Recommendations Document: During the two public days of the 2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities, numerous suggestions and recommendations were provided by conference presenters and attendees. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) staff captured all of those recommendations and compiled them into the attached document. Additionally, recommendations were gathered from comment cards collected over the course of the conference and from a portion of the conference evaluation and are included in the attached document. The recommendations are loosely organized by the following topic areas: Communication and Data Analysis, Data Access Tools, Enforcement, Guidance and Rulemaking, International Collaboration, National Analysis, and Outreach and Training.
The opinions and recommendations in this document do not reflect the views and intentions of the US EPA or the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS). Mention of product, vendor or company names or services in this document does not constitute US EPA or ECOS endorsement. These recommendations are a compilation of what was suggested during the two public days of the conference and were not solicited by US EPA or ECOS. Additionally, they are not a commitment for action by US EPA or ECOS. US EPA and ECOS will be considering these recommendations as they plan future activities to the extent appropriate.
Audio recordings of DAY 1 of the 2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities are now available. The DAY 2 audio recordings will be available shortly.
At this year’s conference, all of the conference sessions were recorded using GoToMeeting Webinar software. This was a pilot project and we learned a great deal from this experience. Please note that the recordings are not perfect. To keep files sizes down it was necessary to compromise resolution so the visuals are sometimes fuzzy, the audio quality is better in some recordings than others, and the audio for one presentation was not captured.
Below are links to the recordings of the sessions. The files are 30 to 180 minutes in length and include one or two conference sessions. Individual speaker start times are listed in brackets next to each speaker name. The start times allow you to scroll to the presentation you would like to listen to by utilizing the slider bar at the bottom of the media player.
We are interested in hearing your views on the value of having these recordings. This will help us determine whether or not we should record the sessions at the 2012 Training Conference.
The 2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions was attended by over 250 participants representing federal, state, and tribal agencies, as well as non-governmental and other organizations. Presentations were relevant, dynamic, and addressed critical topics around toxics in communities, including environmental justice, toxic chemicals in air and water, public health, community engagement and partnerships, and tools for making environmental information accessible and easy to use.
Professors Mark Stephan (Washington State University), Michael Kraft (University of Wisconsin) and Troy Abel (Western Washington University) during the Wednesday morning discussion "Coming Clean: An Analysis of the TRI Program".
Nicole Paquette (EPA) and Steve Witkin (EPA) discuss the TRI Suite of Tools
Connecting Communities and Decision-makers with Environmental Information
November 1 - 4, 2010
Cosponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency,
The Environmental Council of the States and the World Resources Institute
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel ~ 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008
From left to right - Christine Arcari (EPA), Kelley-Ann Lovelace (ECOS), Jennifer Major (Ross & Associates) gather in front of the ChemicalRight2Know table during the second breakout session.
Lisa Garcia, Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice, US EPA, addresses attendees of the 2010 TRI Training Conference.
Registration for the 2010 National Training Conference on the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) and Environmental Conditions in Communities is now closed.
We believe a variety of audiences will benefit from attending the conference.
The TRI Reporting Community may be particularly interested in hearing about:
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