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Re: transit bus maintenance station

Tammy, have you ever come to the right place! The fact sheets and videos on P2
for auto repair and fleet maintenance described below have been been extremely
well received since their publication in late 1999 (for your specific issues,
see especially the fact sheets on Floor Cleanup and Oil/Water
Separators/bioremediation). I just put through an order for 4,000 more fact
sheet sets and videos, so if you place an order through the 800 number today
they should be shipped from Cincinatti in about two weeks. My apologies to all
those P2ers who may have been kept waiting for back orders - please encourage
your Regional and HQs contacts to help Region 9 meet the crushing national
demand for these materials. I also have masters to loan out to anyone 
wishing to
have a local printer/tape duplicator make multiple copies. Just email me your
request and address.

Tammy, you may also want to call Dan Ahern, P2 coordinator for Region 4, at
(404-562-9028). While you're waiting for the materials from Cincinatti, please
visit the website listed below to view/download the PDFs.  Good Luck!

Auto Repair and Fleet Maintenance Pollution Prevention Materials
                              Now Available From EPA

Every day auto repair and fleet maintenance facilities use chemicals and
generate wastes that are expensive to purchase and manage, and which create
potential environmental and worker health liabilities. To help avoid these
problems, EPA Region 9?s Pollution Prevention Program has developed the
POLLUTION PREVENTION TOOLKIT: Best Environmental Practices for Auto Repair, and
the POLLUTION PREVENTION TOOLKIT: Best Environmental Practices for Fleet
Maintenance. The Toolkits consist of fact sheets and an accompanying video
demonstrating proven, cost-effective strategies for auto repair and fleet
operations to reduce costs, reduce liability, and improve environmental
performance and worker health and safety.

The Toolkits are the results two years of research on the most up-to-date
information on pollution prevention techniques and technologies for auto repair
and fleet maintenance operations. The information was developed through
consultation with a national advisory panel made up of shop professionals and
pollution prevention experts, a national literature review of relevant
materials, and more than 25 in-shop demonstration projects.

The fact sheets provide up-to-date, practical information on implementing these
pollution prevention best practices:
$    Aqueous Parts Washing
$    Aqueous Brake Washing
$    Antifreeze Recycling
$    Oil Life Extension
$    Reusable Oil Filters
$    Refillable Spray Bottles
$    Antifreeze Recycling
$    Spill Prevention and Floor Cleanup
$    Oil Water Separators

Each fact sheet contains an overview of the best practice; tips on making it
work on the shop floor; information on capital, operation and maintenance 
and case studies from auto repair and fleet operations. The accompanying videos
? Profit Through Prevention: Best Environmental Practices for Auto Repair and
Profit Through Prevention: Best Environmental Practices for Fleet 
Maintenance shows
how shops are reducing waste and saving money by implementing these best

To order the Pollution Prevention Toolkits, call 1-800-490-9198 and ask for
publication numbers EPA- 909-E-99-001 (auto repair fact sheets) and/or EPA-
909-E-99-002 (fleet maintenance fact sheets). For the videos, ask for
publication numbers EPA-V-99-001 (auto repair video) and/or EPA-V-99-00=
2 (fleet maintenance video). More information is available at the EPA 
Region 9 Pollution
Prevention web site: www.epa.gov/region09/p2/autofleet.

Leif Magnuson
Region IX P2 Coordinator
U.S. EPA Region IX, WST-6
75 Hawthorne St.
San Francisco, CA  94105
(415) 744-2153 Tel
(415) 744-1680 Fax

On 9/14 Tammy wrote...

tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us on 09/14/2000 03:07:35 PM

Please respond to tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us

To:   p2tech@great-lakes.net
Subject:  transit bus maintenance station


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Help!  I am trying to locate bmps/p2 opportunities for municipal bus
transit maintenance facilities, particularly in the oil/grease and
petroleum arena.  Our local transit's maintenance shops have a sewer
discharge containing high oil/grease and petroleum constituents.
Processes include oil changes, bus steam washing, engine cleaning,
hydraulic lift oils, etc.  I noticed many spills on the floors around
drums.  an oil/water separator at the back of the property utilizes a lift
pump to move the water to the sewer system, however, at another lift
station before the waste leaves the property, there is still evidence of
oil and petroleum entering the sewer system.  Any resources, fact sheets,
manuals on bus maintenance would be greatly appreciated!

Tammy L. Allen
Senior Environmental Specialist
Pinellas County Environmental Management
512 S. Ft. Harrison Ave.
Clearwater, FL  33763

(727) 464-4761
Fax (727) 464-3174

e-mail: tallen@co.pinellas.fl.us


Sandra Broda
List Manager
217.333.8945      sbroda@wmrc.uiuc.edu