P2 Planning Helpful Resource Links

Various resources are available to help businesses develop a successful pollution prevention strategy. Browse the following links for information on topics such as industry-specific pollution prevention, energy and water conservation, air quality practices and recycling.   

Sector Specific Resources for Business

EPA’s Industry Specific Sector Notebooks contain profiles and P2 opportunities for different business sectors.

EPA’s P2 Resources for Business provides useful P2 information for auto repair, healthcare, metal finishing and janitorial activities.

Topic Hubs from the Western Sustainability and Pollution Prevention Network (WSPPN) provide specific P2 opportunities for different business sectors. These web based guides contain peer-reviewed information as well as key processes for different business operations.

ADEQ’s EMS guidance document was prepared to assist small-to-medium sized businesses establish and maintain an EMS.

Energy Resources

Energy Star for small businesses provides information on how to prevent pollution by reducing energy, leading to significant cost savings.

US Small Business Administration can help estimate your current energy usage.

Arizona Goes Solar’s website is an effort by the Arizona Corporate Commission and implemented by the electric utilities to provide residential and business customers information regarding solar options and incentives in Arizona.

Water Resources

EPA’s WaterSense® Program provides information and strategies for saving money and water that can help you manage your facility’s water use.

Arizona Department of Water Resources Commercial, Industrial and Institutional homepage has more information on water conservation toolsprograms and resources in Arizona.

ADEQ’s Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities fact sheet can help you determine if there are specific permitting requirements for your business. The key to compliance with the MSGP is to keep pollutants out of stormwater through the use of proper P2 practices. These practices or control measures are site-specific and based on the nature of the activities and types of pollutants potentially exposed to and transported by stormwater.

ADEQ’s Water Quality Division web site contains further information on obtaining authorization for discharges of stormwater associated with construction activity and information on Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

Air Resources

ADEQ’s air quality website offers information on agricultural best management practices, travel reduction programs and fugitive dust control.

Clean Air Make More” is Maricopa County's free downloadable app that provides current air quality conditions, including real-time updates on restrictions such as no burn days. The app offers detailed air pollution statistics on ozone, PM-10, carbon monoxide and PM-2.5 particles, as well as a means to report air quality problems.

Recycling Resources

ADEQ’s recycling webpage provides useful recycling information, including a recycling locator to find where you can recycle various items in Arizona.