Pollution Prevention For
Vehicle Repair, Body Shops and Dismantlers
The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has prepared these fact sheets for the vehicle services industry, which includes vehicle maintenance and repair facilities, auto body shops and dismantling operations. The fact sheets outline basic regulatory requirements and best management practices. Although they do not constitute legal advice, they represent a starting point for understanding where your business is subject to environmental regulation.
These fact sheets may help you in identifying areas where you can reduce the regulations that you must comply with, protect yourself from fines and liabilities, and protect you and your employees from hazards in the shop.
In addition to the fact sheets, we have included a two-page self-audit checklist that you should print out and use regularly to make sure you are in compliance.
For more information, contact the Office of Pollution Prevention at 860-424-3297 or e-mail the Pollution Prevention Coordinator.
Vendors, products and services listed in these fact sheets are supplied as a source of information and are neither approved nor endorsed by DEEP. You should fully investigate any vendor performance claims before investing in such product or service. Be aware that implementation of some pollution prevention options (such as installation of a solvent distillation unit) may require authorization, permits or modification to existing permits from DEEP or other agencies.
Content last updated July 2012