Category: EPA

Hurricane Harvey white paper

September 7th, 2017 by

September 7, 2017 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) has published a Hurricane Harvey white paper regarding the handling, disposal, and repair of flooded vehicles from Texas and Louisiana. The document is available for download by clicking the link below. HURRICANE HARVEY AFFECTED ONE OF THE HEAVIEST POPULATED REGIONS IN THE HISTORY OF

New EPA Underground Storage Tank (UST) rule

August 3rd, 2015 by

Effective October 13, 2015, a new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule sets updated requirements for underground storage tanks (USTs) aimed at improving leak prevention and detection. EPA’s actions should also serve to promote tank regulation uniformity across the U.S.,  close regulatory gaps, update technologies and incorporate the secondary containment and operator training requirements required

EPA releases final risk assessment for paint removal chemical

March 31st, 2015 by

  from http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/87d434efbaf9ab2985257e1100706ea8!OpenDocument Release Date: 03/23/2015 Contact Information: Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only) Milbourn.cathy@epa.gov 202-564-7849 202-564-4355 WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. EPA released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to

EPA resources for Clean Air Act compliance

March 9th, 2015 by

Here are some EPA-provided tools to help you to comply with the Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements; Brochure Summarizing the Rule Sample Initial Notification Optional Owner/Operator Certification Form Sample form for Compliance Status Notification EPA’s New Air Quality Rule for Auto Body Shops: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating at Area Source Spanish Version PowerPoint

EPA announces agreement to reduce copper in brake pads

January 22nd, 2015 by

On January 21, 2015 the EPA announced that an agreement had been signed to reduce the amount of copper used in the manufacturing of brake pads. Why should anyone care? Well, brake pads (much like a pencil eraser) are designed and built to wear down as they are used. It is no coincidence that the

The end of R-134a?!?

December 17th, 2014 by

Bob Miller of Train Them Now LLC is an all-around good guy, and a respected colleague (and good friend) of those of us here at CCAR. With all the recent ‘chatter’ surrounding the evolution of automotive air-conditioning systems, we asked Bob to chime in with his 2-cents worth on this matter (thanks Bob!).   The End

EPA Diesel Technology Forum news

September 8th, 2014 by

from ratchetandwrench.com Sept. 8., 2014—The Environmental Protection Agency held a Diesel Technology Forum at its recent annual West Coast Collaborative meeting, Sept. 4–5 in San Francisco. The meeting discussed the benefits of the technology, as a near zero emission option for the automotive industry. “Clean diesel is a national success story, and for the last

EPA honors Toyota for being 'Waste Wise'

September 19th, 2013 by

as published by Waste & Recycling news; From employees bringing their own reusable cups and plates to the cafeteria for lunch to an extensive network set up to replace cardboard boxes with reusable, returnable containers, Toyota’s efforts to contribute to a “low-carbon society” go beyond hybrid cars. For the third year, Toyota Motor Sales USA,

EPA ruling on solvent-contaminated wipes (good news here)

July 29th, 2013 by

In 2013, EPA issued a final rule that modifies the hazardous waste management regulations for solvent-contaminated wipes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Specifically, this rule revises the definition of solid waste to conditionally exclude solvent-contaminated wipes that are cleaned and reused and revises the definition of hazardous waste to conditionally exclude disposable

Serious Concerns Over EPA's Hydraulic Fracturing

October 2nd, 2012 by

This article originally appeared in Forbes and is written by Glenn G. Lammi. Read the original article here. Last week, five members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works aimed a bipartisan message of frustration at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its desire to increase regulation of hydraulic fracturing. Senators James