BNL Home

Pollution Prevention Program

Funding Opportunities

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 High Return on Investment Pollution Prevention Project Proposal form and submit it to Deborah Bauer, Pollution Prevention Coordinator, at or your ECR. Your proposal will be evaluated to determine whether funding, if available, should be awarded.

Criteria for Ranking P2 Proposals

Proposals will be evaluated based upon the following criteria, listed in order of importance:

  1. The project eliminates or significantly reduces a priority waste stream. Priority waste streams are Mixed Waste, Radioactive Waste, and Hazardous Waste.
  2. 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 13834.
  3. The project corrects or prevents noncompliance and/or eliminates or significantly reduces environmental regulatory requirements in support of Executive Order 13834.
  4. The project supports and is aligned with the Laboratory Agenda and Performance Measures.
  5. 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 "good" ROI.
  6. The project conserves energy and/or natural resources.
  7. The project eliminates a source of mercury.
  8. The project eliminates any source of an Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS).
  9. The project targets the disposal/removal of a legacy waste.
  10. The project has a high likelihood of successful implementation.
  11. The project can be implemented within the fiscal year.