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Epa Region 4 Webinar Presentation


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Presentation to EPA Regional Administrators on Region 4 Metric Project.

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Epa Region 4 Webinar Presentation

  1. 1. Plan for Measurement<br />Project Update <br />EPA Region 4 Metric and Measurement Project<br />February 2, 2011<br />
  2. 2. Quick Overview and Timeline<br /><ul><li>November 2008– Region 4 Meeting in Nashville, TN - InitialConcept is Discussed by ReTRAC user States
  3. 3. April 2009 – First Meeting in Chattanooga, TN
  4. 4. June 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia
  5. 5. October 2009 – Atlanta, Georgia – Region 4 Meeting
  6. 6. March 2010 – Chattanooga, TN – Work Group
  7. 7. April 2010 – Gatlinburg, TN – Work Group
  8. 8. May 2010– Go-To-Meeting Planning Segment Complete
  9. 9. June 2010 – PlanImplementation – Emerge Knowledge Design
  10. 10. January 2011 – Tentative System Go-Live for Local Governments</li></li></ul><li>
  11. 11. Simplicity is Key<br />The key to the entire project is aggregation<br />Aggregation is the method of pulling material together<br />How will we aggregate materials?<br />Two choices: Lumping or Splitting<br />Each state has its own method of labeling<br />Leverage existing collection methods<br />Materials are the same, its how we label and lump them together<br />Survey the States <br />
  12. 12. Survey<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Aggregation by Type of Commodity<br />Other<br />Fiber/Paper<br />Plastics<br />Metals<br />Glass<br />
  15. 15. Aggregation Benefits<br />Aggregation occurs at several levels<br />Commodity<br />By Sector<br />By Government<br />Aggregation allows for:<br />Better Filtering of Data<br />Improved Reporting<br />Data Mining<br />Benchmarking<br />Projections and trending<br />
  16. 16. Sector Definitions<br />Residential Sector<br />1.) Post consumer recycling from inhabited dwellings;<br />2.) Materials directly managed by local governments as this is the most reliable;<br />3.) Materials generated by the general public at large.<br />
  17. 17. Sector Definitions<br />Commercial Sector<br />1.) Created from doing business in retail sales including supply chain. <br /> 2.) Materials from commercial office space from business complexes, and other office buildings. <br />
  18. 18. Sector Definitions<br />Industrial Sector<br />1.) Any material generated on site at a manufacturing plant<br />2.) Standard Industrial Code (SIC code) would be used to determine the appropriate sector, helping to differentiate between Commercial and Industrial sectors. <br />
  19. 19. Sector Definitions<br />Institutional Sector<br />1.) Government agencies at any level (federal, state, or local) <br />2.) Government facilities (parks, government buildings, military bases, etc.) <br />3.) Hospitals of all types<br />4.) Educational institutions of all types and levels<br />5.) Correctional facilities of all types<br />
  20. 20. Sector Definitions<br />Other Sector<br />1.) Special Event recycling from festivals or one time or once a year type events.<br /><ul><li>Examples include:
  21. 21. Music Festival
  22. 22. Strawberry Festival
  23. 23. Memphis in May Barbeque
  24. 24. Dancing in the District</li></li></ul><li>Benefits of Project<br />Aggregation allows for “apples to apples” comparisons<br />Methodology maintains the integrity and ownership of programs within the hierarchy of participants<br />Benchmarking and ability to see across borders<br />Naturally moves participants to more consistency in region<br />Reporting and data mining<br />Maintains the propriety of information<br />Provides information to private sector partners<br />
  25. 25. State Benefits<br />Improves data request response times for:<br />Legislature<br />Policy makers<br />General Public<br />Research<br />Statewide dashboard for report submission tracking<br />Canned and ad hoc reporting<br />Improves review efficiency<br />Ease and simplicity of report submission<br />Can help with proprietary information collection<br />Expandable<br />Legacy data is easily compared with current submissions<br />Real time user help<br />
  26. 26. State Benefits<br />Temporary logins with read only ability<br />User friendly<br />Improves uniformity of data, reduces error rate<br />Web widgets<br />Power of Web 2.0 applications<br />Subscription based not an application that needs support<br />Projections and trending<br />Very cost effective-Saved Tennessee about $75,000 per year in database creation and management <br />Only need Internet capable PC with Browser<br />Author and time stamp data<br />
  27. 27. Local Government Benefits<br />Improved reporting<br />Useful tools and reports<br />Can be linked to MyEcoville to distribute information via the web<br />Assists in regional cooperation<br />Data can be used to help promote local government resources<br />
  28. 28. Re-tracstates in the southeast<br />
  29. 29. Making Progress, The Steering Committee<br />January 2010 – Template design shared<br />April 2010 – Presented to Workgroup Template<br />May 2010 – First Conference Call<br />June 2010 – Second Conference Call – Survey Review<br />July 2010 – Third Conference Call – Survey Review<br />September 2010 – Fourth Conference Call – Template and system review<br />November 2010 – Steering Committee Test and Review<br />December 2010 –Municipal Users Beta Test and Review<br />January 2011 –Fifth Conference Call – Connect Update Presentation<br />
  30. 30. Project Inquiries by Region<br />
  31. 31. Key Partners:<br />
  32. 32. Larry Christley, Manager<br />Planning and Financial Assistance Sections<br />Division of Solid Waste Management<br />Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation<br />401 Church Street, 5th Floor<br />Nashville, TN 37243-1535<br />Direct Line: 615-532-0744<br />Fax: 615-532-0886<br />Email:<br />Website:<br />