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NJ DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
4/15/02
02/

CONTACT: Elaine Makatura
609-292-9289

DEP SPONSORS WORKSHOP for SMALL BUSINESS

Practical Information Offered on Bottom Line Efficiency

(02/ ) Trenton N.J.-- Small business owners interested in getting practical information on reducing environmental liability through pollution prevention and help in understanding regulatory obligations can attend a free workshop on Wednesday, April 17.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is sponsoring the workshop in cooperation with the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission. The program, How to Operate Your Business More Efficiently, includes presentations on the environmental future of the dry cleaning industry, implementing pollution prevention in chemical processes, and facilitating compliance inspections with federal and state regulators for the auto mechanic and body repair industry.

"I urge business owners to attend this one-day workshop to understand their potential impacts on economic growth and environmental health and safety in New Jersey", said Bradley M. Campbell, DEP Commissioner. "Understanding how to comply with environmental regulations and incorporating pollution prevention techniques in day to day operations will improve the bottom line for business and for government."

A popular national attraction that will be on-site the day of the workshop is the Mobile Outreach for Pollution Prevention (MOPP). Housed in a 34-foot, specially designed Winnebago, the travelling demonstration vehicle will help small businesses improve their hazardous waste management practices. Participants can watch the equipment in operation to get a better understanding of how it might work for their facility.

The workshop will be held Wednesday, April 17 at the National Conference Center of the Ramada Inn in East Windsor from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is funded through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

To register on-line, go to http://www.state.nj.us/dep/opppc/conference.htm or call 1-877-753-1151. For more information on the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, call 609-292-3600.

 

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