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Monday, January 10, 2011 Vermont body shop's were required to be in compliance with the

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): 

Paint Stripping & Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources (referred to as Subpart 6H).

The only exception are those shops that have filed exemption status from the EPA Region One, Boston and have received confirmation.

VT DEC strongly encourages all shops to focus on compliance with all state and federal environmental regulations.

6H regulates the amount of targeted Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) found in most automotive paints, primers and clearcoats.
The targeted HAPs regulated in the 6H Rule are:

Lead (Pb)               (greater or equal to 0.1 percent or 1,000 ppm)
Nickel (Ni)               (greater or equal to 0.1 percent or 1,000 ppm)
Cadmium (Cd)        (greater or equal to 0.1 percent or 1,000 ppm)
Chromium (Cr)        (greater or equal to 0.1 percent or 1,000 ppm)

Manganese (Mn)    (greater or equal to 0.1 percent or 1,000 ppm)


If you are still questioning your shops compliance status with "6H", contact the VT Small Business Compliance Assistance Program for assistance at: 

1-800-974-9559, ext 2

or email.

For more detailed information on the 6H Rule, continue to read down this page


FACT:  This air regulation (40 CFR 63, Subpart HHHHHH) does not mandate the use of waterborne paints.



Compliance Guides/Training

Compliance Handbooks

Fact Sheets

Funding Resources

Internet Resources

Other Compliance Assistance Resources

Links of Interest  

On-line Hazardous Waste Course

Email Bulletins

Collision Repair Campaign video (national)




  - Do you spray apply more than 2 vehicles in a year?

  - Do you paint strip using more than 1 ton of Methylene

    Chloride (MeCl) per year?

  - Do your paints contain Chromium (Cr), Nickel (Ni), Manganese

    (M)n, Cadmium (Cd), and/or Lead (Pb)?

  If you answered "yes" to any of the above, please scroll down to the

  Regulations Section and review the "Air Pollution" section to learn



  For an excellent regulatory overview, click & read:                                   

Summary of Regulations Controlling Air Emissions From Paint  Stripping & Misc. Surface Coating Operations



Vermont Auto Body Shops

Disclaimer of Liability: With respect to documents available from this server, neither the Vermont Government nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Please be aware that state laws may vary.

Many of regulations which apply to Vermont Auto Body Shops are also addressed in the Compliance Handbooks and Fact Sheets

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act - VT Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR):

The hazardous waste Conditionally Exempt Generator Handbook provides all the regulations most autobody shop's are required to comply with.  Refer to the chart below to determine if your business is compliant with the Conditionally Exempt Generator regulations.  These regulations include the handling of Used and Waste Oils.  See fact sheets below.  If you find your auto body shop falls into the Small or Large Quantity Generator status, please refer to the VHWMR's for more detailed requirements.

Our Office provides an online hazardous waste training course for Conditionally Exempt Generators (which includes a completion certificate when registering). The course provides the you the opportunity to learn about the VHWMR's at your own speed while at home or in the office.  On-line hazardous waste course.

Requirements for Small Quantity and Conditionally Exempt Generators of Hazardous Waste in Vermont:

Selected Regulatory Requirements   Small Quantity Generator (SQG)  Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG)
File a Vermont Hazardous Waste Handler Site ID Form
Must determine Generator Status
   Maximum amount of hazardous waste generated per month*
2,200 pounds
220 pounds
   Mazimum amount of hazardous waste that may be stored on-site*
13,200 pounds
2,200 pounds
   Mazimum length of time hazardous waste may be stored on-site*
180 days **
no limit
Must follow hazardous waste storage requirements, including:
   Keep waste under cover to protect from precipitation
   Store waste on impervious surface
   Keep waste container(s) closed
   Assure waste containers are in good condition
   Assure waste containers are compatible with waste
   Protect freezable wastes from freezing
   Maintain minimum aisle space of 24 inches***
   Post hazardous waste storage area warning sign(s)
   Post "No Smoking" sign(s) - only if there are ignitable wastes
   Conduct daily inspection of hazardous waste storage area and maintain log
   Maintain inventory of hazardous wastes in storage
   Store ignitable waste at least 50 feet from the property line
Must label hazardous waste containers with:
   The words "Hazardous Waste"
   Words to identify the containers contents
Accumulating waste only
Hazardous waste disposal and emergency preparedness:   
   Must use a Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
   Must ship wastes via a certified transporter
   Report spills or releases of greater than 2-gallons

      Storeage of more than 2.2 pounds of acutely hazardous waste confers with Large Quantity Generator status.  Refer to the VHWMR's for more information.

