EPA Pollution Prevention Checklist for Recreation and Tourism Mobile App
Recreation and tourism can affect the environment through alteration or destruction of wildlife habitats and ecologically valuable areas during construction activities, as well as through the direct impact caused by recreators and tourists (e.g., destruction of sensitive sand dunes, damage to coral reefs, increased air emissions, and littering).
How does it work?
Recreational areas can also affect the environment by putting additional stress on local infrastructures, such as roads and publicly owned treatment work (POTWs), that may not have been designed and constructed to handle the increased volume of users that tourism and recreation can bring to an area. Use the app to incorporate pollution prevention into designing alternatives and avoiding and mitigating environmental effects. The app includes a detailed checklist specific to recreation and tourism. The Pollution Prevention Act (PPA), established a national policy mandating the incorporation of pollution prevention concepts and techniques into the operations and activities of the Federal Government. Pollution should be prevented or reduced at the source. The EPA Pollution Prevention Checklist for Recreation and Tourism mobile app allows you to replace your paper prevention checklist with a smartphone or tablet. The mobile form includes fields to document items such as date of pollution prevention check, company, the person completing the check of recreation and tourism, title and captures a signature and records comments and corrective actions. Once the mobile app is filled out a secure PDF is generated. The PDF is easy to share, and a copy is stored in your account for your air quality control records. You can also use the App Builder to personalize and customize this mobile form.