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Pollution Prevention, Waste Reduction,
And Energy Management

Position: NCCBI supports voluntary efforts by government, business, and industry to reduce energy consumption, reduce the volume, concentration, and toxicity of wastes generated, and to increase reuse of materials that otherwise would become waste, as important components of resource conservation and sustainable development.

NCCBI encourages DENR’s programs that disseminate information, provide technical assistance, and review State regulations and regulatory practices for disincentives to waste reduction. NCCBI encourges cooperation among DENR offices that regulate waste with those that promote waste reduction to strive for measurable improvements in waste reduction, in addition to enforcing regulations.

NCCBI will work with DENR to identify opportunities for reducing waste, improving energy management, and producing useable information and case studies of repeatable successes.

Explanation: Improved energy management and waste reduction benefit society through resource conservation and reduced emissions and discharges, while also benefiting businesses through regulatory compliance, reduced costs of production and waste management, and reduced exposure to liability.

DENR’s program for encouraging and promoting waste reduction is recognized nationally as one of the best of its kind.  Because DENR”s   Division of Waste Management and Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance are coordinating to focus DENR’s waste reduction outreach, DENR’s roles as both enforcer and technical resource make some businesses reluctant to accept offers of assistance.  NCCBI is in a good position to facilitate this process, using our communication network to provide information to our members and the experience of our members to provide feedback to DENR about how its programs may be benefiting or creating barriers to waste reduction by the private sector.

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Administrative Procedures Act / Regulatory Reform
Air Quality
Brownfields Redevelopment
Endangered Species/Critical Habitats
Environmental Protection Policy
Environmental Justice
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Pollution Prevention, Waste Reduction, And Energy Management
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Sustainable Development and Growth Planning
Science Education
Water Quality Protection
Wetlands Protection

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