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March 1991
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Editorial Staff:
Priscilla Flattery, Editor
Gilah Langner
Joseph T. Ling
Chairperson, AIPP
As a person who has been involved in
preventing pollution at its source for two
decades and as the Chair of the American
Institute for Pollution Prevention (AIPP), 1
am very pleased to have the opportunity of
introducing the AIPP to the readers of
Pollution Prevention News.
In 1988 EPA's Science Advisory Board
recommended that EPA's strategy for the
1990s should focus on the long-term goal of
preventing pollution, and should shift from
end-of-pipe controls to stopping the genera-
tion of pollutants in the first place. To assist
EPA in developing and implementing this

philosophy, AIPP was founded by EPA in
1989 under a Cooperative Agreement with
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Corporations Get a " Green Light1' for
Improved Lighting Efficiency
Over 30 corporations have recently signed
agreements with EPA committing themselves
to upgrading their facilities over the next five
years with energy-efficient lighting products.
EPA's "Green Lights" program is an aggres-
sive, non-regulatory effort to reach corpora-
tions and a wider audience with practical
information on new lighting technologies. The
program's target is a 10 percent or greater
reduction in national electricity demand and
an associated 4-7 percent drop in emissions of
carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen
oxides.
Firms signing on as of February 8th
include: American Standard, America West
Airlines, Amoco, Bechtel, Bell Atlantic,
Boeing, Browning Ferris, Inc., The Oliver Carr
Company, Citicorp/Citibank, Crestar Bank,
Digital Equipment Corporation, General
Dynamics, Gerber Products Company, The
Gillette Company, Hasbro, IPS Electric
Midwest Gas, Johnson and Johnson, Eli Lilly
& Co., Lone Star Steel, Maytag, Memorex
Corporation, Preston Trucking, 3-M, Union
Camp Corporation, Warner-Lambert Com-
pany, Wolverine World Wide, and Xerox.
Under a voluntary agreement, each Green
Lights Partner has agreed to survey its U.S.
facilities, consider a full set of lighting options
(including lamps, ballasts, fixtures, controls,
and reflectors), and choose options that max-
imize energy savings while still being profit-
able and offering comparable lighting quality.
If appropriate, retrofitting would be done at
90 percent of the square footage of these
facilities. EPA and the participating compa-
nies also have agreed to undertake education,
training, and publicity efforts for energy-
efficient lighting. For more information,
contact Jerry Lawson at EPA, 202-245-3791.
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Pollution Prevention News - 2
March 1991
News & Notes
NOAA Cautiously
Optimistic on Coastal
Waters
A recent report from the National
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administra-
tion (NOAA) concludes that levels of
some chemical contaminants in many
coastal areas may be decreasing, or at
least holding steady. Noticeably low
levels were found along the Southeast
and Gulf of Mexico coasts.
High levels of contaminants were still
found, but principally in coastal areas
near major cities, such as Boston, New
York, Baltimore, San Diego, Los Ange-
les, and Seattle. Even so, these levels are
not considered toxic to individual
marine animals, although the effects of
contamination on entire marine animal
populations are not known.
NOAA's National Status and Trends
program has been sampling close to 300
The U.S. has announced an action
plan intended to result in emissions of
global warming gases in 2000 remain-
ing at or below 1987 levels. According
to Michael R. Deland, chairman of the
White House Council on Environmen-
tal Quality, "We are united in the belief
that despite large uncertainties, the
potential threat of climate change
justifies taking action now."
The announcement was made
during a two-week meeting of govern-
ment officials from over 130 nations
under the auspices of the United
Nations. This meeting of the
Intergovernmental Negotiating
Committee on Climate Change
involved preliminary discussions over
the shape of an international global
warming treaty. Additional meetings
are to be held in June, September, and
December of this year to hammer out
specific goals and actions, with a
deadline of June 1992 for drafting a
treaty.
The U.S. action plan includes a
number of specific actions mandated
under the new Clean Air Act: the
representative coastal sites since 1984.
