Training for Participation in Environmental ProgramsRATIONALE
Experience with small and medium size manufacturers has taught us that although there is usually a desire to protect the environment, the state and federal environmental regulatory programs are complex, and there is often a mistrust of state or federal regulations. This project addresses the EPA's Toxic Release Reporting: Community Right-To-Know program. The proposal is to utilize funds to finance local free non-government technical assistance to small and medium size manufacturers.
Conduct six free technical assistance seminars to help small to medium size facilities accurately participate in the EPA's Toxic Release Reporting: Community Right-To-Know program. Follow-up on-site technical assistance for seminar participants with need for additional help will be included. The seminars will be "hands on" utilizing proven Winrock consultants and technical staff. During the on-site technical assistance, technical consultants will assist facility personnel in locating/obtaining appropriate records for completing threshold determinations and will assist in completion of the calculations necessary to determine whether a Form R Report is required.
Half-day workshops offered in six locations; Conway, Jonesboro, Fayetteville and Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Pryor, Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma.