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Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) Automobile Shredder Residue Report: APPENDIX N: Breakdown of Study Vehicles That Contain Mercury Switches [PDF]
Abstract: List of vehicle makes, years and models that contain mercury switches. (Length: 1 page)
Source: AIAM
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/topichubs/pdfs/automerc/hgcars.PDF

Green Cars?--A Guide to Cleaner Vehicle Production, Use and Disposal
Abstract: This portion of the Environmental Defense web site provides information on the various stages of a vehicle?s life cycle, and tips for pollution prevention at each stage. Stages include: raw materials extraction/processing; pre-assembly manufacturing; vehicle assembly; vehicle use; and end-of-life vehicle management. Includes information on extended producer responsibility. Copyright 2004 Environmental Defense.
Source: Environmental Defense
URL: http://www.edf.org/transportation/cars-and-environment

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)
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/20/19906.htm

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

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
URL: http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2005/Bills/House/HTML/H
1136v8.html

NY: Statewide Waste Tire Cleanup to Begin This Fall
Abstract: This article from the September 2004 edition of the Environmental DEC newsletter describes a plan to clean up 95 waste tire stockpiles in the state of New York, and to recycle scrap tires for use in state highway projects. Includes information on the Waste Tire Management and Recycling Act of 2003, and efforts to prevent future waste tire stockpiles.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://www.recycle-steel.org/

Pennsylvania Law - Act 1996-190 [PDF]
Abstract: Laws related to the recycling and reuse of waste tires.
Source: Pennsylvania Government
URL: http://www.palrb.us/pamphletlaws/19001999/1996/0/act/0190.pd
f

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
URL: http://www.moea.state.mn.us/publications/autoPSreport.pdf

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

State Scrap Tire Programs: A Quick Reference Guide 1999 Update [PDF]
Abstract: This guide summarizes each state?s scrap tire management legislation and programs in a matrix for each state program. It is intended to provide state regulators, as well as members of industry, with a quick reference on scrap tire programs across the country. (PDF Format; Length: 53 pages)
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/tires/scrapti.pd
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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
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/pdfs/toxicsinvehicles_mercur
y.pdf

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
URL: http://www.cleancarcampaign.org/pdfs/toxicsinvehicles_mercur
y.pdf

Waste Tire Market Update [PDF]
Abstract: This report provides an update on the waste tire market in Wisconsin. (PDF Format; Length: 5 pages)
Source: University of Wisconsin Extension/SHWEC
URL: http://www3.uwm.edu/Dept/shwec/publications/cabinet/pdf/wast
etireissue1.pdf


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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:

Salvage Yards and the Environment: The Next Generation
Abstract: This fifteen-minute video gives an overview of the "best management practices" for running a cleaner salvage yard. It teaches the important and necessary processes to follow to salvage cars in an environmentally safe manner. While intended for salvage yard operations, much of the information is useful for home mechanics that should follow many of the procedures for handling old automotive parts. The video is available for loan from the Minnesota Office of Environmental Assistance (MOEA). Contact MOEA at 520 Lafayette Road N., 2nd Floor, St. Paul, MN 55155-4100 or call 651-215-0232.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL:


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Automotive Maintenance Products Facts [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet discusses the potential harmful effects, proper disposal and proper storage of automotive materials including: transmission fluid, brake fluid, antifreeze, and windshield wiper solution.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.ohio.gov/portals/34/document/guidance/gd_615.
pdf

Best Management Practices for Dismantling of Vehicles for Parts Selling and Salvage [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet provides best management practices for vehicle dismantling to prevent stormwater contamination and outlines which uncontaminated non-stormwater discharges are allowed.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.dnr.wisconsin.gov/org/caer/cea/assistance/scrap/s
tormwater/auto/practices.pdf

Checklist for EPA Approval of Refrigerant Reclaimers
Abstract: This list contains the items prospective refrigerant reclaimers must submit to EPA in order to be approved.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/608/reclamation/reclchec.htm
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Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Motor Vehicle Air Conditioner Disposal
Abstract: Air conditioning units in motor vehicles that contain refrigerants must be removed prior to disposal of the unit. This web page provides information on recycling vs. reclamation, recovering refrigerant during motor vehicle air conditioner disposal, five steps to insure compliance regarding refrigerants for motor vehicle salvage facilities, appliance recycling, a motor vehicle dismantling checklist, a verification of refrigerant removal form and resources for further information.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/cfc-mvairdis.html

End of the MPCA?s Salvage Yard Program [PDF]
Abstract: The fact sheet provides information and lists the accomplishments of the MPCA Salvage Yard Program, which ended in 2001.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://proteus.pca.state.mn.us/publications/changes/salvagey
ards.pdf

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
URL: http://www.ec.gc.ca/media_archive/press/2003/030616_b_e.htm

EPA Environmental Regulations and Technology Report: Managing Use Oil
Abstract: This document presents information on how to properly manage used motor oil. Topics addressed include management of used oil generated by changing motor oil from automobile or truck crankcases and collecting used motor oil from do-it-yourselfers (DIYs). The purpose of this document is to help used motor oil generators properly manage their used oil, by giving detailed information to assist used motor oil generators in meeting the requirements of the Used Oil Management Standards finalized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in September 1992. Information on ordering a free copy of the document is available at the web address listed.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/pubs/625r94010/625r94010.htm

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
URL: http://dnr.wi.gov/air/aq/burning/bsinmuni.htm

Guide for Salvage Yard Owners [PDF]
Abstract: This 13-page guide provides requirements and best management practices for auto salvage yards. Includes information on secondary containment, used oil, used oil filters, used antifreeze, storage tanks, used tires, old batteries, chlorofluorocarbons, mercury, storm water permits, and a DEQ district office map.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-tas-salvyard.pd
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How Do I Manage My Used Oil and Used Oil Filters?
Abstract: Information in this publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing used oil and used oil filters generated by small businesses in Illinois.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/small-business/used-oil/

IL: How to Manage Your Used Tires
Abstract: This fact sheet explains why tire stockpiles are a concern, the regulations that apply to businesses that store used tires in Illinois, and related information.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/small-business/used-tires/index.h
tml

IL: Instructions for Notification and Registration of Used Tire Activities
Abstract: Illinois State law requires that individuals who have over 50 used or waste tires accumulated on their property must notify the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA). This portion of the IEPA web site provides instructions and forms necessary for the notification and registration of used tire activities.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/tires/instructions-for-notif
ication-and-registration-of-used-tires.html

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)
URL: http://www.isri.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home1§ion=Po
licy_Statements1&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&Content
FileID=1345

Just the Facts for MVACs: EPA Regulatory Requirements for Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners
Abstract: This fact sheet describes the impact of MVACs on the ozone layer and defines recycling and reclamation of refrigerant. Also includes information on the proper handling, recordkeeping requirements, certification requirements, and sales restrictions that apply to CFC-12 (freon), and refrigerant substitutes such as HFC-134a.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/609/justfax.html

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)
URL: http://164.156.71.80/VWRQ.asp?docid=0442d740780d000000000b5a
00000b5a&context=2&backlink=WXOD.aspx%3ffs%3d0442d740780
d00008000000000000000%26ft%3d7

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

Managing Scrap Metal, Catalytic Converters & Wheel Weights [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet discusses management of scarp metals commonly found in automotive repair and salvage industries, including lead scrap (such as wheel weights), catalytic converters, cores, and other scrap metal. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us////////waste/pubs/4_27.pdf

Managing Used Antifreeze [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet provides guidance for handlers, transporters, and destination facilities regarding the management of used antifreeze. Includes a used-antifreeze self-assessment checklist. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/wm/publications/anewpub/WA356.pdf

MI: Management Guidance for Antifreeze [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet provides information on regulations and proper management of antifreeze in the state of Michigan. (PDF Format; Length: 4 pages)
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-tas-antifrez.pd
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MI: Management Guidance for Used Oil and Spent Filters [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet provides management guidance for used oil and spent filters in the state of Michigan. (PDF Format; Length: 8 pages)
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/auto_salvage_manual.pdf

MN: Five Steps to Insure Compliance Regarding Refrigerants for Motor Vehicle Salvage Facilities
Abstract: This portion of the MPCA web site outlines five steps that operators of motor vehicle salvage facilities should follow in order to comply with environmental regulations regarding refrigerants from air-conditioning systems.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/cfc-mvairdis.html#steps

