Rapid Response Service

PPRC conducts free "rapid response" research for government agency technical assistance providers in the Northwest. This PPRC service seeks to answer an environmental question, or at a minimum, find sufficient leads, contacts and resources to help the requestor find the desired information.

The service may include consultation with engineers, a host of listserv resources, technical experts, and on-line or library searches.  In 2008, we upgraded this page to begin including many of the formally written replies to rapid response requests.  These are posted below.  Click here to view topic summaries of rapid response requests prior to 2008.

Please e-mail your Rapid Response questions HERE.    (Note: if you are outside of the Pacific Northwest, please visit the National P2Rx™ Rapid Response page for this service).

Additionally, we have subject-specific Rapid Response services available on:

Here are some of the other topics we have researched but did not respond with a full report. If you're interested in learning more about any of these topics, send us an email and we'll gladly provide you with the information that we have.

P2 Rapid Responses (2008-2012)

Many of the topics researched from May 1998 through August 2006 are summarized below. Some entries include contact information for the person requesting the information. These individuals may be able to provide additional information and learnings about the requested topic.
Note: Initial contact information is not updated.

  • Adhesives (1)
  • Agriculture (6)
  • Air (1)
  • Ammunition (1)
  • Arts & Crafts (1)
  • Asphalt (2)
  • Automotive & Alternative Fuel (3)
  • Aerospace (3)
  • Batteries (2)
  • Buildings (2)
  • Chemicals (9)
  • Cleaning (11)
  • Coatings & Coating Processes (4)
  • Construction (3)
  • Cosmetology (2)
  • Degreaser (1)
  • Dust Control (1)
  • Dry Cleaning (2)
  • Electronics (4)
  • Emergency Response (1)
  • Emissions (3)
  • Energy Conservation (1)
  • Enforcement (2)
  • Environmental Accounting (1)
  • Environmental Management & Management Systems (2)
  • Environmental Measurement (2)
  • Facilities (1)
  • Fiberglass (6)
  • Fire Fighting (1)
  • Food Processing (5)
  • Global Warming (1)
  • Hazardous Materials (5)
  • Hazardous Waste (4)
  • Healthcare (1)
  • Hospitality (6)
  • Household (3)
  • Indoor Air Quality (1)
  • Laboratories (1)
  • Laundry (2)
  • Liquid Waste (2)
  • Metal Fabrication (2)
  • Metal Finishing (1)
  • Mining (2)
  • Moss (2)
  • P2 Referrals & Resources (2)
  • Paint (5)
  • PBTs (5)
  • Performing Arts (1)
  • Photoprocessing (1)
  • Printing (2)
  • Purchasing (4)
  • Recycling/Reuse (13)
  • Sewage (1)
  • Ship & Boat Yards (2)
  • Solid Waste (4)
  • Solvents (1)
  • Steam (1)
  • Stormwater (1)
  • Sustainable Development (5)
  • Wastewater (5)
  • Water Conservation (2)
  • Water Quality (2)
  • Wood Products Manufacturing (10)
  • Adhesives

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    PVC Adhesive Alternative Looking for PVC adhesive without methylene chloride Alice Chapman
    King County Local Hazardous Waste
    alice.chapman@metrokc.gov
    7/02

    Agriculture

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Wineries P2 in vineyards and wineries Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    12/04
    Aquaculture Best practices and technical assistance for organic aquaculture Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    5/04
    Utilizing Waste Steam Wanted to capture heat (and possibly humidity) for greenhouses from facilities generating waste steam. Also interested in technology for capturing methane from an irrigation well Sandy Rock
    srock@pprc.org
    11/01
    Nitrates Information on preventing pollution of surface waters by nitrates from agriculture Lyman Houghton 2/01
    Feedlots Information on alternative waste technologies for animal feedlot facilities Laura Hitchcock
    Environmental Support Center
    206-382-1358
    selpolicy@envsc.org
    10/98
    Burning alternatives Information about possible alternatives to agricultural burning of orchard waste Bob West
    Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority
    509-574-1410
    bob@yrcaa.org
    9/98

    Air

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Clean Air Act Information on how the Clean Air Act applies to airports, parking facilities, vehicle emissions, etc. Charlotte Zackery
    Port of Seattle
    206-728-3650
    zackery.c@portseattle.org
    11/98

    Ammunition

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Waste Disposal Disposal information for un-used and/or confiscated ammunition for law enforcement agencies Patti Best
    Idaho DEQ
    pbest@deq.state.id.us
    3/01

