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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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Assessment (8) / Automobiles -- Body (2) / Best management practices (18) / Cleaning (13) / Coating processes (13) / Compliance (13) / Hazardous waste (8) / Industry and trade (9) / Occupational safety and health (14) / Paint (14) / Recycling (Waste, etc.) (3) / Solvents (15) / Technological innovations (12) / Waste management (13) /

Keyword: Hazardous waste, 8 Links

How to Read a Material Safety Data Sheet
Abstract: Fact sheet explaining how to determine if the materials used in the process require special handling for regulatory compliance and health and safety.
Source: Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center
URL: http://www.pprc.org/pprc/sbap/facts/msds.html

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

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 Solvent Wipe Process [PDF]
Abstract: Student interns conducted an evaluation of the solvent body wipe process at four assembly plants. Their goals were to determine current practices, quantify data regarding waste generation, and to recommend opportunities for reducing wastes and costs.
Source: National Pollution Prevention Center; University of Michigan, Ferns, J., Valentine, M., and Vander Eyk, B.
URL: http://www.p2pays.org/ref/03/02541.pdf

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

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

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

Autobody Paint Booth Arrestor Filter Waste Characterization [PDF]
Abstract: A report on a study of spent autobody paint booth arrestor filters.
Source: Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County
URL: http://www.govlink.org/hazwaste/publications/PaintFilterStudyFinal.pdf

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