The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Pollution Prevention (P2) Program has a knowledgeable staff of engineers and chemists with manufacturing, regulatory and consulting backgrounds. Their experience enables them to make suggestions on possible material substitutions, process improvements, water and chemical conservation, inventory management, preventive maintenance, housekeeping and reuse and recycling opportunities.
The P2 Program has conducted these assessments for a wide range of Delaware businesses and industries. A pollution prevention assessment addresses air emissions, water pollutants and solid and hazardous wastes. This assessment outlines a facility's options for reducing waste generation and waste management costs.
Pollution Prevention Program staff will visit your facility to examine process operations and pertinent waste generation data. After the visit, P2 staff will research technologies and management practices that the facility may be able to implement. A report will be provided containing a summary of costs for waste generation and management, and a list of pollution prevention practices or technologies the facility may want to consider.
Pollution Prevention staff can suggest practical options to help your facility reduce its waste generation, achieve regulatory compliance and save money as well. The P2 Program is a free and confidential non-regulatory program.
If areas of non-compliance are identified during a site visit, facility personnel will be made aware of it.
For additional information, please contact Robert Underwood, program manager, DNREC Pollution Prevention Program, 302-739-0403 or via e-mail: Robert.Underwood@state.de.us.