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POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PITTSBURGH ENGINEER WAREHOUSE AND REPAIR STATION AND EMSWORTH LOCKS AND DAMS PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA
Pittsburgh, P. A. POLLUTION PREVENTION OPPORTUNITY ASSESSMENT UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS PITTSBURGH ENGINEER WAREHOUSE AND REPAIR STATION AND EMSWORTH LOCKS AND DAMS PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-95/122 (NTIS 95-260261), 1995.
This report summarizes work conducted at the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Pittsburgh Engineering Warehouse and Repair Station (PEWARS) and Emsworth Locks and Dams in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Waste Reduction Evaluations at Federal Sites (WREAFS) Program. This project was funded by EPA and the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) and conducted in cooperation with USACE officials. The purposes of the WREAFS Program are to identify new technologies and techniques for reducing wastes from process operations and other activities at Federal sites, and to enhance the implementation of pollution prevention/waste minimization through technology transfer. New techniques and technologies for reducing waste generation are identified through waste minimization opportunity assessments and may be further evaluated through joint research, development, and demonstration projects. A pollution prevention opportunity assessment (PPOA) was performed during June 1994 which identified areas for waste reduction at PEWARS and the Emsworth Locks and Dams maintenance activities. The study followed procedures outlined in EPA's Facility Pollution Prevention Guide. Although the repair station was efficiently designed and employees have established numerous onsite procedures resulting in the reduction of waste generation, opportunities were identified for further action. This report identifies potential procedural initiatives as well as technology options to achieve further pollution prevention progress. All waste generating processes were initially screened during a site visit. Opportunities to reduce wastes in each area were identified and evaluated. This report was submitted in fulfillment of Contract Number 68-D2-0181 by TRC Environmental Corporation, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This report covers the period from 1 March to 30 September 1994; work was completed as of 30 September 1994.