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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution Prevention Technical Assistance - EPA Region 7

REGIONAL PROGRAMS

EPA Region 7, Pollution Prevention (P2) Program
Services: Technical assistance
U.S. EPA Region 7 (WEMM/RCPP)
11201 Renner Blvd. 
Lenexa, KS 66219
Contact: Lisa Thresher
Phone: 913-551-7964

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Region 7 Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)/ P2 Information Center
Services: Provides resource conservation information (energy efficiency, water conservation, waste avoidance, toxics use reduction), consultation, and referrals to enterprises in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Focuses on a “Triple Bottom Line” evaluation and adoption of business strategies, management and practices. Training on sustainability and on high performance building standards.

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Mammel Hall
6708 Pine St.
Omaha, NE 68106
Contact: Richard Yoder, P.E., SFP
P2RIC Director
Email: p2ricinfo@gmail.com
Phone: 402-554-2521
Fax: 402-554-3473
Website: www.p2ric.org

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IOWA

Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Pollution Prevention Services
Services: Offers confidential and non-regulatory environmental technical assistance at no cost, including assessments, P2 Internships, EMS assistance, workshops and a resource library. The P2 Intern program places top Iowa college students with Iowa businesses interested in cost-effective ways to cut or eliminate waste from their operations.

502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0034
Contact: Jeff Fiagle
Phone: 515-725-8353
Email: jeff.fiagle@dnr.iowa.gov
Website: www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Land-Quality/Waste-Planning-Recycling/Pollution-Prevention-P2

Iowa Waste Reduction Center
Services: Assists Iowa small businesses (fewer than 200 employees) in complying with environmental regulations through free and confidential environmental consultation. The center also conducts research and develops technologies for more efficient and environmentally friendly production painting processes. Services include on-site review and air emissions assistance.

University of Northern Iowa
Suite 113, BCS Building
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0185
Contact: Dan Nickey
Phone: 319-273-8905
Email: daniel.nickey@uni.edu
Website: iwrc.uni.edu

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KANSAS

Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Small Business/Community Support
Services: Provides information about whom to contact with problems/issues and is the Division of Environment's public advocate for small businesses.

1000 SW Jackson
Suite 430
Topeka, KS 66612
Contact: Jayson Massey
Phone: 785-296-1526
Website: www.kdheks.gov/sbcs
 
Kansas State University, Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI)
Services: Provides free, confidential, technical environmental assistance. PPI houses the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) and the Energy Efficiency and Pollution Prevention Intern Program, a non-regulatory summer program designed to link top-level engineering and environmental science students with business and industry.

2323 Andersen Ave.
Suite 300
Manhattan, KS 66506
Contact: Nancy Larson
Phone: 800-578-8898
Email: nlarson@ksu.edu
Website: www.sbeap.org

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MISSOURI

Missouri Botanical Garden
Services: Seeks to inspire and educate all members of their local region about the benefits of being good environmental stewards through responsible and sustainable use of natural resources. The Garden’s mission is driven by the need to protect and conserve plants and their ecosystems.

4344 Shaw Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Contact: Jean Ponzi
Green Resources Manager, EarthWays Center of Missouri Botanical Garden
Phone: 314-577-0246
Website: www.missouribotanicalgarden.org
 
Missouri Environmental Assistance Center (MOEAC), University of Missouri Extension
Services: Provides confidential and technical environmental assistance. The Pollution Prevention Intern program matches top engineering students from Missouri colleges with Missouri businesses to develop and implement industry-specific solutions that result in significant energy, water, waste, and cost reductions.

W 1015 Lafferre Hall 
Columbia, MO 65211
Contact: Sandra Marin
Phone: 573-884-9559
Email: MarinRuizS@missouri.edu
Website: www.missouribusiness.net/eac

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NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, Environmental Assistance Division
Services: Provides assistance to make compliance with regulations easy, while they enforce those regulations. To accomplish this compliance, NDEQ needs your help in fulfilling its mission to protect, preserve and enhance Nebraska’s air, land and water resources. NDEQ encourages you to work with them to ensure future generations can use and enjoy the precious natural resources we enjoy today.

1200 “N” Street
Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922
Contact: Ryan Green
Phone: 402-471-8697
Email: ryan.green@nebraska.gov
Website: www.deq.state.ne.us
 
University of Nebraska Lincoln Partners in Pollution Prevention (UNLP3)
Services: Provides one-to-one Pollution Prevention assistance to Nebraska businesses utilizing undergraduate student interns who perform waste assessments or other waste-reduction projects, and also provides each client with a written report detailing waste minimization suggestions.

114 Othmer Hall
820 N 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68588
Contact: Bruce Dvorak, Ph.D, PE
Phone: 402-472-3431
Email: bdvorak@unl.edu
Website: engineering.unl.edu/research/p3-partners-pollution-prevention/
 
WasteCap Nebraska
Services: Provides education, training and services to help businesses and communities reach their full potential through practices that support economic, environmental and societal priorities. WasteCap's goals are to serve as a comprehensive resource to Nebraska businesses and institutions for best sustainable business practices and recognition; to educate stakeholders about the value of sustainable practices in businesses and communities; and to provide the most complete directory of resources for materials reduction, reuse and recycling in Nebraska.

610 J Street
Suite 300
Lincoln, NE 68508
Contact: Heather Creevan
Phone: 402-436-2384
Email: info@wastecapne.org
Website: www.wastecapne.org