An important function of the Pollution Prevention Program at BNL is to
seek funding to implement pollution prevention projects. If you have ideas that will significantly reduce waste and subsequently
reduce disposal costs, complete the
on Investment Pollution Prevention Project Proposal form and submit it
to Peter Pohlot, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or your ECR. Your proposal will be
evaluated to determine whether funding, if available, should be
Criteria for Ranking P2 Proposals
Proposals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria, listed in
order of importance:
- The project eliminates or significantly reduces a priority waste
stream. Priority waste streams are Mixed Waste, Radioactive Waste, and
- The project eliminates or significantly reduces the use of toxic,
radioactive, and/or hazardous materials, particularly chemicals and
ozone-depleting substances targeted for reduction by
Executive Order 13423.
- The project corrects or prevents noncompliance and/or eliminates or
significantly reduces environmental regulatory requirements in support
of Executive Order 13514.
- The project supports and is aligned with the Laboratory Critical
Outcomes and Performance Measures.
- The project has a good return on investment (ROI). ROI will be
calculated by determining the
payback period (PDF).
The calculation of payback
period is performed by dividing the Total Project Cost by the Annual
Project Savings. A 3 year payback period will be considered a
- The project conserves energy and/or natural resources.
- The project eliminates a source of mercury.
- The project eliminates any source of an Ozone Depleting Substance
- The project targets the disposal/removal of a legacy waste.
- The project has a high likelihood of successful implementation.
- The project can be implemented within the fiscal year.