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                   2001 Excellence Awards

      Outstanding Achievement Award for Large Business
       Siemens Automotive Corporation, Newport News, VA

    Significant Achievement Award for Large Business (Tie)
         Merck & Co., Inc., Cherokee Facility, Danville, PA
           Proctor & Gamble Cosmetics, Hunt Valley, MD

       Honorable Mention for Large Business P2 Project
            GKN Sinter Metals, Inc., Emporium, PA
          Lee’s Carpets, Glasgow Plant, Glasgow, VA

         Outstanding Achievement for Retail Business
      Target Corporation, Target Stores, HQ Minneapolis, MN
                     Stores in MD, PA, & VA

          Significant Achievement for Retail Business
         Acme, an Albertson’s Inc. Company, Malvern, PA
                       Stores in MD & PA

       Outstanding Achievement for Nutrient Reduction
         Merck & Co., Inc., Stonewall Plant, Elkton, VA

        Outstanding Achievement for Medium Business
    Beers/Heyward & Lee Construction Company, Richmond, VA

         Significant Achievement for Medium Business
         Struever Brothers Eccles & Rouse, Baltimore, MD

         Outstanding Achievement for Small Business
           Watercolor Lavender Farm, White Hall, MD

       Significant Achievement for Small Business (Tie)
          Electro-Platers of York, Inc., Wrightsville, PA
       Southern States Cooperative, Inc., Chesapeake VA

        Outstanding Achievement –Government Facility
               Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA
                  2001 Excellence Awards

           Businesses for the Bay Mentor of the Year
                           Jim Houstoun
  Pretreatment Information Exchange, Borough of Catasauqua, PA

           Businesses for the Bay Leadership Award
                         Steve Farkas

          Businesses for the Bay Achievement Award
                       Ernest Hartman
Outstanding Achievement – Large Business
Siemens Automotive Corporation
Newport News, VA
Siemens Automotive Corporation, located in Newport News, Virginia, employs 1,100 people in the design,
development, and manufacture of automotive fuel system components, including gasoline fuel injectors,
pressure regulators and fuel rail assemblies. The facility’s strong commitment to protecting the Chesapeake
Bay and preventing pollution is evident by its consideration of the environmental impacts of its products and
the processes to manufacture them. Siemens won the Businesses for the Bay 1999 Outstanding Achievement
Award for Large Business for their Deka IV fuel injector, which used less raw material, produced less
hazardous waste during manufacturing, lasted longer, and was easier to recycle than the Deka I injector. This
year, the award is given for their newest generation Deka VII fuel injector that improves upon the Deka IV and
Deka I design. Compared with the Deka I injector, the Deka VII injector weighs 76% less. Alternate materials
of construction minimize a hazardous waste stream and eliminate several possible persistent, bioaccumulative,
and toxic elements. Scrap metal chips and scrap plastic is reduced 80% from the Deka I model. Sixty percent
fewer manufacturing and assembly steps for the Deka VII injector minimizes energy consumption. Fewer
material types and no internal O-rings facilitate end of life recycling. Their smaller size enables more precise
fuel targeting and delivery in the engine leading to less automobile emissions. From 1988 to present, facility
production has increased over 1,000%; during the same period, off-site disposal of all waste per product
produced decreased by 92% and off-site disposal of hazardous waste per product produced decreased by
95%. Siemens Automotive maintains ISO 14000 certification and is one of the original members of Businesses
for the Bay, joining in 1996. For more information, contact Barry Marten at 757-875-7303.


Significant Achievement – Large Business
Merck & Co., Inc., Cherokee Facility
Danville, PA
Merck and Co., Inc. is a global, research driven pharmaceutical company with a long-term commitment to
responsible environmental stewardship. The Cherokee Site in Riverside, Pennsylvania is a manufacturing
facility that produces bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients. In 2000, Merck Cherokee began manufacturing
the active ingredient for Merck’s newest antibiotic, INVANZTM. Merck completed construction and began start-
up of the INVANZTM process in mid-2000. Merck scientists were able to develop a process that uses low-
volatility solvents and maximizes process efficiencies to minimize waste generation and emissions. Merck
scientists found that a by-product of one chemical reaction could be recovered for use elsewhere in the
process as a substitute for fresh raw material. Manufacturing optimization allowed Merck to reduce process
steps, which reduced the amount of solvent washes while maintaining product quality. The isoamyl alcohol
(IAA) recovery process yields conservation through heat recovery. The discharging stream of recovered IAA is
routed through heat exchangers to recover energy that is used to preheat the incoming spent solvent. During
full-scale production, recovery operations are expected to eliminate 4,682,691 pounds of process waste per
typical campaign. During 2000, the following measurable environmental improvements were realized:
Reduced water usage for the deionized water system by 18 million gallons, 15.4 million of which would have
been treated in the facility’s on-site wastewater treatment plant; recovered 740,709 pounds of solvent;
recovered 8,533 pounds of other raw materials and catalyst; and recovered 200 million BTUs of heat by the
IAA recovery process, avoiding combustion of 230,550 SDF of natural gas in the site’s boilers. Merck
Cherokee Site joined Businesses for the Bay in 2001. For more information, contact Tracy Johnson at 570-

Significant Achievement – Large Business
Proctor & Gamble Cosmetics
Hunt Valley, MD
Procter & Gamble employs approximately 1,200 individuals at their facility in Hunt Valley, Maryland, and is the
only three-time Businesses for the Bay award winner. In 1999, the company received the Significant
Achievement Award for improvements made to several of their batch cosmetics processes. They were honored
again in 2000 for significantly reducing the use of acetone as a cleaning agent between color changes. This
year they are being honored for further reducing hazardous waste in nail polish production. In 2000, by
implementing a just-in-time inventory system, improving ordering methods to reduce expired material, and by
reviewing production rates to purchase only what was needed Proctor & Gamble reduced their nail polish bulk
hazardous waste by 307,587 lbs. (93%) and reduced nail polish finish stock hazardous waste by 290,598 lbs.
(83 %). By maintaining accurate inventory records to prevent overstocking and producing to demand, they
reduced non-hazardous product waste by 2,036,980 lbs., or 40%. Quality Assurance nitrogen gas used for a
FT-IR Spectrometer and a gas chromatograph (GC) was eliminated and replaced respectively by clean dry air
and helium. As a result, Proctor and Gamble eliminated a bulk outside liquid nitrogen storage tank associated
atmospheric discharges. By installing speed controls for cooling towers, power factor correction, and
frequency drive on 100-hp motors, energy use was reduced by 1.5 million KWH. In addition, they are
redesigning products to eliminate waste. Examples include the use of one symmetric bottle type and
standardization of corrugated liner board. Proctor & Gamble’s Global Environmental Quality Policy is closely
tied with pollution prevention and waste source/cost reduction. All employees receive training on their Global
Environmental Policy as part of a required Site Environmental Awareness Training program. It is through
these training programs that employees are asked to focus on waste source/cost reductions at both work and
home. Procter & Gamble has been a member of Businesses for the Bay since 1999. For more information,
contact Curtis Elliott at 410-785-4482.


Honorable Mention – Large Business P2 Project
GKN Sinter Metals, Inc.
Emporium, PA
GKN Sinter Metals is a wholly owned subsidiary of UK-based GKN plc, a global industrial company and the
world’s largest producer of powder metal components. GKN Sinter Metals Emporium, PA has been in
business since 1965 and has 920 employees at three facilities. Zinc Sterate has been traditionally used as a
lubricant and mold release agent in the powdered metal industry for many years because it works well and is
relatively inexpensive. However, when a powered metal part containing the compound is heated in the
sintering process zinc oxides are emitted to the atmosphere via the furnace’s stack. Zinc oxide emissions are
considered hazardous and are regulated. The Emporium plant collected zinc oxide dust by installing fabric
dust collectors (bag houses) on all sintering furnaces and collected 12,000 pounds of zinc oxide annually. In
addition, because of the heat generated by the sintering processes the bag houses were damaged by fire on
several occasions. In 1999 a major expansion was funded for the Emporuim plant, which included 12 new
sintering furnaces. Collection systems for these furnaces were estimated at $400,000. Working with the PA
DEP and other Powered Metal companies GKN Sinter has replaced Zinc Sterate with Acrawax, an organic
compound that contains no metals. Emissions could be controlled by proper operation of the sintering process
eliminating the need for fabric collectors. The following benefits have been realized from this substitution:
Elimination of 12,000 pounds of hazardous waste and the associated $15,000 in disposal costs; annual
savings of $125,000 as a result of eliminating the fabric collectors; and capital avoidance of $400,000 in the

