Collision Repair Program – Paint Rule FAQs

by Sue Schauls, CCAR Environmental & Safety Consultant FAQS: Do Community Colleges and Vocational Schools need to comply with the Paint Rule? YES. The new Paint Rule or the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) 6H that applies to auto body shop means that school training programs need to be complaint with the


From The President's Desk

Welcome, to our first quarterly newsletter of 2012! This year has started off with a ‘bang’ and we expect the positive momentum to continue throughout the year and beyond. By now you have hopefully spent some time on our new (and vastly improved) website ( – something that we have been working on for quite

Earth Day 2012 – Mobilize The Earth

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments

Safe, Clean and Green: It’s What We Do.

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.

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)

Welcome to the Virtual Collision Repair Shop

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