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Environmental Compliance Self-Assessment Guide 

Auto Salvage Yard Environmental Resource Center

Marina's Resource Page

Spill Prevention, Control, & Countermeasures Rule

Internet Resources

Non-DEC Compliance Assistance Resources 


All information found on these pages are intended to be used as guidance for the business community (industry, manufacturing, businesses, municipal governments, etc.) 

Homeowners should seek assistance at their Solid Waste Districts with environmental compliance concerns.

Sector Compliance Guides

Note: The following compliance guides are in PDF format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader. The files are relatively large at just under 1 Mb. The best way to view the files is to first download them to your hard drive or local network. If you are using Internet Explorer, RIGHT click the link and select "Save Target As" from the menu (if you are using Netscape, RIGHT click the link and select "Save Link As" from the menu). You will be asked where you would like to save the file. Once the file is downloaded, it can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader.


Sector Specific Guides
Stormwater Guides Other

An Autobody Repair Technician's Guide to Vermont's Environmental Regulations [PDF, 937 KB]

Visit our:  Auto Body Resource web page for more Compliance Assistance information.

Auto Shop Pollution Prevention Video:  Protecting Your Environment, Your Employees, and Your Business

* Boston, MA Public Health Commission on You Tube  

* Although written for Boston's inner city businesses, this video has important information to assist any auto body shop trying to come into compliance.


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.


EPA's Collision Repair Campaign web site 

EPA developed this site to focus on meaningful risk reduction in the Collision Repair source sector to complement our ongoing community air toxics work and attain reductions at a faster rate.  The Campaign will also serve as an opportunity for shops to work towards early compliance with the Auto Body Rule. 

Auto Salvage:

Stormwater Best Management Practices for Automobile Salvage Yards [PDF, 557 KB]

Model SWPPP for the Automobile Salvage Yards - Sector M  [PDF, 1.19 MB] 


How to determine the Latitude and Longitude for your facility:

To complete the Notice of Intent (NOI) and No Exposure forms, facility operators must determine the latitude and longitude of the approximate center of your facility in degrees/minutes/seconds (for example, latitude: 44° 15’ 40”, longitude: -72° 34’ 35”). 

Latitude and longitude can be obtained from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) maps or by using EPA’s web-based facility siting tool at: http://www.epa.gov/tri/report/siting_tool/index.htm

You may also use commercial siting tools such as http://www.topozone.com or http://www.maptech.com

If you know the latitude and longitude for the facility in decimal degrees (35.7397222) convert it to degrees/minutes/seconds 35° 44' 23" at: http://www.terraserver.com/tools/degrees_converter.asp


Vermont Rain Garden Manual: 

"Gardening To Absorb The Storm"

This full color Manual includes step-by-step instructions on rain garden design and installation; five creative planting plans; information about curb-cut rain gardens (perfect for urban streetscapes); a rain garden plant list (including 150 plants suitable for Vermont rain gardens), and an explanation of how rain gardens are compatible with the Vermont Stormwater Management Manual. 

The Rain Garden page contains instructions for viewing and downloading the manual and plant list. Printed manuals, in full color, are also available.

Click here for a list of Native Plants perfect for rain gardens.


Aboveground Storage Tanks (AST) Rules

[PDF, 297 KB] 

Environmental Compliance Self-Assessment Guide 

A Metal Fabricator's Guide to Vermont's Environmental Regulations

Timber Products:

Best Management Practices for Vermont Auto Salvage Yards [PDF, 203 KB]

A Printer's Guide to Vermont's Environmental Regulations [PDF, 515 KB]

Template SWPPP form - with directions - for viewing   [PDF, 503 KB] 

Vermont's Environmental Guide for Vehicle Service (VEGVS) [PDF, 4.3 MB]

Blank SWPPP form - for hand writing and submitting   [PDF, 502 KB]   

Dry Cleaners Guidance Documents (from the Toxics Use Reduction Institute web site)  

Stormwater Best Management Practices:

