Very little prior to Common Measures Project – hope to improve through ERP and self-certification roll-out.
None-other than on-site suggestions during the inspection.
Information on Mass DEP’s website, referral to OTA as part of enforcement and OTA direct assistance. Topics Covered: P2, Water Conservation, EMS.
Phone calls, emails and site visits to encourage facilities to reduce their environmental and carbon footprint. The Office of Innovation & Assistance works with the RCRA group on referrals as well as suggestions for sector assistance focus. Topics Covered: P2, Energy Conservation, Water Conservation, Air Emission Reductions (both Toxics and Green House Gases), Chemical Use Reductions, and Environmentally Preferable Purchasing.
NH Pollution Prevention Program and Small Business Technical Assistance Program provide site visits, conferences, outreach & education to promote "beyond compliance" activities. Topics Covered: P2, Energy Conservation, Water Conservation EMS & EPA programs such as “Lean & Energy.”
Through ERP and individual requests. Topics Covered: P2, Water Conservation.
Assistance with toxics use/hazardous waste reduction planning. Topics Covered: P2
Beyond Compliance Assistance Provided to SQG Sector (June 2004 – June 2007)
a) Observations Based on Mean SQG Performance Scores of Beyond Compliance Indicators
States that reported having active beyond compliance programs: MA, ME, NH, RI, VT.
States that reported not having active beyond compliance programs: CO, CT, NY.
The mean SQG facility scores in all states with active beyond compliance programs were statistically significantly higher than in all states without active programs.
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 active beyond
compliance programs and higher measured SQG performance.
The States Common Measures Project Final Report