DEEP: Vehicle Repair and Body Shops P2 Fact Sheet Index

Pollution Prevention For
Vehicle Repair, Body Shops and Dismantlers

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Fact Sheets
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.

Updated April 2014, and Sept 2015
Introduction Shop Wastewater 
Antifreeze  SPCC Plans
Aquifer Protection  Spill Reporting
Batteries (Lead Acid)  Stormwater
Batteries (Other Types) Tires
Body Repair and Painting  Used Oil
Mercury Switches Waste Fuel, Tanks & Filters  Updated 9/2015
Parts Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions
Petroleum Storage and Dispensing Updated 9/2015 Purchasing Environmentally Preferable  Products (EPPs)
Property Transfer  Hazardous Waste Management: Appendix A
Rags and Absorbents  Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA): Appendix B
Recycling Vehicle Fluids Mixing Chart: Appendix C 
Refrigerants (CFCs) Contact Information

Related Information

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 September 2015