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Virtual auto body


The EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Program, Office of Pollution
Prevention and Toxics has launched a first-
of-a-kind auto body shop/information center on the web:
http://www.epa.gov/dfe/autobody/autobody.html.  The site 
advances the goal of DfE's Auto Refinish project to bring safer, cleaner,
and more efficient practices and 
technologies to the auto refinishing shop that will keep painters and shop
workers healthier, reduce pollution and 
emissions to the community and increase spray painting efficiencies that
will save money.  The site was co-
developed with the Coordinating Committee for Automotive Repair known as
CCAR-GreenLine at:  www.ccar-
greenlink.org, recipient of the U.S.  Small Business Administration's "Model
of Excellence" award for its 
leadership in providing environmental compliance assistance to the
automotive small business community. 
The virtual shop links to DfE Best Practice Guide, fact sheets from New
Jersey's Right-to-Know program on solvents, 
pigments, and other chemicals used in auto refinishing; and also directly to
paint companies who have publicly 
posted their material safety data sheets and health and safety materials;
and a link to a National Institute for 
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Alert for information on health
effects of diisocyanates, the hardener in 
clear coats used by shop painters and the leading cause of occupational

Margaret Nover
Pollution Prevention Program
City of Portland, Oregon
(503) 823-7623

Visit this website:  http://www.enviro.ci.portland.or.us/soiltrader