Environmental Compliance Workshop for Auto Salvage & Scrap Metal, December, Grand Blanc MI





DECEMBER 11, 2018

Genesys Conference and Banquet Center
805 Health Park Blvd, Grand Blanc, MI 48439

COST: $55 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

Businesses involved with the management and processing of scrap metal and automotive salvage are subject to many environmental regulations. Compliance with these regulations is vital to protecting Michigan’s air, land, and water resources as well as the  health of workers and the community.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is hosting this day-long, comprehensive training to help scrap metal processors and automotive recyclers understand and comply with state and federal environmental regulations. With several staff from the DEQ and MIOSHA on hand to answer questions, attendees will get details on new storm water requirements, as well as air quality and waste management regulations. Participants will also learn how to prepare for and respond to accidental releases and environmental emergencies.

Attendees can receive direct assistance from staff in such programs as radiological protection, waste management, wastewater, and MIOSHA at resource tables available throughout the workshop.

This workshop will also be of interest to local officials, code enforcement officers, and other environmental, health, and safety professionals.





  8:00 am

Registration and continental breakfast

  9:00 am

Welcome and Introductions

  9:10 am

New Storm Water Regulations that You Need to Know - Part 1
Don’t get caught in a storm, learn how to comply with Industrial Storm Water regulations.  In this session you will learn about visual assessment, benchmark monitoring, and storm water pollution prevention plan requirements.  We will also provide a MiWaters “crash” (get it? - crash – auto salvagers) course that will include where to find and how to submit required reports.

10:15 am


10:30 am

New Storm Water Regulations that You Need to Know - Part 2

11:30 am

Questions and Answers

11:45 am


12:45 pm

Waste Management - Waste Inspector Panel
In this session attendees will learn what to expect during a waste inspection.  Inspectors will discuss the hazardous waste, liquid industrial by by-product, scrap tire, and radioactive scrap records they will request and the operations they will want to see.  Inspectors will also share details about the most common, egregious violations they have seen and ways to prevent them.  

 1:45 pm


1:55 pm

Air Regulations and Outdoor Torching
This presentation covers air quality rules that affect outdoor metal torch cutting including an important recent rule change to what qualifies for an air quality permit exemption.  The discussion will detail all the applicable rules, how to comply with them, alternatives to torch cutting to consider, best management practices to follow and the potential consequences for not complying.

2:45 pm Environmental Release Response and Reporting
3:50 pm Wrap Up

 4:00 pm