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)

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Health & Safety Manager Safety Data Sheets (SDS) Solvent Recycler Vacuum Sanding & Toxic Dusts* Eye Wash Floor Drain Control Panel Regulations and Pollution Prevention* DfE Best Practices NIOSH Alert OSHA CCAR-GreenLink®  *New Information Added Back to Virtual Shop

Underground Storage Tank Updates

EPA Posts New Leaking Underground Storage Tank Corrective Action Compendium This compendium provides state and federal leaking underground storage tank (LUST) remediation specialists with resources and information. This web area provides a clearinghouse to present concepts and address issues associated with corrective action, with specific emphasis on the remediation of LUST sites. This web area

Sending in Final Notification for NESHAP 6H Paint Rule

The Paint Rule impacts automotive body shop painting operations that use paint that contain Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs). This rule will not regulate hobbyists or facilities using paints that do not contain the listed HAPs. Notification of full compliance status is due by March 11, 2011. The journey begins with these two steps: Step 1:

State Spotlight: Ohio EPA

Environmental Compliance Guide for Auto Repair Facilities: If you operate an auto repair shop, whether a mechanical repair or body shop, it is important for you to know the Ohio EPA regulations that apply to your activities. You may need permits for air pollution sources or wastewater discharges. You may also be required to notify

SPCC Resources

(Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure) Here is an updated list of resources available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the SPCC rule: (March 2010) 2008 SPCC rule amendment – Federal Register notice (73 FR 74236; December 5, 2008) http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/ http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/spcc/ Complete Oil Pollution Prevention regulation (40 CFR part 112) http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cfr/ http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/lawsregs.htm EPA Emergency

State Spotlight: NY Dept of Conservation

Environmental Compliance, Pollution Prevention and Self-Assessment Guide for Vehicle Maintenance Shops: This vehicle maintenance compliance guide is offered by the Pollution Prevention Unit of the DEC to assist businesses and institutions in New York State with environmental regulations, better waste management and waste minimization methods. It was developed as a supplement to the manual Environmental Compliance

EPA State Tools:

New Source Review (NSR) Air Quality – Ambient Air Quality – Indoor Indoor Air Quality State Radon Contact Information Brownfields State Brownfields Program Web sites Chemical Management and Solid/Hazardous Waste Pesticide State Programs Wastes – Resource Conservation – Common Wastes & Materials – Scrap Tires Wastes – Resource Conservation – Reduce, Reuse, Recycle – Industrial Materials Recycling