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Certified Auto Recyclers 
Many professional automotive recyclers use a certification program to attain and maintain compliance with environmental, safety and transportation rules applicable to salvage facilities. The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) Certified Auto Recyclers (CAR) program sets a standard of excellence as the path to compliance.

Regulatory Agency
The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) follows the federal hazardous waste regulations (40 CFR Parts 260-279) and has implemented other state-specific requirements.  
http://www.adem.state.al.us

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 office administers and enforces federal hazardous waste management requirements (40 CFR Parts 260-279) in the state serving Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and 6 Tribes from the regional office in https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-epa-region-4-southeast  US EPA Region 4 - Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center (SNAFC), 61 Forsyth Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303-8960 -  800-241-1754

Spill Reporting 
To report a spill or leak, call the ADEM's 24-hour hotline at 800-843-0699, or the National Response Center at 800-424-8802.

If the hazardous condition involves the release of an EPA regulated material or an oil as defined by the EPA, the release may also need to be reported to the National Response Center at (800) 424-8802. Federal Reporting is required within 15 minutes of event occurrence or discovery.

Resources
Small Business Environmental Assistance Program at AL Department of Environmental Management

Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx™) http://www.p2rx.org/
P2Rx is a national partnership of regional pollution prevention information centers funded in part through grants from EPA. We build networks, deliver P2 information, and measure P2 program results. 

Environmental Sustainability Resource Center http://esrconline.org/ 
The ESRC serves the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regions 3 and 4 with comprehensive online resources, news and information about pollution prevention. The center utilizes regional and national expertise to provide P2 information that is critical to state environmental agencies, businesses, educators, technical assistance providers and the general public.
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The following fact sheets are designed to assist automotive recyclers with operating their businesses and managing their wastes in compliance with the environmental laws in their state. Select from the list below.