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Take advantage of this opportunity to connect with colleagues, customers and vendors during the event. The conference will include numerous training opportunities, facility tours, technical sessions, roundtable discussions, industry awards, and the annual HHW Olympics.[...]
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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Auto Body and Auto Maintenance Outreach
Abstract: This site contains facts sheets providing air quality requirements for auto repair shops, air quality rules, self-evaluation checklists, and an Automotive Compliance Calendar.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/programs/sbap-sectors.html#auto

Automotive Recyclers of Minnesota (ARM)
Abstract: Automotive Recyclers of Minnesota is an association of approximately 100 automotive recyclers in Minnesota all of whom supply used auto parts to individuals, collision repairers, insurance repairers, and other out of state recyclers. Its mission is to engage in, advance, support, promote, and administer education, information and other vital benefits to improve the auto recycling industry in Minnesota.
Source: Automotive Recyclers of Minnesota
URL: http://www.autorecyclersmn.net/

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Motor Vehicle Air Conditioner Disposal
Abstract: Air conditioning units in motor vehicles that contain refrigerants must be removed prior to disposal of the unit. This web page provides information on recycling vs. reclamation, recovering refrigerant during motor vehicle air conditioner disposal, five steps to insure compliance regarding refrigerants for motor vehicle salvage facilities, appliance recycling, a motor vehicle dismantling checklist, a verification of refrigerant removal form and resources for further information.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/cfc-mvairdis.html

End of the MPCA?s Salvage Yard Program [PDF]
Abstract: The fact sheet provides information and lists the accomplishments of the MPCA Salvage Yard Program, which ended in 2001.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://proteus.pca.state.mn.us/publications/changes/salvagey
ards.pdf

Managing Scrap Metal, Catalytic Converters & Wheel Weights [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet discusses management of scarp metals commonly found in automotive repair and salvage industries, including lead scrap (such as wheel weights), catalytic converters, cores, and other scrap metal. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us////////waste/pubs/4_27.pdf

Minnesota Statutes - Chapter 9220
Abstract: Regulations related to waste tires.
Source: Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
URL: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/rules/?id=9220

Minnesota Statutes - Part 88.171
Abstract: Opening burning prohibitions.
Source: Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
URL: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=88.171

MN: Five Steps to Insure Compliance Regarding Refrigerants for Motor Vehicle Salvage Facilities
Abstract: This portion of the MPCA web site outlines five steps that operators of motor vehicle salvage facilities should follow in order to comply with environmental regulations regarding refrigerants from air-conditioning systems.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/cfc-mvairdis.html#steps

MN: Motor Vehicle Transfer Fund: History and Expenditures [PDF]
Abstract: This legislative fact sheet provides background information and details on the use of the Motor Vehicle Transfer Fund (MVTF). The MVTF was established to pay for environmental issues associated with motor vehicles, such as waste-tire management, and more recently, salvage-yard outreach activities. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publications/lfs-motorvehicle.pdf

Motor Vehicle Salvage Facility Environmental Compliance Manual [PDF]
Abstract: MPCA created this manual to help salvage yard owners, operators and employees manage and dispose of waste in an environmentally safe way. This manual offers a wide range of waste management techniques. Included are chapters on: general operating procedures; draining, dismantling and storage practices; and waste handling, storage and disposal practices. (PDF Format; Length: 92 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publications/manuals/salvageyard-
manual.pdf

Salvage Yards and the Environment: The Next Generation
Abstract: This fifteen-minute video gives an overview of the "best management practices" for running a cleaner salvage yard. It teaches the important and necessary processes to follow to salvage cars in an environmentally safe manner. While intended for salvage yard operations, much of the information is useful for home mechanics that should follow many of the procedures for handling old automotive parts. The video is available for loan from the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (MOEA). Contact MOEA at 520 Lafayette Road N., 2nd Floor, St. Paul, MN 55155-4100 or call 651-215-0232.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL:

Scrap Tires in U.S. EPA Region 5
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA Region 5 web site provides contact information and web addresses for state scrap tire programs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. Also includes a link to a brochure on scrap tires in the Great Lakes Region.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 5
URL: http://www.epa.gov/reg5rcra/wptdiv/solidwaste/tires/index.ht
m

State Mercury Car Switch Initiatives
Abstract: Automobiles have historically used mercury-containing switches. The chemical and physical properties of mercury are used in mechanisms to turn on the hood, trunk, or door lights when they are opened, and/or to operate some anti-lock brake systems (ABS systems). While most manufacturers are committed to designing new cars without mercury in the switches, the problem remains for all of the mercury switches contained in cars on the road today. Unless programs are in place to collect these mercury switches before the automobiles get crushed and recycled, mercury can be released into the air, soil and water during crushing, or from subsequent management in electric arc furnaces (EAFs). A number of state regulatory agencies have raised concerns regarding the use of mercury switches in automobiles and have taken steps to address this problem through legislative efforts, pilot projects and outreach campaigns. This portion of the U.S. EPA web site lists descriptions of state car switch programs throughout the U.S., with links to program web sites where available.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/tsd/mercury/carswich.htm

Transportation Services and the Environment
Abstract: This portion of the MPCA web site includes checklists and fact sheets about proper handling and disposal of materials related to auto repair facilities. Includes information on air bags, air conditioning, antifreeze and filters, lead-acid batteries, brakes and clutches, computers and circuit boards, vehicle dismantling procedures, fuels, lighting, oil and filters, mercury switches, scrap metal, catalytic converters, wheel weights, stormwater and wastewater concerns, solvents, spills, tanks, tires, vehicle storage and more. The fact sheets are available in PDF format.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/industry/ts-main.html

Vehicle Dismantling Procedures [PDF]
Abstract: Fluid spills are most likely to occur while dismantling, draining or storing vehicles, parts and cores. Proper dismantling, draining and storage procedures help prevent pollution, such as fluids seeping into ground water, waste contact with stormwater run-off or air conditioning refrigerant escaping into the air. This fact sheet discusses proper motor vehicle dismantling procedures for repair and salvage industries. (Length: 2 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_63.pdf

 


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