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June Deadlines for $16 Million in P2 Grant Opportunities

cbDon’t miss the June 6 and June 20 deadlines for two grants to support states and Tribes in providing technical assistance to businesses to adopt P2 practices that advance environmental justice in underserved communities. Need help? Check out slides and webinar recordings or contact the P2 Hub Helpline: or (202) 566-0799.

Note that EPA has posted a minor amendment to the two P2 Grant Request for Applications posted in March 2023. The amendment clarifies that if an applicant submits multiple applications for an identical project (either in error or to replace a previously submitted application), EPA will only review the most recently submitted application, unless the applicant notifies Bridget Kelly ( and specifies which application they want EPA to review. 

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2021 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Analysis

ZCompanies that manage chemicals continue to make progress preventing pollution and reducing chemical releases in 2021, including by implementing nearly 3,500 P2 activities, according to the 2021 TRI National Analysis, which summarizes TRI chemical waste management activities, including releases, that occurred during calendar year 2021. The Analysis features updated visualizations and analytical tools to make data more useful and accessible to communities, policymakers and other stakeholders.   

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Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) National Review 

lkhThis first-ever review makes information on domestic chemical production and imports more accessible to the public and helps people make important decisions in their communities. The Review summarizes the most recent reporting cycle data (2020), covering activities from 2016 to 2019 and provides trend data for reporting over the past decade. This interactive report shows that more than 7.2 trillion pounds of chemicals were manufactured or imported at 5,238 sites in the United States that reported to EPA for the 2020 CDR reporting cycle.

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May 19 Deadline for Regional P2 Recognition Awards

;lkGet recognized for your awesome P2 work! There’s less than two weeks left for organizations located in EPA Regions 4, 7, 8 and 10 to apply to be recognized for accomplishments and best practices that took place in calendar year 2022. Need some inspiration?  Check out the 2021 winners from EPA Region 8 which covers Colorado, Utah, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Tribal lands.

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#ICYMI Instagram Earth Day Video

vszccvEarth Day was April 22 but you can make a difference every day by taking simple actions. Check out this video featuring Jennie Romer, EPA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention who joined EPA staff from across the agency to celebrate the planet and follow how they help protect the environment.

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P2 Helpline

The P2 Hub Helpline offers information and resources about pollution prevention. Please contact the Helpline at or (202) 566-0799.

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine

The White House Press Releases

Press Releases.

Briefing Room.

White House press release, “OSTP Issues Guidance to Make Federally Funded Research Freely Available Without Delay.”

Article in Science, “White House requires immediate public access to all U.S.-funded research papers by 2025.”


All About Science

"Science's no-fee public-access policy will take effect in 2023," Nature | News | 11 October 2022 | Holly Else.

Decoding Science - free resource from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. All vetted by experts and ready to use in classrooms!

  • 90-second explainer video on how science works
  • clear answers to challenging questions
  • stories from real-life scientists
  • a quiz to test students' learning

Tracking STEM Earmarks | American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
 A new tool to explore science-relevant earmarks requested by members of Congress.

NIH to Require Data Management Plans

NIH logoStarting in January 2023, the NIH will require researchers to submit data management plans (DMPs) with their grant applications, and eventually to openly share all "scientific data" generated in their projects.  The impetus for this mandate is the reproducibility crisis in life science research - one study has found that less than half of published studies can be reproduced.  Some scientists are concerned about the added administrative burdens and costs placed on underfunded and understaffed labs and programs.  The NSF has been requiring DMPs with its grant applications for a number of years.  Read more in Nature



Remembering DENNIS TROMBATORE, Colleague & Friend.

The Deep Sea - The Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the ocean. Just how far would YOU go?! Check it out and see what two men, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh, witnessed in the submarine Trieste on January 23rd, 1960. Slowly descend into the Mariana Trench and find what marine life exist at different depths and then hit bottom at 10914 meters!   

The Washington Post, Opinion

Opinion | Type in your job to see how much AI will affect it.

By Yan Wu and Sergio Peçanha
May 9 at 9:17 a.m.

The Scholarly Kitchen

Guest Post: AI and Scholarly Publishing - A (Slightly) Hopeful View.


"What’s Hot and Cooking In Scholarly Publishing" - Keep up-to-date with the lastest in scholarly publishing & communication. "The Scholarly Kitchen is a moderated and independent blog aimed to help fulfill this mission by bringing together differing opinions, commentary, and ideas, and presenting them openly."

More Than 170 Trillion Pieces of Plastic Afloat in The World's Oceans

A research paper recently published in PLOS ONE reveals there are more than 170 trillion plastic particles, weighing approximately 2 million tonnes, afloat in the world’s oceans. By evaluating trends of ocean plastic from 1979 to 2019, the authors observe a rapid increase of marine plastic pollution and make an urgent call for policy measures focused on source reduction and reuse rather than recycling and cleanup.

SOURCE: SevenSeas Media.

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