Auto body and paint shops have the potential to release pollutants to the environment and adversely effect workplace health and safety. If you are a shop operator, you can significantly reduce environmental impacts, improve shop efficiency and reduce operating costs, and improve work place health and safety by making simple changes in your shop practices.
Reduce Waste and Emissions, Improve Compliance, and Save Money
The pollution prevention strategies and best management practices listed below can help you comply with environmental regulations by reducing smog forming air emissions, reducing and properly managing hazardous waste, and eliminating contaminated storm water releases. Implementing these practices can help save labor, materials and hazardous waste disposal costs, and reduce the potential for environmental violations and fines.
Strategies to reduce waste and emissions generated by shop activities:
♦ Minimizing Paint Waste
♦ Paint Spray Gun Cleaning
♦ Solvent Recycling
♦ Waterborne Coatings
♦ Sanding Waste Management
♦ Hazardous Waste Management
♦ Wastewater Management
♦ Safer Alternative Thinners, Cleanup Materials, Coatings and Sanding Methods in the Autobody Industry
Health and Safety
♦ Health and Safety Resources
♦ Reducing Paint Waste (Spanish)
♦ Managing Your Sanding Waste (Spanish)
♦ Cleaning Paint Spray Guns (Spanish)
♦ Proper Solvent Recycling (Spanish)
♦ Managing Wastewater (Spanish)
P2 Assessment Pollution
Prevention and Compliance Opportunities Checklist Assess your shop processes for opportunities to reduce waste and emissions.
Perform a shop assessment, make needed changes.
Implement required pollution prevention opportunities.
Provide Pollution Prevention training for shop employees.
Score at least 100 points on the Vehicle Service & Repair Checklist or at least 125 points on the Auto Body and Paint Checklist.
Submit a completed application.
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Auto Body & Paint Shop Application
Vehicle Service & Repair Shop Application
To complete your application, submit these documents (all files are in PDF format).
DTSC Green Station Recognition Program Application
This is the main application form and needs to be signed and dated before it is submitted.
Auto Body and Paint Pollution Prevention Checklist
This is a checklist for pollution prevention measures implemented at your facility. You need the 95 points for the required items, and at least 30 other elective points.
Summarize Your Environmental Benefits Form
This quantifies the environmental benefits of practicing pollution prevention measures at your facility.
P2 Opportunities Checklist for Auto Body and Paint
This identifies/suggests many opportunities for pollution prevention/minimization in various aspects of your facility operation. Completing this scores your first 10 points on the ABP Checklist!
Shop Assesment Checklist (supplementary)
A copy of your most recent hazardous materials inspection report (by Fire Dept, or Environmental Health)
*Your most recent Air Quality Management District inspection report, if they inspect your facility.