The program is the first to use a uniform
set of techniques to measure coastal and
estuarine environmental quality over
relatively large space and time scales.
Although no sampling was done near
major waste outfalls or other known
"hot spots," about half of the sampling
sites are located in urban estuaries,
within 10 miles of centers of populations
in excess of 100,000 people.
Samples of mussels, oysters, bottom-
feeding fish, and sediments were tested
for trace metals, the pesticides DDT and
chlordane, PCBs, and polycyclic aromatic
hydrocarbons. The sampling results,
combined with other available data, show
dramatic drops in concentrations of
substances (such as DDT, PCBs, and lead)
that have been banned or heavily re-
stricted in the last 15 to 20 years.
Copies of the 34-page report, Coastal
Environmental Quality in the United
phase-out of chlorofluorocarbons and
other ozone-depleters/greenhouse
gases in a faster schedule than the
amended Montreal Protocol provi-
sions; a permanent ceiling on sulphur
dioxide emissions at sharply reduced
levels; and reductions in air pollutants
that are greenhouse gases or their
precursors (such as volatile organic
compounds, carbon monoxide, and
nitrogen oxides). Other actions include
initiating a program to plant a billion
trees a year and to make other forest
improvements; speeding the adoption
of energy efficient technologies and
practices; and promoting non-fossil
fuel energy sources.
The U.S. plan received mixed reviews
at the conference; while applauded for
setting forth a proactive plan, the U.S.
was criticized for failing to set targets
and a schedule for the control of carbon
dioxide emissions. Most of Europe,
Japan, and Canada have already
pledged to stabilize or reduce carbon
dioxide emissions early next century;
U.S. emissions of CO, could still increase
by 15 percent under the plan.
States, 1990 are available from the
manager of the program at NOAA,
Thomas O'Connor, at 301-443-8655.
Survey Finds Sludge
Safe for Fertilizer Use
The National Sewage Sludge Survey
conducted by EPA in 1989 has found
that most sewage sludges are safe for
widespread use as plant fertilizer. The
findings, released in November 1990,
affirm EPA's support for using quality
municipal sludge as a beneficial resource
for soil conditioning and fertilizing.
In an analysis of sludge samples from
208 publicly owned treatment works
(POTWs), survey results showed lead
concentrations up to 60 percent lower
than levels found in 1979. Most of the
350 organic components of sludge were
not detected in the samples; of 40
organic compounds detected, 10 are
synthetic compounds not yet regulated
by EPA. A first round of sludge regula-
tions on 28 priority pollutants is due in
January 1992. More information on the
survey can be obtained from Dr. Alan
Rubin, U.S. EPA, 401 M St., SW (WH-
585), Washington, D.C. 20460.
Saving Jobs and
the Environment
A new publication by the Chicago-
based Center for Neighborhood Technol-
ogy entitled Sustainable Manufacturing
outlines strategies for moving local
industries towards operating in a
manner that is more sustainable environ-
mentally and economically. The report
features a case study of the successful
cooperative effort between the Center
and the Chicago metal finishing indus-
try. Similar efforts in Cleveland and
Minneapolis are reviewed as well. A
step-by-step approach to "industrial
retention" explains how local groups can
target and research their largest employ-
ment sectors and marshall community
resources to both save jobs and protect
the environment. Copies of the report
are available for $10 plus $2 postage and
handling from The Neighborhood
Works, 2125 West North Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60647.
U.S. Plan Unveiled at Global Warming Conference

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March 1991
3 - Pollution Prevention News
1990 Farm Bill Contains Strong
Environmental Provisions
Conservation, Wetlands, Water Quality are Concerns;
Sustainable Agriculture Gets a Research Boost
Boasting the most environmentally
sound agricultural legislation ever
adopted in this country, the 1990 Farm
Bill was signed into law in November
1990. The new legislation builds on the
experiences of the 1985 law, strength-
ening and refining the conservation
programs, reducing crop subsidies, and
significantly expanding the resources
devoted to research on sustainable
agriculture. The provisions of the 1990
Farm Bill are expected to make positive
contributions in conserving environmen-
tally sensitive lands, reducing soil
erosion, controlling agricultural
nonpoint source pollution, and protect-
ing ground water.
