TRI Pollution Prevention Report for ARKEMA COATING RESINS PLANT and Vinyl acetate

Facility ID: 90503NNCRB19206

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Industry: Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing (325211)
Chemical: Vinyl acetate

Production Related Waste Management for Selected Chemical

    Waste Management Comparison - 2020

Pollution Prevention Activities for Selected Chemical

Reporting Year Section 8.10: Newly Implemented Source Reduction Activity Section 8.10: Methods to Identify Activity Section 8.11: Optional Pollution Prevention Information*
2013 Source Reduction:: W19: Other changes in operating practices

Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T03: Materials balance audits
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T06: Employee recommendation (under a formal company program)

Other Environmental Practices - The manufacturing process has a vapor capture system that directs process vents to air pollution control equipment. The air pollution control equipment is either a thermal oxidizer, or when that is not available, to a scrubber. This air pollution control equipment is in-line with manufacturing process equipment, and operates when the processing of TRI chemicals occurs. There is no provision for storage of this TRI chemical for subsequent processing. Air releases from air pollution control equipment are captured in Section 5.2 as stack or point source emissions, as the TRI instructions state.
2006 Source Reduction:: W13: Improved maintenance scheduling, recordkeeping, or procedures
Source Reduction:: W36: Implemented inspection or monitoring program of potential spill or leak sources
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T04: Participative team management
Methods to Identify SR Opportunities: T01: Internal pollution prevention opportunity audit(s)
*Classifications of Optional Pollution Prevention Information shown in brackets are provided by EPA.

TRI Pollution Prevention Glossary

The Waste Management Hierarchy

The waste management hierarchy established by the Pollution Prevention Act (PPA) guides waste generators toward the best options for managing wastes. The preferred option is to prevent pollution at its source, but for waste that is generated, the preferred management methods are recycling, followed by burning for energy recovery, treatment and, as a last resort, disposing of the waste.
  • Source Reduction includes activities that eliminate or reduce the generation of chemical waste.
  • Recycling includes the recovery of a toxic chemical in waste for reuse.
  • Energy Recovery includes the combustion of toxic chemicals in waste to generate heat or electricity.
  • Treatment includes the destruction of a toxic chemical in waste.
  • Disposal or Other Releases includes toxic chemical quantities entering the environment.
The PPA requires facilities to provide the following details about each chemical they report to TRI:
Facilities may also provide optional Pollution Prevention Information describing their source reduction, recycling, or pollution control activities.