    Arts and Crafts

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Spray Paint /
    Silica Gel
    What opportunities are available for P2/Waste Minimization in the specialty arts and crafts industry? Specifically for aerosol painting and use of silica gel for drying flowers. Charlotte Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208.373.0112

    crains@deq.state.id.us
    7/00

    Asphalt

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    BMPs Best managements practices for hot asphalt plants Patty Best
    Idaho DEQ
    pbest@deq.state.id.us
    3/01
    Pavers What asphalt pavers can do implement for P2, and what materials they can use to further P2 Jill Inahara
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    Inahara.Jill@deq.state.or.us
    3/99

    Automotive & Alternative Fuels

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Biofuels Viability of using vegetable oil (biodiesel) as bus fuel for Maryland Transit Authority Jennifer Mohammed, Local government in Maryland 2006
    Repair services Process flow charts for automotive repair services Jill Inahara
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    Inahara.Jill@deq.state.or.us
    3/00
    Mercury Background information on mercury switches in vehicles and a synopsis of mercury removal programs. Report here. 2004
    Solvents Solvent substitution for auto repair industry   3/00

    Aerospace

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Airports Any information and/or contacts regarding airport pollution prevention Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    P2 Coordinator
    1/99
    Airports Ambient toxics inventory for airports, either via specific sampling or releases Dennis McLerran
    Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (formerly the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency)
    206-343-8800
    9/98
    Airports Any Best Management Practices Pollution Prevention manuals for airports Dennis McLerran
    Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (formerly the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency)
    206-343-8800
    9/98

    Batteries

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Recycling Cost effective recycling options for alkaline or dry cell batteries Shab Zand
    Seattle Public Utilities
    206-233-5172
    Shab.Zand@ci.seattle.wa.us
    3/99
    Washington Waste Best contact on batteries and universal waste; clarification: are alkaline batteries a universal waste in WA Freda Tepfer
    Snohomish County Solid Waste
    425-388-6473
    freda.tepfer@co.snohomish.wa.us
    12/98

    Buildings

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Building Technologies What financial incentive programs, other than tax credits, that support the adoption of green building technologies.   Looking for information on the programs themselves, criteria used, and type of activities supported.   3/00
    Building Management Management issues for: pesticides, building washing, use of chemicals, and cleaning products. Also included information about indoor air quality, energy issues, and reuse of building materials Dawn Hottenroth
    City of Portland
    503-823-7767
    dawnh@bes.ci.portland.or.us
    8/99

    Chemicals

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Methylene Chloride What substitutes are available for methylene chloride in lab extractions and cleaning? Michelle Gaither for Kim Fowler, PNNL
    mgaither@pprc.org
    3/05
    Chrysene Health hazards and general information about chrysene Kris Passey
    mgaither@pprc.org
    2/01
    Blueprint Ammonia What equipment or chemical alternatives are available to ammonia-generating blueprint machines? Charlotte Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208.373.0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    8/00
    Chemicals in Cabinet Spray Sludge Fate of Sodium Metasilicate and Tetrasodium Pyrophosphate (TSP) (both toxic salts), in aqueous sludge from cabinet spraying Laurel Tomchick
    King County Local Hazardous Waste
    206-263-3063
    Laurel.Tomchick@METROKC.GOV"
    8/00
    Microscale Chemistry Government programs to promote or implement microscale chemistry at public schools Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    5/00
    Freon Any information and/or publications explaining the rules and regulations that apply to Freon Wayne Kauzlarich
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    541-776-6010 x227
    KAUZLARICH.Wayne@deq.state.or.us
    12/98
    Polyvinyl chloride Scientific data on the negative effects of PVC on human health and the environment Phil Berry
    Nike
    503-671-2841
    Phil.Berry@nike.com
    9/98
    Ethyl Lactate Information about ethyl lactate as a depainter Scott Lamb
    Washington Department of Ecology
    425-649-7268
    slam461@ecy.wa.gov
    9/98
    Sodium silicofluoride Find a resource that can processes can rework one metric ton of sodium silicofluoride into product Sally Toteff
    Thurston County, Washington
    360-754-4663
    toteffs@co.thurston.wa.us
    8/98