new furnaces. GKN sinter Metal plants expanded the elimination of Zinc Sterate in all locations. This project
demonstrated a new sense of teamwork by partnering with PA DEP and other powder metal plants to develop
and issue guidelines for the industry. GKN Sinter Metals joined Businesses for the Bay in 2001. For more
information contact Edward Lamont 814-486-3314.


Honorable Mention – Large Business P2 Project
Lee’s Carpets
Glasgow Plant
Lee’s Carpets has been producing carpet in Glasgow, VA since 1935. Lee’s is the largest employer in
Rockbridge County with approximately 1,300 workers. One of Lee’s high performance product components is
the Unibond backing system, a hot melt adhesive system that is used to bond hold the face yarns of the carpet
intact and adhere to the secondary backing. This method has superior stability and strength over latex
laminated carpets in wet conditions and does not have the bacterial problems sometimes seen with laytex
laminating compounds. In addition, this process has been fine-tuned and improved at their Glasgow, VA
facility since the 1970s. Lees has begun evaluating and using tackifier resins from the forestry products
industry, specifically, a coproduct of the Kraft pulping process. The use of a resin based on renewable forest
products has reduced their dependence on raw materials from petrochemical products by almost 20 million
pounds in the last 24 months. Traditional resin from ethylene production is from a non-renewable source,
petroleum, while that from the forestry products industry is renewable as long as the manufacturer follows
sustainable practices. The current source for the forestry-based resin used by Lees is an IS0 14000-certified
member if the Sustainable Forestry Initiative Program, and as such “will continue to manage and conserve our
resources to meet the needs of society today without compromising future generations.” The Unibond system
uses no water in the compound, and energy costs are about one-half of the cost to manufacture latex
laminated carpets. Lee’s Carpets joined Businesses for the Bay in 1997. For more information contact Mike
Bell at 540-258-2811, ext. 452, or


Outstanding Achievement – Retail Business
Target Corporation, Target Stores
Minneapolis, MN
As a leading Fortune 500 company, Target Corporation is pioneering a new paradigm of how the retail market
should operate. Target’s size and strong market base has allowed them to facilitate changes from the
manufacturing industry, particularly in the area of product package reduction (Target’s biggest source of
waste). Almost 100% of the clothing Target sells arrives without excess packaging, and 95% of all shoes
arrive without stuffing. Target’s ‘De-trashing Project’ tracks waste weights, old corrugated cardboard
(OCC)/fiber weights, and sales in dollars per Target store. Cooperation between Target’s Management,
stores, manufacturers, and vendors have resulted in impressive reductions in waste. Stores are recycling ¾ of
their waste weight. In 2000, the 22 stores in Pennsylvania recycled 3,538.51 tons of OCC. Target provides
environmental education to store employees including “EcoLogic” a quarterly environmental newsletter. An
employee that expends extra efforts in waste reduction is considered an “Eco Hero” and is acknowledged in
the “EcoLogic”, and a tree is planted in their name in the Chippewa National Forest. Target has set up
electronic, paperless communications within the company, and ‘Partners on Line’ connects over 5000 vendors
to access information such as sales and inventory reports, in-stock information, and accounts payable. Target
implemented better building practices including energy efficiency measures in its new headquarters and

several new stores. Target donates non-saleable items to shelters, schools, and humane societies. In 2000,
Target incorporated training for its new buyers to increase awareness of recycled content products, as well as
how to talk to vendors about environmentally preferable product options. Cost benefits result from the revenue
of recyclables, offset waste hauling and disposal costs, and increased efficiency of improved processes.
Target joined Businesses for the Bay in 2001. For more information, call Bonnie Rubinstein at 715-426-0890.


