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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Aquifer Protection Land Use Regulations (Connecticut) [PDF]
Abstract: This Connecticut DEP document identifies certain existing activities that must register with a municipality and implement P2 related activities (if they have not done so already).
Source: Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection
Is EPA's Performance Track Running Off the Rails?
Abstract: Since its creation in 2000 as a program that relaxes regulatory oversight on companies with exemplary environmental performance, the U.S. EPA?s Performance Track has come under fire for bending over backward in favor of polluters. When first enacted, Performance Track was touted as a voluntary means to improve habitat protection, water and energy use, and waste reduction?areas over which the EPA has little regulatory authority. But moves to abolish the reporting that could help improve pollution technologies, together with changes that might allow companies to break their promises, have placed Performance Track under scrutiny. Article by Janet Pelley.
Source: Environmental Science & Technology
NY: First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer Announces Green Building Initiatives
Abstract: First Lady Silda Wall Spitzer and David D. Brown, Executive Director of the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY), today announced two important initiatives to promote the construction of green homes and State-owned buildings throughout the State. Building on her effort to encourage homeowners throughout the State to incorporate simple energy reduction features into their homes, the First Lady announced that the Administration will offer legislation that offers a direct incentive to homeowners who build or renovate homes that meet green building criteria. The amount of the incentive will be based on the size of the home, with a cap of $10,000 per home, and help offset the typical 5 percent increase in construction costs when "green" or "sustainable" features are incorporated. The Dormitory Authority announced that beginning in 2008, all new State construction projects and major renovations managed by the Dormitory Authority will meet LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards established by the United States Green Building Council. The LEED Green Building Rating System is an internationally recognized program for the design, construction, and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. LEED addresses all aspects of building construction and operation, including energy efficiency, land use, water conservation and re-use, indoor air quality, renewable energy, non-toxic landscaping practices, and recycling.
Source: Dormitory Authority of the State of New York
Philadelphia Anti-idling Regulations
Abstract: The web page includes brief descriptions and links to the full text of anti-idling regulations for Philadelphia, PA. (Note: You must scroll down to view the anti-idling regulations.)
Source: Philadelphia Diesel Difference
Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 [PDF]
Abstract: In 1990, through the Pollution Prevention Act, Congress formally established a national policy to prevent or reduce pollution at its source whenever feasible.
Source: U.S. EPA OPPT
Preventing Pollution Through Regulations: The Source Reduction Review Project: An Assessment
Abstract: Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances assessment of the U.S. EPA Source Reduction Review Project.
Source: USEPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
Promoting Pollution Prevention Among Dischargers To POTWs [PDF]
Abstract: This paper discusses how publicly owned treatment works (POTW) operators can promote P2 among the various types of sewer dischargers.
Source: Lake Michigan Federation
State Regulatory Innovations Laws?Comparison [PDF]
Abstract: Comparison of state laws that authorize regulatory innovation pilot projects. Brief overview & description of each law, requirements for environmental performance, stakeholder process, waiver authority & termination process.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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