    Cleaning

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Laundry Hospital grade, biodegradeable laundry detergent Dave Waddell
    King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
    206-689-3069
    Dave.Waddell@METROKC.GOV
    11/04
    Methylene Chloride A replacement to methylene chloride for use in cleaning printing pads at a sporting goods manufacturer   1/00
    Dichloromethane Alternatives to dichloromethane Jean-Paul Huys
    Olympic Air Pollution Control Agency
    360-438-8768 x107
    jphuys@oapca.org
    12/99
    General Cleaning Janitorial, hospital, auto shop, and/or anything else county government could be doing with cleaning. Identifying locally available products that perform well and are competitively priced. Eric Nelson
    King County Procurement Services
    206-296-4324
    Eric.Nelson@METROKC.GOV
    4/99
    Solvent Disposal method, treatment and/or an alternative for glutaraldehyde, used for the cold sterilization of medical equipment Dennis Lundine
    Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
    907-269-7529
    dlundine@envircon.state.ak.us
    12/98
    Solvent Alternatives Alternatives to halogenated solvent cleaning (i.e. case studies), for metal cleaning Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    12/98
    Contact Cleaning Alternative methods for contact cleaning (degreasing parts in place without use of cleaning tool) Kevin Masterson
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-5615
    masterson.kevin@deq.state.or.us
    7/98
    SCCO2 Cleaning Vendors and case studies for supercritical carbon dioxide cleaning equipment Mark Benedict
    Washington Department of Ecology
    509-575-2803
    mben461@ecy.wa.gov
    7/98
    Propyl Bromide Information about the use of propyl bromide as an alternative to chlorinated solvents Mark Benedict
    Washington Department of Ecology
    509-575-2803
    mben461@ecy.wa.gov
    7/98
    Ethylene Oxide Alternatives to ethylene oxide sterilization (for medical instruments) Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

    7/98

    Coatings

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Wood Preservative Coating What are the regulations and opportunities for minimizing drip in the preservative coating process? Jim Boone
    Consultant
    jboone-cip@attbi.com
    3/02
    Coating for Solar Sought environmental coatings and application methods for solar pipes Pete Horn
    Yakima, Washington
    digitdeep@qosi.net
    11/01
    Porcelain P2 opportunities in porcelain refinishing Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    3/00
    Water-based Alternatives to solvent coatings for metal and wood, with an emphasis on water-based technology environmental costs versus the costs to coat with the traditional solvent-based coatings Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    8/98

    Construction

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (RRR) Comprehensive database or resource with construction materials that have reduced toxins, are reused, or contain recycled content. Kim Fowler, PNNL
    Contact: Michelle Gaither, PPRC mgaither@pprc.org
    10/05
    Insulation Best insulation products for energy savings, materials, and performance Cathy Buller for Alayne Yellum
    cbuller@pprc.org
    6/05
    Minimize construction waste & pollution Specific sub-contractor construction BMPs for controlling chemical and solid waste from activities like roofing, HVAC and plumbing activities Dawn Hottenroth
    City of Portland
    503-823-7767
    dawnh@bes.ci.portland.or.us
    10/98

    Cosmetology

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    P2 in Cosmetology Any information about fact-sheets, case studies, and/or guides Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    12/98
    Hair Industry Any information to encourage the hair industry to practice waste reduction and pollution prevention Sally Smith
    Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
    907-269-3093
    sjsmith@envircon.state.ak.us
    12/98

    Degreaser

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Degreaser Tank (1) Any vendors (preferably local) that can design/make a small scale tank degreaser system? (2) Are there any case studies available from similar facilities that have built smaller tanks? Bob Goldberg
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6350
    bgol461@ecy.wa.gov
    2/99

    Dust Control

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Road Dust Controls Independent research on toxicity of different road dust controls Roger Thomas
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    rthomas@deq.state.id.us
    6/01

    Dry Cleaning

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Wet Cleaning Any new research or demonstration projects on wet cleaning vs. dry cleaning since 1998 Laurel Thomchick
    King County Local Hazardous Waste
    Management Program
    206-263-3063
    Laurel.Tomchick@METROKC.GOV
    2/00
    Solvents/systems Information about alternative solvents and/or systems for drycleaning Patricia Jatczak
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6358
    pjat461@ECY.WA.GOV
    4/99

    Electronics

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Lead-Free Solder and Assembly Seeking speakers and web resources on lead-free solder and environmental regulations applicable to electronics manufacturing Electronics Industry Association
    mgaither@pprc.org
    11/03
    Integrated Circuits Common P2 opportunities for manufacturers of integrated circuits Vern Meinz
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6339
    vmei461@ECY.WA.GOV
    4/99
    Latex gloves How to recycle latex gloves in the electronics or semi-conductor industry Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    3/99
    Ammonia Identify ways to reduce or eliminate ammonia releases from printed circuit board manufacturing processes Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    12/98

    Emergency Response

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    P2 and emergency response Information/references for the following topics, with regard to emergency management: the benefits of hazardous materials prevention; comprehensive emergency management (CEM) & integrated approach of CEM with P2; technological hazards based in communities; and disaster resistant communities. Annette Lyghtowler
    Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
    2/99