MN: Motor Vehicle Transfer Fund: History and Expenditures [PDF]
Abstract: This legislative fact sheet provides background information and details on the use of the Motor Vehicle Transfer Fund (MVTF). The MVTF was established to pay for environmental issues associated with motor vehicles, such as waste-tire management, and more recently, salvage-yard outreach activities. (PDF Format; Length: 2 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publications/lfs-motorvehicle.pdf

Mobile Power Washing...Keep It Clean!
Abstract: Information presented in this publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing mobile power washing in Illinois. Mobile power washing uses a high-pressure water system to clean vehicles and equipment. This document is also available at this web address in PDF format (length: 2 pages).
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/small-business/mobile-power-washi
ng/index.html

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning: Servicing Farm and Heavy-Duty Equipment
Abstract: This fact sheet should help owners and servicers of farm and heavy-duty equipment understand how the Clean Air Act governs the servicing of MVAC-like appliances--the term used in the Act for open-drive compressor appliances used to cool the driver's or passenger's compartment of non-road motor vehicles, such as agricultural, construction, mining or quarry equipment.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/609/mvaclike.html

MVAC Refrigerants Fitting Sizes & Label Colors
Abstract: This fact sheet provides a summary of fittings and labels that must be used with alternative refrigerants when used in motor vehicle air conditioning systems. This information may be of use for retrofitting salvaged vehicles for resale.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/snap/refrigerants/fittlist.html

Oil Filter Recycling and Transportation for Ohio and Other States
Abstract: This fact sheet provides information on oil filter recycling and a list of oil filter recyclers for Ohio and various other states.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/reg5rcra/wptdiv/tanks/oilcontacts.htm

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
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/contacts/org_view.cfm?orgid=755

Questions & Answers on Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning
Abstract: This fact sheet answers questions that are frequently asked in letters and phone calls to the U.S. EPA and the Ozone Protection hotline. The questions are split into those asked by consumers and auto service technicians, but all of the questions may be useful to both groups. This information is useful to the salvage industry for recognizing which vehicles contain freon, and for information on retrofitting a salvaged vehicle prior to sale.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/609/wantknow.html

Region 3: Scrap Tires
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA Region 3 web site provides brief descriptions of scrap tire programs in the Mid-Atlantic area, three of which are in Pennsylvania. Links to related web sites and a contact for further information are also provided.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 3
URL: http://www.epa.gov/waste/conserve/materials/tires/laws.htm

Regulatory Compliance and Pollution Prevention Tips for Automotive Repair and Autobody Shops
Abstract: This publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements governing automotive repair and autobody shops in Illinois. Information on wastes is relevant to salvage yards.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/small-business/automotive-repair-
shops/index.html

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/snap/fact.html

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/uic/class5/pdf/guide_uic-class5
_small_ent_compl.pdf

Stormwater Best Management Practices at Salvage Yard Facilities
Abstract: This document provides an overview of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) for auto salvage yard facilities and the benefits of those BMPs. The BMPs are grouped by operation.
Source: Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA)
URL: http://www.a-r-a.org/content.asp?pl=430&sl=468&contentid=474

Ten Questions to Ask Before You Purchase an Alternative Refrigerant
Abstract: This fact sheet provides guidance for choosing alternative refrigerants marketed for use in the motor vehicle and stationary/commercial sectors. This information may be of use for retrofitting salvaged vehicles for resale.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/snap/refrigerants/buying.html

Transportation Services and the Environment
Abstract: This portion of the MPCA web site includes checklists and fact sheets about proper handling and disposal of materials related to auto repair facilities. Includes information on air bags, air conditioning, antifreeze and filters, lead-acid batteries, brakes and clutches, computers and circuit boards, vehicle dismantling procedures, fuels, lighting, oil and filters, mercury switches, scrap metal, catalytic converters, wheel weights, stormwater and wastewater concerns, solvents, spills, tanks, tires, vehicle storage and more. The fact sheets are available in PDF format.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/industry/ts-main.html

