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2001 County Business Patterns for the US
Abstract: Business patterns for 2001.
Source: US Census Bureau
URL: http://www.census.gov/epcd/cbp/view/us01.txt

Aqueous Cleaning Technologies
Abstract: Definition and comparison of the performance of aqueous-cleaners and solvent-cleaning systems including economics, technology gaps, etc.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
URL: http://www.pprc.org/pubs/techreviews/aqueous/aqintro.html

Aqueous Parts Cleaning [PDF]
Abstract: Information on equipment and solvents used in aqueous parts cleaning, and how to best utilize them to prevent pollution.
Source: EPA Region 9
URL: http://www.epa.gov/region09/waste/p2/autofleet/autoclean.pdf

Autobody Paint Booth Arrestor Filter Waste Characterization
Abstract: Final Report on spent paint booth arrestor filters. Thirty autobody shops in King County and nine shops in Kitsap County were sampled and tested for heavy metals and persistent halogenated organic compounds (HOCs). The purpose of this study was to determine whether paint booth filters designate as hazardous waste and develop management recommendations.
Source: King County Waste Management Program
URL: http://www.lhwmp.org/home/publications/publications_detail.a
spx?DocID=Kl3MkEwjEUE%3d

Isocyanates Profile: Autorefinishing Industry
Abstract: Background information on the use of diisocyanates in the automotive refinishing industry is available in this draft report. Also contains EPA's Description of Isocyanate Chemical Category and Hazard Concerns which contains health and safety information and recommended engineering controls and protective equipment to reduce inhalation and dermal exposure.
Source: U. S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/profile/index.htm

Managing Paint Booth Filters
Abstract: Factsheet meant for owner/operators of spray painting operations. Tips on how to minimize filter use and prevent filter related pollution.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=
4083


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Auto Body Restoration and Painting
Abstract: Documents waste minimization and monetary savings resulting from pollution prevention in a family-owned auto body repair shop employing 17 people and specializing in auto body restoration and painting.
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/07/06582.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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Mini-Assessment at an Auto Body Repair Company
Abstract: Results of a pollution prevention assessment for a small collision repair shop in Colorado whose major waste was thinner used to clean painting equipment and paint-related hazardous wastes
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/01/00320.htm


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Alternative Cleaning Solvents and Processes [PDF]
Abstract: Fact sheet on how to select alternative cleaning solvents and cleaning processes.
Source: Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.or.us/pubs/general/AlternativeCleaning.
pdf

Autobody Repair and Refinishing: Hazards and Solutions
Abstract: References for workers to aid in recognizing and controlling some of the hazards associated with autobody repair and refinishing.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
URL: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/

Automotive Service Providers Audit Checklist
Abstract: Checklist for a painting shop to determine where hazardous wastes exist within the business Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/index.php/view-document.html?gid=
10365

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
m

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
ml

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

Do Your Process Materials Contain Regulated Chemicals?
Abstract: Fact sheet explaining how to determine if the materials used in your processes require special handling for regulatory compliance and health and safety. Instructions about how to read an MSDS and a mini case study about reducing toxics.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
URL: http://www.pprc.org/pubs/factsheets/msds.html

Example of State Specific Environmental Compliance Checklist for Auto Body Repair Shops [PDF]
Abstract: Many states have additional statutes governing pollutants in auto body shops. This checklist lists hazardous waste, air, and water regulations in Montana, and Best Management Practices that are helpful anywhere.
Source: Montana Extension Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/06/05082.pdf

Floor Drain Systems [PDF]
Abstract: Basic information about floor drain systems, separators, and simple maintenance ideas are covered in this fact sheet.
Source: Minnesota Technical Assistance Program
URL: http://mntap.umn.edu/vehicle/66FS.Drains.pdf

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning
Abstract: Gives a list of fact sheets explaining the effects of CFC-12 on the ozone layer, the substitutes and how they must be used, and the regulations that govern car motor vehicle conditioning in the US.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/609/index.html

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources [PDF]
Abstract: This brochure contains a summary of the new emissions standards for auto body refinishing shops finalized by the EPA in January 2008
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/paint_stripb.pdf

Reducing Auto Body Shop Waste
Abstract: General waste reduction suggestions for an auto body shop in Illinois.
Source: Waste Management Resource Center at UIUC
URL: http://www.wmrc.uiuc.edu/main_sections/info_services/library
.cfm

Safe Work Practices that Reduce Worker Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals [PDF]
Abstract: Outlines auto body shop tasks, safety risks and associated safe work practices and impacts on worker exposure.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/bestpractices/best
pr.pdf