    Emissions

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Autobody shops Needed actual data or report on regulated and toxic emissions from autobody shops Contact: Michelle Gaither, PPRC mgaither@pprc.org 10/05
    Paint booth VOC/odor control How to minimize odor releases from auto paint spray booth? Filtration and biofiltration, substitution of waterborne or UV coatings, improve spray efficiency. Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    6/02
    Zero discharge Looking for information about zero discharge. 1) Accomplishments/statements by companies; 2) States advocating it for certain waste streams (WA & dioxin); 3) Environmental groups and others promoting it. Laura Hitchcock
    Environmental Support Center
    206-382-1358
    selpolicy@envsc.org
    3/99

    Energy Efficiency

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Small Refrigerators Looking for information about energy efficient small (3-5 cu .ft. capacity) refrigerators Helen Rigg
    Idaho DEQ
    hrigg@deq.state.id.us
    6/01

    Enforcement

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Compliance Documents that (1) compare the effectiveness of voluntary compliance assistance and enforcement programs or (2) report that strong enforcement is an essential element to a company's decision to deploy pollution prevention strategies Kathy Fletcher
    People for Puget Sound
    206-382-7007
    kfletcher@pugetsound.org
    10/98
    P2 and Enforcement Pollution Prevention integration into enforcement activities in other states Larry Cwik
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-5728
    cwik.larry@deq.state.or.us
    7/98

    Environmental Accounting

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Calculations for triple-bottom-line accounting Needed environmental statistics and calculations to use in translating environmental and health impacts into costs. Linda Pratt
    City of San Diego, CA
    Contact: Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    3/04

    Environmental Management & Management Systems

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    "Green Team" How to develop and recruit an internal "green team" to foster and design an environmental program. Ken Grimm, PPRC for
    Curt Nichols, Idaho Power
    br>kgrimm@pprc.org
    6/05
    EMSs and local government Are any Northwest, or US, state or local governments implementing legislation promoting or mandating EMS or other environmental leadership/reporting/improvement programs? Tom Turner
    Alaska Department of Environmental Conservations
    907-269-7582
    tturner@envircon.state.ak.us
    7/01

    Environmental Measurement

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Measuring Improvement How are Seattle companies measuring environmental improvement? Burt Hamner
    wbhamner@cleanerproduction.com
    11/04
    Progress in Environmental Programs What tools exist for measuring progress and performance of environmental programs Michelle Gaither, on behalf of Amy Perlmutter
    mgaither@pprc.org
    1/05

    Facilities

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    P2 at facilities Looking for information on P2 at correctional facilities, specifically in food preparation and laundry. Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    4/00

    Fiberglass

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Product Design Is there design guidance for new fiberglass products Judy Kennedy, Washington Department of Ecology, Contact: Michelle Gaither, PPRC, mgaither@pprc.org 8/06
    Waste resin Waste from polyester resin bulk storage tank resulting from emptying and cleaning tank. For more information:
    PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    11/03
    Scrap Looking for companies that take in fiberglass scrap, grind it up and reuse it Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    6/99
    Odor problems from styrene Use of vapor suppressing agents in polyester resins and gelcoats to reduce styrene odors Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    1/99
    Reducing Styrene Emissions Available case studies on companies who have switched from traditional, "high-styrene" resins to low-VOC resins Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    1/99
    Cleaning Some information on substituting non-hazardous (as defined by RCRA) cleaning chemicals for acetone in the fiberglass manufacturing industry Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    1/99

    Fire Fighting

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Environmentally friendly fire fighting foam Looking for information on environmentally appropriate fire fighting foams that meet the requirements for Class B AAAF fire foam Mike Mathew
    Washington State Ferry System
    206-515-3933
    mathewm@wsdot.wa.gov
    8/02

    Food Processing

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Odor from Fish Smoking Facility Methods available to reduce the odors associated with fish smoking? Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-378-8240, x 261
    obteshka.Terry@deq.state.or.us
    7/01
    Food Processing Facilities Potato processing facilities that have waste lagoons, with organic wastes and subsequent odors. Any information available about attempts made to reduce odors OR reuse the product/waste? Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    P2 Coordinator
    3/99
    Food Processing Facilities Information about regional government P2 Technical Assistance Providers for water conservation at food processing facilities Hugh O'Neil
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6354
    hone461@ecy.wa.gov
    12/98
    Fish waste Opportunities for using at least 10,000 pounds of fish byproducts (healthy, such as skins, intestines, heads, fins and bones), rather than discarding in garbage Heidi Siegelbaum
    O'Neil& Siegelbaum
    206-784-4265
    wastenot@speakeasy.org
    10/98
    Meat Pollution Prevention in meat cutting and other raw meat issues Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    5/98

    Global Warming

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Northwest Sources of global warming gases, significant industries, significant player in reductions   6/99

