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Keyword: Best management practices, 18 Links
Pollution Solutions: Auto Body
Abstract: Recommendations for good housekeeping, maintenance, purchase and inventory, materials and waste storage, basic operations, equipment changes, material substitution, and process change presented in a checklist format.
Source: University of Missouri Extension Service
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
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
How to Finish in the Money [PDF]
Abstract: Spray booth and equipment manufacturer offers this guide to auto painting efficiency.
Source: Blowtherm USA Incorporated
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
Controlling VOCs with Spray Guns and Cleaning Equipment [PDF]
Abstract: To help reduce VOC emissions, collision repair shops should use spray guns with high transfer efficiencies and gun cleaning apparatus. Here are ideas to consider before making long-term investments.
Source: Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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
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)
Improved Paint Gun Cleaning
Abstract: Results of an auto body shop changing to a two-stage gun washing system (including purchase of new equipment), training employees and monitoring waste generation.
Source: Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Crash Course for Compliance and Pollution Prevention
Abstract: A comprehensive, plain-language manual designed to help the auto body repair industry in Massachusetts: understand and comply with environmental, health and safety requirements, and learn about and implement various pollution prevention strategies.
Source: Massachusetts Office of Technical Assistance
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
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.
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
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
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)
Solvent Distillation Cost Calculator
Abstract: Online cost calculator to help auto body repair shops determine if it is cost effective to purchase an on site solvent distillation unit. A list of vendors is provided. Data needed to use the calclulator is thinner used in gallons per year.
Source: Iowa Waste Reduction Center's Small Business Pollution Prevention Center
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
A Toolkit for Autobody Repair Shops [PDF]
Abstract: Shop-oriented manual that defines and justifies pollution prevention as well as giving best management practices and case studies of successful efforts.
Source: University of Nebraska Cooperative Extension
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