CLEARWATER – Pinellas County’s Small Quantity Generator Program has been honored as the 2014 SQG Program of the Year by the Florida chapter of the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association.
The SQG Program of the Year Award recognizes the most outstanding or most improved Small Quantity Generator program in Florida over the past year. The Pinellas County program focuses on education and outreach, visiting businesses to inform them of their hazardous waste management regulatory requirements and verifying that they comply.
Team members also develop and provide tools and resources to assist businesses in meeting and maintaining compliance. Pinellas County’s program is the youngest of the 50 state programs. It is only in its sixth year of existence, compared to the typical 15 to 20 years that the others have been in place.
Presentation of the SQG Program of the Year Award will take place at the North American Hazardous Materials Management Association’s national workshop in Orlando next month. For more information about the association, visit www.nahmma.org.