SP 1st Quarter Meeting – January 13, 2011

On January 13, SP held its 1st Quarter Membership Meeting in the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit, MI. Over 100 participants attended the meeting, which was hosted by SP members Asset Recovery & Management Group and GM.

SP was very pleased to have Steve Owens, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), participate in the Membership Meeting. Mr. Owens discussed areas of focus for OCSPP, including pollution prevention activities, chemical safety and improving processes under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Assistant Administrator Owens noted the EPA’s interest in continuing to support industry partnership programs such as Design for the Environment, E3: Economy, Energy and Environment and SP, and noted that “one of our flagships is this program here [SP].” He continued, “This group has been doing tremendous work with Tom [Murray, US EPA].”

Steve Owens, AA, US EPA, speaks to participants at SP’s 1st Quarter Meeting

The meeting also featured presentations on sustainable practices / programs from SP members Ford, GM and Chrysler; a presentation from guest speaker Martin Chilcott, 2degrees; an update on SP’s Chemical Issues Work Group; and presentations from SP member companies Asset Recovery & Management Group and Haley & Aldrich Inc.

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