The 1990 law sets a goal of enrolling
40 to 45 million acres in the reserve
program which takes fragile farmland
out ol production for 10 years. Currently
some 33 million acres are enrolled in the
existing Conservation Reserve Program.
Land eligible for the new CRP will
include cropland that is contributing to
water quality degradation; newly
created sod waterways and sod strips;
and land that poses an environmental
threat due to salinity.
According to the Worldwatch
Institute, actions by U.S. farmers under
the 1985 Farm Bill succeeded in reducing
soil erosion by more than one-third since
1985. By offering subsidies for planting
grass or trees on erodible land and
requiring farmers with erodible lands to
develop soil conservation plans, the rate
of soil loss was reduced to one billion
tons of topsoil, down from 1.6 billion
tons per year.
Also part of the program, a new
Wetland Reserve Program has been
established with a goal of enrolling one
million acres including farmed and
converted wetlands. Owners would, for
example, receive payments in a lump
sum if they grant a permanent easement
and implement an approved wetland
restoration plan. The law gives priority
to wetlands that enhance habitat for
migratory birds and other wildlife.
Other conservation measures include
a stronger trigger for the Swampbuster
provisions, an easement program for
long-term protection of environmentally
sensitive lands, and a voluntary Agricul-
tural Water Quality Protection Plan
under which 10 million acres of farm-
land could be enrolled by 1995. The
program is designed to promote the
efficient use of crop nutrients and
pesticides and ensure safe handling of
pesticides and animal wastes. Agricul-
tural producers with approved plans for
water quality protection could receive
up to $3,500 per year in cost-sharing
assistance. The law affirms a policy that
water quality protection shall be an
important goal of USDA programs and
policies.
Sustainable Agriculture
In the last three years, USDA has
operated a small but innovative pro-
gram for farming and farm research that
responds to the growing interest in an
environmentally benign agriculture.
Called LISA (low input sustainable
agriculture), the program aims to help
farmers use production resources 
including equipment, labor and chemi-
cals  more efficiently, reducing the
need for chemicals and sustaining
natural resources. Over 100 projects
have been funded, with the participation
of 1,860 farmers, on such topics as;
	using different cover crops to reduce
soil erosion and leaching of nutrients
into ground water;
	controlling weeds by growing rye or
other crops that are naturally toxic to
weeds;
	year-round forage management
through the use of intensive rota-
tional grazing, to reduce costs and
herbicide use; and
	helping farmers grow their own
"fertilizer" by using legumes like
clover and alfalfa as a source of
nitrogen for grains.
The 1990 Farm Bill will significantly
expand the sustainable agriculture
program over the next five years,
authorizing $40 million annually for
low-input research, $20 million for
integrated management systems, and
$20 million for training and information
outreach to farmers.
No-till planting, field buffer strips, ami contour terraces prevent erosion on an Iowa farm.
Protected wetlands in Louisiana

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American Institute for Pollution Prevention
from page 1
the University of Cincinnati.
The purpose of the Institute is to
provide a non-adversarial and unique
communication bridge between EPA
and industry and also to act as a liaison
channel between professionals in the
field of pollution prevention and those
who need to employ pollution preven-
tion techniques.
The members of the Institute are
experts, serving voluntarily, who were
selected from nominees proposed by 35
to 40 trade associations and professional
societies. All nominees were to have a
record of accomplishment in pollution
prevention, to have a continuing interest
in environmental protection and to be or
to have been responsible for manage-
ment, plant or process design/selection
or to be highly knowledgeable of
industrial operations or other activities
for which pollution prevention tech-
niques are applicable.
From the approximately 40 nomina-
tions received, some 20 charter members
of AIPP were appointed to serve 2-, 3-,
or 4-year terms (see box listing organiza-
tions represented by members).