**     Section 7-311(c) of the regulations allows 30-day extension "due to unforeseen temporary and uncontrollable circumstances".

***   36 inches for ignitables - as per VOSHA regulations


Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plans (refer to the SPCC web page)

Under Section 311(j)(1)(C) of the Clean Water Act, marinas may be required to develop a Spill Prevention, Control nad Countermeasures Plan. A marina is required to have an SPCC plan if they store more than 1,320 gallons of petroleum in multiple aboveground containers (count all that contain 55-gallons or more), or store more than 42,000 gallons of petroleum in a underground tank(s). Under the regulation, petroleum is defined as diesel, fuel, gasoline, lube oil, waste oil heating oil or motor oil. The purpose of the SPCC plan requirement is to prevent discharge of oil into navigable waters or adjoining shorelines of the United States.

Spills (General) (refer to fact sheet)

This fact sheet applies to any VT business or municipality that handles hazardous material (including hazardous waste, petroleum products, or CERCLA hazardous substances), and consequently may need to respond to a release of hazardous material (spill) to the environment. It summarizes the spill response requirements included under Section 7-105 in the Vermont Hazardous Waste Management Regulations (VHWMR) and describes response procedures for spills that occur at fixed facilities and during transportation. Any hazardous material or petroleum spill to the land or watermust be immediately reported to the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Spill Response Team (spill team) by calling the 24-hour Hazardous Materials Spills Hotline at 1-800-641-5005. If there is any question about whether a spill is reportable, call.  A spill of 2-gallons or more spill is reportable - lesser amounts if it is a threat to human health or the environment.

Solid Waste:

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and State Hazardous Waste Laws (1976): This law is aimed at improving collection, transportation, separation, recovery, and disposal of solid and hazardous wastes.

VT also maintains its own Solid Waste Regulations. The program oversees laws, rules, policies, and planning related to solid waste management in the state. It regulates solid waste management facilities and activities and certifies the state's landfills, transfer stations, haulers, composting, and recycling facilities. For lists of Certified Transporters, Solid Waste Districts and for the complete rules, visit the Solid Waste Program web site for more detailed information.


Depending upon your project, you may or may not trigger the need for one or more Stormwater Permit(s).  Please check out the Stormwater Program page to find out more about the New Development and Redevelopment Discharges to Waters Permits, Construction General Permits, and more.  vtwaterquality.org/stormwater/htm/sw_permits.htm


Air Pollution:

EPA's Regulations Controlling Air Emissions From Paint Stripping & Misc. Surface Coating Operations   (40 CFR 63, Subpart HHHHHH)



1.    Existing Shops must be fully compliant with the new requirements set forth in 40 CFR 63, Subpart HHHHHH by January 10, 2011;

       new shops must be in compliance upon start-up.



2.  Initial Notification due January 11, 2010:

     Auto body shops in Vermont must submit an Initial Notification to US Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 indicating that you have reviewed

     the requirements and the conditions at your shop and determined that you are subject to the requirements. Your Initial Notification must be mailed to:

Attention: Air Clerk
US Environmental Protection Agency – New England
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail code: OES04-2
Boston, MA 02109-3912

Click Here for Initial Notification Form

Do Not send forms to VT DEC


3.  Compliance Notification due March 11, 2011:

Ideally compliance notifications should be submitted at the time of your Initial Notification. If you are not able to provide a statement indicating that you are in compliance at the time you submit your Initial Notification, you must submit your Compliance Notification no later than March 10, 2011.

Shops were to have come into compliance no later than January 10, 2011.



4.  In addition to the dates above, the following is a summary of the requirements set forth by the new federal Clean Air Act requirements:

  • Painters that spray apply must be certified as having completed classroom and hands-on training in

a) requirements set out in the new Rule (40 CFR 63, Subpart HHHHHH); and

b) proper spray application of surface coatings, selection, set-up and maintenance of equipment (booths, filters, spray guns, gun cleaning equipment);
  • Spray painters must apply coatings in a spray booth, prep station, or mobile enclosure meeting certain requirements & use an HVLP spray gun or other approved technology;
  • Spray painters must prevent atomized mist and avoid spraying solvent or paint residue when cleaning spray guns;
  • Shops must keep records to demonstrate compliance (including copies of training certificates, materials to demonstrate usage of coatings and paint strippers containing methylene chloride, also known as dichloromethane, filter and booth maintenance information),

Please note: Review thoroughly. You can apply to be exempted from the new rule if you eliminate use of coatings containing chromium, lead, cadmium, nickel or manganese. If you use a product containing methylene chloride (also known as dichloromethane) to strip or remove paint, you are subject to additional requirements.