    Hazardous Materials

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Methylene chloride Alternatives to methylene chloride in lab use Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    4/05
    Endocrine disruptors Regulatory and voluntary programs dealing with endocrine disruptors Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    2/04
    Mercury Mercury content in fluorescent lamps Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    12/03
    Containment Secondary containment BMPs for piping, loading docks, chemical storage, and outdoor Kreg Beck
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    Kbeck@deq.state.id.us
    11/01
    Pharmacy How to set up a hazardous materials pharmacy Alan Schuyler
    Arco
    aschuyl@mail.arco.com
    6/99

    Hazardous Waste

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    PCB Transformers Options for transporting PCB laden transformers out of small Alaskan village, other than plane or barge. Ken Grimm, PPRC
    for Kevin Kimber, AK
    kgrimm@pprc.org
    5/05
    Household hazardous waste Any existing studies that examine any correlation between access to/ease of disposal and use of hazardous materials? Any solid waste studies (i.e. between accessibility of recycling and impact on waste reduction)? Liz Tennant
    King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
    206-296-4725
    liz.tennant@metrokc.gov
    4/99
    Ethanol from a hospital laboratory Recycling/reuse options for waste ethanol from a hospital; ~50-70 gallons/week Bob McCoy
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-5983
    mccoy.bob@deq.state.or.us
    1/99
    Health Care Best management practices for hospital histology procedures Eric Clark
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-378-8240 x253
    Clark.Eric@deq.state.or.us
    10/98

    Healthcare

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Health Care P2 in healthcare for hazardous waste prevention Tee Little
    Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
    Tee_Little@envircon.state.ak.us
    6/01

    Hospitality

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Cruise Ships P2 in the Cruise Ship industry Heidi Siegelbaum
    wastenot@speakeasy.org
    10/04
    Hand Towels Reusable linen versus disposable towels Dwight Mercer
    City of Regina, Canada
    306 - 777 - 7286
    dmercer@cityregina.com
    5/00
    Restaurant Organics recycling for restaurants Kelly Hendryx
    City of Portland
    503-823-7585
    kellyh@bes.ci.portland.or.us
    12/99
    Restaurants Alternatives to sodium hydroxide, for deep fryer cleaning   11/99
    Restaurant Fats and grease stormwater discharge; via air vents Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    5/98
    Retail Information about guides, fact sheets or Best Management Practices for the retail sector Charley Rains
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-373-0112
    crains@deq.state.id.us
    5/98

    Household

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Mothballs Mothballs (naphthalene) types, toxicity, and health hazards Sandra Lucas 6/01
    Household Products Chemical content of common household and garden products George Perry
    King County Local Hazardous Waste Program
    206-263-3083
    george.perry@metrokc.gov
    11/99
    Pesticides Pesticide use from the homeowners perspective Andrew Swanson
    Clackamas Co., Oregon
    503-557-6491
    andrews@co.clackamas.or.us
    9/98

    Indoor Air Quality

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Indoor Carbon Dioxide Indoor office CO2 levels are too high; what resources/options are available? Alice Chapman, King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program, Contact: Michelle Gaither mgaither@pprc.org 8/06

    Laboratories

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Schools Less hazardous laboratory demonstrations for high schools and middle schools Dave Waddell
    King County Local Hazardous Waste Management Program
    206-689-3069
    Dave.Waddell@METROKC.GOV
    5/99

    Laundry

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Rag Laundering How can we reduce or eliminate petroleum/solvent odors from an industrial rag laundering facility, either by better user and pre-treatment processes and by controlling releases during laundering. Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    4/03
    Prison Laundry General pollution prevention tips for laundering, specifically at a prison. Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    2002

    Liquid Waste

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Glue Waste Any ideas for disposing of non-regulated liquid glue (production overrun), other than a materials exchange or the Sewer Freda Tepfer
    Snohomish County Solid Waste
    425-388-6473
    freda.tepfer@co.snohomish.wa.us
    1/99
    Non-regulated Liquid Waste What do businesses do with non-regulated liquid waste that they want to dispose of? Are there disposal options other than going to hazardous waste vendors? Freda Tepfer
    Snohomish County Solid Waste
    425-388-6473
    freda.tepfer@co.snohomish.wa.us
    1/99

    Metal Fabrication

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Cutting Oil Replacement for Soluble Oil D, #00786 Annie Pierce
    Environmental Coalition of South Seattle
    206-767-0432
    2/99
    Metal Fabrication/ Machine Shops Trade associations for metal fabricators and/or machine shops, with a focus on Washington state Laura Schleyer
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6746
    lsch461@ecy.wa.gov
    11/98