The Institute was given essentially
carte blanche authority to define its own
mission and organization. The formal
Organizations
Represented in AIPP
Aerospace Industries Association of America
Air & Waste Management Association
Aluminum Association
American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Chemical Society
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical & Petroleum
Engineers
American Iron & Steel Institute
American Petroleum Institute
Chemical Manufacturers Association
Department of Defense
Electronic Industries Association
EPA Science Advisory Board
Governmental Refuse Collection and Disposal Association
National Agricultural Chemicals Association
National Association of Metal Finishers
National Research Council
National Roundtable of State Waste Reduction Programs
Society of American Wood Preservers
Society of Women Engineers
Water Pollution Control Federation
"mission statement" which Institute
members have adopted is: "to generate
broad support from private and public
sectors and to assist EPA in achieving
widespread and expeditious adoption of
pollution prevention concepts." The
Institute also believes that success in this
area will be achieved by primarily
relying on information transfer and
persuasion, both with respect to why
pollution generators should be moti-
vated toward pollution prevention and
how, from a technical standpoint,
pollution prevention can be accom-
plished.
Institute members have organized
themselves into four Councils: the
Economics Council (Dr. Robert B.
Pojasek, Chair); the Education Council
(Alan E. Rimer, Chair); the Implementa-
tion Council (Paula C. McLemore,
Chair); and the Technology Council (Dr.
Ralph F. May, Chair). A Coordinating
Committee provides oversight for the
Institute's programs; the Executive
Director, Dr. Thomas R. Hauser, is
appointed by the University of Cincin-
nati and manages the day-to-day
activities of the Institute.
Each Institute member serves on one
of the Councils and each Council has
Economics Council:
	Collect and evaluate information on present practices
involving the use of economic analysis by industry
with respect to adoption of pollution prevention
techniques.
	Develop a Practical Guide to Pollution Prevention
Economics for use by industry and test the guide in a
real-lite industrial setting.
Education Council:
	Develop pollution prevention-oriented homework and
design problems for use in existing engineering
courses.
	Develop pollution prevention-oriented curriculum
modules for incorporation into existing executive
education courses offered at universities and
elsewhere to promote acceptance of pollution
prevention concepts by corporate managers.
	Develop media materials for use in educating the
general public with respect to the various concepts
involved in pollution prevention.
defined its own mission and specific
projects (see accompanying box). At
present, about 20 projects, all of which
should be completed within 1-2 years or
less, have been undertaken by the
Councils. Information on these projects
and each Council's individual mission
will be reported by each of the four
Council Chairpersons in follow-up
articles in Pollution Prevention News.
The publication of a national strategy
on pollution prevention, the creation of
the Office of Pollution Prevention within
EPA, the establishment of the AIPP and
other related actions clearly indicate
EPA's strong commitment to promoting
pollution prevention. The enthusiastic
participation in AIPP's activities by
industrial and professional groups
demonstrates strong support from the
private sector. I firmly believe that
AIPP, with continuing EPA encourage-
ment, will make important contributions
to the promotion and implementation of
pollution prevention in this country and
abroad for years to come.
Joseph T. Ling, retired Vice President for
Environmental Affairs of3M, pioneered
3M's Pollution Prevention Pays program in
the early 1970s.
Implementation Council:
	Identify potential incentives for pollution prevention as
perceived by industry, trade/professional associations
and government agencies.
	Define regulatory and legislative barriers to pollution
prevention.
Technology Council:
	Assist EPA in conducting selected pollution
prevention demonstrations for small businesses.
	Assist EPA in a project to demonstrate, on a
community-wide basis, how to remove dry batteries
from the solid waste stream and to determine the
effect of this action on the emissions and ash residues
of the municipal waste combustor,
	Assist EPA in a demonstration project for reducing the
amounts of pesticides and fertilizers going to ground
and surface waters through proper management of
agricultural products by the users.
	Assist EPA and DOD in a cooperative project
demonstrating the beneficial effects of pollution
practices in a "model community."
