May 2006


EPA Region 8 opens resource conservation funds solicitation

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 is soliciting proposals to fund projects that address solid waste reduction, recycling, and management, priority chemical reduction, and waste tires management and recycling issues at the local, State, regional and/or national levels.

Funds will be awarded for carrying out projects that serve the following states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming and/or the lands in Indian Country belonging to the 27 federally recognized tribes which fall under EPA Region 8’s geographic area.

The goal of the program is to promote solid waste reduction and recycling projects that:

  • Increase the national recycling rate from 30% to 35% by 2008.
  • Reduce and recycle industrial byproducts (especially coal combustion byproducts and foundry sand).
  • Reduce and recycle construction and demolition debris.
  • Reduce the amount of priority chemicals found in waste streams.
  • Reduce the amount of electronic waste going to landfills or incinerators.
  • Reuse and recycle waste tires.

The closing date and time for receipt of proposals is May 10, 2006, 5:00 p.m. MST. Proposals submitted in hard copy (paper) must be received by EPA by 5:00 p.m. May 10, 2006 to receive consideration.

Proposals submitted through must be received by no later than May 10 2006, 5:00 p.m. MST.


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