Automotive Salvage and Scrap Metal Handlers

Contact: Christine Grossman 517-284-6860
Agency: Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Tracking and understanding all of the state and federal environmental regulations affecting auto recycling and metal processing can be a daunting task. This web site was created to serve as a central repository of environmental resources applicable to auto recyclers and metal processors. For an introduction to the primary requirements that automotive salvage yards and metal processors must meet, please see the following, sector specific resources:

GENERAL INFORMATION

HAZARDOUS WASTE AND LIQUID INDUSTRIAL WASTE

  • General - laws/rules, permit/license applications, operational memos, facility directory information
  • Introduction to Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Regulations Recorded Webinar Series - three free, one hour, recorded, on-demand, webinars that help viewers understand and comply with the hazardous and liquid industrial waste regulations with ease.  Each webinar is delivered by inspection staff and is one hour.  Topics include:
    • waste characterization and generator status determination
    • generator accumulation and storage requirements
    • recordkeeping requirements and what to expect on inspection day
  • Generator Guidance - guidance on waste characterization, generator accumulation, manifesting and disposal requirements
  • Waste Type Guidance- guidance on antifreeze, batteries, used oil, electric lamps, electronics, and salvage yard wastes, and more
  • Inspection/Self Audit Forms- inspection checklists used by DEQ staff for the hazardous waste and liquid industrial waste inspections
  • Site Identification Notification- form for obtaining a Site (EPA) Identification Numbers
  • Uniform Manifests - instructions for ordering and completing a uniform manifest for transport and disposal of hazardous waste, liquid industrial waste, used oil, and PCB wastes
  • Transporters - laws/rules, permit/registration applications, participating transporters, etc for transport of hazardous waste and liquid industrial waste

SOLID WASTE

  • General - laws/rules, permit/license applications, operational memos, facility directory, solid waste planning, etc.
  • Recycling Exemption Resources - generic exemption information for recycling materials subject to solid waste regulation

TIRES

RADIOACTIVE WASTE

  • General - Nuclear Regulatory Commission authority, state and federal rules, registration form, radiological protection notices and guidelines, Regulatory laws/rules, permit/license applications, operational memos, facility directory information
  • Scrap Portal Alarm

POLY CHLORINATED BYPHENOL (PCB) WASTE

  • EPA PCB Information - EPA main page for PCB regulations under the Toxic Substance control Act

INDUSTRIAL STORM WATER

SPILLAGE OF POLLUTING MATERIALS/POLLUTION INCIDENT PREVENTION PLAN (PIPP) 

AIR 

  • General - laws and rules
  • Open burning - open burning permits, prohibitions, alternatives, model ordinance language, fire training)
  • Permits - air use permits to install, renewable operating permits

 

PROCESS/ACTIVITY SPECIFIC GUIDANCE 

 

OTHER RESOURCES