DEP SPONSORS WORKSHOP
for SMALL BUSINESS
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.