Safe Work Practices that Reduce Worker Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals [PDF]
Abstract: Outlines auto body shop tasks, safety risks and associated safe work practices and impacts on worker exposure.
Source: U.S. EPA Design for the Environment
URL: http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/bestpractices/best
pr.pdf

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/

Spray Booth Filters:The Key to Quality Jobs and Emissions [PDF]
Abstract: Outlines safe practices for using spray booth filters
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/pubs/auto/factsheet/sprayboothfilters
.pdf

The Finishing Line for Body Shops [PDF]
Abstract: Questions and answers on low VOC coatings for auto body shops including an outline of the federal regulations implemented in 1999.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials Association
URL: http://infohouse.p2ric.org/ref/03/02179.pdf


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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


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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

A Guide for Auto Body Shops: Russian Translation
Abstract: Soprovodnika: A Guide for Auto Body Shops in Russian
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/92br16
ru.html

A Guide for Auto Body Shops: Spanish Translation
Abstract: Una Guia para los Talleres Mecanicos y de Carroceria de Automoviles. Spanish version of A Guide for Auto Body Shops
Source: Washington State Department of Ecology
URL: https://fortress.wa.gov/ecy/publications/summarypages/030400
6es.html

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
m

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
m

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

EPA Collision Repair Campaign
Abstract: EPA developed the Collision Repair Campaign to focus on meaningful risk reduction in the Collision Repair source sector to complement our ongoing community air toxics work and attain reductions at a faster rate. The Campaign will also serve as an opportunity for shops to work towards early compliance with the Auto Body Rule.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oaqps001/collision/index.html

How The New Motor Vehicle Waste Disposal Well Rule Affects Your Business [PDF]
Abstract: During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, vehicle fluids may drip, spill or otherwise enter floor drains or sinks in service areas. These fluids can introduce various toxic chemicals into drinking water sources. This guide describes the rule governing Class V injection wells, implemented in 1999 -- how to identify them, how to comply and best management practices.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/safewater/uic/class5/pdf/guide_uic-class5
_small_ent_compl.pdf

Rule and Implementation Information for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources
Abstract: Rules and implementation documents regarding area source rules for auto body shops can be found on this page hosted by the EPA
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/6h/6hpg.html


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RCRA Online
Abstract: The RCRA Online database is designed to enable users to locate documents, including publications and other outreach materials, that cover a wide range of RCRA issues and topics.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/inforesources/online/index.htm


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Army Environmental Awards
Abstract: The Army sponsors several award programs that recognize and promote aspects of environmental stewardship and sustainability.
Source: U.S. Army Environmental Command
URL: http://aec.army.mil/usaec/newsroom/awards00.html

Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
Abstract: This website highlights OSHA standards related to autobody repair and refinishing.
Source: Occupational Health and Safety Administration
URL: http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/standards.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 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

Babcox Publications
Abstract: Babcox delivers business-to-business magazines that cover virtually every aspect of the automotive aftermarket, and provide real-world solutions for complex marketing communication issues.
Source: Babcox
URL: http://www.babcox.com/

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/

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/

EcoStar Award Program
Abstract: If your business is taking environmentally responsible steps to reduce waste, maximize efficiency, and create a safer work environment here's how the EcoStar Awards Program can give you the public recognition you deserve.
Source: Montana Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://mtp2.org/ecostar.html

EnviroStars
Abstract: EnviroStars is an environmental certification program for businesses.
Source: EnviroStars.org
URL: http://www.envirostars.org/

Green Star
Abstract: Green Star encourages businesses to practice waste reduction, energy conservation and pollution prevention through education, technical assistance, and an award-winning voluntary green business certification program.
Source: Green Star
URL: http://www.greenstarinc.org/

Paints and Coatings Resource Center
Abstract: Provides regulatory compliance information to organic coating facilities, industry vendors and suppliers, and others. Tools include VOC & HAP calculators, a state and federal regulations locator and a members database.
Source: Paints and Coatings Resource Center
URL: http://www.paintcenter.org/

Paints and Coatings Resource Center
Abstract: Provides regulatory compliance information to organic coating facilities, industry vendors and suppliers, and others. Tools include VOC & HAP calculators, a state and federal regulations locator and a members database.
Source: Paints and Coatings Resource Center
URL: http://www.paintcenter.org/

Safety and Health Topics for Auto Body Repair and Refinishing
Abstract: Resources for recognition, control and compliance with safety and health issues for the auto body industry.
Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration
URL: https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/autobody/

Three Rivers Awards Program
Abstract: Offers awards programs for: Business Conservation Leadership, Outstanding Stewardship, Partnership, and Volunteer.
Source: Three Rivers Soil and Water Conservation District
URL: http://www.threeriversswcd.org/awards.htm

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