A – Timber Products

B – Paper and Allied Products

C – Chemicals and Allied Products

E – Glass, Clay, Cement, Concrete, and Gypsum Products

J – Mineral Mining and Dressing

M – Automobile Salvage Yards

N – Scrap Recycling Facilities

P – Land Transportation and Warehousing

S – Air Transportation Facilities

U – Food and Kindred Products

V – Textile Mills, Apparel, and Other Fabric Product Manufacturing

W – Furniture and Fixtures

X – Printing and Publishing

Y – Rubber, Plastic, and Miscellaneous Manufacturing

AA – Fabricated Metal Products

AB – Transportation Equipment, Industrial or Commercial Machinery

AC – Electronic, Electrical, Photographic, and Optical Goods



Federal & State Lead-Based Paint Program's

U.S. EPA Retail Industry Portal 

The Retail Industry Portal provides access to the many programs and resources available to help prevent and resolve environmental issues at retail establishments. Two types of resources are available:

  • Compliance Resources: Help you meet current regulatory obligations. In addition to Federal regulations, state regulations may also apply to your business activities. Not complying with regulatory obligations can result in enforcement actions.
  • Sustainability Resources: Help you voluntarily go beyond regulatory obligations to protect the environment.




Compliance Handbooks & More


Hazardous Waste Aboveground & Underground Tanks Spill Prevention Drinking Water
Conditionally Exempt Generators' Inspector Checklist  [PDF, 64 KB]   Underground Storage Tank (UST) Operations & Maintenance Manual  [Web Page] Federal Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Guidance Document and Model Plan   [Web Page]

A Guide to the Vermont Drinking Water Requirements for Transient Non-Community (TNC) Public Water Systems

Conditionally Exempt Generators' Handbook [PDF, 672 KB]

Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Rules

[PDF, 1.19 MB] 


Regulatory Compliance Decals:        

Non-Tax/IRS Compliance Decals

General Labeling Compliance Decals

You will be forwarded to the New

England Fuel Institute (NEFI.com) website

Some Example Decals:

           Low Sulfur Non-Highway Diesel Fuel Decal

             IRS Non Tax Use Diesel Fuel Decal

          Heating Oil Decal


Vermont Hazardous Waste Handler Site ID numbers

-by Town-

To find out if your site already has a VT Hazardous Waste Handler Site ID number, you can check out the list of all currently active EPA ID numbers for Vermont, or you can call the Hazardous Waste Program at 802-241-3888.

Click the link above for the 93 page PDF document.  Find your Site ID number - listed by Town.

Need to file your initial VT Hazardous Waste Handler Site ID form?

Click here to access the Waste Management web page to file the form.


Fact Sheets


Hazardous Waste
Hazardous Spills
Air Pollution
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


Wood Ash Management Procedure [PDF, 98 KB] Mercury Spills [PDF, 223 KB]    Wetlands publications

Electronic Devices

[PDF, 175 KB]


EPA (Title 6, 608) technician certification - small appliance refrigeration


Guidance for Wastewater Systems Damaged by Flooding


Fluorescent & HID Mercury Containing Lamps  [PDF, 44 KB]    Stormwater publications

Hazardous Waste Accumulation [PDF, 273 KB]


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


WW - Regional Office Permit Search Tool     Wetlands Rules

Hazardous Waste  Determinations [PDF, 80.8 KB]



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

WW - Licensed Designers     Wetlands Consultants

Household Batteries [PDF, 223 KB]

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

Lead Acid Batteries [PDF, 79 KB]


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



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


Industrial, Commercial, Institutional Boilers and Process Heaters New   Federal Regulation 



Managing Treated Wood Waste [PDF, 27 KB]


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]


USDOT Regulation Affects Hazardous Waste Generators [PDF, 17 KB]


Used Oil [PDF, 185 KB]


Used Oil Burning [PDF, 95 KB]


Used Televisions and Computer Monitors [PDF, 97 KB]


UST - Tank Release Detection  [PDF, KB]


Waste Aerosol Can Management



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



Auto Salvage Yard Environmental Resource Center

For resource information, guidance documents, and Vermont laws concerning the this sector - please visit the DEC Auto Salvage Yard Environmental Resource Center.

Internet Resources

          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


VOSHA - Project WorkSAFE 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, Vermont Department of Labor, 5 Green Mountain Drive, PO Box 488, Montpelier, VT 05601-0488          1-888-SAFE-YES   or  1-888-723-3937


For additional resource information and guidance documents - please visit the DEC Project WorkSAFE Resource Page.

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