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
The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality’s (NDEQ) mission is to protect the quality of Nebraska’s environment.
For more information, contact the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) Waste Management Program at 402-471-2186. http://www.deq.state.ne.us/

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 (Midwest) office administers and enforces federal hazardous waste management requirements (40 CFR Parts 260-279) in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Nine Tribal Nations. 

U.S. EPA Region 7
11201 Renner Blvd.
Lenexa, KS 66219
913-551-7003 or toll-free at 1-800-223-0425

Stormwater Regulations
The Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) has issued the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Industrial Stormwater General Permit (ISW-GP) NER920000

Spill Reporting 
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.

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.

To access these free, often confidential services and see which ones your state offers, locate your state program at https://nationalsbeap.org/states

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.   

Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center (P2RIC)  
P2RIC improves resource sharing among the programs, businesses, and agencies within EPA Region 7 (Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska) that provide waste reduction services and expertise to business and industry. 

P2RIC's projects include:
 a searchable online collection of more than 50,000 P2 related publications, fact sheets, case studies and technical reports. 
Resources and information to achieve resource conservation (energy efficiency, water conservation, waste avoidance, toxics use reduction). Triple Bottom Line evaluation and adoption of business strategies, management and practices can be found in the online video library https://www.epa.gov/p2/pollution-prevention-resource-exchange-p2rx


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.
NDEQ Designated to Administer State's VW Settlement Funds
Sept. 21, 2017 -- Governor Pete Ricketts hs designated NDEQ to administer funds allocated to the state from the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. NDEQ will now begin seeking input from the public on the development of a plan to best use these funds to benefit Nebraska.

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