Use of MT-31 and MT-31-1 Prohibited Under EPA?s SNAP Program
Abstract: MT-31 was deemed acceptable as a refrigerant substitute for CFC-12 (and HCFC-22) by EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program on June 3, 1997. Since that date, EPA has become aware of potentially adverse health risks from overexposure to a chemical contained in MT-31 and MT-31-1. Information on safe handling of these refrigerant substitutes is provided.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/snap/refrigerants/mt31fact.html

Vehicle Dismantling Procedures [PDF]
Abstract: Fluid spills are most likely to occur while dismantling, draining or storing vehicles, parts and cores. Proper dismantling, draining and storage procedures help prevent pollution, such as fluids seeping into ground water, waste contact with stormwater run-off or air conditioning refrigerant escaping into the air. This fact sheet discusses proper motor vehicle dismantling procedures for repair and salvage industries. (Length: 2 pages)
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_63.pdf

Waste Lead Acid Batteries: Management Requirements for Generators and Transporters [PDF]
Abstract: This fact sheet provides guidance on regulations, management and storage of lead acid batteries, transportation, and recycling of lead acid batteries. (PDF Format; Length: 5 pages)
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://dnr.wi.gov/org/aw/wm/publications/hazard/wa_385.pdf

What is Phase II of the NPDES Storm Water Management Program?
Abstract: Information presented in this publication is intended to provide a general understanding of the requirements of Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water program. This document is also available at this web address in PDF format (length: 2 pages).
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/small-business/phase-two/index.ht
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Antifreeze Recycling Equipment Vendor Information
Abstract: This list identifies companies who have indicated that they manufacture equipment for recycling antifreeze. Please note that this list is only a partial representation of providers and is updated periodically. This list should not be seen as an endorsement or approval of the businesses by Ohio EPA. Users of this list are encouraged to research the compliance status of any business they utilize.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/auto/antfrez2.html

Antifreeze Recycling Services
Abstract: This is a list of contact information for antifreeze recycling services serving various states in the U.S.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/auto/antfrez1.html

Battery Recyclers/Brokers & Disposal Facilities
Abstract: This is a list of contact information for battery recyclers/brokers from throughout the United States. The types of batteries each recycler accepts is specified, including car batteries, lead acid batteries, household batteries, etc.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/recyc/battery.html

CCAR-GreenLink Automotive Recycling and Salvage Yards Information
Abstract: This portion of the national automotive compliance assistance center web site provides links to federal, state, and county documents related to auto salvage. Also includes Canadian information.
Source: CCAR-GreenLink
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/Salvageyard/SalvageYard.htm

Halon Substitute Manufacturers
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA web site provides a list of halon substitute manufacturers.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/snap/fire/halonreps.html

NY: Summary of Laws, Rules, and Regulations Relating to Automobile Recycling
Abstract: This list provides a brief review of generally applicable statues, and is not meant to be inclusive of all federal, state and local laws, regulations or ordinances.
Source: New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
URL: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/arlrr.html

Refrigerant Reclaimers and Handlers
Abstract: This is a list of contact information for refrigerant reclaimers and handlers from throughout the United States.
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://epawebapps.epa.state.oh.us/Recyclers/jsp/results.jsp;
jsessionid=rYGgKyhf9YyMjv19s2zrxFGTswlnnH2qKBhnngM8pThbp
QSJP9vc!1116625794

Section 609 Technician Certification Programs
Abstract: Section 609 covers technician certification in the motor vehicle sector only. Becoming certified allows you to: (1) perform refrigerant servicing of vehicles with R-12, R-134a, or blend refrigerants; and (2) purchase R-12 and ozone-depleting blend substitutes for R-12 (right now, all blends are ozone-depleting). This portion of the EPA web site lists contact information, and where available, links to certification programs.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/609/technicians/609certs.htm
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Training on Retrofitting to R-134a
Abstract: This web page provides a list of training programs on R-134a motor vehicle air conditioning retrofitting, and contact information for the organizations providing the training. Also provides links to other training information resources.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/609/technicians/rettrain.htm
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Used Oil Recyclers
Abstract: This is a list of contact information for used oil recyclers in various states (most are located in Ohio).
Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.state.oh.us/opp/recyc/oilmark.html


