Observations Based on Mean SQG Facility Scores for Regulatory Indicators
States that reported providing onsite regulatory compliance assistance: CT, MA, ME, NH, VT, RI.
States that reported not providing onsite regulatory compliance assistance: CO, NY.
The mean SQG facility scores in all states that reported providing onsite regulatory compliance assistance except Vermont were statistically significantly higher than New York.
The mean SQG facility scores in three of these states [RI, CT, ME] were statistically significantly higher than Colorado.
See Section 4.3.2, Exhibit 4.1: Statistically Significant Differences in State SQG Mean Facility Scores.
It appears that there is a relationship between providing on-site regulatory compliance assistance and higher measured SQG performance.
Observations Based on Individual Regulatory Indicators
NH reported that at every SQG certification and all training classes, pre-made labels were distributed as part of their certification program.
NH had the 2nd highest SQG achievement rate [84%] with indicator 3: containers properly labeled, and was statistically significantly higher than 3 other states [MA, VT, NY].
RI had the highest SQG achievement rate [90%] with indicator 3: containers labeled and was statistically significantly higher than 4 other states [NH, MA, VT, NY]. RI did not hand out labels (also note that RI did fewer inspections and had wider confidence intervals).
See Section 4.3.3, Exhibit 4.2: Statistically Significant Differences in State SQG Achievement Rates for Regulatory Indicators.
States felt that performance differences related to indicator 3 may warrant further evaluation.
Did the Nature and Amount of Beyond Compliance Assistance Provided Between June 2004 and June 2007 Influence Performance?
The States Common Measures Project Final Report