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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Operations
Reasons for Change
Preventing Pollution
Glossary of Terms
Where To Go for Help
Acknowledgements
Complete List of Links

Keywords:
Assessment / Automobiles - Bodies / Best management practices / Cleaning / Coating processes / Compliance / Hazardous waste / Industry and trade / Occupational safety and health / Paint / Recycling (Waste, etc.) / Solvents / Technological innovations / Waste management


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

A Guide for Auto Body Shops: in English
Abstract: Hazardous wastes produced in auto body shops include spent solvents, thinners, still bottoms, waste paint and waste antifreeze. If improperly managed, these wastes may threaten worker safety, damage the environment, or put entire communities at risk. This booklet is geared to Washington State but is widely applicable.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/92br16
.html

Auto Body Shops Pollution Prevention Guide
Abstract: Contains information about preventing pollution and reducing waste in auto body shops.
Source: Peaks to Prairies Pollution Prevention Information Center
URL: http://peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/autobody/abguide/fs5.cfm

Auto Body Shops Pollution Prevention Guide
Abstract: Guide to help shops identify and manage wastes, hazardous wastes, and best management procedures through self-assessment.
Source: Montana State University Extension Service Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://peakstoprairies.org/p2bande/autobody/abguide/index.cf
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Auto Body Surface Coating: A Practical Guide to Reducing Air Emissions [PDF]
Abstract: Gives an overview of the auto refinishing process and recommends approaches to air emission reduction. It includes a review of the spray equipment currently used for auto refinishing operations, spray equipment cleaning processes, surface prep cleaners, undercoats, topcoats and a look at what to expect in the future.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://pprc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Auto_Body_Surface
_Coating_Guide.pdf

Auto Refinish Project Best Practices Kit
Abstract: A list of checklists and fact sheets on painting topics including: sanding, solvent wipe down, paint mixing, spray painting, spray gun cleaning, health and safety management and working with isocyanates
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/trainers/index.htm

Auto Repair Fact Sheets
Abstract: A list of pollution prevention fact sheets related to auto repair and fleet maintenance.
Source: EPA Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/factauto.html

Best Practice for Automotive Refinishers When Spray Painting
Abstract: Suggestions for saving money on paint, reducing emissions, and keeping painters and technicians safe and healthy.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/auto/trainers/spraypaintcheck.ht
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Best Practice for the Paint Mixing Room
Abstract: Suggestions to cut shop waste and pollution, reduce health and safety hazards, and save money in paint mixing operations.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/bp_mixing/index.ht
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CCAR Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair
Abstract: This national Compliance Assistance Center helps those engaged in automotive service, collision repair and other sectors of the automotive industry better understand environmental responsibilities, and achieve compliance with environmental program requirements.
Source: Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair
URL: http://ccar-greenlink.org/

Collision Repair: Reducing Waste and Costs
Abstract: Description and links to reducing several common waste streams in a collision repair shop including spills, wastewater, solvents, paint, packaging, gun washing, floor trenches and traps, and aerosols.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP)
URL: http://www.mntap.umn.edu/vehicle/28-CollRepair.htm

Factors that Motivate Owners of Auto Refinish Shops to Implement Changes [PDF]
Abstract: Profile of 10 shops who implemented P2 changes. Includes, drivers for change, obstacles and benefits.
Source: U.S. Environmnetal Protection Agency Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/factors/factors.pd
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Spontaneous Combustion of Used Paint Booth Filters
Abstract: List of practices to minimize the potential for spontaneous combustion of used paint booth filters based on research to determine the cause of this problem.
Source: IWRC
URL: http://iwrc.org//services/past-services/environment
al-services/small-business-pollution-prevention-center-s
bppc/spontaneous-combustion-of-used-paint-booth-filters/

 


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Hub Last Updated: 9/29/2013