2008 Pollution Prevention Grants Recipients
Results of FY08 Region 2 Pollution Prevention Grants
Number of Proposals Received
Number of awards issued
EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Alex Peck
Rutgers University, New Jersey Small Business Development Centers
Project Title: Encouraging Wet Cleaning as an Alternative to Solvent Dry Cleaning – Pollution Prevention Education and Demonstration
EPA Funding: $181,240
Project Summary: Rutgers University's New Jersey Small Business Development Centers will install wet cleaning machines at pilot dry cleaners in order to demonstrate their efficacy and encourage their adoption within the dry cleaning industry in New Jersey. This project is intended to promote the use of professional wet cleaning as a substitute technology for PCE and other solvent dry cleaning by providing the marketplace with on-site demonstrations, workshops, and information that is essential for commercial development.
Contact Information: Brenda Hopper, firstname.lastname@example.org
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Project Title: Pharmaceutical Outreach Program - Stop Flushing
EPA Funding: $50,000
Project Summary: The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will launch an outreach program to educate the public, pharmacies, hospitals and nursing homes on the importance of not flushing unwanted pharmaceuticals (both prescribed and over-the-counter) and how to properly dispose of them. This will reduce the impact of pharmaceuticals on New York's drinking water and aquatic biota.
Contact Information: Allan Geisendorfer, email@example.com
New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation
Project Title: New York State Clean Marina Program
EPA Funding: $174,461
Project Summary: The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC) will design and implement a Clean Marina Program for New York State. This program will educate marina operators and boat owners on ways to reduce pollution through implementation of Best Management Practices (BMPs). NYSEFC will provide education on compliance and pollution prevention strategies in conjunction with implementation of BMPs, establish a voluntary program where marina owners can receive technical guidance and regulatory assistance, and recognize marinas which implement these pollution prevention strategies.
Contact Information: Lisa Van Alstyne, firstname.lastname@example.org