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Absorbants and Rags [PDF]
Abstract: Managing Towels, Wipes and Sorbents
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publications/w-hw4-61.pdf

Air Conditioning and Recycling
Abstract: EPA Regulatory Requirements for Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/609/justfax.html

Antifreeze Disposal Fact Sheet
Abstract: This fact sheet contains some "do's and "don'ts regarding the disposal of Antifreeze.
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00014.htm

Asbestos-Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair Work bulletin
Abstract: Asbestos-Automotive Brake and Clutch Repair Work bulletin. OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB), (2006, July 26). Informs employees and employers in the automotive brake repair industry of the precautions that must be taken when working with automotive brakes and clutches containing asbestos.
Source: OSHA
URL: http://www.osha.gov/pls/publications/publication.html

Automotive Aerosol Cleaning Products: Low-VOC, Low Toxicity Alternatives [PDF]
Abstract: This pdf file is from a project conducted by the Institute for Research and Technical Assistance (IRTA) with sponsorship from Cal/EPA's Department of Toxic Substances Control. Information on alternatives to solvents including spray bottles using water-based cleaners instead of aerosols, water-based brake cleaning systems in place of aerosols and alternative water-based, vegetable based and acetone low-VOC aerosols is contained in this resource.
URL: http://www.irta.us/DTSC%20Auto%20Repair%20Report.pdf

Brake Repair-Consumers Guide [PDF]
Abstract: Consumers guide to brake repair-what the consumer should know about their rights.
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/documents/sos-353_15968_7.pdf

Consolidated Screening Checklist for Automotive Repair Facilities Guidebook [PDF]
Abstract: The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing this guidebook and screening checklist as a public service to the automotive service and repair industry.
Source: CCAR-Greenlink
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/vshops/FinalAutoGuide_092503.p

Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair
Abstract: A partnership of Industry-Education-Government committed to enhancing the professionalism of automotive service and collision repair technicians.
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org

Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA)
Abstract: Summary of Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). It also includes hazardous materials storage requirements.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/agriculture/lcra.html

EPA regulations
Abstract: To facilitate you in assessing your compliance with EPA regulations applicable to the Auto Service and Repair Sector, the Compliance Assistance Section has created an Auto Service & Repair Sector Self-Audit Checklist.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Region2/auto/

EPR2 Baseline Report: Recycling of Selected Electronic Products in the United States
Abstract: This Report documents the results of the first large-scale survey and analysis of end-of-life electronic product recycling and reuse in the United States.
Source: The National Safety Council
URL: http://www.nsc.org/ehc/epr2/baseline.html

Floors and Good Housekeeping [PDF]
Abstract: Best Environmental Practices for Auto Repair and Vehicle Fleet Maintenance.
URL: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/VSR/upload/FloorC

Hazardous Waste Identification [PDF]
Abstract: Article describing how to classify Hazardous Wastes.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/inforesources/pubs/orientat/rom31.pdf

Hydrophobic Mops [PDF]
Abstract: Factsheet on management of hydrophobic mops
URL: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/VSR/upload/FloorC

Implementing Safer Alternatives to Lithographic Cleanup Solvents to Protect the Health of Workers and the Environment [PDF]
Abstract: The use of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in lithographic printing cleanup is an environmental and occupational hazard.
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (March 2009)
URL: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/hesis/Documents/lithoJOEH.pd

Oil and Waste [PDF]
Abstract: Oil waste factsheet for the auto repair industry
URL: http://www.westp2net.org/factsheets/usedoil.pdf

Pollution Prevention Act
Abstract: The Pollution Prevention Act focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lawsregs/laws/ppa.html

RCRA In Vehicle Maintenance [PDF]
Abstract: Provides an overview of basic federal regulations covering wastes that are likely to be hazardous in vehicle maintenance business. Also provides recycling and pollution prevention options.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/pubs/infocus/vehic

RCRA Orientation Manual
Abstract: This manual provides introductory information on solid and hazardous waste management programs under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/pubs/orientat/inde

Reusable Oil Filter Research Project [PDF]
Abstract: The following report will discuss the goals of this research project, explain the methods used to assess the reusable oil filters, describe the characteristics of both disposable and reusable oil filters, discuss the results of tests conducted on oil samples, discuss engine performance and assess ecological and economic factors associated with the reusable and disposable oil filters.
Source: P2RIC
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/05/04820.pdf

Safer Alternatives to Solvent Aerosol Automotive Cleaning Product [PDF]
Abstract: This pdf file is a report from a project between The Hazard Evaluation System and Information Services (HESIS) and IRTA to identify and test alternative safer water-based aerosol cleaning products. The focus was on developing and testing alternative aerosol cleaners for four categories of automotive cleaning including engine degreasing, carburetor and fuel injection system cleaning, brake cleaning and general purpose degreasing.
URL: http://www.irta.us/Alternatives%20to%20Solvent%20Aerosol%20A

Shop Towels and Wipes Disposal [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet is for businesses that use shop towels, sorbent clothes, cleaning rags, pads, socks, mats, or wipes.
URL: http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/aw/wm/publications/hazard/wa_

Abstract: Transportation Environmental Resource Center Simple environmental solutions for the complicated transportation industry.
URL: http://www.transource.com/

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Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes YouTube Channel training
Abstract: Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes has launched its branded YouTube channel to help users improve the quality and efficiency of their jobs.
URL: http://www.youtube.com/prosprayautofinishes

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Managing Non-Hazardous Solid Waste [PDF]
Abstract: This chapter presents an outline of the RCRA nonhazardous solid waste program. In doing so, it defines the terms solid waste and municipal solid waste, and it describes the role EPA plays in assisting waste officials in dealing with solid waste management problems.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/inforesources/pubs/orientat/rom2.pdf

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1990 Clean Air Act
Abstract: Under the 1990 Clean Air Act, auto manufacturers will build cleaner cars, and cars will use cleaner fuels. However, to get air pollution down and keep it down, a third program is needed; vehicle inspection and maintenance (I/M), which makes sure cars are
URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/peg/

Aerosol Cans [PDF]
Abstract: When empty spray cans are not considered hazardous wastes.
URL: http://www.nsbdcbep.org/pdf/Aerosol%20cans.pdf

Antifreeze Recycling [PDF]
Abstract: Article Describing the benefits and regulations concerining Antifreeze Waste.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/antifreeze.pd

Aqueous Brake Washers [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet about aqueous brake washing units, which use water-based cleaning solutions.
Source: California Department of Toxic Substances and Control
URL: http://www.dtsc.ca.gov/PollutionPrevention/VSR/upload/Brakew

Automotive Mechanics and Service Technicians:
Abstract: Federal and State regulations
URL: http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos181.htm

Ecobiz - Keep Your Shop in Tune [PDF]
Abstract: Keep Your Shop in Tune, A Best Management Practices Guide for Automotive Industries by EcoBiz.org
Source: EcoBiz.org
URL: http://www.ecobiz.org/pdf/Keep-Shop.pdf

Material Safety Data Sheets
Abstract: This site contains product information on: companies, ingredients,physical/chemical characteristicw, fire and explosion hazard data, reactivity data, health hazard, control measures, transportation data, label data, and information on disposal.

n-Hexane Use in Vehicle Repair [PDF]
Abstract: How to know if you are working with n-Hexane, products that contain n-Hexane, effects of n-Hexane on health, controlling your exposure, and regulations that protect users
Source: California Department of Health Services - HESIS Health Hazard Advisory
URL: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/hesis/Documents/nhexane.pdf

Profit Through Prevention [PDF]
Abstract: Contains step-by step instructions for reducing waste generation. It is the first in the series of fact sheets highlighting the Best Environmental Practices for Auto Repair Shops and Fleet Maintenance.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/profit.pdf

Risk Management in Auto Repair [PDF]
Abstract: How to know if you are working with n-Hexane, products that contain n-Hexane, effects of n-Hexane on health, controlling your exposure, and regulations that protect users
Source: California Department of Public Health
URL: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/hesis/Documents/autorepair.p

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Martin Senour Paints training courses
Abstract: According to Brandon Devis, Martin Senour director of sales, all the brand's training sessions are designed to help shop owners, managers and technicians better practice lean thinking, as well as improve their repair techniques and knowledge of today's new painting systems. Courses will be held at Martin Senour training center locations nationwide and will emphasize sustainable operations from both a business and technical application standpoint.
URL: http://www.martinsenour-autopaint.com/en/Training/TrainingCo

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Gas [PDF]
Abstract: A checklist for Auto repair shops.
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/publications/auto/checklst.pdf

Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes training courses
Abstract: Training is available to all shop owners, managers, painters and technicians, who can choose to advance their business-building, production excellence and/or paint application techniques as needed. "All of our courses this year reflect the Sherwin-Williams philosophy of lean operations," said Rod Habel, director of training operations for Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes. "We're always seeking to introduce concepts that support sustainable practices, increase productivity and minimize or even eliminate waste -- all factors that are necessary to the success of a collision center."
URL: http://www.sherwin-automotive.com/training-support/online-in

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Regulatory Compliance and Pollution Prevention Tips
Abstract: Information presented in this publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing automotive repair and autobody shops.
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/small-business/automotive-repair-

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Abstract: Information network for the refining and motor fuels industries.
Source: Hart Energy Publishing
URL: http://www.worldfuels.com/

