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Auto Mercury Switch Removal
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA Region 5 web site contains links to information related to automotive mercury, including: information on how to find, remove, and replace mercury switches used in convenience lighting in various types of vehicles; guidance from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on regulatory issues related to auto mercury switch removal; and information on NYSDEC programs to promote proper management of mercury-containing switches in autos.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 5
Automotive Recyclers Association of New York (ARA-NY)
Abstract: ARA-NY is an industry association for automobile recyclers in the state of New York.
Source: Association of New York Automotive Recyclers
C& H Salvage Corp
Abstract: C & H Salvage Corp. supplies L.K.Q. (like kind and quality) used auto parts to the repair trade and public. They are a Gold Seal Certified Automotive Recycler, meaning that they maintain the highest industry standards concerning the environment, safety and general business standards.
Source: C & H Salvage Corp.
Environmental Compliance and Pollution Prevention Guide for Automobile Recyclers [PDF]
Abstract: This guide is designed to inform automobile recyclers about registrations, permits and regulations pertinent to the industry, and to aid automobile recyclers in developing pollution prevention measures that can minimize waste and promote environmental compliance. (PDF Format; Length: 44 pages)
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
New York Environmental Conservation Law - Article 27 Title 19
Abstract: Regulations related to waste tire management and recycling.
Source: New York Department of Environmental Conservation
New York State Automobile Recyclers Initiative
Abstract: This portion of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) web site describes the New York State Automobile Recyclers Initiative. To assist automobile recycling facilities in improving their pollution prevention measures and environmental compliance with state laws and regulations, the NYSDEC established an Automobile Recycler Work Group. The Automobile Recycler Work Group has integrated existing state and local regulatory programs, bringing a greater level of inter-agency coordination to ensure that facilities are aware of and meeting their regulatory requirements. NYSDEC has also developed and distributed a compliance and pollution prevention manual for automobile recyclers. It also sponsors free environmental training workshops to support the use of this manual and to educate facility owners and operators on the best way to manage their automotive wastes, implement pollution prevention measures and minimize environmental problems.
Northeast Waste Management Officials? Association (NEWMOA)
Abstract: The Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan interstate association that has a membership composed of the hazardous waste, solid waste, waste site cleanup and pollution prevention program directors for the environmental agencies in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Check the NEWMOA web site for information on mercury in automobiles and auto salvage yard facilities.
NY: Statewide Waste Tire Cleanup to Begin This Fall
Abstract: This article from the September 2004 edition of the Environmental DEC newsletter describes a plan to clean up 95 waste tire stockpiles in the state of New York, and to recycle scrap tires for use in state highway projects. Includes information on the Waste Tire Management and Recycling Act of 2003, and efforts to prevent future waste tire stockpiles.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NY: Summary of Laws, Rules, and Regulations Relating to Automobile Recycling
Abstract: This list provides a brief review of generally applicable statues, and is not meant to be inclusive of all federal, state and local laws, regulations or ordinances.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
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)
U.S. EPA Region 2: Scrap Tires Programs and Contacts
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA Region 2 web site includes information on the New York Scrap Tire Waste Program, and links to the agencies involved with scrap tire management in New York state.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 2