Selected AIPP Current Projects

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March 1991
5 - Pollution Prevention News
In the States
Iowa's IWRC
"Shows Small Businesses How

Kimberly Gunderson
Iowa Waste Reduction Center
The Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC) at the Univer-
sity of Northern Iowa was created by the Iowa Legislature as
part of the 1987 Groundwater Protection Act. It was given the
mission of assisting small Iowa businesses with minimizing
waste, understanding and complying with environmental
regulations, and protecting employees and communities from
environmental hazards. The Center opened its doors in
January 1988 and has been providing free, confidential
technical assistance ever since.
The main premise for the Center's work is that small
businesses are willing and able to reduce their waste and
protect the environment if someone will just show them how.
And that is what the IWRC has been doing. One way has
been as a resource for businesses to ask questions about
regulations and waste reduction. In the last three years, over
1500 businesses have used the IWRC to answer questions
about new and emerging waste reduction techniques or
understanding state and federal regulations. But the most
effective service performed by IWRC is the on-site review.
On-Site Reviews
To date, IWRC has performed over 350 on-site reviews
throughout Iowa, consisting of a comprehensive facility tour
and assessment report, with a six-month follow-up call to
determine if the business is in need of further assistance or
was able to successfully implement the recommendations.
Seventy percent of the businesses to date have reported that
they were able to successfully implement the waste reduction
recommendations made by IWRC, resulting in 10,175 tons of
waste being reduced.
IWRC also provides a variety of educational activities to

keep businesses up to date on the changing regulations and
waste management options. Last year, IWRC made 49
presentations reaching over 2000 individuals, and conducted
ten hazardous waste workshops reaching 600 business
owners. The IWRC newsletter, The Closed Loop, is published
quarterly to pass along waste reduction tips and regulatory
reviews. Recently, two manuals, Cutting Fluid Management in
Small machine Shop Operations and Waste Management and
Reduction for Automobile Dealerships, have been developed by
the Center and are available to interested organizations.
One of the most exciting IWRC projects is the By-Product
and Waste Search Service, a pilot waste exchange being
coordinated with Iowa's Regional Economic Development
Centers. Staff have identified more than 38,000 tons of
potentially recyclable waste materials in the pilot districts.
Materials  ranging from paper and sawdust to eggshells
and mill scale  are matched with the raw material needs of
other companies through an active search. For example, a
company generating about three tons of sawdust annually
has been matched with an animal bedding company, and a
company producing 52 tons of arc welding slag was matched
with a company producing vaults. In addition to cost
savings, companies are getting positioned for compliance
with Iowa's law, which mandates a 25 percent reduction in
materials entering the state's landfills by July 1994 and a 50
percent reduction by July 2000.
Staff members at IWRC are happy to talk about their program
and ongoing projects. You can reach IWRC at 319-273-2079.
Jim Olson, IWRC, conducting on-site revieiv at
an Iowa furniture manufacturing plant
Oil Filter Recycling Project
Most states, including Iowa, ban the dumping of
waste oil in landfills, but have not yet regulated used
automobile oil filters. When the filters are landfilled, the
oil can leach out into ground and surface water. Al-
though current EPA regulations require service station
operators to drain filters before discarding them, the
IWRC estimates that the 6.6 million filters ending up in
Iowa's landfills each year still contain nearly 400,000
gallons of contaminated oil. Contaminants in the oil
may include lead, toxic metals, and benzene.
In a recent pilot project, IWRC collected oil filters,
crushed them in a specially-designed hydraulic press to
squeeze out excess oil, and sent the waste oil and metal
filter frames to appropriate recycling companies. Up to
29 ounces of waste oil can be pressed out of a large used
filter. Recycling used automobile oil filters could save
some Iowa businesses sizable costs if EPA regulates oil
filters as hazardous waste, which would effectively ban
the filters from solid waste landfills.

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Pollution Prevention News - 6
March 1991
Forging a New Partnership in Georgia
In the States
Carol C. Foley, Director
Georgia Tech Pollution Prevention Project
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Pollution prevention is fast becoming a priority in Georgia.
