[Pharmwaste] Workshop, Sept 27 2007, by EPA Region 2 in NY, NY

DeBiasi,Deborah dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
Mon Aug 27 12:57:38 EDT 2007


Green Chemistry and Green Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry

Please join us on Thursday, September 27, 2007, to learn more about
opportunities to encourage environmental stewardship (e.g., green
chemistry and green engineering) in the pharmaceutical industry. The
intensive one-day workshop will both educate and offer a dialogue on how
to promote green chemistry and green engineering practices to achieve
more sustainable outcomes. Participants from EPA, FDA, industry, and
universities will:

Examine the nature and magnitude of the pharmaceutical manufacturing
industry's environmental footprint.
Discuss opportunities and barriers to improvement throughout the
manufacturing process. 

Explore ideas on how to better promote green chemistry and green
engineering in manufacturing processes within the pharmaceutical

Present the values embodied in green chemistry and green engineering
principles and overall thinking and how these values can be integrated
into the pharmaceutical industry. 

Demonstrate some exemplary industry-based practices of green chemistry
and green engineering. 

Showcase exemplary technical approaches, options, tools to improve
chemical design and process efficiency.
Please visit the registration page to attend this event. Register early,
as space is limited. 

Workshop Details 

Workshop Title: Seize the Moment: Opportunities for Green Chemistry and
Green Engineering in the Pharmaceutical Industry 
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2007 
Time: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (with networking opportunity at lunch).
Registration begins at 7:30 am and the workshop will start promptly at
8:00 am. 
Location: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, New York City
Office, 30th Floor, 290 Broadway, New York, New York (between Duane and
Reade Streets). 
Cost: There is no cost to attend the workshop, however there will be a
$20 optional meals fee to cover the cost of a deli lunch. Participants
who do not wish to pay the optional meals fee may bring their own lunch
and will not be charged. 

Logistics: For directions and travel information to and from the EPA
Region 2 New York City Office, please consult the Region 2 Contact Us
page. You can also directly consult a Web map service, such as Google
Maps or Map Quest and other local directional resources, such as MTA's
interactive subway map. Please bring a government-issued ID (e.g.,
driver's license). 
Questions?  Please email EPA's contractor, ERG, (workshop at erg.com) or
call (703) 841-2154 for basic registration and logistical information.
For more extensive details regarding workshop content, please contact
Walter Schoepf (schoepf.walter at epa.gov), EPA Region 2 Pollution
Prevention Team, or call (212) 637-3729. 
Please see the draft agenda (PDF) (2 pp, 24K, About PDF) for more
information. Please note, agenda is subject to change.

Green Chemistry
EPA's Green Chemistry Program promotes the research, development, and
implementation of innovative chemical technologies that accomplish
pollution prevention in a scientifically sound and cost effective
manner. The program works with many partners to promote pollution
prevention through green chemistry. Partnering organizations represent
academia, industry, other government agencies, scientific societies,
trade organizations, national laboratories, and research centers. 

Green Engineering
Green Engineering is the design, commercialization, and use of processes
and products, which are feasible and economical while minimizing 1)
generation of pollution at the source and 2) risk to human health and
the environment. The goal of the Green Engineering Program is to
incorporate risk related concepts into chemical processes and products
designed by academia and industry.

Green Suppliers Network
The Green Suppliers Network is a collaborative venture among industry,
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the U.S. Department
of Commerce's Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). The Green
Suppliers Network works with all levels of the manufacturing supply
chain to improve processes and minimize waste generation. 

National Environmental Performance Track
The National Environmental Performance Track is a voluntary partnership
program that recognizes and rewards private and public facilities that
demonstrate strong environmental performance beyond current
requirements. Member companies set performance goals that go beyond
current regulations and continuously inform EPA of their progress.

National Partnership for Environmental Priorities
The goal of the program is to encourage, through recognition,
networking, and case example distribution, the minimization of hazardous
and industrial wastes, particularly those waste streams containing one
or more of the 31 priority chemicals. This voluntary program is one way
industry and business can participate in the increasing attention to
waste minimization and its contribution to a sustainable future.

WasteWise is a voluntary EPA program through which organizations
eliminate costly municipal solid waste and select industrial wastes,
benefiting their bottom line and the environment. Program members set
their own waste reduction goals and design plans that best suit the
needs of their businesses. EPA offers technical assistance and public
recognition for company waste reduction efforts.

Environmental Stewardship
EPA promotes environmental stewardship-within businesses, communities,
non-governmental organizations, and with partners throughout government
and to individuals.

Deborah L. DeBiasi
Email:   dldebiasi at deq.virginia.gov
WEB site address:  www.deq.virginia.gov
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Office of Water Permit Programs
Industrial Pretreatment/Toxics Management Program
Mail:          P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA  23218 (NEW!)
Location:  629 E. Main Street, Richmond, VA  23219
PH:         804-698-4028
FAX:      804-698-4032

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