WastePlan model implementation for New York State. Final report

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WastePlan is a computer software tool that models solid waste quantities, costs, and other parameters on a regional basis. The software was developed by the Tellus Institute, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. The project`s objective was to provide local solid waste management planners in New York State responsible to develop and implement comprehensive solid waste management plans authorized by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1988, with a WastePlan model specifically tailored to fit the demographic and other characteristics of New York State and to provide training and technical support to the users. Two-day workshops were held in 1992 ... continued below

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Visalli, J.R. & Blackman, D.A. July 1, 1995.

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WastePlan is a computer software tool that models solid waste quantities, costs, and other parameters on a regional basis. The software was developed by the Tellus Institute, a nonprofit research and consulting firm. The project`s objective was to provide local solid waste management planners in New York State responsible to develop and implement comprehensive solid waste management plans authorized by the Solid Waste Management Act of 1988, with a WastePlan model specifically tailored to fit the demographic and other characteristics of New York State and to provide training and technical support to the users. Two-day workshops were held in 1992 to introduce planners to the existing versions; subsequently, extensive changes were made to the model and a second set of two-day workshops were held in 1993 to introduce planners to the enhanced version of WastePlan. Following user evaluations, WastePlan was further modified to allow users to model systems using a simplified version, and to incorporate report forms required by New York State. A post-project survey of trainees revealed limited regular use of software. Possible reasons include lack of synchronicity with NYSDEC planning process; lack of computer literacy and aptitude among trainees; hardware limitations; software user-friendliness; and the work environment of the trainees. A number of recommendations are made to encourage use of WastePlan by local solid waste management planners.

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New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, 2 Empire State Plaza, Suite `901, Albany, New York 12223-1253.; OSTI as DE95016319

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  • Other: DE95016319
  • Report No.: NYSERDA--95-8
  • DOI: 10.2172/95321 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 95321
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc794878

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Visalli, J.R. & Blackman, D.A. WastePlan model implementation for New York State. Final report, report, July 1, 1995; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc794878/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.