In order to reduce the risk of toxic pollutants, Georgia's
Environmental Protection Division (EPD), Georgia industry,
and the Environmental Science and Technology Laboratory at
the Georgia Tech Research Institute have forged a new
partnership. Together we hope to create an atmosphere
where voluntary toxics reductions and mandatory facility
planning will achieve real reductions in the amount of toxic
chemicals generated and released into the environment.
Through this program industry can get expert technical
advice and at the same time give feedback to government
regulators in a non-adversarial setting. Eleven companies
participated in the program this past year. Although most of
the participants already had been thinking in terms of
pollution prevention, being in the program seemed to spur
them to translate their ideas into action.
To identify the first round of candidates for the program,
EPD used its existing databases along with data reported by
companies in the Toxic Release Inventory and hazardous
waste biennial reports. Criteria for targeting companies
included: impact on the environment; TR1 ranking; toxicity of
emissions; location; type and size of industry; age of facility;
corporate support; availability of money to invest in pollution
prevention; and regulatory compliance history. Companies
which appeared on more than one list or which had a signifi-
cant problem with releases to a particular environmental
medium were selected; most candidates were fairly large
companies with high visibility in their communities. We
consider such companies ideal if they become "champions"
for pollution prevention.
The companies selected were sent a formal letter of
invitation from the head of EPD to participate in the program
on a voluntary basis. In order to help the companies decide
whether or not to come on board, meetings were held with
each company; in many cases, these meetings marked the first
time that a company met with all of its EPD compliance
officers at one time.
Georgia is unique in that the same person within each
branch of EPD is responsible for writing a company's permit,
performing the compliance inspections, and enforcing the
regulations. This arrangement allows for a long-term rela-
tionship between the company and its EPD officers. The
compliance officers were included in the meetings because
they understand the company's processes and can determine
whether or not a pollution prevention option will shift wastes
to other media or will be unallowable under current permit
conditions. The companies meanwhile had an opportunity to
voice their concerns about voluntary and mandatory require-
ments for pollution prevention in candid, face-to-face discus-
sions with EPD.
Retirees and graduate students in the Pollution Prevention Mentor Program
attending a training course.
As an example of a success story, Atlantic Steel worked with
a team from Georgia Tech. The team improved the company's
procedures for cleaning and storing empty lubricant drums,
allowing them to recycle more drums. At the program's
suggestion, the company is also trying to purchase more
materials in returnable bulk containers instead of drums. Waste
reduction and product substitution are being tried at the Delta
Airlines facility in Atlanta as well.
The program will work with 10 more companies this year,
and Georgia Tech has inaugurated a mentor program where
pollution prevention assessments will be done by retired
engineers paired with graduate students.
For more information, contact the Georgia Pollution Prevention
Program at 404-894-8044.
Several newsletters
are available free from EPA:
	U.S. EPA Region 8 is publishing a monthly Waste
Watchers Newsletter with information about regional
waste minimization projects at the federal and state
levels. To be added to the mailing list, please write: Marie
B. Zanowick, U.S. EPA Region VIII, Hazardous Waste
Management Division, 999 18th Street, Denver, CO 90202.
	EPA's Office of Solid Waste has released the first issue
of a new newsletter for Native Americans to promote
information exchange on hazardous and solid waste
issues. To subscribe, write the Office of Solid Waste (OS-
340), U.S. EPA, 401 M St. SW, Washington, DC 20460.
	EPA's quarterly newsletter, Reusable News, published
by the Office of Solid Waste, Municipal and Industrial
Solid Waste Division, reports on efforts of EPA and
others to safely and effectively manage the nation's
garbage. Write OSW (OS-305), U.S. EPA, 401 M St. SW,
Washington, DC 20460.

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March 1991
7 - Pollution Prevention News
Letters
Sales of Surplus Hazardous
Materials
Our organization, the Defense
Reutilization and Marketing Service
(DRMS), is part of the Defense Logistics
Agency. We are responsible for process-
ing surplus personal property for the
U.S. military departments and defense
agencies around the world.