Significant Achievement – Retail Business
Acme, an Albertson’s Inc. Company
Malvern, PA
Albertson’s, Inc., the country’s second-largest food and drug retailer, and Acme, it’s Eastern Division
Company, spearheaded development of an unwaxed standard display-ready produce box to replace the
waxed corrugated produce boxes that have been the industry standard for decades. Few viable uses for
waxed boxes exist; as a result, they are usually discarded. Albertson’s encouraged and assisted the Fibre Box
Association (FBA) to develop an improved corrugated box for shipping produce. The outcome was a
corrugated package that provides greater strength and durability, meets both North American and European
shipping standards, and is fully recyclable. The common footprint produce box has a standard footprint with
varying heights to accommodate different commodities. Handling of produce is reduced because these boxes
are display-ready resulting in less food waste. Acme and Albertson’s are strongly encouraging other retailers,
producers, growers, and packers to use the new common footprint produce box. Members of the Fibre box
Association are also encouraging use by sponsoring advertisements in trade journals. Use of the common
footprint box is true pollution prevention, not just recycling. Renewable resources used in production of waxed
boxes are essentially lost when that box is landfilled or incinerated. Use of a recyclable corrugated box
provides for reuse of resources and reduction in solid waste generation. Additionally, the common footprint
produce box is manufactured from 40-60%-recycled paper, completing the recycling loop. Company-wide, in
2000 Albertson’s, Inc. recycled 318,000 tons of OCC, providing millions in disposal savings and millions in
recycling revenues. In 2000, the 11 Acme Chesapeake Bay watershed stores diverted and recycled 572 tons
of OCC. Albertson’s is continuing efforts for replacing traditional containers with recyclable packaging in the
poultry and seafood industries. Albertson’s, Inc. joined Businesses for the Bay in 2000. For more information
contact Walt Rubel at 610-889-4354 or John Bernardo at 208-395-4990.


Outstanding Achievement – Nutrient Reduction
Merck & Co., Inc.
Stonewall Plant

Merck & Co., Inc. is a worldwide research-intensive health products company that discovers, develops,
manufactures, and markets human and animal health products. Merck's Stonewall Plant, located near Elkton,
VA, was established in 1941 and employs about 900 people. The plant's products include broad spectrum
antibiotics, antiparasitic drugs for human and animal health, a cholesterol lowering drug, an antifungal drug,
and medicines for treatment of Parkinson's disease and the human immunodeficiency virus. In July 2000, the
Stonewall Plant completed a major capital improvement project that replaces coal as the primary fuel for steam
generation with cleaner burning natural gas. Total NOx emissions prevented in 2000 by the powerhouse
onversion were 135.2 tons. In subsequent years, when the plant is operating exclusively using natural gas, the
amount of NOx emissions prevented on an annual basis will be approximately doubled. This project was
initiated as part of Merck's participation in EPA's Project XL (eXcellence and Leadership). Historically,

producing a new pharmaceutical product required that air permits be issued before constructing the facilities
necessary to manufacture the product. Through Project XL, Merck has agreed to voluntarily accept a permit
with a total criteria pollutant emissions cap facility-wide set at a level twenty per cent below recent actual
emissions levels. In recognition of this superior environmental benefit, the permit allows new drug processes
to be brought online without going through individual permitting, as long as the facility emissions cap is not
exceeded. The flexibility given by Project XL not only affords Merck a competitive edge in bringing new drugs
to the market, but also ensures that consumers will be provided with pharmaceutical products in less time. As
an ongoing benefit of Project XL, the powerhouse conversion will provide substantial cumulative criteria
pollutant emissions reductions for years to come. Three hundred tons of air pollutant emissions have been
permanently retired by the establishment of the new emissions cap. While 300 TPY of emissions reduction are
guaranteed, Merck is currently operating well below the new permitted emissions limits. This project has been
widely recognized for its direct air pollution reduction benefits; in addition, Merck's project is helping to reduce
nutrient loading to the Chesapeake Bay. Merck & Co., Inc. has been a member of Businesses for the Bay
since 1997. For more information contact Tedd Jett at 540-298-4869.


