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Title: POHNPEI EPA Environmental Protection AGENCY


1
POHNPEI EPA Environmental Protection AGENCY
  • 11th 13th June 2008
  • Cabinet Retreat
  • COM-FSM

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HISTORY
  • 1. SANITATION HEALTH SERVICES
  • 2. S.L. NO. 3L-26-92 Established Environmental
    Protection Agency (EPA)
  • ALL ASSETS TRANSFERED TO EPA
  • CREATED BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • BOARD OF DIRECTORS, EPA
  • - REG. ( 20 REGULATIONS)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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FUNCTION
  • The Environmental Protection Agencys function
    is to implement the laws and regulations as
    promulgated by the ACT SL-3L-26-92. Program and
    activities are carried out according to the laws
    and regulations as adopted by the Board of
    Directors.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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MISSION
  • To create and maintain conditions under which
    man and nature can exist in productive harmony,
    and fulfill the social, economic and other
    requirements of the present and future generation
    of Pohnpeians.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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STRATEGIC GOALS
  • To improve the environmental conditions related
    to the health and welfare of the people of
    Pohnpei.
  • Outcome 1. Population with access to safe
    drinking water increase to
  • 75 by end of year 2009.
  • 2. 95 of food sold to the public is safe
    for consumption
  • 3. 75 of coastal areas and rivers are
    safe for recreational use
  • by 2009.
  • 4. 98 of hazardous chemicals are properly
    used and disposed
  • of by end of 2008
  • Integrate Environmental considerations into
    economic development.
  • 1. 90 of all project developments meet
    objectives by 2009
  • Improve the publics environmental awareness
  • 1. 85 of all household, commercial and public
    solid waste
  • properly disposed of by 2009.

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PROGRAMS and ACTIVITIES
  • 1. A laboratory
  • (Safe Drinking Water, water quality monitoring
    survey / coastal and recreation area survey,
    analysis, comm. water survey ) .
  • 2. Permitting System Earthmoving
  • Earthmoving, Building Construction, Solid Waste
    Hazardous Waste, Rural Sanitation Program,
    POPs/Pesticide
  • 3. Climate Change, Residential/Village
    Development Hygiene, Complain Investigation,
    Public Bldg. Project Development
  • 4. Food Establishment
  • Restaurant, Store, Sakau Bar, Snack Bar, Take
    out, Special Event
  • 5. Quarantine Seaport Airport
  • Monitoring and survey (communicable
    diseases, and cleanliness of the ports area)
  • 6. Public Awareness
  • School, Community, Environmental Campaign, EPA
    News, Radio Spot Announcement

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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ACCOMPLISHMENT
  1. EPA Lab Certified
  2. Lab Supervisor Technician Certified
  3. RSP Projects 251, FmHA 111,739.00 Govt.
    212,546.00
  4. EPA CSP Joint Program
  5. Projects Approved Annually
  6. Fine Assessed Annually
  7. Based on EPA assessment study new Dump Site
    designated
  8. Awareness Yearly a. Schools, Communities b.
    Campaign Awareness ( 3 times a year)
  9. Climate Change mitigation adaptation
    100,00.00
  10. Safety of drinking water (PUC extension water
    pipelines project
  11. PUC/Navy drilled well projects

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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1. EPA laboratory
  • 2008 EPA Laboratory certified including lab
    supervisor technician

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Challenges
  • Inconsistent Legal opinions.
  • Traditional practises
  • Changing Behavior Attitude
  • Not Enough Staff
  • Not Enough Equipment/Vehicles
  • Insufficient Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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  • OBJECTIVES
  • 1. To maximize economic benefits for all the
    people of Pohnpei, while
  • minimizes the negative impact on our island
    environment.
  • 2. Assure the state infrastructure (water, sewer,
    solid waste disposal)
  • is properly operated and maintained to
    provide maximum health benefits to the
  • residents and visitors of Pohnpei.
  • 3. To work with the island communities to assure
    that their surroundings are a safe
  • and healthful place to live.
  • WHERE ARE WE
  • Pohnpei EPA has 20 regulations involving both
    environmental protection and sanitary standards.
    These regulations are enforced through a system
    of permits and inspections. All projects go
    through an assessment procedure to assure all
    negative environmental impacts are minimized.
    Numerous public education events are conducted,
    including clean up events, school projects,
    community meetings, newsletters and radio
    programs.
  • WHERE ARE WE GOING
  • The EPA environmental regulations, standards and
    programs should reflect the needs of the people
    of Pohnpei, and implemented in the most effective
    and economically efficient manner possible. The
    environment of Pohnpei should support the
    economic, social, cultural, and health needs of
    all residents and visitors.
  • HOW ARE WE GOING TO GET THERE
  • The regulations are continually revised to
    reflect the most recent scientific studies, and
    to assure unnecessary burdens on the people of
    Pohnpei does not occur. Through community
    meetings and discussions with government and
    non-government agencies and organizations, the
    activities of EPA are developed to reflect the
    peoples needs and desires.

