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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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
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)
Facts on Open Burning for Businesses, Industry, and Municipalities in Wisconsin
Abstract: This fact sheet provides information on regulations related to open burning in Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Illinois Administrative Code - Title 35 Part 237
Abstract: Regulations related to open burning.
Source: Illinois General Assembly
Indiana Permit Guide
Abstract: The Indiana permit guide includes information about open burning.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
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
Minnesota Statutes - Part 88.171
Abstract: Opening burning prohibitions.
Source: Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Open Burning Information - Michigan
Abstract: This website has information about open burning, including regulations, guidance document, and technical assistance resources.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
Open Burning Information - Pennsylvania
Abstract: Information about open burning in Pennsylvania.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
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
Wisconsin Legislation - Chapter NR 429 [PDF]
Abstract: Regulations related to malodorous emissions and open burning in Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources