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RE: auto recyclers
In a post to P2TECH, Alice Chapman (Alice.Chapman@METROKC.GOV) asked (in
> I'm looking for best management practices and pollution prevention
> recommendations for automobile recyclers (wrecking yards).
As it happens, I just recently uploaded about 40 web links on the topic of
auto salvage yards to the National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
(www.epa.gov/clearinghouse) last week. These links were compiled by Emily
Chow at US EPA OECA and Paul Buellesbach and his team at ERG, as part of a
collaborative effort with industry stakeholders.
You can review all of the links by pointing your browser to:
or, go to the Search page, and search for the following string:
"auto recycle OR salvage +prevention"
(without the quotes) to get just the P2 links.
And while I wouldn't want to discourage anyone from going to the
Clearinghouse to review the additional sites for themselves, a few likely
looking highlights include the following:
Broward County Pollution Prevention and Best
Management Practices for Automobile and Other
This Web site outlines all applicable laws and regulations for auto
salvage facilities in Broward County and highlights best management
practices for these facilities.
Utah DEQ Automobile Salvage Yards Pollution
Prevention Fact Sheet
This 2-page fact sheet presents an approach to a model auto salvage
facility and steps that can be taken to clean up an existing facility.
Automotive Recyclers' Association Storm Water
This comprehensive document provides guidance to any facility that is
required to have a storm water permit or wants to develop sound pollution
prevention measures. The manual provides detailed instructions on how to
create a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and includes critical forms
and checklists to ease compliance burdens.
EPA: Sample Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Plan for Auto Salvage Yards
Based on the SWPPP for an auto salvage facility in Capital Heights,
Maryland, this sample plan includes an identification of potential storm
water contaminants, a facility monitoring plan, and compliance and reporting
A web site dedicated to help automotive service shops reduce, recycle and
properly manage solid and hazardous waste. This program promotes a
cooperative approach to addressing waste management questions and concerns.
It is conducted in partnership with local businesses and the Municipality
Florida Automotive Recyclers Handbook; Reducing
and Managing Waste
This document is designed to assist automotive recyclers with hazardous
waste management issues and regulatory compliance. It suggests best
management practices (BMPs) to help these businesses operate in an
environmentally appropriate way.
Missouri DNR: Preventing Pollution During
This document is a guide to environmental compliance and pollution
prevention for vehicle salvage facilities in Missouri.
Florida Automotive Recyclers' Handbook
This comprehensive 53-page handbook was published to assist automotive
recyclers' with hazardous waste management issues and regulatory compliance
in Florida. It includes best management practices for vehicular fluid
handling, container maintenance, and other activities.
Automotive Recyclers' Association Waste
Minimization and Management Manual
This handbook was designed to help auto recyclers identify hazardous
waste, understand the U.S. federal requirements concerning these wastes and
to recommend day-to-day housekeeping activities necessary to run a
hazard-reduced business. $80 for non-members.
The rest is left as an excercise to the reader.
Hope this helps.
Scott Butner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Project Support Contractor, National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse)
Senior Research Scientist, Data and Knowledge Engineering Group
Pacific NW National Laboratory
Richland, WA 99352