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1. EPA laboratory
  • PROGRAMS
  • 1-1. SAFE DRINKING WATER MONITORING
  • 1-2. WATER QUALITY MONITORING
  • a. Coastal
  • b. Freshwater
  • 1-3. SANITARY SURVEY
  • 1-4. BOTTLED WATER COMPANY MONITORING
  • 1-5. PUBLIC EDUCATION ON DRINKING WATER
  • 1-6. REVIEW AND APPROVE NOTICE OF INTENT
  • 1-7. OVERALL OPERATION OF THE LABORATORY

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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1-1. Safe Drinking Water
  • Daily monitoring of PUC water system
  • FOR CHLORINE AND TURBIDITY
  • Community water system analysis
  • FOR BACTERIAL CONTAMINATION AND TURBIDITY
  • Rain catchments monitoring
  • FOR BACTERIAL CONATAMINATION, etc
  • Some of the accomplishments under the Safe
    Drinking Water Regulations
  • PUC Extension waterline projects
  • PUC/US Navy Drilled well projects
  • Construction of PUC Storage Tank (1 million gal.)
    at Kinakapw, Madolenhimw.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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1-2. Water Quality Monitoring (COASTAL
FRESHWATER)
GOALS To identify the uses for which the
various waters of Pohnpei State shall be
maintained and protected, to specify the water
quality standards required to maintain the
designated uses The maintenance of water
quality that will provide for the propagation of
aquatic life and for recreation in and on the
water is an historical and legitimate right of
the people of the State of Pohnpei
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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1-3. Sanitary Survey
  • 34 community water systems around Pohnpei have
    been surveyed
  • None of these community water systems meet the
    Safe Drinking Water standards due to the lack of
    maintenance and no treatment.

All of the PUC drilled wells were surveyed and
certified before they put into service Those
that did not meet the SDW standards were subject
to further disinfection.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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1-4. Bottled Water Companies
  • EPA conduct continuous monthly monitoring for
    the following certified water companies
  • Pohnpei Water Company
  • Drops of Life
  • Aqua Serv

Note These water companies were inspected and
surveyed before they were put into service by
the Pohnpei EPA.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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Notification of Intent
  • Review all notification of intent to
    construct new public water system or to
    increase the capacity of an existing public
    water system as required by the Safe Drinking
    Water regulations.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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Overall operation of the EPA Laboratory
  • Prepare culture media for coliform bacteria in
    conformity with International and WHO Standard
    procedures
  • Responsible for ordering of Lab. supplies and
    chemicals.
  • Collect water samples for analysis in conformity
    with the Standard procedures.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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Conclusion of the EPA Laboratory
  • In order to tackle these water-related issues
    that we are facing today, we have an obligation
    to shift gears and really focus on our
    environment especially our on drinking water and
    the protection of our water resources
  • As for the EPA Laboratory, we seek your
    assistance in order to be fully equipped and can
    operate at its highest capacity

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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2. Permitting System

VISION Ensure all projects development
carried out appropriately and not cause any
adverse impact to our environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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2. Permitting System
  • CURRENT SITUATION
  • PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
  • Permitting system is in place with authority
    of the law focusing on
  • 1. Earthmoving Project Development
  • (Dredging, Landfill/Land reclamation, Road
    Const., Clearing Leveling, Any development
    alter the earth)
  • 2. Building and Toilet Facility Project
  • (Toilet Facility System)
  • 3. Other Development Project

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2. Permitting System
REQUIREMENTS UNDER COMPACT II
No. ACTIVITIES CARRIED OUT Output Require Results up to date Comment
1. Review and Assessment of Project Proposal 500 Assessments
2. Follow up Inspection on Projects / Permit conditions 1000 inspections Transportation Problem
3. Board Hearing 12 Projects Hearings 6 Violation Hearings Number of Hearings depend on project submitted and number of illegal projects
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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3. Solid Waste
VISION Ensure that the collection system
program is effectively carried out on this island
with appropriate sanitary landfill to avoid
adverse impact of waste to our health, resources
and the environment. Solid Waste Regulation
available and enforcement of the Regulation
carried out and the monitoring of dump site by
Monthly.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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3. Solid Waste
  • Current Situation
  • 1. Proposed relocation of dump site, (Need
    legal system and Administrative organization)

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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3. Solid Waste
  • Current Situation
  • 2. Approved designated dump site in Madolenihmw
    and Sokehs.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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4. Public Awareness
VISION Promotion of Peoples understanding
on environmental health, safety, health hazard
and development of Pohnpei. Current Situation /
Program and Activities Public Awareness
Program carried out in schools a. Youth to
Youth Program ( join with CSP on school
visit) b. EPA scheduled on school visit
government and private schools c.
Community Awareness g. Radio Spot
Announcement d. Earth Day
h. EPA News Letter e. Environmental Day
i. Internet Publications f. World
Clean up Day
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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4. Public Awareness
Clean up campaign on the Earth Day
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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5. Rural Sanitation Program
VISION Promotion of Hygiene, cleanliness
and sanitation issues at the residential homes to
prevent and protect the spread of disease our
health and the environment. 1. Issues on
Funding, up to date a. FmHA -
84,180.00 b. State Government -
174,000.00 2. Activities carried out
a. Assessment, Initial Insp.
Conference, and Follow up 3. Accomplishment
a. Complete Project - 155 b. Under
construction 27 c. Total Application,
1262
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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5. Rural Sanitation Program
EPA officer inspects RSP sites
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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6. POPs / Pesticide
VISION Protect our health and our
environment from the adverse effect of chemicals
imported to our island Program and Activities
and Current Situation a. Monitor left over
restricted and banned chemicals at the
agriculture station b. Inspection of
Pesticide/chemicals for general use at stores
and institutions C. Hazmat Team responsible for
handling and detection of hazardous chemical on
the island on pesticide use
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
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Thank you for your attention.
POHNPEI EPA Environmental Protection Division
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