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Non-Refillable Gas Cylinder Meeting Sarasota County, FL FL Department of Environmental Protection The Product Non-Refillable Gas Cylinder Meeting Sarasota County, FL FL Department of Environmental Protection The Product Stewardship Institute June 18, 2003

Product Stewardship Institute w Mission w History w Method w Current projects Product Stewardship Institute w Mission w History w Method w Current projects

PSI Current Projects w Cylinder Projects n n w w w Small gas cylinders PSI Current Projects w Cylinder Projects n n w w w Small gas cylinders 20 pound grill tanks Electronics Paint Radioactive Materials Thermostats (mercury) Tires

Product Stewardship Institute w Steering Council w Coalition/Affiliate Members n n n Agency Leaders Product Stewardship Institute w Steering Council w Coalition/Affiliate Members n n n Agency Leaders Pledge Support to Work With PSI on Product Stewardship Issues 26 States: CA, CT, FL, HI, IN, IA, IL, MA, ME, MN, MO, MS, NJ, NE, NH, NC, NY, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, WA, WI 24 Local Agencies from CA, MI, MN, NC, OR, WA

Project Recap w Stakeholder Identification w Interviews w Analysis w Dialogue Project Recap w Stakeholder Identification w Interviews w Analysis w Dialogue

Small Gas Cylinder Project Key Stakeholders w w w w Sarasota County, FL FL Small Gas Cylinder Project Key Stakeholders w w w w Sarasota County, FL FL DEP State and local government Manufacturers Recyclers Waste management companies Retailers Associations

Problems with Small Gas Cylinders w Safety and environmental risks w Wasted resources w Problems with Small Gas Cylinders w Safety and environmental risks w Wasted resources w Financial considerations

Project Goals w Reduce safety and environmental risks (safely evacuate and collect gas) w Project Goals w Reduce safety and environmental risks (safely evacuate and collect gas) w Increase the recovery and recycling of used cylinders w Reduce costs of managing cylinders

Project Recap MAY 14 MEETING - Project Goals - Developed list of key issues Project Recap MAY 14 MEETING - Project Goals - Developed list of key issues - Set criteria to rank strategies - Developed list of strategies - Set tasks for between meetings

Strategy Recap & Research Low interest w Design Changes to indicate emptiness w Investigate Strategy Recap & Research Low interest w Design Changes to indicate emptiness w Investigate Gas removal machinery w Investigating gas recovery/removal using professionals

Strategy Recap & Research Medium interest w Sending cylinders to WTE plants w Suggestions Strategy Recap & Research Medium interest w Sending cylinders to WTE plants w Suggestions for enhancing scrap industry/municipal relationships w Contract language

Strategy Recap & Research Medium-high interest w Cylinder color-coding recommendations w Economic incentives for Strategy Recap & Research Medium-high interest w Cylinder color-coding recommendations w Economic incentives for consumers to return cylinders w Economic incentives for processors to accept cylinders w ISRI cooperation on guidance for cylinder management

Strategy Recap & Research High interest w National Education Campaign w Hierarchy of Management Strategy Recap & Research High interest w National Education Campaign w Hierarchy of Management Strategies

Agenda Development Strategies selected by: 1) participant rankings 2) additional research 3) Concrete accomplishment Agenda Development Strategies selected by: 1) participant rankings 2) additional research 3) Concrete accomplishment within given time frame

Meeting Goals w Increased stakeholder knowledge of problem w 3 -4 Developed strategies, including Meeting Goals w Increased stakeholder knowledge of problem w 3 -4 Developed strategies, including obstacles, opportunities, and next steps n n Develop refined draft management hierarchy Develop draft guidelines for scrap dealers to accept cylinders

Meeting Goals w Strategies, Continued n n Provide information about Earth’s 911 and develop Meeting Goals w Strategies, Continued n n Provide information about Earth’s 911 and develop draft tank labeling language Begin discussion on economic incentives for consumers and processors w Develop clear path forward

Hierarchy of Management Review text w Is this the information we want? w Is Hierarchy of Management Review text w Is this the information we want? w Is this geared at the right audience? w Is this the correct format?

Discussion Questions w What would hinder the effectiveness of this management hierarchy? How can Discussion Questions w What would hinder the effectiveness of this management hierarchy? How can those obstacles be overcome? w How can we best distribute the hierarchy document to those it can most help?

Discussion Questions w How will stakeholders – including manufacturers, retail, recycler, government, and consumers Discussion Questions w How will stakeholders – including manufacturers, retail, recycler, government, and consumers – be impacted (positively and negatively) through the use of this document? w What measures should be used to evaluate the success of this strategy?

