[Sqg-program] School Chemical Cleanout Campaign Update

Perrigan, Glen Glen.Perrigan at dep.state.fl.us
Mon Sep 28 08:59:56 EDT 2009

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (FDEP) School Chemical
Cleanout Campaign is again offering training to middle and high schools in
basic chemical safety and conducting inventories of chemical storage rooms. A
small amount of funds are still available for helping one or two qualified
schools dispose of unwanted chemicals. 


The School Chemical Cleanout Campaign (SC3) is a compliance assistance
initiative run out of FDEP's Hazardous Waste Regulation Section in
Tallahassee. The goals of SC3 are to help schools properly manage chemicals
and identify potentially dangerous chemicals that need to be removed. SC3 can
provide an experienced contractor to help with an inventory of the chemicals
in laboratories, classrooms, and maintenance areas and determine disposal
options. Half day training sessions for teachers, short presentations for
conferences, and educational materials are available. 


For more information about SC3 or to schedule a training session, please

Julie C. Rainey,  850-245-8713, julie.c.rainey at dep.state.fl.us or Janet
Ashwood, 850-245-8789, janet.ashwood at dep.state.fl.us


You can also visit the SC3 website at:


In addition;


  You are cordially invited to EPA's Next RCC Web Academy on Thursday

              October 15, 2009 @ 1:00 - 2:30 (Eastern Time)


To register, visit:



Chemicals in Schools: Real Problems, Real Solutions October 15, 2009




When it comes to students' health, our kids deserve the best protection
possible. These days, elementary and secondary schools have many important
safety issues to deal with, not the least of which is to ensure that students
are protected from dangerous chemicals where they learn.


Join us for the Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign RCC Web Academy --
Chemicals in Schools: Real Problems, Real Solutions -- to hear from school,
community, and industry experts who have all grappled with school chemical
management issues and come away from the experience with valuable lessons
learned and stories to share.


In addition to expertise in their respective fields, each of the Chemicals in
Schools: Real Problems, Real Solutions panelists bring very fresh
perspectives on chemical management in K-12 schools to the table.

All three panelists recently participated in the White House "United We
Serve" summer service initiative.  The US Environmental Protection Agency
recognized the panelists for their efforts to implement sustainable long-term
responsible chemical management and to inventory and safely dispose of over
500 pounds of outdated, unknown and unneeded chemicals in Grandview, MO.
They will discuss their experiences in the webinar.




Patricia Johnson -- Science Department Chair at Grandview High School,
Grandview, MO Tita LaGrimas -- Executive Vice President of Regulatory
Affairs, Pollution Control Industries (PCI),  a Tradabe Company, East
Chicago, IN.  PCI has provided chemical management services in six schools.

Roarke Holzschuh -- State On-Scene Coordinator, Missouri Department of
Natural Resources, Jefferson City, MO



Julie C. Rainey

Environmental Manager

Hazardous Waste Regulation


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