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One of the ways that EPA accomplishes its goals under SC3 is by partnering with organizations that volunteer to assist schools in the management of the schools' chemicals and the removal of schools' chemical waste. There are currently eleven Partners.
EPA intends to conduct a voluntary survey of Partners each year to learn about their experiences and needs under the Program. EPA has created two survey forms for this purpose: an Initial Survey and an Annual Update. The Initial Survey will be completed by Partners who are participating in the SC3 Survey for their first time. It is designed to give EPA a general idea of a Partner's background, accomplishments, and needs under SC3. Partners will complete the Annual Update in each subsequent year of their partnership. The Annual Update is designed to describe a Partner's accomplishments and needs since the previous year's survey. Partners can submit completed surveys by e-mail, postal mail, special delivery, or fax. EPA will use the survey data to further develop and improve the Program (e.g., improve its outreach efforts, encourage greater participation, and address resource needs of Partners) and communicate with the public (e.g., share Partners' success stories at the SC3 Web site).
In addition, EPA is interested in promoting the responsible management of chemicals in K-12 schools. To this end, EPA intends to hold three focus groups as part of an effort to gather information about the extent to which colleges and universities are teaching pre-service teachers about responsible chemical management. If EPA finds that a need exists to promote pre-service teacher training on responsible chemical management, EPA will gather feedback from the focus groups for the development and promotion of a curriculum on responsible chemical management that can serve as a model for colleges and universities.
Each focus group will consist of up to nine individuals from industry, educational institutions (e.g., faculty, students), and governmental agencies. During the focus groups, EPA will raise questions and collect feedback from focus group members.