Certificate of Recognition
EPA has established a voluntary process whereby a shooting range may apply for a Certificate of Recognition (sample below.) The Certificate is intended to be awarded to ranges that have certified that they have prepared and intend to implement, or have implemented, a written Environmental Stewardship Plan that is consistent with the EPA Best Management Practices for Lead at Outdoor Shooting Ranges Manual.
In order to request this certificate, a range must submit a notice to the Lead Shot Coordinator in EPA Region 2 stating that they have completed an Environmental Stewardship Plan as indicated above and are intending to implement it within six months. The certificate is intended to convey, to all that may see it, that the range has declared its intention to properly manage lead shot and bullets. However, it must be noted that a certificate is not a permit to operate and provides no additional operational approval, implied or otherwise.
For more information about the certificate program, contact Ed Guster at (212) 637-4133.