Next Steps w What needs to happen next in order to follow through? w Next Steps w What needs to happen next in order to follow through? w Who should have responsibility for moving this forward?

Guidelines for Scrap Metal Dealers Goals: w improve understanding of related hazards w develop Guidelines for Scrap Metal Dealers Goals: w improve understanding of related hazards w develop best management practices for verifying cylinder emptiness and decreasing risks w develop a better understanding of potential options for processing cylinders (e. g. , new machinery)

Discussion Questions w What are the best management practices for verifying that a cylinder Discussion Questions w What are the best management practices for verifying that a cylinder is empty? w What obstacles would you foresee in implementing these approaches? w How would you overcome these obstacles?

Discussion Questions w What is the best organization and process for further developing these Discussion Questions w What is the best organization and process for further developing these BMPs? w What additional information is needed to determine BMPs?

National Educational Program Earth’s 911 Presentation – Meryl Klein, Director of Outreach National Educational Program Earth’s 911 Presentation – Meryl Klein, Director of Outreach

National Educational Program Proposed Elements w Earth’s 911 creates web content n n General National Educational Program Proposed Elements w Earth’s 911 creates web content n n General information Consumer options w Information on scrap metal processors for municipal officials w Manufacturers amend label w Municipalities & Retailers publicize information

Discussion Questions w What are potential obstacles to developing and disseminating educational information, if Discussion Questions w What are potential obstacles to developing and disseminating educational information, if any? (e. g. , political, financial, legal) w How can we take advantage of existing opportunities to disseminate educational information? (e. g. , partnering opportunities, existing committee structures).

Discussion Questions w Are there ways to more effectively involve stakeholders in an education Discussion Questions w Are there ways to more effectively involve stakeholders in an education program, including manufacturers, retail, government, and consumers? w What measures should be used to evaluate this strategy?

Next Steps w What needs to happen next in order to follow through? w Next Steps w What needs to happen next in order to follow through? w Who should have responsibility for moving this forward?

Economic Incentives Goals w Improve our understanding about current economic disincentives w Develop potential Economic Incentives Goals w Improve our understanding about current economic disincentives w Develop potential options to remove disincentives/create incentives for consumer return w Narrow list of options w Determine next steps

Economic Incentives Example: Proposed Massachusetts Used Oil Recycling Legislation n n Manufacturer payment to Economic Incentives Example: Proposed Massachusetts Used Oil Recycling Legislation n n Manufacturer payment to fund Consumer incentive for return (“deposit”) State control of fund Retail involvement mandatory

Economic Incentives Example: Best Buy Retailer Drop-off Model n n Retailer contracts with recycler Economic Incentives Example: Best Buy Retailer Drop-off Model n n Retailer contracts with recycler Consumer pays fee to retailer with return Retailer publicizes program Voluntary program

Discussion Questions w What is the most practical design for an economic incentive program Discussion Questions w What is the most practical design for an economic incentive program for cylinders? n n n Consumer incentive Manufacturer role Retailer role Financial system Legislation needed Who manages fund

Discussion Questions w How would responsibility be divided up for this strategy? Who are Discussion Questions w How would responsibility be divided up for this strategy? Who are the primary players? w What are potential obstacles to this strategy, if any? (e. g. , political, financial, legal). How could these be overcome?

Discussion Questions w How will stakeholders – including manufacturers, retail, recycler, government, and consumers Discussion Questions w How will stakeholders – including manufacturers, retail, recycler, government, and consumers – be impacted (positively and negatively) by this strategy? w What measures could be used to evaluate an economic incentive program?

Next Steps w What needs to happen next? w Who should have responsibility for Next Steps w What needs to happen next? w Who should have responsibility for moving this forward?

Contract Language w What are successful models? w What needs to be included? n Contract Language w What are successful models? w What needs to be included? n n n Responsibilities of the parties involved Processing and/or safety standards Contingencies (quantity provided, etc. ) w How could we introduce contract language to those who can benefit from it?

Next Steps w What needs to happen next in order to follow through with Next Steps w What needs to happen next in order to follow through with this strategy? w Who should have responsibility for moving this forward?

Next Steps for Cylinder Management Quo vadis? - PSI responsibility - Other responsibility Next Steps for Cylinder Management Quo vadis? - PSI responsibility - Other responsibility

Meeting Evaluation w Logistics w Materials w Process Meeting Evaluation w Logistics w Materials w Process