Certified Auto Recyclers
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship, protecting our air, water and land.
Compliance assistance: The department helps residents and businesses comply with environmental regulations through site visits and technical support. DEP’s six regulatory district offices review permit applications, inspect permitted facilities, respond to reports of environmental damage, and conduct compliance assistance and enforcement. 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
Stormwater runoff can pollute waterbodies by coming in contact with exposed materials and industrial activities. Florida's NPDES stormwater program regulates all industrial activities that:
- Have stormwater discharges to surface waters of the state or into a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
- Are included in any one of the 11 categories of "stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity" identified in 40 CFR 122.26(b)(14) (adopted by reference within Rule 62-620, Florida Administrative Code). The 11 categories are defined using both narrative descriptions of the activities and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. SIC 5015 defines auto recycling.
A Sector M (auto recycling) guidance document is available at
When in doubt, call the State Watch Office at 800-320-0519
National Response Center
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.
The National Response Center (NRC) is a part of the federally established National Response System and staffed 24 hours a day by the U.S. Coast Guard. It is the designated federal point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, biological and etiological discharges into the environment, anywhere in the United States and its territories.
National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments required states to develop programs to help small businesses comply with air quality regulations through a small business environmental assistance providers' programs (SBEAP). Many state technical assistance programs have expanded their air quality focus to provide technical assistance in other environmental areas. Services provided by these organizations for small businesses include multi-media environmental compliance and pollution prevention (P2). P2 services help businesses reduce emissions at the source, often reducing regulatory burden and sometimes saving money.
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 (ESRC) provides pollution prevention technical support to the states in EPA Regions 3 and 4. ESRC is a member of the P2Rx network of regional centers.
Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky 40292
Web Site: esrconline.org/