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Eliminating Urban Air Toxics and Potentially Bioaccumulative Toxics from Business and Government Operations


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The Empire State Development Corp. (ESD) will partner with Erie County's Department of Environment and Planning (DEP) to educate area businesses about the hazards associated with persistent, bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals. As part of this effort, ESD and DEP will aggressively provide technical assistance to Erie County businesses that release any of EPA's targeted Urban Air Toxics or PBTs. ESD will identify these businesses using Toxics Release Inventory reports and a tool called the PBT profiler. In addition, ESD and DEP will promote a policy shift to environmentally preferable purchasing among government agencies and private businesses to increase the demand for environmentally friendly products. To further this goal, DEP will offer onsite vendor demonstrations to advertise alternative products to target organizations. Overall, the project aims to reduce chemical releases in the region by 1,600 tons to help achieve attainment status for ozone in the Buffalo/Niagara area.

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1. What are the media concentration or exposure results?


2. What are the individual cancer risk estimate results?


2.a. What is the cancer risk estimate for the maximum exposed individual (MEI)? What HAPs drive the risk?


2.b. What is the maximum individual risk (MIR)? What HAPs drive the risk?


3. What are the individual non-cancer risk estimates: MEI, MIR, worker? What HAPs drive the risk?


4. What are the target-organ specific hazard indices (TOSHI)? If they weren't developed, why not?


5. What are the population risk results?


6. What other results were found as part of this project?


7. What pollutants were identified as being of concern? On what basis?


8. What sources of pollution were identified as being of concern?



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