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Pollution Prevention (P2)

Region 2 Pollution Prevention - Programs and Initiatives

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P2 toxics mitigation for areas with flooding

The EPA Region 2 Pollution Prevention Toxics Mitigation Program was developed by EPA as a way to reach out to small manufacturing and service businesses (and the communities surrounding them) that are located in flood, storm surge, and environmental justice areas. Its aim is to provide these businesses with the guidance, resources, expertise, and tools they need so they can:

  • Become more resilient in the face of severe storm events
  • Reduce the potential for toxic releases to their communities
  • Improve business operations, cut costs, increase profits, and enhance innovation

To assist these small manufacturing businesses, we developed guidance documents highlighting, among other areas, good housekeeping practices, environmentally preferable products, record keeping, storage, and spill preparedness:

Pollution Prevention information for flood areas

To help communities prevent hazardous materials being carried by waters from storm surge, sea level rise, or flooding, EPA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency collaborated on the information found in our guide for commercial and residential communities entitled, Making a Visible Difference in Communities: A Pollution Prevention Guide to Improving Hazardous Material Management Procedures.

P2 tips for various business sectors

We also developed P2 information in "Insights Bulletins" that highlight pollution prevention opportunities in various sectors, with stories of how actual businesses increased competitiveness and overall success.

Insights Bulletins currently available:

Auto Repair Sector
Dry Cleaning Sector
Gravure Printing Sector
Metal Finishing Sector
Scrap Metal Merchants Sector