Outstanding Achievement – Medium Business
Beers/Heyward & Lee Construction Company
Richmond, VA
Beers/Heyward & Lee Construction Company is a General Contractor in Richmond, VA, with 133 employees.
As part of their parent company, they were the first construction company in the US to become ISO 14001
certified for their Environmental Management System (EMS). The EMS was developed by Beers employees,
and is supported by top management. For each project the EMS is implemented to select the significant
environmental aspects that are appropriate for the project and plans are developed to minimize resource
impacts and waste. Beers/Heyward & Lee reduced materials from coming onto job sites by eliminating
material requirements and by reusing materials already onsite; recycling is a last resort to reduce waste.
Examples of resource conservation and waste minimization include: Minimizing soil disturbances and erosion,
bringing permanent power to a site 18 months early to eliminate the requirement for generators, reuse of wood
siding, minimizing clearing of trees and protection of existing trees from construction activities, reusing wood
floors removed during remodeling, reusing approximately 6,000 linear feet of 2X4s in 2000. Beers/Heyward
and Lee’s projects have recycled over 15,660 pounds of metal and reused over 100 cubic yards of concrete.
They have saved property owners over $163,635 and saved over $43,000 for Beers/Heyward as a result of the
EMS. Their EMS requires that each employee go through an Environmental Awareness Training session to
raise the environmental awareness of employees while on the project and all job site workers and
subcontractors have to view a Field Hourly Awareness Training video. Their environmental policy is part of
their standard subcontract language. Beers/Heyward & Lee joined Businesses for the Bay in 2001. For more
information contact Peter Junkin at 804-782-9661.


Significant Achievement – Medium Business
Struever Brothers Eccles & Rouse
Baltimore, MD

Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse is a development and construction company that specializes in the adaptive
reuse of underutilized and/or historic sites. In 2000, Struever Bros.' Commercial Development team focused

on redeveloping Tide Point -- a former soap-making plant of Procter & Gamble. The development team that
transformed the former plant took into consideration historical value, community guidance, environmental
benefits, public access to water, and existing infrastructure. Tide Point is on the National Register of Historic
Places. Struever Bros. worked with the community to obtain its input to ensure that future goals were met.
The result: Tide Point is now a mixed-use, urban campus and a prime example of the intent of Maryland's
Smart Growth Program. The project is located in an Enterprise Zone Priority Funding Area in Baltimore City.
The site is also considered a brownfield. Green space was sprinkled throughout various elevations of
the landscape to help control runoff to Baltimore Harbor. At the same time, the site still captures its industrial
past with remnant storage tanks and pre-existing bridges. Keeping to its commitment to the site, Streuver
Bros.' has opened its office there and participates in the Live Near Your Work Program. The redevelopment of
Tide Point is Struever Bros.' most compelling pollution prevention activity. However, it should be noted that the
company took action in other significant ways. The office uses Energy Star Xerox copiers and energy efficient
fluorescent lighting. Struever Bros. will continue to complete redevelopment work in Baltimore, Maryland.
Struever Bros. has been a Businesses for the Bay member since 2000. For more information, contact
Sandi Van Horn at 443-573-4328.


