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REINVENTION AGREEMENT WILL STREAMLINE PERMITTING


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From: Wayne Pferdehirt (pferdehi@epd.engr.wisc.edu)
Date: Tue Oct 13 1998 - 08:54:17 CDT


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From: "Malkin, Melissa" <mjmalkin@rti.org>
To: "'P2Reg@great-lakes.net'" <P2Reg@great-lakes.net>
Subject: REINVENTION AGREEMENT WILL STREAMLINE PERMITTING
Date: Tue, 13 Oct 1998 08:47:35 -0400

Reposting from P2Tech.

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> > From: Margaret Nover[SMTP:pdxp2@hevanet.com]
> > Reply To: Margaret Nover
> > Sent: Friday, October 09, 1998 5:46 PM
> > To: 'p2tech@great-lakes.net'
> > Subject: REINVENTION AGREEMENT WILL STREAMLINE PERMITTING
> > REINVENTION AGREEMENT WILL STREAMLINE PERMITTING AND
> > REPORTING PROCEDURES FOR 5,000 MASSACHUSETTS BUSINESSES
> >
> > An agreement has been reached by EPA and the Massachusetts Department
> > of Environmental Protection to streamline permitting and reporting
> > processes for approximately 5,000 dry cleaners, photo processors and
> > printers. Instead of adhering to the traditional permitting process,
> > these small businesses will self-certify compliance with new standards
> > that exceed those currently in effect. The agreement was reached
> > under EPA's Project XL (which stands for eXcellence and Leadership), a
> > national program which tests innovative ways of achieving public
> > health and environmental protection in a better and more cost-
> > effective way. For the first time ever, the companies will certify
> > annually that their facilities are in compliance with all applicable
> > air, water and hazardous waste management performance standards.
> > Facilities not in compliance will be required to specify interim
> > milestones toward achieving compliance by a certain date. The
> > expectation is that after an initial evaluation and revision phase,
> > this permitting alternative could be transferred to other industry
> > sectors throughout Massachusetts and other states. This is the tenth
> > such effort under Project XL, the first one with a state and the first
> > one involving the small businesses sector. Other innovative
> > approaches are being tested with major corporations, such as Merck,
> > Intel, Lucent and Weyerhaeuser.
> >
>


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