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Auto Body Shops Pollution Prevention Guide
Guide to help shops identify and manage wastes, hazardous wastes, and best management procedures thr...

Auto Refinish Project Best Practices Kit
A list of checklists and fact sheets on painting topics including: sanding, solvent wipe down, paint...

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Keyword: Paint, 15 Links

Managing Paint Related Waste from Coating Operations [PDF]
Abstract: Covers choosing paint, supplies and equipment, and discusses classifying and reducing waste air permits.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/waste/pubs/4_39.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://www.p2pays.org/ref/03/02179.pdf

Environmental Compliance Checklist for Auto Body Repair Shops [PDF]
Abstract: Lists hazardous waste, air, and water regulations in Montana. BMP's and general recommendations are helpful anywhere and include: parts and gun washing; common shop wastes like rags, batteries, used oil, etc.; prep and painting processes and wastes; floor sumps and more.
Source: Montana Extension Pollution Prevention Program
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/ref/06/05082.pdf

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.cfm

Coatings Guide
Abstract: Includes a product guide for low-emitting coatings, a cost analysis for switching systems, a tool to evaluate a user's current coating and methods, and more.
Source: Pollution Prevention Program, Research Triangle Institute
URL: http://cage.rti.org/

Transportation Services and the Environment
Abstract: Information on regulations and managing waste for vehicle maintenance and repair service industries including a section on paints and filters. Includes assessment checklists.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/industry/ts-main.html

Air Quality Rules Affecting Autobody Shops with Paint Spraying Equipment [PDF]
Abstract: Overview of federal and state (Minnesota) regulations affecting auto body shops. Permitting requirements may vary by state; check local agency rules.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
URL: http://www.pca.state.mn.us/air/pubs/5-13.pdf

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/

A Guide for Auto Body Shops
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: http://www.ecy.wa.gov/biblio/92br16.html

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://www.iwrc.org/programs/sponCombust.cfm

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

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.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/opptintr/dfe/pubs/auto/bp_spray/index.htm

PAC2E Cast Studies Issue
Abstract: Includes information on proper surface preparation as well as case studies on pre-treatment alternatives, and comparisons of pressure feed HVLP and conventional air spray equipment with both traditional and high viscosity paints.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center
URL: http://iwrc.org/pubs/pacesummer2002.cfm

Autobody Paint Booth Arrestor Filter Waste Characterization [PDF]
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.govlink.org/hazwaste/publications/PaintFilterStudyFinal.pdf

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Topic Hub™ Last Updated: 08/16/2005
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