Outstanding Achievement – Small Business
Watercolor Lavender Farm
White Hall, MD
Jo Asher and her family run the Watercolor Lavender Farm, Maryland’s first lavender farm. This farm is located
adjacent to a stream that flows into Deer Creek. The previous land owners had farmed the land for 200 years
resulting erosion of all topsoil to the stream and leaving only a subsoil surface layer. The fields are fully
exposed to sun and wind, and the soil has a pH of 6. These field conditions are perfect for growing lavender.
Jo has taken full advantage of the pre-existing condition. However, some changes were needed to reduce the
impacts of the farm to the stream. To stop the runoff of soil, they first grassed all of the previously plowed
areas and installed a fence to prevent horses from reaching the stream. They also set aside two acres of the
12-acre farm for stream buffer and wildlife habitat. Their stream buffer width averages 100 ft. To minimize
erosion lavender is planted between 6-ft. grass strips. Only the planting areas are plowed and the plants are
double cropped. The farm does not use pesticides on the lavender. Only a small portion of the farm receives
targeted herbicide applications in the lavender strips. The lavender products produced on the farm all carry the
motto: “We are all the keepers of the lighthouse. The light of the decisions we make today will grant the
Chesapeake safe passage into the future.” In addition, proceeds from a few of the lavender products sold on
the farm go directly to non-profits. She hopes that by setting a standard of environmental excellence and
commitment on the Watercolor Lavender Farm that other small farmers and the public will realize that “we
make a difference”. Watercolor Lavender farm joined Businesses for the Bay in 2001. For more information
contact Jo Asher at 410-692-2870.


Significant Achievement – Small Business
Electro-Platers of York, Inc.
Wrightsville, PA
Electro-Platers of York Inc. (EPY) has been supplying high quality/high volume electroplating and metal
finishing to the machining and stamping industries located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. An integral part
of their operating philosophy is their commitment to resource reduction and recycling. EPY installed a closed-

loop water refrigeration system to control the temperature in five plating baths. This decreased the use of raw
well water and reduced wastewater. Previously, cooling water was drawn from wells, and the bath
temperature was uncontrolled. By maintaining the proper operating temperature in the five plating baths at all
times, EPY has reduced the plating bath chemical use by: 14.4% for tin plating chemicals; 30.5% for Alkaline
Zinc plating chemicals; and 8.1% for trivalent chrome plating chemicals. In addition EPY eliminated the
wastewater flow from the trichrome and tin plating baths and reduced the amount of F006 hazardous waste
sludge generated. Since the refrigeration compressor cycles on only when needed, EPY realized a decrease
in power consumption as well. EPY is saving $25,847 per year, and the estimated payback for the project is
1.87 years. EPY joined Businesses for the Bay in 2001 and participates in EPA’s 33/50 program and Strategic
Goals Program. For more information contact David Sollenberger at 717-252-1571.


Significant Achievement – Small Business
Southern States
Chesapeake Facility
Southern States Chesapeake Fertilizer plant is located on the southern branch of the Elizabeth River. This
plant combines raw materials together to make usable fertilizer products. In the past stormwater runoff was
allowed to drain into the surrounding land area with a potential risk to reach the Elizabeth River. To reduce
runoff, the plant employees sought to eliminate this problem. By installing a stormwater retention pond, runoff
that previously flowed through the equipment wash-down pad and site is now channeled into this pond. Being
nutrient rich the plant now uses the retention pond water in their manufacturing process; this reduced water
needed from the city by 150,000 gallons, reduced runoff to the Elizabeth, and allowed Southern States to
reduce its stormwater sampling stations. They have a recycling program that includes parts cleaning solvent,
cardboard, and paper. They also replaced their traditional industrial degreasers with non-toxic, phosphate free
degreaser, Simple Green. Southern States also created a bulkhead that will reduce the amount of shoreline
erosion of sediments to the Bay. Southern States is a member of the Elizabeth River Riverstars and have
achieved achievement level so far. They have participated for three years in “the Clean the Bay Day” in the
Elizabeth River area and recycle cardboard, paper, and parts cleaning solvent at their site. Southern States
joined Businesses for the Bay in 1997. For more information contact Mark Calley at 757-545-2449.


