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Auto Salvage-Great Lakes Region: Key Contacts
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Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)
The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is an international trade association that represents an ...

End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS)
The End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS) was created by the automotive industry to promo...

Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers (ECAR Center)
The ECAR Center is a compliance assistance web site designed by and for the automotive recycling ind...

National Automotive Compliance Assistance Center (CCAR GreenLink)
CCAR-GreenLink®, the National Automotive Environmental Compliance Assistance Center, is available 24...

This section provides a listing of individuals and organizations that you should consult first with your questions about pollution prevention for auto salvage yards.

For additional assistance, refer to the broader, alphabetical list of contacts in the "Where to Go for P2 Help" section of this Topic Hub.

National Contacts

Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA):
3975 Fair Ridge Dr., Suite 20-North, Fairfax, VA 22033 USA
Telephone: 703-385-1001; Fax: 703-385-1494; E-mail:
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.

Environmental Compliance for Automotive Recyclers (ECAR Center):
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. If you have questions or comments related to the ECAR Center web site, contact:
Michelle Trowbridge, Automotive Recyclers Association, Telephone: 703-385-1001, Ext. 23; E-mail:, or
Paul Chalmer, National Center of Manufacturing Sciences, Telephone: 734-995-4911; E-mail:

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI):
1325 G Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C., 20005-3104 USA
Telephone: 202-737-1770; Fax: 202-626-0900; E-mail:
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.

National Automotive Compliance Assistance Center (CCAR GreenLink):
P.O. Box 26741, Overland Park, KS 66225-6741 USA
Telephone: 1-888-GRN-LINK (476-5465)
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.

Environment Canada-Vehicle Scrappage Programs:
4905 Dufferin Street, Downsview, ON M3H 5T4 Canada
Ask for: Louise Durocher (Telephone: 819-997-2416)
The Government of Canada is committed to improve air quality across the country and reduce the health and environmental effects from air pollution. Accelerated on?road vehicle scrappage programs are yet another positive step in the right direction. These voluntary programs, developed and 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.

Regional Contacts

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 5:
77 W. Jackson Blvd, DW-8J, Chicago, IL 60604-3590 USA
Ask For: Sue Rodenbeck Brauer (Telephone: 312-353-6134; Fax: 312-353-4788; E-mail:
U.S. EPA Region 5 serves Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Illinois Sustainable Technology Center:
One Hazelwood Drive, Champaign, IL 61820 USA; 1010 Jorie Blvd, Suite 12, Oakbrook, IL 60523 USA
Ask For: Debra Jacobson (Telephone: 630-472-5019; E-mail:
ISTC assists Illinois industries, businesses, and citizens to reduce and manage waste. ISTC is a non-regulatory division of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and is affiliated with the University of Illinois.

Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)--Office of Planning and Assessment:
100 N. Senate Avenue, P.O. Box 6015, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6015 USA
Ask for: Pam O?Rourke (Telephone: 317-232-4464; E-mail: or
Matthew Deaner (Telephone: 317-233-3187; E-mail:
The IDEM Office of Planning and Assessment (OPA) directs IDEM's planning and assessment activities to support the agency mission and agency-wide priorities. The Office directs the development of short and long-term plans for the agency, and guides agency-wide priorities that require coordination IDEM's media and support offices. OPA also coordinates with state agencies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on environmental strategies and planning. Visit the OPA web site for information on the IDEM Auto Salvage Program.

Indiana Department of Labor?INSafe:
402 West Washington Street, Room W195, Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA
Ask for: Sumit K. Ghosh (Telephone: 317-232-2688; Fax: 317-233-3790)
INSafe, a division of the Indiana Department of Labor, works with Indiana's employers, employees, labor unions, professional groups, trade organizations, and others to ensure workplace health and safety. Free services include group training and seminars, on-site consultations, educational publications and training materials, along with pro-active voluntary health and safety programs designed to bring employers and employees together to create and maintain healthy working environments.

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)--Environmental Science and Services Division:
Constitution Hall 525 W. Allegan, 1 N; USA Mailing Address: P.O. Box 30487 Lansing, MI 48909-7857 USA
Telphone: 800-662-9278
The Environmental Science and Services Division oversees a range of assistance and information activities. Technical assistance staff members provide pollution prevention/recycling assistance, regulatory compliance, permit coordination, community redevelopment, water and wastewater operator training, and clean air assistance. The operators will direct you to appropriate staff depending on your questions.