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Compliance Manual for Indiana's Auto Salvage Facilities [PDF]
Abstract: The purpose of this manual is to provide the auto salvage facility sector with concise, comprehensive environmental regulatory information in an easy-to-use format. This manual contains information concerning the various environmental rules with which auto salvage facilities must comply and for which IDEM has jurisdiction. (PDF Format; Length: 88 pages)
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
URL: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/documents/deq-ead-tas-usedoil.pdf

Compliance Manual for Indiana's Vehicle Maintenance Shops [PDF]
Abstract: This manual outlines compliance requirements and provides waste prevention and minimization strategies for vehicle maintenance shops. From this web page, you may download the entire manual in PDF format (230 pages, 1359K) or individual sections of the manual in PDF format.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/catalog/documents/oppta/vehicle_manua
l.pdf

Compliance Manual for Indiana's Vehicle Maintenance Shops [PDF]
Abstract: This manual outlines compliance requirements and provides waste prevention and minimization strategies for vehicle maintenance shops. From this web page, you may download the entire manual in PDF format (230 pages, 1359K) or individual sections of the manual in PDF format.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM)
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/catalog/documents/oppta/vehicle_manua
l.pdf

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)
URL: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/autorecyclersmanual.p
df

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)
URL: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/autorecyclersmanual.p
df

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

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

Florida Automotive Recyclers? Handbook [PDF]
Abstract: This handbook includes: suggested best management practices for incoming cars, vehicle crushers and housekeeping, general waste management, vehicular fluids, filers, refrigerants, lead, mercury, scrap metal, waste tires, cleaning solutions, cleaners, other vehicular wastes, and process auto salvage wastes. Also included are information on spills, waste handling management and disposal practices, waste streams, waste reduction and pollution prevention, links and other resources for further information. Though information on regulations and contact information may apply only to Florida, the best management practices presented are applicable to any auto salvage yard. (PDF Format; Length: 53 pages)
Source: Florida DEP & Florida Center for Solid and Hazardous Waste Management
URL: http://www.floridacenter.org/brochures_bulletins/automotive_
recyclers_handbook.pdf

Guidance on Retrofitting to HFC-134a
Abstract: This document describes special procedures required to convert an R-12 (freon) vehicle air conditioning system to use an alternative refrigerant. It includes some facts about aftermarket options and procedures for retrofitting a vehicle's air conditioning system to HFC-134a (R-134a).
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/title6/609/technicians/retrguid.htm
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Mercury Use?Automotive Sector [PDF]
Abstract: The Wisconsin Mercury SourceBook was designed as a working document to help guide communities through the process of writing comprehensive community mercury reduction plans. This section of the SourceBook contains: information on mercury-containing products unique to the automotive industry as well as products used in other sectors; case studies; action ideas; a sample proclamation that explains the mercury issue and possible mercury minimization options for the automotive industry; and current mercury projects within this industry. (PDF Format; Length: 21 pages)
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/04/03851/auto.pdf

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)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/publications/manuals/salvageyard-
manual.pdf


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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.
Source: ARA
URL: http://www.autorecyc.org/

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.
Source: ARA
URL: http://www.autorecyc.org/

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
URL: http://www.arany.com/

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
URL: http://www.automotiverecyclers.com/

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
URL: http://www.autorecyclersmn.net/

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

C& H Salvage Corp
Abstract: C & H Salvage Corp. supplies L.K.Q. (like kind and quality) used auto parts to the repair trade and public. They are a Gold Seal Certified Automotive Recycler, meaning that they maintain the highest industry standards concerning the environment, safety and general business standards.
Source: C & H Salvage Corp.
URL: http://www.candhsalvage.com/index.htm

Car Heaven
Abstract: 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.
Source: The Clean Air Foundation
URL: http://www.carheaven.ca/

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.
Source: CARS
URL: http://www.carsofwi.com

