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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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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/

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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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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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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

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

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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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

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

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/

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

 


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