CAR Certification

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
Our mission is to champion a healthy environment for a thriving Montana. https://deq.mt.gov/
Montana is served through EPA Region 8 with EPA offices in Colorado  https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/epa-region-8-mountains-and-plains

Stormwater Regulation
Access to clean water is essential to human health and to Montana’s economy. We support and implement measures to conserve this valuable resource and ensure that clean lakes, streams, and rivers remain part of Montana’s natural heritage.

​Spill Reporting 
If there is an emergency, please dial 911 first to alert local services, then fill out our spill/complaint form or call DEQ Enforcement staff at (406) 444-0379.  https://deq.mt.gov/about/reportpollution

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.   

Peaks to Prairies http://peakstoprairies.org/ In cooperation with EPA Region 8 states (CO, MT ND, SD, UT and WY), Peaks to Prairies encourages adoption of pollution prevention (P2) practices by businesses, and works with technical assistance providers to promote P2 and environmental management. Peaks is operated by Montana State University Extension, and offers access to current P2 information and contacts, encourages collaboration and leveraging of resources between states and programs, and distributes quality P2 information through websites, listservs, and presentations. Peaks to Prairies is part of the P2RX™ national network of regional centers dedicated to improving the dissemination of pollution prevention information in the service provider community. 

Small Business assistance is available for SWPP and other regulatory issue through the state of Minnesota. Access these services through the following link ​https://deq.mt.gov/energy/Programs/sba

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.