End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS)
Abstract: The End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS) was created by the automotive industry to promote the industry's environmental efforts in recyclability, education and outreach, and the proper management of substances of concern. Participating Members of ELVS are: BMW of North America, LLC, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, International Truck & Engine, Mack Trucks, Inc., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Subaru of America, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America. End of Life Vehicle Solutions manages, on a nationwide basis, programs to collect, transport, retort, recycle, or dispose of elemental mercury from automotive switches. The ELVS web site provides information on medium and heavy-duty trucks, the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, educational materials (including videos showing how to remove certain switches from specified vehicles), recycling opportunities via The Environmental Quality Company (EQ), and mercury switch recovery program reporting for various states. An interactive map on the home page allows users to click on states to view regulatory information related to mercury switches for that state.
Source: Automotive Industry (Various Partners)
URL: http://www.elvsolutions.org/

End of Life Vehicle Solutions (ELVS)
Abstract: The End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation (ELVS) was created by the automotive industry to promote the industry's environmental efforts in recyclability, education and outreach, and the proper management of substances of concern. Participating Members of ELVS are: BMW of North America, LLC, DaimlerChrysler Corporation, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, International Truck & Engine, Mack Trucks, Inc., Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., Nissan North America, Inc., Subaru of America, Inc., Volkswagen of America, Inc., and Volvo Trucks North America. End of Life Vehicle Solutions manages, on a nationwide basis, programs to collect, transport, retort, recycle, or dispose of elemental mercury from automotive switches. The ELVS web site provides information on medium and heavy-duty trucks, the National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program, educational materials (including videos showing how to remove certain switches from specified vehicles), recycling opportunities via The Environmental Quality Company (EQ), and mercury switch recovery program reporting for various states. An interactive map on the home page allows users to click on states to view regulatory information related to mercury switches for that state.
Source: Automotive Industry (Various Partners)
URL: http://www.elvsolutions.org/

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)
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/4993.htm

Indiana House Enrolled Act No. 1110
Abstract: Effective July 1, 2006, this act requires manufacturers of motor vehicles offered for sale in Indiana to develop and implement a plan to remove, collect, recover, and recycle or dispose of certain mercury switches from end of life vehicles (except those motor vehicle manufacturers that have never installed mercury switches in their motor vehicles). Also requires motor vehicle recyclers to remove all mercury switches from end of life vehicles and provides for a payment out of the solid waste management fund (SWMF) to a motor vehicle recycler for each mercury switch removed.
Source: Indiana General Assembly
URL: http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2006/HE/HE1110.1.html

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.
Source: ISRI
URL: http://www.isri.org/

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
URL: http://www.glrppr.org/hubs/toc.cfm?hub=104&subsec=7&nav=7

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.
Source: NYSDEC
URL: http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/ppu/armainpage.html

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'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

Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association (OARA)
Abstract: Auto Recyclers purchase end-of-life and accidented vehicles, and ensure that all vehicles are retired in an environmentally sound manner. Auto Recyclers are a valuable source of low cost, high quality used auto parts. Since its inception, OARA has been a working partner with other automotive associations and government working groups on waste oil, CFCs, scrap tires and wrecked or salvaged vehicle issues.
Source: OARA
URL: http://www.oara.com/

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.
Source: PARTS
URL: http://www.parts.org/

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
URL: http://www.phila.gov/mdo/scrapmetal/

ReinCARnate Vehicle Recycling Program
Abstract: 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.
Source: Recycling Council of Ontario
URL: http://communitylinks.cioc.ca/details.asp?RSN=1250&Number=13

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

U.S. EPA Region 2: Scrap Tires Programs and Contacts
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA Region 2 web site includes information on the New York Scrap Tire Waste Program, and links to the agencies involved with scrap tire management in New York state.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 2
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region02/waste/scrap_tires.htm


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1997 NAICS and 1987 SIC Correspondence Tables
Abstract: Contains tables for the appropriate NAICS and SIC codes.
Source: US Census Bureau
URL: http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naicstab.htm

Auto Body and Auto Maintenance Outreach
Abstract: This site contains facts sheets providing air quality requirements for auto repair shops, air quality rules, self-evaluation checklists, and an Automotive Compliance Calendar.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/programs/sbap-sectors.html#auto