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Advanced Technology Environmental Education Center ATEEC
Abstract: ATEEC Mission: The advancement of environmental and energy technology education through curriculum, professional, and program development and improvement. ATEEC Vision: Foster a network of educational communities, supported through public and private partnerships, that ensures human health, safety and global sustainability. ATEEC supports creation of educational materials that focus upon emerging technologies in environmental and energy technology education. ATEEC also provides professional development for environmental and sustainable energy educators in hands-on workshops and online networking. ATEEC assists schools, communities and businesses in developing and providing safety, environmental and sustainable energy technology training programs with the best practices in instructional materials and training services.
URL: http://www.ateec.org/

Automotive Aftermarket - Eco-Friendly Services
Abstract: Eco-Friendly Services - The Automotive Aftermarket industry was green long before "being green" was considered mainstream. Here are some industry's widespread efforts on behalf of the automotive aftermarket that helps lower the environmental impact.
Source: Techauto.com
URL: http://www.techauto.com/ecofriendly.php

Automotive Repair and Auto Body
Abstract: Compliance information and resources for auto body repair in EPA Region 2.
Source: EPA Region 2
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region02/auto/

Brake Fluids [PDF]
Abstract: Factsheet focusing on the management of brake fluid. Shasta College, CA
URL: http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Publications/UsedOil/61003012.pdf

Catalytic Converters [PDF]
Abstract: Managing catalytic converters and wheel weights
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_27.pdf

CCAR-GreenLink - Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair
Abstract: CCAR-GreenLink is the National Environmental Compliance Assistance Center for Auto Repair. The service is an easy-to-use, free source of compliance assistance and pollution prevention information for automotive service and collision repair professionals. CCAR-GreenLink provides technicians with environmental programs and pollution prevention materials detailing how to best handle federal environmental problems such as chemical spills or how to properly dispose of used oil or used batteries. It also refers users to sources of state and local compliance information.
URL: http://www.p2rx.org/topichubs/externallink.cfm?l=2752

Changing the Paint Industry - An Inside Look at Pro-Spray (Collision Repair)
Abstract: Visitors can view a library of resourceful, high quality videos featuring veteran Pro-Spray technical trainer and instructor Bill Warner. Pro-Spray Automotive Finishes has launched its branded YouTube channel to help users improve the quality and efficiency of their jobs.
URL: http://www.youtube.com/prosprayautofinishes

Collision Advice
Abstract: CollisionAdvice.com offers you some of the most respected, experienced and passionate experts in the collision repair industry. Mike Anderson and his outstanding team bring real world, cutting edge solutions and guidance directly to you, both onsite and online.
URL: http://www.collisionadvice.com/

Collision Advice
Abstract: CollisionAdvice.com offers you some of the most respected, experienced and passionate experts in the collision repair industry. Mike Anderson and his outstanding team bring real world, cutting edge solutions and guidance directly to you, both onsite and online.
URL: http://www.p2rx.org/topichubs/externallink.cfm?l=8580

Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Abstract: Contains Text of EPCRA Regs
URL: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/

Federal Regulations
Abstract: The CFR is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each title is divided into chapters which usually bear the name of the issuing agency. Each chapter is further subdivided into parts covering specific regulatory
URL: http://www.eq-inc.com/fedregs.htm

Green Truck
Abstract: Green Truck, a service provided by the American Trucking Associations in cooperation with the Transportation Environmental Resource Center. This site provides timely and reliable information about environmental compliance requirements at trucking and vehi
URL: http://www.greentruck.com/

Mercury Switches-A call to auto makers
Abstract: Take Action! A Call for Automakers to Switch Out Mercury Switches with Dealers
URL: http://www.ecocenter.org/press/releases/20010702.php

Plug-In to eCycling
Abstract: Plug-In To eCycling is a partnership between EPA and consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, and service providers that offers you more opportunities to donate or recycle used electronics.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/partnerships/plugin/index.htm

Pollution Prevention for Auto Repair and Fleet Maintenance
Abstract: The fact sheets listed below provide complete environmental, technical and economic evaluations of the top pollution prevention "fixes" for auto repair and fleet maintenance operations.
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/index.html

Safety and Health
Abstract: Good factsheet on how US Environmental Protection Agency regulations affect automotive service wastes?
URL: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/index.html

Abstract: Switch to Less Hazardous Cleaner and Reusable Spray Cans
URL: http://www.coloradop2.org/

Used Oil
Abstract: EPA RCRA website of the Federal laws & regulations governing Used oil
URL: http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/usedoil/regs.htm

Vehicle Maintenance Pollution Prevention Manual [PDF]
Abstract: Comprehensive manual on all aspects of automotive repair operations, contains some regulatory information and good examples of technologies for specific wastestreams.
URL: http://www.iwrc.org/resources/pdf/vmm.pdf

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