Facilities that do not use any of the five hazardous air pollutants (chromium, lead, cadmium, nickel or manganese) targeted for reductions by this Rule, may petition for exemption from this Rule by demonstrating that coatings are free of these metals.


Questions regarding exemptions or whether the regulation applies to an operation should be directed to our Regional Air Toxics Coordinator Susan Lancey at lancey.susan@epa.gov  or  617-918-1656. If you wish to submit a petition for exemption from the Rule, please send your petition for exemption from the Rule and documentation supporting your petition (e.g. a description of your coatings and certification statement) to:

Susan Lancey, Regional Air Toxics Coordinator
US Environmental Protection Agency – New England
5 Post Office Square, Suite 100
Mail Code: OEP05-2
Boston, MA 02109-3912



What Am I Required To Do?

Paint Stripping Operations—implement management practices that minimize emissions of MeCl

Evaluate the need for paint stripping (e.g., is it possible to re-coat without stripping?).

Evaluate each application to identify potential alternative stripping methods.

Reduce exposure of strippers to air.

Optimize application conditions.

Practice proper storage and disposal.

• For each paint stripping operation with > 1 ton MeCl annual usage, develop and implement a written MeCl minimization plan. No implementation plan is needed if usage is < 1 ton MeCl; however, sources must still utilize work practices to minimize emissions of MeCl. Consult the MSDS sheet to identify the amount of MeCl contained in the paint stripper, but note that annual usage should not exceed 181 gallons of MeCl.

• Maintain records of annual usage of paint strippers containing MeCl.

Motor Vehicle / Mobile Equipment/Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations

1. Train/certify all painters on spray gun equipment selection, spray techniques, maintenance, and environmental compliance (consult 73 FR 1738, pg. 1762, section 63.11173(f)(2)(i)-(iv)).

2. Install/operate filter technology on all spray booths/stations/enclosures to achieve at least 98% capture efficiency.

3. Spray booths/stations must be used. 

4.  Booths/stations must be used to refinish complete motor vehicles or mobile equipment must be fully enclosed and ventilated at negative pressure or up to 0.05 inches water gauge positive pressure for booths that have seals on all doors and other openings and an automatic pressure balancing system.

5. Spray booths/stations used to coat miscellaneous parts or products or vehicle "subassemblies" must have a full roof, at least three complete walls or side curtains, and ventilated so that air is drawn into the booth. 

6. Spray-applied coatings must be applied with a high volume, low pressure (HVLP) spray gun, electrostatic application, airless or air-assisted airless spray gun, or an equivalent technology.

7. Paint spray gun cleaning must be done so that an atomized mist or spray of the cleaning solvent is not created outside a container that collects used gun cleaning solvent.  Recommendation:  automated enclosed gun wash

8. Train and certify all personnel who spray apply surface coatings no later than 180 days after hiring or by July 7, 2008 (new sources) or by January 10, 2011 (existing sources).

9. Five year continuing education

What Reporting \ Recordkeeping is Required?


          Petition for Exemption form - to be filed at any time - if the owner or operator of a motor vehicle or mobile equipment surface coating
          operation (including refinishing operations) can demonstrate that the spray-applied coatings used by the facility do not contain
          target hazardous air pollutants (HAP) (paint stripping requirements still apply).

Initial Notification (informs EPA that the facility is subject to the standards and when the source will be in compliance).
New Sources: July 7, 2008 or 180 days after startup
Existing Sources: January 11, 2010

Notification of Compliance (certifies that the source is in compliance with the applicable requirements).
New Sources: As part of the Initial Notification
Existing Sources: March 11, 2011

Annual notification of changes report—required each calendar year any reportable changes occur.

