Accession Number : ADA308944

Title :   Pollution Prevention Opportunity Assessment Protocol.

Corporate Author : ARMY CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE (PROVISIONAL) ABERDEE N PROVING GROUND MD

PDF Url : ADA308944

Report Date : 15 OCT 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The purpose of this protocol is to provide guidelines for conducting a pollution prevention opportunity assessment (P2OA) and developing a P2 Plan at Department of the Army installations. Prior to the passage of the 1990 Pollution Prevention (P2) Act (Reference 1, Appendix A), protection of the environment was accomplished through 'end-of-pipe' control techniques. While these activities effectively controlled pollution at the point of release, they did not prevent the pollution from ultimately entering the environment. For example, while air pollution control devices removed harmful pollutants from exhaust gases discharged to the atmosphere, they typically collected these pollutants as a solid which was then disposed of via landfill. Thus, while the avenue of introduction was changed, the pollution ultimately was placed back into the environment.

Descriptors :   *POLLUTANTS, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *POLLUTION, *PREVENTION, CONTROL, WASTE WATER, AIR POLLUTION, ARMY FACILITIES, WASTE MANAGEMENT, SOLID WASTES, EXHAUST GASES.

Subject Categories : Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE