The Project Management Team compiled a summary of the responses and the top five groups that states were “very interested in doing”: Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste (SQGs), Auto Body Shops, Underground Storage Tanks (UST), Dental Offices and Stage II Programs. After further discussion, “Stage II Programs” was not selected as a measurement group and was not included in the second work assignment. See Appendix D for individual state responses to group preference checklist.
SELECTING THE INDICATORS
Summer Work Assignment 2: Group and Indicator Packet
The second work assignment asked states to complete a Group and Indicator Packet for each of the groups that they were interested in measuring. The purpose of this assignment was to:
Further refine thinking about the top four groups in order to select final group(s) to
Begin to develop preliminary indicators for those selected groups.
Identify the data issues associated with those indicators.
The Group and Indicator Packet consisted of two parts: a) The Group Evaluation Chart and b) The Indicator Evaluation Charts. States were asked to complete these charts based on the data quality training from the project kick-off meeting as well as the follow-up training each state received in September 2006.
2.2.2 Part A: The Group Evaluation Chart
The Group Evaluation Chart asked states to identify a group and consider a series of issues that would influence selection of the group for measurement:
The States Common Measures Project Final Report