Record Keeping (on file at your shop):

1.  Records to include copies of Notifications submitted to EPA.

2.  Painter training certifications.  Example Trainer Certification Format Documentation for your use (pdf)

3.  Spray booth filter efficiency documentation.

4.  Spray gun transfer efficiency.

5.  MeCl content information such as MSDS.

6.  Annual usage of MeCl for paint stripping, and written MeCl minimization plan if annual usage > 1 ton per year.

7.  Deviation and corrective action documentation.

Records are to be maintained in a form suitable and readily available for expeditious review.

 FACT:  This Air Regulation (40 CFR 63, Subpart HHHHHH) does not mandate the use of waterborne paints.



Compliance Dates

New Businesses (Sources)

Existing Businesses (Sources)

Must be in compliance with the rule by January 9, 2008 or by start up

Must submit Initial Notifications by January 11, 2010


Must be in compliance with the rule by January 9, 2011

  Must file Notification of Compliance by March 11, 2011 (if you were not in compliance during Initial Notification filing)


Workshop Sponsors:

EPA Boston - Automotive Repair & Auto Body Assistance Program  Vermont Auto Body Association  Vermont Small Business Development Center

July 2009 EPA & DEC Workshop presentation materials:

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants - Paint Stripping & Misc Surface Coating at Area Sources

EPA Powerpoint Presentation - New Air Quality Rule for Auto Body Shops: Paint Stripping & Misc. Surface Coating at Area Sources

Waterborne case study

Self-evaluation case study

Spray booth filter fact sheet

How to be a Green Auto Body Shop Manager

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Best Practices

Final Rule for 40 CFR 63 Subpart HHHHHH auto body area source

Summary of Regulations Controlling Air Emissions From Paint  Stripping & Misc. Surface Coating Operations (brochure)

DEC Powerpoint Presentation - VT's Environmental Regulations for the Auto Body Shop

Funding Opportunities for Small Businesses fact sheet

EPA's Automotive Repair and Auto Body Assistance Program   

Additional Helpful Information for paint technicians:

Virtual Rooms
Regulatory Forms
Web Sites
Other Information


Best Practices Checklist for

Solvent Wipe Down


Virtual Paint Mixing Room


Paint Booth Filter Fact Sheet


Choosing the right gloves

for Painting Cars


Best Practices Checklist for

Paint Mixing


"Collision Repair Campaign" Video with Jeff Gordon (#24)


Respirator Manufacturers &



Best Practices Checklist for

Spray Gun Cleaning


Petition for Exemption

EPA's Collision Repair Campaign web site 




Mandatory Training Workshops Available for Auto Body Shops (40 CFR, Part 63, Subpart 6H)

One-time Training and then Refresher Training every 5 years


On-going Available Technician Training

Laser Paint - Online Training   


Low cost online training that can be done at your business site. It validates EPA's requirement for hands-on training, an important part of the the new regulation (6H) since it provides the improved painting efficiency and reduces environmental impact. It accomplishes this with a modest amount of the paint technician’s time taken away from the income producing business at hand.

*This is the only online painter training that incorporates hands-on training*.

The training is offered by the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), a unit of the University of Northern Iowa, a fully accredited state university.  All funds generated from this program support the IWRC's painting and coating R&D and training.



Vermont State Statutes -

Title 10: Conservation and Development  Chapter 47  

1259. Prohibitions: 

(a) No person shall discharge any waste, substance or material into waters of the state, nor shall any person discharge any waste, substance or material into an injection well or discharge into a publicly owned treatment works any waste which interferes with, passes through without treatment, or is otherwise incompatible with those works or would have a substantial adverse effect on those works or on water quality, without first obtaining a permit for that discharge from the secretary. This subsection shall not prohibit the proper application of fertilizer to fields and crops, nor reduce or affect the authority or policy declared in joint house resolution 7 of the 1971 session of the general assembly.

(b) Any records, reports or information obtained under this permit program shall be available to the public for inspection and copying. However, upon a showing satisfactory to the secretary that any records, reports or information or part thereof, other than effluent data, would, if made public, divulge methods or processes entitled to protection as trade secrets, the secretary shall treat and protect those records, reports or information as confidential. Any records, reports or information accorded confidential treatment will be disclosed to authorized representatives of the state and the United States when relevant to any proceedings under this chapter.

(c) No person shall cause a direct discharge into Class A waters of any wastes that, prior to treatment, contained organisms pathogenic to human beings. Except within a waste management zone, no person shall cause a direct discharge into Class B waters of any wastes that prior to treatment contained organisms pathogenic to human beings.

(d) No person shall cause a discharge of wastes into Class A waters, except for on-site disposal of sewage from systems with a capacity of 1,000 gallons per day (gpd), or less, that are either exempt from or comply with the environmental protection rules, or existing systems, which shall require a permit according to the provisions of section 1263(f) of this title.

(e) Except for on-site disposal of sewage from systems of less than 6,500 gpd capacity that are either exempt from or comply with the environmental protection rules, no person shall cause any new or increased indirect discharge of wastes into Class B waters without a permit under section 1263. The secretary shall not issue a permit for on-site disposal of sewage that discharges into Class B waters, unless the applicant demonstrates by clear and convincing evidence, and the secretary finds, that the discharge:

(1) will not significantly alter the aquatic biota in the receiving waters;

(2) will not pose more than a negligible risk to public health;

(3) will be consistent with existing and potential beneficial uses of the waters; and

(4) will not cause a violation of water quality standards.

(f) The provisions of subsections (c), (d), and (e) of this section shall not regulate accepted agricultural or silvicultural practices, as such are defined by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets and the commissioner of forests, parks and recreation, respectively, after an opportunity for a public hearing; nor shall these provisions regulate discharges from concentrated animal feeding operations that require a permit under section 1263 of this title; nor shall those provisions prohibit stormwater runoff or the discharge of nonpolluting wastes, as defined by the board.

(g) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the secretary from approving nondischarging sewage treatment systems that the secretary finds are safe, reliable and effective.

(h) The secretary shall adopt rules to assure that the installation of two or more systems discharging sewage will not result in the circumvention of the purposes of this chapter or the requirements of this section.

(i) The secretary of natural resources, to the extent compatible with federal requirements, shall delegate to the secretary of agriculture, food and markets the state agricultural non-point source pollution control program planning, implementation and regulation. A memorandum of understanding shall be adopted for this purpose, which shall address implementation grants, the distribution of federal program assistance and the development of land use performance standards. Prior to executing the memorandum, the secretary of state shall arrange for two formal publications of information relating to the proposed memorandum. The information shall consist of a summary of the proposal; the name, telephone number and address of a person able to answer questions and receive comments on the proposal; and the deadline for receiving comments. Publication shall be subject to the provisions of 3 V.S.A. § 839(d), (e) and (g), relating to the publication of administrative rules. The proposed memorandum of understanding shall be available for 30 days after the final date of publication for public review and comment prior to being executed by the secretary of natural resources and the secretary of agriculture, food and markets. The secretary of natural resources and the secretary of agriculture, food and markets annually shall review the memorandum of understanding to assure compliance with the requirements of the Clean Water Act and the provisions of section 1258 of this title. If the memorandum is substantially revised, it first shall be noticed in the same manner that applies to the initial memorandum. Actions by the secretary of agriculture, food and markets under this section shall be consistent with the water quality standards and water pollution control requirements of chapter 47 of this title and the federal Clean Water Act as amended.


Chemicals, Petroleum:

VT Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know (EPCRA) 

Marinas with the capacity to store an amount equal to or greater than 100 lbs or the threshold planning quantity (TPQ) whichever is less, or if the chemical is a petroleum product (gasoline & oil), is the amount equal to or greater than 10,000 lbs.?  The facility must submit an annual "Tier II Report" to state and local emergency planning organizations. This filing requirement is an element of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). This information is used by state emergency response commissions and local emergency planning committees in planning for and responding to hazardous and toxic chemical emergencies.


Industry Sector Compliance Guides / Training


Compliance Handbooks


Fact Sheets (all environmental media on one convenient handout for each topic)


Hazardous Waste Hazardous Spills Air Pollution Wastewater Mercury Solid Waste Water Issues *

Air Conditioning, Motor Vehicle [PDF, 76 KB]

Spills [PDF, 104 KB] Stage I Vapor Recovery [PDF, 78 KB] Floor Drains [PDF, 127 KB] Compact Fluorescent/Mercury Lamps [PDF, 507 KB]  Scrap Metal [PDF, 77 KB] Lakes and Ponds publications
Antifreeze [PDF, 85KB] Federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule - 40 CFR 112 - FAQ Page Stage II Vapor Recovery [PDF, 105 KB] Oil/Water Separators [PDF, 72 KB] First Responder Guidance: Mercury Spills or Fluorescent Bulb Breakage [PDF, 116 KB] Scrap Tires [PDF, 77 KB] Basin Planning publications
Asbestos Auto Parts [PDF, 87 KB] Federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Regulation - 40 CFR 112 for Farms  [PDF, 109 KB]

