Welcome to the first CCAR-Greenlink® blog. In this space will be a semi-regular outpouring of peeves, opinions, facts and fun brought to you by members of the staff and executive leadership of the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair (CCAR). Safety, clean solutions and a respect for our environment (green) is not just a marketing message here at CCAR-Greenlink® … it is our reason for being. From awareness and training, to helping shops become more governmentally compliant, CCAR-Greenlink® strives to create alliances that will enhance our core mission of providing services and information to help you become safe, clean and green.
Dept of Toxic Substances Control Vehicle Service and Repair Program: More than 31,000 vehicle service and repair shops exist in California. Individually, these businesses do not generate a lot of hazardous waste, but collectively they represent a significant source of pollution. If you operate an auto repair shop or fleet maintenance facility, there are opportunities
Addition of National Toxicology Program Carcinogens – Final Rule On November 26, 2010, EPA finalized a rule to provide communities with additional information about toxic chemicals being released to the environment. The rule, which will be effective on November 30, 2010, adds 16 chemicals to the TRI list of reportable chemicals. This action is part of
Used Oil and Absorbents: Starting January 1, 2011, oil absorbents and used oil filters will be banned from landfills in Wisconsin. The 2009 Wisconsin Act 86 was signed into law on December 1, 2009.
California Waste Reduction Awards Program Honorees Include Automotive Companies The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has announced the winners of this yearâ€™s Waste Reduction Awards. A record 285 California businesses and nonprofit organizations received Waste Reduction Awards Program (WRAP) recognition in 2010 for their environmentally friendly business strategies and enhanced recycling efforts