    Metal Finishing

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Metal Finishing         Resources available concerning metal plating Larry McKernick
    King County Department of Public Health
    206-296-3930
    larry.mckenrick@metrokc.gov
    1/99

    Mining

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Waste Fluoride and Gypsum End use for fluoride as a by-product of gypsum mining process? Want to reduce the size of the gypsum stacks Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    P2 Coordinator
    3/99
    Waste Fluoride Information about using fluoride from a waste product as a viable chemical (specifically, a fertilizer processor) Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    P2 Coordinator
    5/98

    Moss

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Structures Additional information about sodium bicarbonate and water solution impingement. Also, environmental fate of borate if used on roofs and it then enters the SW system. Nancy Moreno
    Springfield Utility Board
    NancyLM@subutil.com
    6/99
    Structures Non-toxic alternative to kill moss (sodium hypochlorite, zinc napthanate, copper, ferrous sulphate) growing on structures Nancy Moreno
    Springfield Utility Board
    NancyLM@subutil.com
    5/99

    P2 Referrals and Resources

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    List of P2 Resources, Links Putting together a bibliography of qualilty P2 weblinks and resources; looking for recommendations Paul Stasch
    Washington Department of Ecology
    psta@ecy.wa.gov
    9/00
    General P2 for Factories P2 websites for factory managers who know very little about P2. Includes a variety of information on multiple subjects and a lot of links to other sites Phil Berry
    Nike
    503-671-2841
    Phil.Berry@nike.com
    9/98

    Paint

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Graffiti Removal Are best environmental practices documented comprehensively by any agencies, websites, etc? (Answer = NO) Nancy Helm
    City of Seattle
    Nancy.Helm@ci.seattle.wa.us
    11/01
    Sludge Alternatives uses for oil-based paint sludge Dee Williams
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-690-7120
    dewi461@ecy.wa.gov
    12/99
    Latex Toxicity of latex paint Dave Wick
    Washington Department of Ecology
    425-649-7071
    dwic461@ecy.wa.gov
    12/99
    Emissions Are there quantifiable air emission reductions that can be achieved by closed paint gun cleaners? Mike Schultz
    Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (formerly the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency)
    206-689-4060
    commedu@pscleanair.org
    5/99
    Spray Equipment A source of information for the different types of spray equipment and what their efficiencies are; or uses for the industry Dave Lenington
    Puget Sound Clean Air Agency (formerly the Puget Sound Air Pollution Control Agency)
    206-689-4061
    engpermits@pscleanair.org
    4/99

    Persistant Bioaccumulative Toxins (PBTs)

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    General Resources Good, current resources on PBTs Charlie Cuniff
    ECOSS
    11/04
    Mercury Content in Fluorescent Bulbs What are "safe" levels of mercury in fluorescents? What are the actual levels in fluorescents from specific manufacturers? How can we ensure we are buying the best and safest bulbs? Theresa Shoemaker
    Pacific Northwest National Labs
    theresa.shoemaker@pnl.GOV
    4/03
    Mercury in Electrical Devices What are the functions and types of various electrical devices that contain mercury and are requiring disposal as they become obsolete? Alice Chapman
    King County Local Hazardous Waste
    alice.chapman@metrokc.gov
    4/02
    Mercury in Fluorescent Lamps What are the existing and potential future regulations dealing with mercury disposal from fluorescent lamps? Lee James
    Puget Sound Energy
    ljames@pse.com
    1/02
    Handling What is considered the "best" management of these materials/products to prevent further exposure/dispersion Shirli Axelrod
    Seattle Public Utilities
    206-684-7804
    shirli.axelrod@ci.seattle.wa.us
    5/99

    Performing Arts

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Set Design P2 opportunities/actions for the performing arts, especially set design Peter Brown
    Anchorage Opera
    pbrown@anchorageopera.com
    10/98

    Photoprocessing

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Chemicals What chemicals are used in the process, are there any alternatives, etc. Jill Inahara
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    Inahara.Jill@deq.state.or.us
    3/99

    Printing

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Soy-based inks Does printing soy-based ink on paper hamper recycling of the paper? Claire Bronsen
    c2bdesign@uswest.net
    8/01
    Flexographic
    platemaking
    Is it feasible to filter several gallons of somewhat soapy water for disposal or remove its soapiness so that it can be reused in the process it came from Tom Boucher
    Washington Department of Ecology
    425-649-7180
    tbou461@ecy.wa.gov
    1/00

    Purchasing

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Fluorescent Bulbs How to find bulb manufacturers and how to select fluorescent bulbs for facilities, weighing the compromises between lower-mercury content (which means shorter life), and higher energy efficiency? Doug Raines
    Washington Department of Corrections
    12/03
    Copier paper Assistance on developing a copier paper procurement and use strategy for converting to recycled content paper, for the state of California. California Integrated Waste Management Board

