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Limited spots still available for intern host companies

The PPI summer internship program is still accepting host company applications, but spots are filling up quickly. This is your chance to bring fresh perspectives and innovative solutions to your projects. Don't miss out – apply now to ensure your participation.

Not ready to commit to a full-time intern? Consider our Circuit Rider (CR) intern option instead. These interns are a great fit for those who need assistance with smaller-scale projects aimed at enhancing environmental sustainability and reducing operational costs.

For more information or to secure your spot, email Cris Brazil, program lead. We're here to support you in making this summer productive and impactful. Act now to guarantee your participation.

Featured case summary

Kalmar Solutions is a terminal tractor manufacturing company in Ottawa. The company initiated a zero-waste-to-landfill program in 2018 to minimize pollution and has set a goal to become a zero-waste manufacturing plant and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. The PPI intern worked on several different projects to help Kalmar reach its environmental goals.

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Emission inventories due April 1, 2024

If your Kansas facility has a Class I or Class II Air Operating Permit, the deadline to submit your 2023 annual emissions inventory is April 1, 2024. You must submit all inventories on the State and Local Emission Inventory System (SLEIS). If you haven't signed up for a SLEIS account, the registration information is available on the KDHE Air Emissions Inventory website. KDHE also offers a video showcase to assist facilities in creation, development and submission of the emissions inventory report.


If you are a small business and need assistance completing your SLEIS reports, feel free to contact SBEAP by calling 800-578-8898 or emailing sbeap@k-state.edu. SBEAP can provide assistance and answer any questions regarding how to successfully complete your emission inventory by the April 1 deadline.

Please note: Design capacity of all combustion-related emission units must be included and can be found in the ‘Emission Unit’ portion of SLEIS. Staff will verify whether this is included in your report and will request design capacity prior to your report being approved.

Professional development hours are available for the upcoming Industrial Environmental Sustainability course

PPI is offering CE690, Industrial Environmental Sustainability Practices, as an intersession class May 23-25 in Manhattan. Professional development hours are available for those who complete the course.

CE690 focuses on pollution prevention and sustainability practices in manufacturing and industrial facilities. It also includes an overview of environmental regulations and EPA tools. If you have questions or would like more details on this intersession opportunity, email Cris Kauer Brazil

KDHE accepting Environmental Stewardship Award applications

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment offers Environmental Stewardship Awards annually to businesses, industries and organizations that have made significant improvement in protecting our environment by preventing pollution. This noncompetitive annual award program recognizes projects that eliminate or reduce the generation of pollutants or wastes at the source, or projects that conserve natural resources. Applications for the 2024 Environmental Stewardship Awards must be received by July 15.

Class II Operating Permits and signature certification in KEIMS

If you have a Class II Operating Permit, it is important to make sure that you have at least one person with signature certification in KEIMS. KDHE is planning to integrate SLEIS and KEIMS soon, and the individual who is signature certified in KEIMS will be the contact for all updates and reminders.

The Signature Agreement authorizes the user to electronically sign reports for submittal to KDHE in electronic format in KEIMS and in SLEIS.  Facilities may have an unlimited number of users and signature-certified users. Questions?  Read the Electronic Signature Account FAQs to learn more.  Learn how to set up a new user account here.

Online hazardous waste training

Hazardous waste handlers are required to complete training annually, and new employees must be trained within six months of taking a position that requires they handle hazardous waste. This training needs to be documented and maintained for at least three years. 

PPI offers online training that includes a certificate of completion for $50 per user.

Enroll now >

Upcoming Events

March 26-28

WORKS! Conference (Kansas Organization of Recyclers)


April 22

Earth Day


April 27

Drug Take Back Day


May 7

Air and Waste Management Association Midwest Conference


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