Auto Mercury Switch Removal
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA Region 5 web site contains links to information related to automotive mercury, including: information on how to find, remove, and replace mercury switches used in convenience lighting in various types of vehicles; guidance from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) on regulatory issues related to auto mercury switch removal; and information on NYSDEC programs to promote proper management of mercury-containing switches in autos.
Source: U.S. EPA Region 5
URL: http://www.epa.gov/perftrac/

Automobile Recycling
Abstract: Overview of Michigan DEQ's efforts to bring pollution prevention concepts to automobile recycling. Includes links to fact sheets and reports on their projects as well as links to other sites.
Source: Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/deq/1,1607,7-135-3585_4130-12580--,0
0.html

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 40 Part 152
Abstract: Pesticide registration and classification procedures.
Source: GPO Access
URL: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=c04
205bae07b5c13cb2b04c94c77cd7d&rgn=div5&view=text&node=40
:23.0.1.1.3&idno=40

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 40 Part 260
Abstract: General regulations related to hazardous waste management.
Source: GPO Access
URL: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=a50
4ab586b5ae6aa64826fd2ce0c805b&rgn=div5&view=text&node=40
:25.0.1.1.1&idno=40

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 40 Part 264
Abstract: Standards for owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.
Source: GPO Access
URL: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&sid=c04
205bae07b5c13cb2b04c94c77cd7d&rgn=div5&view=text&node=40
:25.0.1.1.5&idno=40

Code of Federal Regulations - Title 40 Part 82
Abstract: Contains links to PDF files of regulations related to the protection of stratospheric ozone.
Source: GPO Access
URL: http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_02/40cfr82_02.htm
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Code of Federal Regulations - Title 49
Abstract: Regulations related to transportation of hazardous wastes.
Source: GPO Access
URL: http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?sid=04c092dd30
d0e4095cb9273991e60652&c=ecfr&tpl=/ecfrbrowse/Title49/49
cfrv2_02.tpl

Complying With the Section 608 Refrigerant Recycling Rule
Abstract: This website provides an overview of the refrigerant recycling requirements of Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/608/608fact.html

County Business Patterns
Abstract: Covers most of the country's economic activity. The data includes counts of establishments by the employment size of the establishment.
Source: US Census Bureau
URL: http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html

Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA)
Abstract: The Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) was created to help communities plan for emergencies involving hazardous substances.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/emergencies/content/epcra/index.htm

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
URL: http://www.ecarcenter.org

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
URL: http://www.ecarcenter.org

Illinois Administrative Code - Title 35 Part 237
Abstract: Regulations related to open burning.
Source: Illinois General Assembly
URL: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/035/03500237se
ctions.html

Illinois Administrative Code - Title 35 Part 848
Abstract: Waste disposal, including management of used and waste tires.
Source: Illinois General Assembly
URL: http://www.ilga.gov/commission/jcar/admincode/035/03500848se
ctions.html

Illinois EPA Used Tire Program
Abstract: This portion of the IEPA web site provides an overview of the regulations that apply to facilities that handle used tires in Illinois, and the various used tire cleanup efforts of the agency. The site also includes links to used tire facts and information.
Source: Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)
URL: http://www.epa.state.il.us/land/tires/index.html

Indiana Code - Title 13 Article 20 [PDF]
Abstract: Regulation of waste tire storage sites and the waste tire management fund.
Source: Indiana General Assembly
URL: http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title13/ar20/ch13.pdf

Indiana Permit Guide
Abstract: The Indiana permit guide includes information about open burning.
Source: Indiana Department of Environmental Management
URL: http://www.in.gov/idem/5889.htm

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/nrmrl/pubs/625r94010/625R94010Intro.pdf

Mercury Reduction Programs Database
Abstract: Maintained by the Northeast Waste Management Officials? Association (NEWMOA), a searchable database that includes descriptions of mercury reduction programs underway around the U.S. Each profile provides a brief description of the project, its title, a list of products affected, program results, sources of funding, and contact information. The database may be searched by state, program title or agency. An online form is available for submission of information on programs not currently included in the database.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/prevention/mercury/programs/

Michigan Code - Act 451 Part 169
Abstract: Regulations related to scrap tires.
Source: Michigan Legislature
URL: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(4gukt43n01ytpt45q32rgq45))/
mileg.aspx?page=getobject&objectname=mcl-451-1994-II-5-169

