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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Waste Audit Study of Commercial and Industrial Mechanical Equipment Repair Shops.
CORP Author Stone (Ralph) and Co., Inc., Los Angeles, CA.;California Dept. of Health Services, Sacramento. Alternative Technology Div.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher May 90
Year Published 1990
Stock Number PB95-235628
Additional Subjects Repair shops ; Waste management ; Hazardous materials ; Questionnaires ; Auditing ; Materials recovery ; Recycling ; Environmental chemical substitution ; Waste disposal ; Solvents ; Waste treatment ; Pollution regulations ; California ; SIC 7699
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-235628 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 09/02/1995
Collation 96p
This waste audit study investigated hazardous waste reduction methods for mechanical equipment repair shops in California classified as SIC Code 7699. The voluntary audit studies, including 35 telephone audits and 12 site audits, focused on repair shops' processes and operations, wastes generated, the treatment and disposal methods used, and potential waste minimization techniques. The study identified spent solvents, used oil, contaminated rags and sump waste as the main waste type generated by the repair shops. Waste minimization through source reduction can be achieved by good housekeeping, chemical substitution, and mechanical paint removal. Recovery of scrap metal and recycling of oil are also practiced. Illegal practices used by shops to manage waste, waste management costs, and state regulatory issues were also discussed.