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Title: EPA TrainingAssistance for Construction Contractors


1
EPA Training/Assistance for Construction
Contractors
  • Peter Truitt, US EPA
  • AGC Annual Convention
  • March 21, 2006

2
AGC EPA Sector Strategies Partnership
  • Better industry performance through
  • Environmental Management Systems.
  • Workable EPA programs.
  • Progress measurement.
  • Close communications.

3
More EPA Assistance for Construction Than Any
Industry . . .
  • AGC our partner / advisor in most of it
  • CICA Center, Natl Compliance Assistance
    Clearinghouse, Electronic Compendium of
    Compliance Assistance Tools
  • MYER guide
  • Federal Environmental Requirements for
    Construction
  • National Clean Diesel Campaign
  • Resource Conservation Challenge
  • Draft Federal Green Construction Guide for
    Specifiers
  • AGCs EMS guide / EPA training
  • More . . . Check out www.cicacenter.org

4
Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center
  • www.cicacenter.org
  • Developed in collaboration with AGC.
  • Fed state rules, permits, inspection prep.
    aids, state contacts, info resources.
  • Stormwater, TMDLs, Haz/Solid Wastes,
    Asbestos-Lead-Mercury, Wetlands, Air, Endangered
    Species, Green Building, Safety Health.
  • All free. Go there!!

5
MYER Guide
  • Managing Your Environmental Responsibilities A
    Planning Guide for Construction Development
  • AGC contributed big time.
  • Purpose Recognize all federal requirements,
    factor costs into bids, assign responsibilities,
    complete the requirements.
  • Checklists Who will do what and self-audits.
  • Get it at www.cicacenter.org. Free print copies
    available.

6
Evaluating EPA Stormwater Assistance What Were
Hearing
  • Internet info doesnt reach many contractors. You
    want on-site or in-person help. Willing to pay.
  • Provide materials that states/locals can adapt.
  • Deliver assistance thru local planning-permitting
    offices and building inspectors.
  • Provide helpful info during and after
    inspections.
  • Also room for improvement in permitting-inspection
    -enforcement. Sector Strategies working with EPA
    offices AGC.
  • Tracking promising state pilots, particularly
    Colorado Stormwater Excellence Program w/AGC.
    Stay tuned.

7
Voluntary Programs Assistance
  • Clean Diesel
  • Green Building and Resource Conservation
    Challenge
  • Environmental Management Systems

8
National Clean Diesel Campaign Clean
Construction USA
  • AGC our partner. Recommended INCENTIVES to
    voluntarily reduce emissions through older
    equipment/engine replacement, utilizing cleaner
    fuels, installing retrofit devices, preventive
    maintenance and idle reduction.
  • EPA assistance
  • Technical assistance, case studies, demonstration
    projects. Regional Clean Diesel Collaboratives
    also provide technical assistance info.
  • Technology Verification Program - emissions
    performance applicability of retrofit
    technologies.
  • Sector Strategies intends to examine low-cost
    ways to reduce emissions.
  • Funding opportunities
  • 2006 EPA grant funds (5 million) - administered
    through Regional Collaboratives.
  • West Coast Diesel Collaborative accepting
    applications til March 23 (500K for
    Construction).
  • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds
    (1.6 billion/yr) administered through DOT.
  • 2005 Energy Bill - President's Budget included
    50 million for clean diesel.
  • For more information http//www.epa.gov/cleandies
    el/

9
Green Building Information
  • EPA Green Building
  • www.epa.gov/greenbuilding
  • DRAFT Federal Green Construction Guide for
    Specifiers (in consultation with AGC).
    www.wbdg.org/design/greenspec.php
  • EPA Resource Conservation Challenge
  • Debris recycling, industrial materials reuse.
    http//www.epa.gov/epaoswer/non-hw/debris-new/inde
    x.htm
  • EPA Green Indoor Environments
  • http//www.epa.gov/iaq/greenbuilding/
  • EPA GreenScapes
  • EPA http//www.epa.gov/greenscapes/

10
EMS Assistance Training
  • Constructing an Environmental Management System
    Guidelines and Templates for Contractors
  • AGC prepared, EPA helped. Get from AGCs e-store.
  • EMS Systematically Improving Your Performance
  • Business case for EMS in construction.
  • EPA trained 50 AGC contractors in EMS in 2005.
  • AGC now offering training on CD-ROM.
  • Go to www.constructionenvironment.org

11
Contact me . . .
  • Peter Truitt, U.S. EPA
  • Lead, Construction Sector Strategies
  • (202)566-2970
  • truitt.peter_at_epa.gov
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