State Spotlight: California

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

National Toxicology Program Carcinogens

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

CA Waste Reduction Awards Program

California Waste Reduction Awards Program Honorees Include Automotive Companies The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) has announced the winners of this year’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

EPA Releases Progress Report

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Transporation and Air Quality has released its latest progress report on “Vehicle and Engine Compliance Activities.” Click here for more information. (August 2010)