University of Minnesota
Minnesota Technical Assistance Program

Pollution Prevention and Energy Efficiency for Vehicle Maintenance Facilities

Vehicle maintenance facilities often produce wastes that are regulated by local, state, and federal rules. These wastes are expensive to manage and dispose of properly. Preventing waste from the service work you perform can add up to impressive savings for your bottom line and prevent significant amounts of pollution and waste.

These pages offer ideas and resources for preventing pollution and reducing emissions in your facility. They also provide information on the environmental and safety rules in Minnesota for repair and collision shops and related industries like farm implement dealers, marine, aviation, rail, truck, or fleet operations and salvage yards. Due to the differences in production processes and equipment, we recommend discussing your operations with our vehicle maintenance expert, Mick Jost.

Recent News

Autobody shops need to be aware of the National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating, Subpart 6H in effect January 10, 2011. Contact the EPA with questions or SBEAP at 651.282.6143 for assistance.

Contact Information

Mick Jost
Metal Casting & Vehicle Maintenance Industries Specialist
612.624.4694 | 800.247.0015
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