    11/03
    Re-refined oil What fleets across the country are using re-refined oil? Eric Nelson
    King County, Washington
    Eric.Nelson@METROKC.GOV
    1/00
    Recycled content paper Sources/suppliers and specifications for paper. Joanne Shea EPA;

    shea.joanne@epa.gov
    1/00

    Recycling/Reuse

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Composite scrap Recycling opportunities or industries for large aerospace composite scrap pieces Contact:
    Michelle Gaither for David Dornbush, Boeing
    mgaither@pprc.org
    4/05
    Construction, Demolition and Landclearing Debris (CDL) Recycling opportunities for CDL in the Northwest Contact:
    Cathy Buller for Norman Barnett
    cbuller@pprc.org
    3/05
    Electronics and freon Recycling opportunities and contacts in Florida Contact:
    Cathy Buller, PPRC
    cbuller@pprc.org
    6/05
    Blasting Grit Blast grit recycling opportunities Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    1/05
    Refrigerants Refrigerant recovery methods Dorothy Saunders
    EPA
    saunders.dorothy@epa.gov
    5/04
    Used oil from Alaska cruise ships What information is available on oil quantities and recovery options for cruise ships that port in SE Alaska? Robin Sahnow
    Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, Juneau, AK
    rsahnow@thrha.org
    7/02
    Polystyrene ("styrofoam") Locations of polystyrene recycling operations in the Northwest, and general information about polystyrene recycling Helen Rigg
    Idaho DEQ
    hrigg@deq.state.id.us
    4/01
    Toner Ink Can unused toner ink from cartridges be recovered/reused? Kim Fowler
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
    509-372-4233
    kim.fowler@pnl.gov
    4/01
    Battery Regulations Any take-back/recycle regulations for alkaline battery manufacturers? Karen Rose
    Snohomish County Public Utilities District
    425-347-5531
    kzrose@snopud.com
    4/00
    Used oil filters Recycling options for Idaho Hudson Mann
    Idaho Department of Environmental Quality
    208-799-4370
    HMANN@DEQ.STATE.ID.US
    2/00
    Consumer Electronics Any recycling programs to divert computers and other consumer electronics from landfill? Is anyone recycling TV's and microwaves in the NW? Any EPA restrictions for TV/microwaves? Any bulky electronics recycling programs? Dick Schmidt
    City of Portland
    503-823-2866
    richards@bes.ci.portland.or.us
    1/00
    Facilities Existence of recycling facilities in following states: OR, TX, CA, UT, AZ, CO, OK, IL, PA, FL John Bernardo
    Albertson's
    208-395-4990
    john_bernerdo@albertsons.com
    9/99
    Plastics The full list of the plastics recycling numbers and what each number stands for Phil Berry
    Nike
    503-671-2841
    Phil.Berry@nike.com
    9/98

    Ship and Boat Yards

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Mercury Mercury containing materials & components in boats Contact:
    Michelle Gaither, PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    10/04
    Painting/Depainting Painting/depainting technologies used in shipyards. Cost benefit analysis of life-cycle.   8/99
    Vessel Maintenance P2 for maintenance (e.g., ways to catch solvents, paint chips, sand blasting grit and paint particles, oil, hydraulic fluid, etc. for fishing boats) Phil North
    US Environmental Protection Agency
    907-283-6608
    north.phil@epa.gov
    9/98

    Sewage

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Septic systems Industrial wastewater Best Management Practices/P2 techniques for businesses served by on-site sewage (septic) systems Elizabeth McCloskey
    Kitsap Health District
    306-692-3611 x238
    mccloe@health.co.kitsap.wa.us
    5/99

    Solid Waste

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Materials Materials waste reduction that is not recycling Jan Whitworth
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6434
    whitworth.janis.m@deq.state.or.us
    9/98
    Policy Information about shifting solid waste policy from measuring tonnage/volume to measuring by life cycle costing Jan Whitworth
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6434
    whitworth.janis.m@deq.state.or.us
    3/00
    Compost Information about any compostable absorbent, for use on leaking garbage trucks. The trucks are used for the collection of yard debris and some other organic material; the leaking liquid has an unpleasant odor. Larry Eisele
    Washington County, Washington
    503-648-8609
    larry_eisele@co.washington.or.us
    10/98
    Materials Information on grocery store shrink management, excluding composting Jan Whitworth
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6434
    whitworth.janis.m@deq.state.or.us
    9/98

    Solvents

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Efficiency Studies Solvent Efficiency Studies, in particular for bearings packed in lubricants Tom Boucher
    Washington Department of Ecology
    425-649-7180
    tbou461@ecy.wa.gov
    8/99

