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Kansas Environmental Conference goes virtual August 11 and 12
Save the dates! The Kansas Environmental Conference will provide updates on a variety of current environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention activities.

Topics covered during the breakout sessions include the following:
  • Updates by State and Federal Agencies
  • COVID Impacts on Kansas
  • EPA National Compliance Initiative
  • KDHE Division of Environment Bureau Director Updates
  • Climate Resources and Trends
  • Building Interest in Environmental Careers 

Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Spotlight
The P2 intern program, which matches engineering and environmental science students with industry to reduce air emissions, hazardous substances, water and energy, faced a few setbacks when several companies had to cancel internships due to COVID-19. However, for six Kansas companies and circuit rider intern Eli Miller, project plans went forward and pollution reduction and cost savings were identified. Miller identified and recommended actions which would save these facilities more than 1.275 gigawatt hours of electricity, 20,826 gallons of water, and 18,436 lbs. of hazardous waste. His work amounted to more than $130,000 in cost savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 1,335 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents, or CO2e. For more details on the project, read Miller’s case study or watch his 20-minute presentation

For more information how you can secure a P2 intern, email Lynelle Ladd or call 800-578-8898. 
Eli Miller,
2020 Circuit Rider Intern
Industrial Environmental Sustainability Course
***Professional development hours are available***

PPI, part of Kansas State University Engineering Extension, is offering CE690 - Industrial Environment Sustainability Practice as an intersession course Aug. 2-13. The class meets in Manhattan on Mondays and Fridays from 9 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. Professional development hours are available for those who complete the course. AttendeesStudents will gain insight into reducing a facility’s environmental footprint, primarily through source-reduction strategies. If you can’t make this class, another session will be offered in early January. For more details, email Lynelle Ladd or call 800-578-8898.

If you are you looking for ways to reduce air emissions, hazardous waste, water or energy, PPI has added new videos to their YouTube channel that can help. These short videos provide pollution prevention strategies and examples of using SDS in pollution preventionchemical inventory managementprocess change and chemical replacement. For information about the types of pollution prevention technical assistance available from PPI, please call 800-578-8898.
Are you new to Kansas air quality rules and requirements?  Do you need some free, introductory training?  Check out the new videos on SBEAP’s Air Quality 101 training webpage. These 10-15 minute videos are designed to help viewers better understand air pollutantsKansas air quality regulationscalculating emissions and potential to emit (PTE), and air permitting. If your small business needs assistance with air permitting or compliance, please call 800-578-8898. SBEAP can answer any questions or provide an on-site evaluation of your operations. 
Are you in need of hazardous waste training this year? The Pollution Prevention Institute hosts a KDHE-approved online training that offers an immersive reader option and provides a "Certificate of Completion." Cost of the training is $50 per participant. Email Nancy Larson with any questions about the training.