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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Operations
Reasons for Change
Barriers to Change
Environmental Regulations
P2 Opportunities
Key Contacts
Where to go for P2 Help
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Before You Light it...Know Ohio’s Open Burning Regulations [PDF]
Abstract: This brochure contains information about Ohio's open burning regulations.
Source: Ohio EPA
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/portals/47/features/2008/openburn
ing2008.pdf

Environmental Compliance Guide for Motor Vehicle Salvage Yards [PDF]
Abstract: This guidebook summarizes some of the major environmental requirements that could apply to your auto salvage business. Covers Ohio regulations. Includes information about the regulations governing air pollution control, open burning, secondary containment, wastewater discharge, storm water permits, and underground storgae tanks at auto salvage yards. Also includes information on mercury switches, lead acid batteries, used oil, antifreeze and hazardous wastes. Many of the strategies suggested apply to all states. (Length: 40 pages)
Source: Ohio EPA Small Business Assistance Office
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ocapp/sb/publications/salvageguid
e.pdf

Everything But the Rattle: Best Management Practices for the Auto Recycling Industry
Abstract: This 15-minute video is designed to help salvage yard owners identify the environmental regulations that apply to them and introduces some easy steps to follow to get into and stay in compliance. It was produced in partnership with the Ohio Auto and Truck Recycling Association and was partially funded by a grant from the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. It features four auto salvage yards that have used low-cost, low-tech practices to achieve compliance become more profitable. Concepts communicated in the video include how to manage automotive fluids so they don't contaminate a business' property, the kind of equipment to use to make this process easier, how to reuse or recycle fluids, requirements for burning used oil for heat, effective management of scrap tires and batteries, and how easy it is to get a storm water permit. The video is free to Ohio?s licensed auto salvage yards. To obtain a copy, call the Ohio EPA Small Business Assistance Office at 800-329-7518.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL:

Managing Mercury Switches: Information for Auto Recyclers
Abstract: This fact sheet explains why mercury is a problem, which vehicles contain mercury, where mercury switches are located in vehicles, how the switches are removed, and how to store and recycle the switches. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Small Business Assistance Office
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=KrR73BK
TZ5M%3D&tabid=4393

Mercury Contamination From Metal Scrap Processing Facilities
Abstract: This Ohio EPA report, written by Radicha Sastry, James Orlemann, P.E. and Paul Koval, shows significant mercury emissions at electric arc furnaces resulting from mercury in scrap, and a relationship between scrap type and mercury emissions. (PDF Format; Length: 10 pages)
Source: Ohio EPA
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=UUSMdsm
%2FrWs%3D&tabid=2818

Ohio Auto & Truck Recyclers Association (OATRA)
Abstract: The Ohio Auto & Truck Recyclers Association (OATRA) represents the interests of Ohio auto and truck recyclers in the Ohio House and Senate. OATRA also assists members with regulatory compliance; builds productivity, profitability and effectiveness in member operations; saves members money through practical programs designed specifically for members; creates opportunities and environments for members to make industry contacts; and provides essential communication and information links.
Source: Ohio Auto & Truck Recyclers Association
URL: http://www.oatra.com/

Ohio EPA Publications: Auto Salvage Yards
Abstract: Portal to Ohio EPA information on salvage yards. Includes links to relevant Ohio EPA Small Business Assistance Office publications.
Source: Ohio EPA Small Business Assistance Office
URL: http://ohioepapubs.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/ohioepapubs.cfg/php/
enduser/std_alp.php?p_sid=2QAKCcpi&p_lva=&p_li=&p_access
ibility=0&p_page=1&p_cv=2.106&p_pv=&p_prods=0&p_cats=102
%2C106&p_hidden_prods=&prod_lvl1=0&cat_lvl1=102&cat_lvl2=106&p_search_text=&p_new_

Ohio Rule - Chapter 3745-27-60 [PDF]
Abstract: Regulations related to the general storage and handling of scrap tires.
Source: Ohio EPA
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dsiwm/document/currentrule/3745-2
7-60_current.pdf

Ohio Rule - Chapter 3745-27-78 [PDF]
Abstract: Regulations related to the beneficial use of scrap tires.
Source: Ohio EPA
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dsiwm/document/currentrule/3745-2
7-78_current.pdf

Ohio's Voluntary Mercury Switch Removal Program for Auto Recyclers
Abstract: The Ohio mercury switch removal program for auto recyclers is sponsored in a partnership between Ohio EPA and the End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS) as part of the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program. The program encourages recycling and helping to reduce mercury releases to air, water and soil, which can endanger both the environment and public health. This program is completely voluntary. Auto recyclers who participate will receive $3.00 for every switch turned in for as long as program funding remains available.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/ocapp/sb/switch_removal_program.h
tml

Putting the Brakes on Quicksilver: Removing Mercury From Vehicles in Ohio [PDF]
Abstract: This report addresses an additional important source of mercury, for which a small window of opportunity remains for a simple pollution prevention action: mercury containing switches in vehicles. Written by Michael W. Murray, Ph.D. with research assistance by Knoll Larkin and Liz Szaluta of the University of Michigan. (PDF Format; Length: 24 pages)
Source: National Wildlife Federation
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/docs/NWF-OH-AutoSwitchReport.pdf

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

 


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