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Auto Body and Paint (ABP)

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

Select a document to learn about strategies to reduce waste and emissions generated by shop activities:

Health and Safety

P2 Assessment

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions, please contact the DTSC Regulatory Assistance Officer at 1-800-728-6942 or