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Training thru RSES VT

Washwater Discharges from Vehicle Washing [PDF, 71 KB] Household Batteries [PDF, 223 KB]   River Management publications

Aqueous Parts Cleaning [PDF, 95 KB]

Mercury Spills [PDF, 223 KB]  About RSES: HVACR education, training & certification Guidance for Wastewater Systems Damaged by Flooding Mercury Spills [PDF, 223 KB]    Wetlands publications

Hazardous Waste Accumulation [PDF, 273 KB]

  EPA (Title 6, 608) technician certification - small appliance refrigeration Fluorescent & HID Mercury Containing Lamps  [PDF, 44 KB]    Stormwater publications

Hazardous Waste  Determinations [PDF, 80.8 KB]


EPA (Title 6, 609) certification - motor vehicle air conditioning

      Wetlands Rules

Household Batteries [PDF, 223 KB]

  EPA (Title 6, 609) vehicle air conditioning - approved reclaimers       Wetlands Consultants

Lead Acid Batteries [PDF, 79 KB]

  EPA (Title 6, 609) vehicle air conditioning - approved equipment       Water Supply - Well Search Tool

Managing Lead-Containing Paint Waste [PDF, 105 KB]

  EPA (Title 6, 609) vehicle air conditioning - Just The Facts        

Managing Treated Wood Waste [PDF, 27 KB]

  Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters        

Managing Waste Fuel and Fuel/Water Mixtures [PDF, 81KB]


Managing Waste Paint Booth Filters [PDF, 44 KB]


Oil Filters [PDF, 92 KB]


Oily Wastes [PDF, 81 KB]


Paints & Thinners [PDF, 127 KB]


Petroleum-Based Parts Cleaning [PDF, 86 KB]


Scrap Metal [PDF, 77 KB]


Shop Rags [PDF, 63 KB]


Spills [PDF, 104 KB]


Universal Waste [PDF, 95 KB]


Used Oil Burning [PDF, 95 KB]


Used Oil [PDF, 185 KB]

Used Televisions and Computer Monitors [PDF, 97 KB]            

UST - Tank Release Detection  [PDF, 59 KB]


Waste Aerosol Can Management  [PDF, 325 KB]


Waste Motor Vehicle Fuel and System Components [PDF, 75 KB]



Email Bulletins


Funding Resources

A State and Local Government Guide to Environmental Program Funding Alternatives.  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA 841-K-94-001) (January 1994). Provides an overview of traditional (nongovernmental) funding mechanisms and innovative approaches for funding environmental programs. Hard copy available through National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP), (800) 490-9198.

VT Department of Environmental Conservation Funding Opportunities Fact Sheet


Internet Resources


VOSHA Resources Page

Note:  Request free voluntary compliance consultative or training assistance, which is provided by non-enforcement Project WorkSAFE personnel. Further information, including copies of the Code and of specific safety and health standards may be obtained by contacting the Project WorkSAFE Office, Department of Labor and Industry, National Life Building, Drawer 20, Montpelier, Vermont 05620-3401          1-888-SAFE-YES   or  1-888-723-3937



Links of Interest

          The Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) serves as an effective conduit for small businesses to access EPA and facilitate communications between the small

           business community and the Agency. The SBO reviews and resolves disputes with EPA and works with EPA personnel to increase their understanding of small

           businesses in the development and enforcement of environmental regulations. The SBO function was established in 1982 and is currently a part of EPA's Office

           of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization located within the Office of the Administrator.  The SBO's primary customer group is the nation's small business

           community. Significant secondary customer groups include state and EPA regional small business ombudsmen and national trade associations serving small



On-Line Hazardous Waste Course and Virtual Room

  • For businesses who want to provide hazardous waste training from their workplace.  Includes a "Certificate of Completion" after registering.

    Learn how to properly store, label and dispose of your wastes.  For all business sectors. Site includes a Virtual Room.

    Cost:  FREE 



Questions about the contents of this page?

Contact:  802-241-3745,  800-974-9559, ext 2   

Small Business Compliance Assistance Program


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