official Business
Penalty for Private Use $300