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Spring 2013 Webinar

March 20, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 pm EST.

Exploring the Toxics Release Inventory’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Information: A New Resource and a P2 Provider’s Perspective

For the past quarter-century, the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) has provided information about toxic chemicals released from industrial facilities in communities across the nation. In addition to informing citizens of releases in their areas, however, TRI also contains a plethora of information about pollution prevention activities and how, in many cases, facilities have switched to safer chemicals or safer waste management alternatives. Now, information about effective pollution prevention practices is easier to access than ever.

This webinar will provide an overview of the pollution prevention and waste management data collected by the TRI Program and introduce participants to a new search tool that makes this information easy to access, visualize, and use. Additionally, participants will hear about the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), how they use the TRI information, and how they plan to integrate the new pollution prevention tool into their outreach activities.

Featured speakers will include:

  • Daniel Teitelbaum, Pollution Prevention Staff Lead, TRI Program Division, Office of Environmental Information, US EPA
  • Laura Babcock, Ph.D., Director, MnTAP
  • Robert Lundquist, Senior Engineer, MnTAP

To find out more, join the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), and the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable’s Safer Chemistry Challenge Program for this free webinar.

Webinar Registration

To register for the webinar go to: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/269134136

Below are links to additional webinar resources:

TopWebinar Video

TopTranscript

To access the transcript of this webinar please click the following link:  TRI ECOS Webinar 3.20.13 Transcript

TopAgenda & Presentations

March 20, 2013 from 2-3:30 pm (EST)

Agenda

Overview and Introductions–Bryan Shipley, TRI Project Manager, ECOS

Webinar Logistics and Introductions–Jen Major, Senior Associate, Ross Strategic

Exploring the Toxics Release Inventory’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Information–Daniel Teitelbaum, P2 Staff Lead, EPA

Live Q/A and Discussion -Participants type questions

Pollution Prevention Targeting and TRI Section 8–Laura Babcock, Director and Robert Lundquist, Senior Engineer, MN-TAP

Live Q/A and Discussion -Participants type questions

Wrap-up and Feedback–Jen Major, Senior Associate, Ross Strategic

 

Presentations

Daniel Teitelbaum, P2 Staff Lead, EPA

EPA–Exploring the Toxics Release Inventory’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Information

Laura Babcock, Director and Robert Lundquist, Senior Engineer, MN-TAP

MN-TAP Presentation “Pollution Prevention Targeting and TRI Section 8″

 

TopLearning Objectives

1. Learn how the information collected by the TRI Program can help answer your questions about pollution prevention.

2. Learn how to use the new TRI P2 search tool to access and visualize pollution prevention and waste management information.

3. Learn how one state program—Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)—uses the TRI information, and how they plan to integrate the new pollution prevention tool into their outreach activities.

TopSpeaker Bios

Daniel Teitelbaum, P2 Staff Lead EPA

Daniel Teitelbaum is the Pollution Prevention Staff Lead for EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory Program and has also worked in the Sustainability Program for EPA Region 2. Daniel holds an MPA in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and a B.A. in Economics from Brown University.

Laura Babcock, Ph.D., Director, MnTAP

Prior to joining the University, Laura worked extensively in the chemical industry in a variety of roles with a focus on green chemistry and sustainable technology. She joined MnTAP as director in 2011 and is responsible for developing sustainable programs to meet business’ needs, pursuing funding opportunities for program activities, collaborating with multiple in-state and national partner organizations, managing staff, and providing technical assistance.

Robert Lundquist, Senior Engineer, MnTAP

Bob has almost 20 years experience as a process engineer, quality assistance manager, safety director, lab manager, and environmental compliance manager in electronics manufacturing. He joined MnTAP in 1991 where he has had roles in administration, staff management, and providing technical assistance. He is currently evaluating opportunities to target pollution prevention technical assistance through combined analysis of hazardous chemical use data from TRI databases and state databases.

TopWebinar Contacts

Bryan Shipley, ECOS at bshipley@ecos.org
Christine Arcari, US EPA at arcari.christine@epa.gov

 

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