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Accumulation Quantity Limit:

  • Two states [NH, RI] had no accumulation quantity limits.

  • Two states [CT, ME] had lower quantity limits than four other states [CO, MA, NY, VT].

    • ME, CT and CO all had an observed achievement rate of 100%.

    • Both CO and ME were statistically significantly higher than VT.

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      There does not appear to be a relationship between the accumulation quantity limits and measured SQG performance

  • 2)

    Did Who Conducted the Field Observations for the Common Measures Project

Create Any Bias in the Results?

  • States that reported using hazardous waste staff to conduct Common Measures Project inspections: CO, MA, NH, NY, VT.

  • States that reported not using hazardous waste staff to conduct Common Measures Project inspections: CT, ME, RI.

RI scored the highest mean SQG facility score on both regulatory and beyond compliance indicators. CT scored the 2nd highest mean SQG facility score on regulatory indicators and the 2nd lowest mean SQG facility score on beyond compliance indicators. ME scored the third highest mean SQG facility score on regulatory indicators and the second highest mean SQG facility score on beyond compliance indicators.

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      The observed SQG performance differences on regulatory indicators between the three states that did not use hazardous waste staff, and the five states that did use hazardous waste staff, may be due in part to differences in background of the field observer.

      • 4.6

        NEXT STEPS

The project states had great interest in furthering this analysis by:

  • Developing a model for root cause analysis methods/techniques and training state participants on the use of those techniques.

  • Sharing compliance assurance strategies that appear to be most effective in improving performance results in the SQG sector.

  • Developing beyond compliance indicators in energy conservation, water conservation, pollution prevention and/or recycling suitable for application in a variety of environmental programs.

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