3. Performance Strategies
Performance strategies are plans to optimally employ resources and effectively direct BOL’s
efforts to achieve the five environmental objectives identified above. BOL’s strategies for
FY06 and FY07 are: (1) reduce the quantity and hazardous nature of waste generated
(particularly those wastes containing Waste Minimization Priority (WMP) constituents; (2)
manage pollution and waste; (3) clean up releases of wastes and hazardous substances; and
(4) provide incentives for cleanup and redevelopment of underutilized industrial and
commercial properties. Each of these strategies affects at least one of the six environmental
focus areas. The effectiveness of BOL in implementing the strategies will be measured
through the accomplishment of the program objectives (listed above) by the different BOL
programs. Following is a description of program activities for the six environmental focus
areas for FY06 and FY07.
Hazardous Waste Management
A. Assist companies in identifying and applying cleaner technologies and practices. BOL and
the Illinois EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention (OPP) assist generators in identifying in-plant
practices that may reduce the volume and toxicity of wastes (particularly those
containing Waste Minimization Priority constituents). BOL prepares Pollution Prevention
Feedback Summary forms summarizing pollution prevention topics discussed with the
generators. Completed forms are submitted to the Illinois EPA's Office of Pollution
Prevention for follow-up assistance.
For FY06 and FY07, BOL will support pollution prevention activities through continuing
education of their staff, conducting inspections at RCRA generators, and by promoting
pollution prevention opportunities during surveys/inspections.
B. Integrate pollution prevention into BOL’s compliance and enforcement programs. For FY06
and FY07, enforcement cases will be evaluated to incorporate supplemental environment
projects3 that include pollution prevention measures (particularly in the area of Waste
C. Permit facilities that treat, store, and dispose of hazardous waste. Region 5 and BOL require
owners and operators of hazardous waste management facilities to obtain and comply with
permits prescribing technical standards for design, safe operation, and closure of their
facilities. BOL has adopted the following permitting action plans in cooperation with Region
• BOL will ensure the safety and reliability of hazardous waste combustion by implementing
the Combustion Initiative’s permitting strategy: (1) establish higher priority for combustion
facilities resulting in the greatest environmental benefit or the greatest reduction in overall
risk to the public; (2) ensure employment of sound science in technical decision-making; and
(3) include public involvement in permitting decisions. For FY06 and FY07, BOL will
continue to work with Region 5 to take final action on a draft permit for Trade Waste
3 Supplemental environmental project is an environmentally beneficial project a violator agrees to undertake in
settlement of an enforcement action, but which the violator is not otherwise legally required to perform.
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