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Accomplishments   

 

Educational Outreach

    K-College Level 

  • School Year 08-09
    • Green Bus                               1212 students             
    • High Tech Central                       37 students

 

  • School Year 09-10
    • Year Round Presentations      3255 students
    • Green Bus                               2436 students
    • Earth Week                             5357 students
    • High Tech Central                       49 students
    • Total    11,097 student

 

  • School Year 10-11
    • Year Round Presentations      2548 students
    • Green Bus                               2019 students
    • Earth Week                             1278 students
    • High Tech Central                       62 Students
    • Total    5907 students

 

  • School Year 11-12
    • Year Round Presentations      3315 students
    • Green Bus                               2113 students
    • Earth Week                             2081 students
    • High Tech Central                       77 students
    • Total    7586 students

 

  • School Year 12-13
    • Year Round Presentations      210 students
    • High Tech Central                     88 students
    • Total 298

 

    Other

  • STEM Career Fair at Edison State College: 350 students
  • Attended 4 recycling/proper waste disposal outreach events at Jet Blue Park prior to baseball games.
  • City of Sanibel Public Works Department Presentation
  • Completed Presentations/curriculum for RCRA outreach classes for businesses which will begin in Fall.

 

Technical Accomplishments

  • 2009-2010
    • Performed 3429 Assessments at various facilities and reported all the facilities information to FDEP’s CHAZSQG.
    • Enforcement Cases Received and Investigated: 216 Cases
    • Completed development of our Nexus software, used to track and prepare inspections. We have received a copyright from the Library of Congress for this software.
    • Completed development of our TINAII software, used to automatically input data into the Department of Environmental Protection’s CHAZ-SQG database. We have received a copyright from the Library of Congress for this software.      
    • Gave a presentation on our Nexus and TINAII software at The North America Hazardous Materials Management Association conference. This resulted in other municipalities requesting our assistance in developing software and techniques to enable them to meet the mandates of Florida Statue 403.7225 as well as we do.
    • Developed software for the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission to enable them to submit data to the Department of Environmental Protection as accurately and efficiently as the Lee County Pollution Prevention Program is able.
    • Developed the FIAD software used for tracking violations of the Lee County Fertilizer Ordinance. This software is no longer in use and was replaced by Tide Mark.
    • Developed software for the City Of Tallahassee Water Quality Division to enable them to submit data to the Department of Environmental Protection as accurately and efficiently as the Lee County Pollution Prevention Program is able.
    • Improved the P2 website offering more resources to assist the community. Including new and updated BMPs, Haulers list and links to FDEP & EPA resources. 

 

  • 2010-2011
    • Performed 3050 Assessments at various facilities and reported all the facilities information to FDEP’s CHAZSQG.
    • Enforcement Cases Received and Investigated: 261 Cases
    • We renewed our hazardous waste assessment role per the requirements of Florida Statue 403.7225. There by purging a large number of out of business or unpaid Business Tax Licenses and decreasing our role from approximately 62,000 to approximately 40,000 businesses.
    • Completed development of the Apollo software which is a replacement for our TINAII software. This more accurately and efficiently inputs our inspection data into the Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) CHAZ-SQG database and met the new data submittal requirements set forth by DEP.
    • Upgraded various features of the Nexus software to utilize new technology and increase inspector efficiency.
    • Authored new BMP for automotive towing and accident site cleanup.
    • Re-authored the Pollution Prevention website multiple times to meet the changing standards of county administration.

 

Awards:

  • 2 North American Hazardous Materials Managers Association for Community Out Reach (State Chapter)
  • 1 North American Hazardous Materials Managers Association for Pollution Prevention Manager of the Year
  • 1 North American Hazardous Materials Managers Association President’s Choice for Best Program in United States (National Organization)

 

Additional Program Accomplishments:

  • 19 Years with booth at SW Florida Fair (Longest continuous Government entity)
  • 3 years of participation in Sustainability Conference
  • Organized First Environmental Crimes Network (3 years ongoing)
  • 3 separate computer program’s Copywrite approved
  • Published in EPA Sector Notebook for Government Operations
  • Published in NACO Government Assistance Handbook
  • Invited to White House sponsored Roundtable for Innovative Compliance in Fleet Operations

 

POLLUTION PREVENTION WASTE RECOVERY:

  • Recovered 186 Televisions and Computer Monitors (2012)
  • Recovered 637 Gallons of Used Oil (2012)
  • Recovered 11600 lbs of Household Dumped Waste. (2012)
  • Recovered approximately 70 pounds of Marijuana from dump sites. (2007-2012)

 

COUNTY/STATE ASSISTANCE:

  • Eliminated waste disposal cost for 20/20 Program on land purchase in Bonita Springs.
  • Reviewed products for Fleet’s use to maintain facility status and thwart false claims by vendors.
  • Assisted State DEP on 27 Enforcement Cases.
  • Advised Heritage Crystal Clean that they were mismanaging solvent waste from their parts washes and motivated FDEP to issue a letter preventing them from making false or inaccurate waste determination for their customers.
  • Worked with Klocke of America, Inc and Lee County Solid Waste to resolve a debate on the proper disposal of 69,900 lbs of Nicogel.  The debate has been resolved and the waste is currently being hauled for incineration at the WTE plant.
  • Coordinated with Code Enforcement on 31 residential cases involving chemicals/discharge.
  • Assisted Surface Water with Powell Creek and Lakes Park filter marsh contractors.