    Steam

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Case Studies Example of companies that achieved environmental benefits from upgrading industrial steam systems; they may or may not be associated with DOE’s steam partnership   5/99

    Stormwater

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Treatment Information about new technologies available for stormwater treatment in an industrial setting Helen Pressley
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6339
    hpre461@ecy.wa.gov
    6/98

    Sustainable Development

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Lumber Cost and performance of recycled plastic lumber vs. cedar/traditional lumber Eric Nelson
    King County Procurement Services
    206-296-4324
    Eric.Nelson@METROKC.GOV
    1/05
    Sustainable Nursery Production What best practices are available for nursery production; water quality and conservation, energy conservation, integrated pest management, invasive plant control, and more. Michelle Gaither, PPRC (for Bob Drake, EPA)
    mgaither@pprc.org
    3/02
    Small Business Loans Information about entities who make small business loans to companies who are proposing to use sustainable/innovative/P2 methods as part of their business Helen Pressley
    Washington Department of Ecology
    360-407-6339
    hpre461@ecy.wa.gov
    7/99
    Programs Information about programs and/or policy for implementing sustainable practices for government offices Bob Doppelt
    PSU Center for Watershed and Community Health
    503-725-8101
    BDoppelt.F10@worldnet.att.net
    2/00
    Resources Compilation of PPRC library resources and copies of available materials Lisa Merrifield
    Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable
    217-244-6061
    merrifld@wmrc.hazard.uiuc.edu
    2/99

    Wastewater

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Formaldehyde Information about formaldehyde in wastewater: P2 opportunities, BMPs, etc.   3/00
    Metal Finishing Water reclamation or recirculation opportunities for phosphorous and chromate conversion coating processes of metal parts   2/00
    Oil/water separators Information about monitoring programs for oil/water separators at small shops Doug Arnold
    Hazel Dell Sewer District
    360- 750-5876
    DArnold@hdsd.com
    2/00
    NPDES P2 opportunities/checklists to use in a prison NPDES permit   8/99
    Reuse Identifying vendor that can provide a small closed-loop system, capable of handling an average ~10,000-12,000 gallons/mo.
    Note: thus far, the systems found are much larger and more expensive than the small system wanted.
    Margaret Nover
    City of Portland
    503-823-7623
    margaret@bes.ci.portland.or.us
    1/99

    Water Conservation

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Xeriscaping Examples of northwest government agencies using xeriscaping Contact:
    Michelle Gaither
    PPRC
    mgaither@pprc.org
    11/03
    Sprinklers Information on "dry" vs. "wet" sprinkler systems Patti Best
    Idaho DEQ
    pbest@deq.state.id.us
    5/01

    Water Quality

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Stream protection and cleanup Kitsap County contacts for stream issues Cathy Buller for Barbara Peterson
    cbuller@pprc.org
    5/05
    Gardening Gardening without chemicals, using integrated pest management and water quality protection best practices City of Corvallis
    Contact Michelle Gaither at PPRC for more information
    5/05

    Wood Products

    Specific Area Request Requested by Date
    Finishing Best Management Practices manuals and publications for wood finishing Jill Inahara
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    Inahara.Jill@deq.state.or.us>
    7/00
    Chlorinated strippers Alternatives to chlorinated strippers; specifically for musical instruments Dave Wick
    Washington Department of Ecology
    425-649-7071
    dwic461@ecy.wa.gov
    1/00
    Preservatives Alternatives to creosote Phil Engle
    Sustainable Northwest
    engle@teleport.com
    12/99
    Cedar shake manufacturing Reuse options for sawdust, bark and mill ends from the manufacture of shakes Margaret Franzen
    Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
    206-689-4098
    inspection@pscleanair.org
    7/99
    Furniture/Small Shops P2 for small wood coaters (e.g. cabinet making shops) Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    12/98
    Furniture Effective substitutes for methylene chloride to strip varnish and paint from furniture Terry Obteshka
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-6147
    obteshka.terry@deq.state.or.us
    11/98
    Furniture Information about the latest effective alternative coatings for wood furniture refinishers Kevin Masterson
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-229-5615
    masterson.kevin@deq.state.or.us
    7/98
    Plywood/Glue Alternatives to formaldehyde-based glues used in plywood manufacturing Dave Rozell
    Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
    503-378-8240 x258
    rozell.dave@deq.state.or.us
    7/98
    Wood Manufacturing Facilities operation   6/98
    Wood skin reuse Wood skin for compressed doors in Oregon Surender Talwar
    Trends Limited
    concept@wt.net
    5/98