Steps to Determine a Business’s Eligibility for the P2 Program

In an effort to prevent pollution (P2), more businesses are adopting measures that go beyond minimum standards set by regulations. We assist these organizations by providing guidance to achieve successful P2 measures. Following is a list of steps and resources to help determine your business’s eligibility for the P2 Program.

Step 1

Determine if your company needs to file a P2 Plan by reviewing filing thresholds.

Filing a P2 Plan benefits businesses that exceed any of the thresholds for hazardous waste generation and toxic substance use. If the facility does not meet any of the thresholds, a P2 Plan does not need to be filed. If your facility does meet a threshold, proceed to Step 2 | View Thresholds > 

Step 2

Review P2 filing exemptions.

Even if your business exceeds threshold requirements, a P2 Plan is not required if the facility meets any of the exemptions. If the facility is exempt, a P2 Plan may still be voluntarily submitted | View P2 Planning Exemptions > 

  • For sand and gravel, ready-mix concrete, hot-mix asphalt or cement production facilities, review the “Mining Operations Exempt from Pollution Prevention Plan Policy” | View Now > 
  • For clarification on the definition of metallurgical exemption, review the Metallurgical Policy” | View Now >
  • For clarification on the definition of use, review the Interpretation of “use” of toxic substances in excess of 10,000 pounds for the Pollution Prevention Program | View Now> 

Step 3

Use the Threshold Screening Tool

Use the Threshold Screening Tool to see if you are required to file a P2 Plan on myDEQ. If the result shows that you are required, you will be able to create a myDEQ account at that point and begin filing your new P2 Plan. If the result shows that you are not required to file a P2 Plan, you will be able to file voluntarily or if you do not want to create a voluntary P2 Plan, you will have a copy of your information for your records | Use Threshold Screening Tool Now >

Step 4

Maintain Your Plan

If your facility has filed a P2 Plan on myDEQ and it has been approved by staff, you must maintain your Plan. Each year by July 1, you must submit your Toxic Data Report (TDR) which consists of your annual progress report. This is available on myDEQ as soon as January 1 each year | Go to myDEQ >