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Mercury Educator's Toolkit Survey

Your comments are important in helping our office evaluate our compliance assistance efforts from the 2007 Mercury Educator's Toolkit developed for educators throughout EPA Region 7. Please answer the following questions and provide additional comments if necessary.

1. What action(s) did you take as a result of the Region 7 Mercury Educator's Toolkit? (Select all that apply):
A. Instituted training or other communication to improve awareness and/or practices
B. Complied with an environmental requirement
C. Changed the storage or handling of a waste
D. Changed a process or practice
E. Contacted a regulatory agency
F. Conducted a self-audit
G. Identified pollution prevention opportunity
H. Replaced known mercury containing devices with safer non-mercury containing devices
I. No actions will be taken
J. Other, please specify

2. Please identify any reductions or the elimination of a pollutant(s) that resulted from the actions taken as a result of the Mercury Educator's Toolkit. ( Select all that apply):
A. Reduced or eliminated waste (solid/hazardous)
B. Reduced or eliminated air emissions
C. Other, please specify
D. Don't know
E. None

3. What were the sources Mercury that was eliminated? (Select all that apply):
A. Fever Thermometer; How many?
B. Blood Pressure Monitors or Blood Pressure Cuffs; How many?
C. Lab Thermometer; How many?
D. Thermostats; How many?
E. Other, please specify
F. None

4. How were the identified sources of Mercury managed? (Select all that apply):
A. Taken to a local Household Hazardous Waste collection facility or event?
B. Given to a commercial Mercury recycler?
C. Exchanged for a non-mercury containing equicalent?
D. Shipped to a commercial hazardous waste management facility?
E. Given to federal/state/local government personnel?
F. Don't know

5. Please estimate the number of students/people at your school or organization. (Please enter a number)

6. Will the toolkit be incorporated in base curriculum at your school or organization? (Select only one answer):
Don't know

7. Based on the use of the toolkit, did the intended audience learn about the hazards related to mercury exposures and how to react if/when a mercury spill occurs? (Slecet only one answer):
Don't know

8. What other sources of information do you use to learn about the dangers of Mercury? (Select all that apply):
A. State agency (identify)
B. Local agency (identify)
C. EPA Headquarters (Washington D.C.)
D. EPA Region 7 (Kansas City, Kansas)
E. Trade association
F. Another federal agency
G. Other, please identify
H. None of the above

9. How useful did you find the Mercury Educator's Toolkit? (Select only one answer):
very useful somewhat useful not useful did not use

10. Which part of the Toolkit did you find MOST useful? (Select only one answer):
Other, please specify

11. Which part of the Toolkit did you find LEAST useful? (Select only one answer):
Other, please specify

12. Would you like more assistance from EPA about the dangers of mercury exposure?

If yes, please include your contact information below so that we may provide you more assistance

13. Please provide any additional comments regarding the Mercury Educator's Toolkit:

The contact information below is OPTIONAL. Your contact information will not be included in any aggregated reports.

School / Organization / Individual:


Your Title:
(If you are a teacher, include grade level and subject area)

Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 3 minutes per response, including time for reviewing instructions, gathering information, and completing and reviewing the information. Send comments on the Agency's need for this information, the accuracy of the provided burden estimate, and any suggestions for reducing the burden, including the use of automated collection techniques, to the Director, Office of Environmental Information, Collection Strategies Division, United States Environmental Protection Agency (mail Code 2822), 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, NW Washington, D.C. 20460; and to the Office of Information & Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management & Budget, 725 17th Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20503, Attention: Desk Officer for EPA. Include the EPA ICR 1860.03 and the OMB control number 2020-0015 in any correspondence. Do not send your completed survey to this address. Approval expires March 31, 2008.

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