Minnesota Statutes - Chapter 9220
Abstract: Regulations related to waste tires.
Source: Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
URL: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/rules/?id=9220

Minnesota Statutes - Part 88.171
Abstract: Opening burning prohibitions.
Source: Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
URL: https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/statutes/?id=88.171

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning
Abstract: This portion of the U.S. EPA web site includes information for service technicians and car & truck owners, as well as information on retrofitting A/C systems, initiatives to reduce refrigerant emissions, links to several fact sheets and regulatory information.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/609/index.html

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.
Source: CCAR
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/

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.
Source: CCAR
URL: http://www.ccar-greenlink.org/

National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
Abstract: The clearinghouse provides quick access to compliance tools, contacts, and information on planned activities available on the internet from across the EPA as well as other compliance assistance providers.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/clearinghouse.html

National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
Abstract: The clearinghouse provides quick access to compliance tools, contacts, and information on planned activities available on the internet from across the EPA as well as other compliance assistance providers.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/clearinghouse.html

National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program
Abstract: EPA announced a national program August 11, 2006 that will help cut mercury air emissions by up to 75 tons over the next 15 years. The National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program is designed to remove mercury-containing light switches from scrap vehicles before the vehicles are flattened, shredded, and melted to make new steel. Together with existing state mercury switch recovery efforts, this program will significantly reduce mercury air emissions from the furnaces used in steel making -- the fourth leading source in the United States after coal-fired utility boilers, industrial boilers and gold mining. Under the program, automobile dismantlers will remove the mercury-containing light switches from scrap vehicles prior to the vehicles being flattened and then shredded at scrap recycling facilities. The program will also provide a financial incentive for those who remove mercury switches. The National Vehicle Mercury Switch Recovery Program is the result of a two-year collaborative effort involving EPA, the End of Life Vehicle Solutions Corporation, the American Iron and Steel Institute, the Steel Manufacturers Association, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, the Automotive Recyclers Association, Environmental Defense, the Ecology Center (Ann Arbor), and representatives of the Environmental Council of the States. This portin of the EPA web includes a fact sheet on the program and the Memorandum of Understanding.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/mercury/switch.htm

New Hampshire Green Yards Program
Abstract: The New Hampshire Green Yards Program is designed to help vehicle recyclers improve environmental practices at their salvage yards. This portion of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services web site describes the program, provides program publications, offers information on upcoming events and recent developments relevant to this sector, and links to resources for further information.
Source: New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services
URL: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/waste/swmb/tsei/gre
enyards/

New York Environmental Conservation Law - Article 27 Title 19
Abstract: Regulations related to waste tire management and recycling.
Source: New York Department of Environmental Conservation
URL: http://law.justia.com/newyork/codes/environmental-conservati
on/idx_env0a27t19.html

Northeast Waste Management Officials? Association (NEWMOA)
Abstract: 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. Check the NEWMOA web site for information on mercury in automobiles and auto salvage yard facilities.
Source: NEWMOA
URL: http://www.newmoa.org/

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/
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ibility=0&p_page=1&p_cv=2.106&p_pv=&p_prods=0&p_cats=102
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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

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
URL: http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3310_4148-65250--,0
0.html

Open Burning Information - Pennsylvania
Abstract: Information about open burning in Pennsylvania.
Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.dep.state.pa.us/dep/deputate/airwaste/aq/openburn
/openburn.htm

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

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
URL: http://www.recycle-steel.org/

U.S. EPA: Human Health Research Program
Abstract: EPA's Human Health Research Program offers this Web site on the latest information on its research to protect public health. The program's science looks at such questions as why some people are more sensitive to pollution and how exposure to chemicals affects people's health. The site is designed for the general public as well as for the scientific community. The site provides easy access to research and results on methods, tools, and data needed to improve risk assessments to protect the public. Visitors to the site will find an overview of the research, information on how research has contributed to decision making, resource materials available in journal publications and reports, and a listing of meetings and conferences.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/hhrp/

Wisconsin Legislation - Chapter NR 429 [PDF]
Abstract: Regulations related to malodorous emissions and open burning in Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
URL: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/rsb/code/nr/nr429.pdf

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