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Join us for the 2022 Virtual FOG Forum on May 25 & 26 and June 1 & 2!  Click here to view the registration page and read more about this exciting professional event.  Highlights include case studies, the latest in FOG technology, best practices and more! We will be continuing
The Oregon DEQ and PPRC Present the Oregon Metals Industry Roundtables Our next Roundtable Event is June 29, 2022, 10am to 11:30am. Topic: Tools & Resources to Reduce Toxics Chemical evaluation and inventory tools
Self-assessment tools
Free technical assistance resources
… And more! Speakers and details to be added soon.…
The Certification Assistance Program is coordinated by the Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). This program is funded in part by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Healthy, Resilient, Sustainable Communities Grant. The Certification Assistance Program is a free program designed to support and encourage businesses to…
Free for Painters in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho!
Learn more on the benefits of spray efficiency training here.  Contact mstrauhal@pprc.org. 
PURPOSE This self-assessment form may help metal-related sectors establish a current-state baseline, and also recognize potential environmental improvements and best practices relating to chemicals used in operations.   Sectors that can benefit from completing this intake include auto or auto body repair shops, and manufacturers that clean, machine, coat or paint,…
EcoBiz is a business certification program that recognizes businesses for adopting exceptional environmental business practices. Currently EcoBiz certifications are available for two sectors: automotive services and landscaping.
PPRC has several projects and presentations demonstrating alternatives for some of the higher-toxicity solvents used in industry and the service sector. Solvents are valuable in parts cleaning and degreasing, most often to prepare metal or plastic or composite part surfaces for a coating, plating, etching, or other treatment.    Other solvent…
P2 West: Inspiration, Innovation, & Implementation
The P2 West: Inspiration, Innovation and Implementation Conference is an EPA Region 9 and 10 Pollution Prevention Regional Roundtable partnership.  This premier event brought together hundreds of P2 Technical Assistance Providers, Green Business Programs, Sustainability Experts, and Zero Waste and Pretreatment Professionals working with…
P2 Roundtable
As of 2019, there may have been as many as 21,000 dry cleaning operations in the U.S.  (EPA, 2019), however with onset of COVID-19, the number of operations has declined. Three chemicals, trichloroethylene (TCE), perchloroethylene (PERC), and n-propyl bromide (nPB), pose significant health and environmental concerns.  All three have…
Boatyard managers and boat owners are essential to preserving water quality and healthy marine life.  Here is a short introduction to antifouling paint additives, aquatic impacts, followed by several best practice factsheets and videos below. By nature and intended purpose, antifouling additives in hull paints (also called biocides) are toxic…

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