Each year we offer a wide variety of
surplus property for sale to the general
public. About five percent of the property
consists of chemical items such as paints,
solvents, sealers, lubricants, adhesives,
photographic developers, and various
other kinds of hazardous material (HM).
We returned over $2 million to the
U.S. Treasury from our sales of hazard-
ous material last fiscal year. Our
primary interest, however, is ensuring
that our buyers are environmentally
responsible. Our buyers must convince
us that they will properly handle, store,
and use the property. They must tell us
what they intend to do with it and let us
visit them before and after the sale to
check on them. Last year we visited
some 200 potential HM buyers. By and
large we were pleased with what we
saw. When we weren't, there was no
sale. In a few cases, we reported our
findings to regulatory agencies.
We offer HM for sale only if the
container is in good condition and hasn't
been opened and only if a Material
Safety Data Sheet is available. We also
sell a limited amount of hazardous
waste for recycling (e.g., contaminated
oils and spent solvents) to companies
that hold EPA permits/licenses.
In November 1989 we stopped all
local sales of HM by our 200+ field
offices. We then consolidated HM sales
in three regional offices  located in
Germany, Tennessee, and Hawaii  to
ensure consistency and control. We
believe that our new consolidated sales
approach and centralized control will
prevent today's HM sales from becom-
ing tomorrow's pollution problems.
If you are interested in our program,
or have any questions, please contact
Mr. Newell Masters, 901-775-4974 in
Memphis, TN.
 Raymond M. Agnor, jr.
Colonel, USAF Commander
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Pollution Prevention News - 8
March 1991
Calendar
Title
Sponsor
Date/Location
Contact
Annual Legislative/
Regulatory Meeting
National Assn. of
Solvent Recyclers
March 20-21
Washington, DC
Kim Levy
202-463-6956
Environmental Technology
Exposition
Pollution Engineering
Magazine
April 8-11
Chicago, IL
Jill Vanderlin
708-390-2427
Waste Expo '91
National Solid Waste
Management Assn.
April 8-12
Washington, DC
NSWMA
202-659-4613
RCRA Reauthorization 1991
Hazardous Waste Treatment
Council (HWTC)
April 11
Washington, DC
Jackie Scott
202-783-0870
2nd Annual Recycling Conf.
Indiana Recycling Coalition
April 19
Indianapolis, IN
Janet Neltner
317-283-6226
21st Annual BioCycle
National Conference
BioCycle Magazine
May 20-22
Philadelphia, PA
Coordinator
215-967-4135
Environment in the 1990's:
A Global Concern
Society for the Advancement
of Material & Process Eng.
May 21-23
San Diego, CA
SAMPE
Fax: 818-332-8751
6th Intl. Conference on
Used Oil Recovery & Reuse
Association of Petroleum
Re-Refiners
May 29-31
San Francisco, CA
Mary K. Olson
716-855-2757
Waste Stream Minimization/Utilization Technology Fair
A technology fair aimed at introducing innovative concepts
for reducing or using waste streams, will feature James Burke
("After the Warming"). To be held April 25-26, 1991, at
Tysons Corner, Virginia. Co-sponsored by the Innovative
Concepts Program of the U.S. Department of Energy, EPA's
Environmental Management Division, the U.S. Bureau of
Mines, and EPA. Contact: Raymond Watts, K6-54, Pacific
Northwest Laboratory, P.O. Box 999, Richland, WA 99352.

Global Pollution Prevention '91
Conference and exhibition focusing on successful ap-
proaches to pollution prevention and waste minimization.
April 3-5, 1991 in Washington, DC. Sponsored by EPA,
Chemical Manufacturers Association, U.S. Dept. of En-
ergy, National Roundtable of State Pollution Prevention
Programs, World Wildlife Fund and The Conservation
Foundation. Contact Herb Quinn at 703-761-6160.


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