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Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers (ECAR Center)
Abstract: The ECAR Center is a compliance assistance web site designed by and for the automotive recycling industry. ECAR is a cooperative effort between the Automotive Recyclers Association and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The web site includes sections on compliance, news, a calendar of relevant events, frequently asked questions, highlights of what?s new on the site, fact sheets on various issues for each state, and information on stormwater regulations for each state.
Source: Automotive Recyclers Association & National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
Management of Materials and Wastes From Salvage Yard Operations
Abstract: This fact sheet is provided to assist salvage yard owners and operators in the proper collection, reuse, recycling, removal and disposal of materials recovered as a result of salvage yard operations. It discusses the requirements of state and federal law dealing with environmental matters, but does not discuss other state agency or local permits that may be required. This fact sheet includes information on: burning wastes; automotive fluids handling; tires; batteries; drums/containers; appliances; and wastewater runoff. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
Management of Scrap Tires: Laws/Statutes [PDF]
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA web site describes typical features of state scrap tire programs, information on tire fees, and links for further information.
Source: U.S. EPA
National Automotive Compliance Assistance Center (CCAR GreenLink)
Abstract: CCAR-GreenLink®, the National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center, is available 24 hours a day to help persons engaged in automotive service, collision repair and other sectors of the automotive industry better understand their environmental responsibilities, and to help them achieve compliance with environmental program requirements. This information can help shop owners, managers and technicians decide on management strategies, technologies, materials, and methods that will reduce business costs and help manage hazardous wastes and related items. The web site includes virtual shop tours, a pollution prevention (P2) center, environmental checklists, state contacts, Spanish and Canadian documents, information on the Environmental Results Program and Superfund, frequently asked questions, news, links, and a section devoted to auto recycling.
North Carolina: H1136 (Ratified) Mercury Switch Bill
Abstract: Ratified bill from North Carolina for the reduction of the release of mercury into the environment by the removal, collection and recovery of mercury switches from certain motor vehicles. The funding for this comes from an increase in the fee for car title transfers and not payments from the automobile manufacturers.
Source: North Carolina General Assembly
Philadelphia Automotive Scrap Yard Compliance and Enforcement Program
Abstract: To address concerns about the environmental impact of auto salvage yards, the program was developed by the City of Philadelphia, in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and with the assistance of various trade and organizations such as the Southwest Philadelphia Scrap Dealers Association, PARTS, and others. The aim of the task force is to educate and assist all those scrap yard operators eager and willing to comply with various laws and regulations. The program web site includes information on laws affecting scrap metal dealers; scrap metal, used auto parts and the environment; an environmental compliance screening checklist; frequently asked questions; and addtional information and contacts.
Source: City of Philadelphia Managing Director?s Office
Philadelphia: Laws Affecting Scrap Metal Dealers
Abstract: This portion of the City of Philadelphia Automotive Scrap Yard Compliance and Enforcement Program web site lists local, state, and federal laws that apply to scrap metal dealers.
Source: Automotive Scrap Yard Compliance and Enforcement Program
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Final Rule Summary
Abstract: This page provides a summary of the Significant New Alternatives Policy for ozone depleting substances such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). Anyone who produces a substitute must provide the Agency with health and safety studies, as well as notify the Agency at least 90 days before introducing it into interstate commerce for use as an alternative. This requirement applies to chemical manufacturers, but may include importers, formulators or end-users when they are responsible for introducing a substitute into commerce.
Source: U.S. EPA
Small Entity Compliance Guide: How the New Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Rule Affects Your Business [PDF]
Abstract: This guide outlines minimum federal requirements for motor vehicle waste disposal wells. The guide can help you figure out if you have a motor vehicle waste disposal well, understand how to comply with EPA?s requirements, and find additional sources of information. (PDF Format; Length: 33 pages)
Source: U.S. EPA