Minnesota Pollution Control Agency?Stormwater Program for Industrial Activity:
520 Lafayette Road North, St. Paul, MN 55155-4194 USA
Ask for: Brian Livingston (Telephone: 651-296-5426)
The Storm-water Program for Industrial Activity is designed to reduce the amount of pollution that enters surface and ground water from industrial facilities in the form of storm-water runoff.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)?New York State Automobile Recyclers Initiative:
625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1750 USA
Ask for: Ian Beilby (Telephone: 518-402-8660; E-mail:
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):
129 Portland Street, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02114-2014 USA
Ask for: Terri Goldberg (Telephone: 617-367-8558 ext. 302; E-mail: or Andy Bray (Telephone: 617-367-8558 ext. 306; E-mail:
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.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention--Small Business Assistance:
3232 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43207-3417 USA
Ask for: Kirk Nofzinger (Telephone: 614-728-8573; E-mail:
Ohio EPA's Small Business Assistance Office (SBAO) was established in 1996 to help small businesses understand and comply with the environmental regulations that apply to them. This includes a wide range of environmental regulations from air and water pollution to waste management. SBAO can help small businesses achieve compliance with environmental regulations; protect workers' health and safety; preserve natural resources; reduce liability and the potential for violations or penalties; and save money through pollution prevention.

Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)?Office of the Director:
P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049 USA
Ask for: Laurie Stevenson (Telephone: 614-644-2782; E-mail:
The role of the Ohio EPA is to protect human health and the environment by establishing and enforcing standards for air quality, drinking water and stream water quality, wastewater treatment, and solid and hazardous waste disposal, and to provide comprehensive environmental education. These roles are carried out through issuing permits to install and operate facilities; providing oversight through inspections and sampling; monitoring and reporting on environmental quality; providing environmental education and technical assistance to industry and the general public; providing assistance in pollution prevention; and taking enforcement actions against violators.

ReinCARnate Vehicle Recycling Program:
Recycling Council of Ontario, 51 Wolseley St. 2nd Floor, Toronto, ON M5T 1A4 Canada
Sponsored by the Recycling Council of Ontario, Canada, ReinCARnate is an initiative aimed at old car recycling. Under the program, an old auto gets dismantled and recycled by a certified recycler for parts, fluids, and materials, and the owner receives a free tow and charitable tax receipt. The program is funded through corporate sponsorship and revenue from the scrap value of each end-of-life vehicle.

The Clean Air Foundation--Car Heaven:
201-1216 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M4T 1W1 Canada
Ask for: Ersilia Serafini (Telephone: 416-922-9038, ext. 42; E-mail:
Car Heaven is an innovative initiative of the Clean Air Foundation, designed to take high polluting cars off the road. Car Heaven accepts donated cars, which are recycled, and the proceeds from the sale of the car parts support worthy charities. Those donating vehicles receive a free tow, and a minimum $60 charitable receipt for their donated car. Donated cars are picked up and processed by a local member of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA) in communities throughout Ontario.

Philadelphia Automotive Scrap Yard Compliance and Enforcement Program:
Municipal Services Building, 1401 J.F.K. Boulevard, 19102-1675, Philadelphia, PA USA
Ask for: Philip Goldsmith (Telephone: 215-686-3480)
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.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)?Bureau of Cooperative Environmental Assistance:
101 S. Webster Street, Madison, WI 53707 USA
Ask for: Mark Harings (Telephone: 715-831-3263; E-Mail:
or Lynn Persson (Telephone: 608-267-3763; E-mail:
The Bureau of Cooperative Environmental Assistance advances environmental protection by promoting innovative, non-regulatory approaches and by providing cross-media, technical and compliance assistance to businesses and specific business sectors. The Bureau provides extensive information on its web site for the auto and scrap recycling sector.

Wisconsin Department of Commerce?Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program:
P.O. Box, Madison, WI 53707-7970 USA
Ask for: Renee Lesjak Bashel (Telephone: 608-264-6153; E-mail:
The Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program (SBCAAP) serves as a free, confidential, and non-regulatory resource to small business owners around the state. Through the program, Clean Air Specialists work as a liaison between small businesses and state (Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources or DNR) and federal (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA) regulators. The staff creates "plain language" publications, answers compliance questions, conducts on-site consultations, responds to written and verbal regulatory inquiries, coordinates environmental compliance workshops and directs businesses to other pertinent technical assistance providers.

Concerned Auto Recyclers (CARS) of Wisconsin:
2026 Highway A, West Bend, WI 53090 USA
Ask for: David Smith (Telephone: 800-242-7863)
The mission of CARS is to promote safe automotive recycling through education.


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