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Minnesota 2003 Pollution Prevention Grant Program


Project Information

Award Amount:$93,122.00
Dollars Leveraged:$0.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/02-9/30/03
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/programs/p2-components.html
Description:Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) partnered with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP), the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (OEA), and other organizations and agencies to address water quality, regulatory integration, multimedia outreach, policy planning, and regional/national networking. Specifically, MPCA P2 staff and its partners launched a project to support water quality initiatives. The objective was to develop compliance assistance activities that focus on:
1) Environmental protection through preventive practices
2) Expanding the network of potential partners interested in preventive environmental protection among local community and watershed organizations, agricultural and land development interests
3) Establishing new or strengthening existing partnerships between MPCA and non-regulatory assistance organizations that are critically needed for effective deployment of non-point and point source protections
4) Evaluating environmental, social and economic measures of prevention practices in non-point and point source scenarios.
5) Implementing appropriate measures for the specific project.
6) Providing a grant, if necessary, to a non-regulatory technical assistance provider(s) to help develop and implement the compliance and assistance tools. In related work, MPCA P2 staff coordinated pollution prevention planning and implementation to reduce phosphorus levels found in regional surface water bodies and in the Gulf of Mexico.

MPCA staff also worked with its partners to initiate four separate projects that:
1) Identified two to five pilot projects that integrate preventive practices into regulatory programs
2) Developed session topics and recruited moderators and speakers for the Pollution Prevention and Sustainability Track conference.
3) Worked with communication experts within the Agency to explore a phased approach for developing a communication plan for the P2 regulatory integration; and
4) Monitored Air Quality program activities to identify future opportunities for P2 integration.

Products/Reports

There are no reports associated with this project.


Funding Organizations

Below is a list of organizations with individual contacts that are funding this project.

Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (MOEA) - Partner

520 Lafayette Rd, North
Floor 2
St Paul, Minnesota 55155-4100
p: 651-296-3417
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Partner

520 Lafayette Road North
St. Paul, Minnesota 55155-4194
p: 651-296-6300
askpca@pca.state.mn.us
Individual Contacts

Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) - Partner

University of Minnesota Gateway
200 Oak St., Suite 350
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
p: 612-624-1300
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.

U.S. EPA Region 5 - Partner

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
p: 312-353-2000
Individual Contacts


Organizations Receiving Funding

There is no organization designated as receiving funding for this project.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

P2Rx

One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; glrppr@glrppr.org