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Pollution Prevention And Public Awareness Campaign For Lakes Superior And Michigan Basin


Project Information

Award Amount:$160,000.00
Dollars Leveraged:$8,421.00
Start-End Dates:10/1/92-9/30/94
URL:n/a
Description:Summary: This grant supported a pollution prevention awareness campaign for Lakes Michigan and Superior, household hazardous waste collection between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and a program for management and reduction of waste from very small quantity generators.

Environmental Results/Products:

Pollution Prevention Awareness Campaign
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin conducted a unified public awareness campaign that addressed pollution prevention and toxics of concern in the Lake Superior and Lake Michigan drainage basins. Partners in this project included U.S. EPA, State Remedial Action Plan coordinators, the Lake Superior Bi-National Work Group Communication Team, and the Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan team.

The partners produced two outreach pieces: Protecting Our Great Lakes, a pollution prevention public awareness campaign for individuals in the Lake Superior and Michigan basins, and a Disposal Guide to Household Hazardous Wastes, detailing responsible ways to dispose of various products commonly found in homes and garages. The disposal guide can be found at:
http://www.epa.gov/glnpo/p2/Lkwatchc.html on the Internet.

Minnesota- Wisconsin Household Hazardous Waste
Through funding under this grant, Wisconsin residents were able to deliver household hazardous waste to the permanent household hazardous waste education and collection center in Duluth, Minnesota. Very Small Quantity Generator Program Development There are approximately 2,000 conditionally exempt or very small quantity generators (VSQGs) of hazardous waste in the Minnesota portion of the Lake Superior basin. These generators have few options for properly disposing of their waste and need information and assistance to begin preventing pollution. With funds from this grant, the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District (WLSSD) developed a program for VSQGs in Minnesota and Wisconsin for management and reduction of waste. In addition to collecting already generated hazardous wastes, Minnesota assisted participating VSQGs in identifying opportunities and resources for pollution prevention with an emphasis on toxics of concern for Lake Superior.

Products/Reports


Funding Organizations

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

U.S. EPA Great Lakes National Program Office - Primary Contact

77 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, Illinois 60604
There are no individuals in this organization
associated with this project.


Organizations Receiving Funding

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

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Primary Contact

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


Associated Organizations

Below is a list of associated organizations that are NOT giving or receiving funding for this project.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management - Partner

Indiana Government Center-North
100 N. Senate Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
p: 317-232-8603

Lake Michigan Lakewide Management Plan Team - Partner

Illinois

Lake Superior Bi-National Work Group Communication Team - Partner

Wisconsin

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality - Partner

Environmental Science & Services Division
PO Box 30457
Lansing, Michigan 30457
p: 800-662-9278

U.S. EPA, State Remedial Action Plan coordinators - Partner

Illinois

Western Lake Superior Sanitary District - Partner

2626 Courtland Stree
Duluth, Minnesota 55806
p: 218-722-3336

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Partner

101 S. Webster Street, P.O. Box 7921
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
p: 608-267-3125
CEA@dnr.state.wi.us

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

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