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EPA Proposes Transport Rule to Improve Air Quality Across State Lines
EPA announced on July 6, 2010 a proposed rule that would require significant reductions in sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions that cross state lines. The rule will require 31 states and the District of Columbia to reduce power plant emissions that contribute to ozone and fine particle pollution in other states. more
Public Comment Period for EPA's Draft NPDES Pesticides General Permit
On June 2, 2010, EPA announced the public availability of a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States. Public comments on the draft pesticides general permit will be accepted through July 19, 2010. For more information visit EPA's website.
Georgia SBEAP Featured in AutoBody News
The Georgia Collision Industry Association (GCIA) and its partnership with Georgia SBEAP were recently featured in AutoBody News. The article highlights SBEAP's outreach and training efforts to educate Georgia's auto collision shops on new air regulations for spray coating operations. more.
Georgia Auto Collision Repair Initiative Helps Auto Collision Shops Comply with New Air Rule
The Georgia Auto Collision Repair Initiative (GACRI) is an outreach and compliance assistance effort for Georgia's auto collision repair industry, now regulated by a new federal regulation known as the Paint Stripping and Miscellanous Surface Coating Operations Area Source Rule (40 CFR Part 63, Subpart HHHHHH), also known as "Rule 6H." To assist in this effort, SBEAP formed a stakeholder group of auto collision repair experts, from automotive paint manufactureres and distributors to shop owners and suppliers. This group is helping SBEAP design a strategy to assist Georgia's collision repair shops on Rule 6H requirements. Rule 6H also applies to other industry sectors that spray coat parts and use methylene chloride-containing stripping products. For more information, visit the Auto Collision Repair page or read EPA's Rule Brochure.