Outstanding Achievement – Federal Government
Marine Corps Base
Quantico, VA
Pollution Prevention has become the nucleus of Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico's environmental
compliance program. Hazardous waste generation has decreased by over 71% since 1992. Parts are cleaned
using a less hazardous solvent and a filter/cyclonic system to extend solvent life. The number of part-cleaning
machines has also been reduced leading to a 90.1% reduction in volatile emissions. The Base's wastewater
treatment plant uses ultraviolet lamps instead of chlorine to disinfect prior to discharge, eliminating regular
chlorine usage at the plant. Approximately 5,000 gallons of raw chemicals per year have been eliminated from
photo processing, also saving many thousands of gallons of potable water each year. Plastic beads are used
to remove paint in place of hazardous phenolic strippers. Printing processes have switched to dry processes
using soy-based inks, eliminating use of perchloroethylene inks. Class I ozone depleting substances have
been phased out in large refrigerator equipment. The Central Heating Plant converted from coal and residual
oil to natural gas and distillate oil reducing overall air emissions by 92%. MCB Quantico owns 27 non-tactical

vehicles that are alternatively fueled. MCB has achieved a 30% decrease in energy consumption and has an
extensive recycling program in place. A storm drain labeling system has been initiated to ensure that dumping
of mop water, washing of cars, and other activities do not send polluted water down the storm drains. The
challenge of high turnover of military personnel has been met by formalizing pollution prevention education,
including storm water pollution prevention. The pollution prevention program at MCB Quantico has made a
positive impact on the quality of water going to the Potomac River and ultimately the Chesapeake Bay. MCB
Quantico joined Businesses for the Bay in 2000. For more information contact Ralph Phipps at 703-784-4030.


Businesses for the Bay
2001 Mentor of the Year
The Mentor of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who has shown strong leadership and
provided valuable technical assistance to others.

The Pretreatment Information Exchange (PIX) joined Businesses for the Bay as a partner in May 2001 with Jim
Houstoun as its point of contact. Jim’s organization, PIX, is the only organization actively promoting pollution
prevention and mutual assistance to POTW's and their indirect dischargers in Pennsylvania. Jim has been an
active member of the Businesses for the Bay Workgroup and the Pollution Prevention and Point Source
Workgroup since joining. Jim is preparing strategy to develop an active interface between PIX and Businesses
for the Bay tying the common elements of the mentoring, education and outreach activities. The parallel PIX
outreach would allow the environmental benefits possible from Businesses for the Bay to be spread to areas of
PA that do not have coordinated watershed protection programs. Jim serves on the Pennsylvania P2
Roundtable Steering Committee that plans several meetings per year in on pollution prevention topics. Jim
took the lead and has been successful in integrating Businesses for the Bay into the November 15th meeting
agenda. Jim has been very active in the Pollution Prevention and Point Source Workgroup’s efforts in
developing the Voluntary Mixing Zone Phase Out Strategy, under the Toxics 2000 Strategy. He has performed
independent research on how existing incentive programs, such as Project XL, could be utilized in this P2
outreach effort. In addition, Jim drafted a proposal on how PIX could help in the Strategy implementation.
Jim’s efforts have not been limited to Pennsylvania. He attended a meeting in Maryland between MDE P2 staff
and POTW Pretreatment Coordinators to integrate P2 into pretreatment programs. As a Pretreatment
Coordinator for the Borough of Catasauqua, Jim was able to provide a credible testimony to the effectiveness
of P2.

Businesses for the Bay
2001 Leadership Award
Steve Farkas
The Leadership award is given to Steve Farkas, Pollution Prevention Workgroup/Businesses for the Bay
Workgroup Chairman from 1996-2001 who was instrumental in the program’s formation and management for
the last five years. Steve was the very first Mentor of the Year in 1997.

Businesses for the Bay
2001 Achievement Award
Ernest Hartman
The achievement award is given in recognition of Ernie Hartman for contributing to Businesses for the Bay
through mentoring activities and time commitment to the Pollution Prevention/Businesses for the Bay