2006 Source Reduction Assistance Grants (formerly known as Conservation Challenge Grants) Recipients

Results of FY06 Region 2 Source Reduction Assistance Grants

Number of Proposals Received
Number of awards issued

EPA Regional P2 Coordinator: Alex Peck

Project Summaries

New York Academy of Sciences, Harbor Project  Exit EPA disclaimer

Project Title: Understanding the Prevention of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Releases From Coal Tar Sealed Parking Lots
EPA Funding: $28,000
Project Summary: The project is designed to investigate the potential environmental impact that parking-lot coal tar sealants have on the health of the NY/NJ Harbor watershed. Coal tar pavement sealers are commonly applied to asphalt to protect and beautify the surface. The project will involve all relevant stakeholders in assessment of this issue to develop agreement about the state of knowledge, data gaps and further research required, as well as to determine the best strategies to prevent releases (e.g. runoff from surfaces) of PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) to the NY/NJ Harbor. The project will also provide an analysis of alternative products, which may have less impact on the environment.
Contact Information: Dr. Marta Panero, mpanero@nyas.org


Albany Medical Center, Environmental Health and Safety  Exit EPA disclaimer
Project Title: Source Reduction Demonstration Project on Pharmaceuticals Pollution Prevention at the Albany Medical Center in Collaboration with Health Care Association of New York State (HANYS)
EPA Funding: $75,682
Project Summary: In this project, the Albany Medical Center will work to eliminate the release of hazardous but non-regulated pharmaceuticals from hospitals by instituting a take-back program of discarded pharmaceuticals, substituting less hazardous alternatives and implementing more careful inventory management of pharmaceuticals. The proposed program will benefit the environment by reducing a variety of hazardous compounds from entering ground and surface water bodies.
Contact Information: Dr. Russell Mankes, mankesr@mail.amc.edu


St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Environment Division  Exit EPA disclaimer
Project Title: Biofuel Pollution Prevention Project
EPA Funding: $7,700
Project Summary: The Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) operates the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino which generates an average 5400 gallons of waste cooking oil per month. In this project, the SRMT will design and create a collection system for converting this waste cooking oil into biodiesel. The SRMT will work with Clarkson University students to design a biodiesel production system, including the waste oil cleaning process. Once the design is completed, the Clarkson students, together with the SRMT, will build and implement the system.
Contact Information: Ms. Laura Weber, laura_weber@srmtenv.org


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