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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)
Abstract: The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is an international trade association that represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of automotive parts, and the safe disposal of inoperable motor vehicles.
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
Automotive Recyclers of Michigan (ARM)
Abstract: The Automotive Recyclers of Michigan strive to unite, assist and educate our members, to promote fair trade, and to create a positive image of our industry. ARM has a state-wide membership base. Industry members work together for the improvement of business while active Lansing participants monitor new legislation effecting the industry. Regular meetings provide a social exchange and a platform for addressing automotive recyclers business concerns.
Source: Automotive Recyclers of Michigan
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
Concerned Auto Recyclers (CARS) of Wisconsin
Abstract: The mission of CARS is to promote safe automotive recycling through education. The CARS web site includes a searchable inventory of parts available; a members list of auto recyclers and affiliates; a newsletter; a publication called the ?Employee Page? that addresses specific issues of interest for employees of CARS members; a section on safety and loss control; a calendar of events; and a list of industry links.
Environment Canada?Vehicle Scrappage Programs
Abstract: This portion of the Environment Canada web site describes voluntary accelerated on-road vehicle scrappage programs throughout Canada. These programs, run by local organizations in communities across Canada and supported by partners including Environment Canada, are designed to improve air quality and help reduce smog?forming and climate change emissions by permanently removing older, high emitting vehicles from Canadian roads.
Source: Environment Canada
IDEM Auto Salvage
Abstract: IDEM is addressing environmental problems originating from the auto salvage facility sector. IDEM's goal is to increase the auto salvage facility sector's compliance with the environmental laws and regulations that apply to the sector, thereby reducing the potential for pollution. This long-term project takes a comprehensive, integrated approach to the auto salvage facility sector in Indiana. The project includes a compliance assistance manual, workshops, and inspections.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
Abstract: ISRI is the trade association of the scrap processing and recycling industry. It represents 1,300 companies that process, broker, and industrially consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, and textiles. Suppliers of equipment and services to this industry complete ISRI's membership. A primary association objective is to bring about a greater awareness of the industry's role in conserving the future through recycling and in increasing recycling by promoting Design for Recycling®. It aims to help the scrap recycling industry develop in a sound, environmentally responsive manner and to foster public awareness of and appreciation for the value of the industry in the nation's production of goods and services. Its headquarters and 21 chapters represent its interests to the Executive Branch, Capitol Hill, and every state legislature. The association also exists to provide training and education to its members through seminars, workshops, roundtables, an annual convention and exposition, publications, and audiovisuals. It provides public education about the benefits of recycling, as well. Visit the ISRI web site for contact information for chapters throughout the Great Lakes region.
ISRI Policy Position?Automotive Mercury Switches
Abstract: This policy statement explains the ISRI stance that to the maximum extent possible, mercury switches should be removed from end-of-life vehicles prior to being delivered to a scrap processing facility. ISRI also believes that automotive manufacturers should make every effort possible to design mercury out of automobiles. (PDF Format; Length: 1 page)
Source: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
Management of End-of-Life Vehicles (ELVs) in Ontario
Abstract: This report includes the proceedings and draft recommendations of the Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO) Roles and Responsibilities Forum, held April 28, 1999. The report is the result of input from experts who spoke at that forum as well as subsequent research, and outlines current practices in Ontario as well as other jurisdictions, and the regulatory and voluntary management framework for end-of-life vehicles in Ontario. Ordering information is available on this RCO web page.
Source: Recycling Council of Ontario (RCO)
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
Mercury?Automotive Topic Hub
Abstract: This primer is intended as a quick guide to the essential pollution prevention information on mercury in automobiles, as well as a compilation of pertinent on-line resources. It includes background information on the sources of mercury in automobiles, information on collection programs and alternative products, guidelines for handlings, recycling, disposal and dealing with spills, and a database of mercury reduction programs. The primer was developed by the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) as part of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx) national Topic Hub project. For more information on this project, see www.p2rx.org.
Source: NEWMOA and P2Rx
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)
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.
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
Pennsylvania Automotive Recycling Trade Society (PARTS)
Abstract: Established in 1964, "PARTS" is the trade association representing hundreds of responsible quality automotive recyclers in Pennsylvania. Members agree to abide by an industry code of ethics and offer quality recycled reusable replacement automotive parts at substantial savings.
Product Stewardship Opportunities Within the Automotive Industry [PDF]
Abstract: This report presents information on the vehicle design process, materials used in vehicles and some of the trends in materials used. It also describes factors that can influence materials used, and presents challenges and opportunities to address materials of concern, recyclable materials and recycled-content in vehicles. Prepared for the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (MOEA) by Five Winds International. (PDF Format; Length: 151 pages)
Source: MOEA and Five Winds International
Steel Recycling Institute
Abstract: The Steel Recycling Institute web site includes an entire section on steel recycled from automobiles. Note: this web site is in frames format. To access the automobile related information, select ?Publications? from the navigation bar on the left. Then select ?Cars? from the menu across the top of the screen. The resulting page provides an overview of the steel and iron used in automobiles, with links to more specific information on the recycled content of automobiles and the basics of automobile recycling. This page also provides information and links to more specific information on recycling used oil filters and steel tire wire recycling.
Source: Steel Recycling Institute
Toxics in Vehicles: Mercury, Implications for Recycling and Disposal [PDF]
Abstract: Produced by the Clean Car Campaign of the Ecology Center, Great Lakes United, and the University of Tennessee Center for Clean Products and Clean Technologies, this report examines the use of mercury in automobiles and estimates its releases to the environment from end-of-life vehicle (ELV) processing. It holds that emissions from vehicle recycling and disposal practices are one of the largest sources of mercury contamination to the environment. The report examines strategies for cleaner production and proposes key policy solutions to eliminate mercury hazards from new and existing vehicles. (PDF Format; Length: 76 pages)
Source: Clean Car Campaign