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Help Prevent Ocean Pollution: C Tips for the Engine and Parts stored off the ground and in areas lean beaches and the materials into the storm where they will not be exposed to Cleaning healthy creeks, drain and eventually into our rainwater. Clean parts in a self-contained unit, solvent sink, or parts Contain cracked batteries to prevent hazardous spills. rivers, bays and ocean are important to waterways and the ocean. In addition, hazardous waste Automotive Industry washer to prevent solvents and If possible, provide overhead coverage Orange County. However, must not be poured into the grease from entering a sewer or many common automotive sanitary sewer (sinks and for all outside hazardous materials storm drain. or waste storage areas. If overhead activities can lead to water toilets). Allow parts to drain over a coverage is not available, cover stored contained area, rather than materials with an impervious material pollution if you are not allowing materials to drip or prior to a rain event. careful. Automotive work You would never dump spill onto the floor. Never Label waste containers and drums in areas must be maintained vehicle fluids into the ocean, discharge the rinse solution accordance with all local, state and to ensure that oil, gas, so don’t let them enter the into the storm drain or sanitary federal laws and regulations. This will antifreeze, lubricants, storm drains. Follow these sewer system. also help remind employees to separate Inspect part-washing units daily wastes and to recycle them. grease and other fluids do tips to help prevent water for leaks and make repairs Store liquid waste (hazardous or not enter the street, gutter pollution. immediately. otherwise) in covered, labeled or storm drain. Rain or Use water-based cleaning containers. other water could wash solutions instead of solvents. Recycle used solutions through a licensed hazardous waste Waste Recycling and Disposal hauler. When possible, recycle and reuse For more information, Avoid using hose-off degreasers solvents, paints, oil filters, antifreeze, please call the and never allow runoff to enter motor oil, batteries, metal scraps, Orange County the street, gutter or storm water-based paints, used tires, paper, drain. Instead, brush off loose Stormwater Program cardboard, container glass, aluminum, debris and use damp rags to at (714) 567-6363 The tips contained in this brochure wipe down parts. Clean used tin, water and lubricants. For a list of recycling locations in your area, visit or visit provide useful information to The Ocean Begins rags through a rag service or www.ciwmb.ca.gov/recycle. www.ocwatersheds.com help prevent water pollution while performing automotive work. If at Your Front Door dispose of them as hazardous Combining different types of hazardous you have other suggestions, please waste. To report a spill, waste will limit your recycling options contact your city’s stormwater and can be dangerous. A licensed call the representatives or call the Orange hazardous waste hauler can provide Orange County 24-Hour County Stormwater Program. Storage information on hazardous waste Water Pollution Problem Materials and waste such as storage and disposal costs. Reporting Hotline vehicle parts, fuels, solvents, batteries and oils should be at (714) 567-6363 For emergencies dial 911 Printed on recycled paper Tips for the Automotive Industry Local, state and federal laws Sweep or vacuum the shop floor daily. Place large pans under wrecked Fueling Areas Body Repair and Collect water used to control over-spray prohibit businesses from allowing Use a damp mop to clean work areas. cars until all fluids are drained. or dust in the paint booth and recycle anything but rain to enter Never hose down surfaces into the Promptly dispose of collected Operate fueling areas so that spills can Painting or dispose of it properly. the storm drains. To help the be contained and runoff cannot carry street, gutter or storm drain. fluids into a hazardous waste Clean work areas using dry Clean spray guns in a self-contained automotive industry comply spills into the street, gutter or storm drum. methods. Use a shop vacuum unit and recycle or properly dispose of Pour mop water into a sink, toilet or drain. with requirements for reducing or broom to sweep up dust, the cleaning solution. landscaped area. Never dispose of To learn more, visit: Service drain filters beneath the pollution and protecting water metal and debris. Consider water in a parking lot, street, gutter or www.ocwatersheds.com/ fueling canopy and replace absorbents Prevent all washwater from entering quality, this brochure describes investing in a sander with an storm drain. StormWater/documents_bmp_ annually. the street, gutter or storm drain. the Best Management Practices attached vacuum system to Use non-toxic cleaning products existing_development.asp#ind (BMPs) and pollution prevention Post signs instructing customers not to capture dust at the source. tips you and your employees whenever possible. overfill or top-off gas tanks. should follow. Your compliance Do not vacuum flammable Vehicle and Equipment with these requirements will Cleaning Spills liquids. Allow wet debris to dry Cleaning overnight on the shop floor be examined during future Clean up spills immediately and sweep or vacuum it the Wash vehicles and equipment in inspections. Failure to comply by using absorbents such as next day. Liquid must not be designated areas. Never discharge may result in criminal prosecution rags, cat litter or sand. If the discharged into the storm drain washwater into the street, gutter or or monetary fines. Please review material spilled is hazardous, system. storm drain. this information and incorporate dispose of the rag, litter or these practices into your daily sand in the same manner Paint only in approved, Contact your local sewer agency for activities. as hazardous waste. If the enclosed areas equipped with information on discharging to the material spilled is non- vacuum hoods and filters. sanitary sewer. Oil/water separators hazardous, dispose of it in the Minimize paint and thinner and washwater recycling systems may Work Site trash. waste by carefully calculating have special discharge requirements. Locate the storm drains on or Immediately report spills that needs based on surface area Use a spray nozzle or rinse bucket near your property. Do not have entered the street, gutter Vehicle Fluid Management and by using the proper sprayer to conserve water and minimize allow materials to flow into or storm drain to the County’s Vehicle fluids are hazardous waste cup size. wastewater. these drains. 24-Hour Water Pollution and must be stored and disposed of Consider the use of a washwater Problem Reporting Hotline at in accordance with all local, state and recycling system to minimize Examine your business for (714) 567-6363 or visit www. federal laws. wastewater from washing cars. sources of pollution. ocwatersheds.com to fill out an Perform automotive projects Preventing Leaks and Spills incident report. Designate an area to drain vehicle Use a commercial car wash facility fluids away from storm drains and whenever possible. under cover and in a controlled Train employees on how to properly Report emergencies to 911. sanitary drains. area. clean up spills and waste. When possible, drain vehicle fluids Identify specific activities with Document employee training. indoors or within covered areas, and the potential to cause spills or Keep a spill kit with absorbent only over floors that are constructed release pollutants such as oil, materials in the work area. of a non-porous material such as grease, fuel, etc. Post signs Empty drip pans into a labeled, sealed concrete. Asphalt and dirt floors and train employees on how container, before they are full. absorb spilled or leaked fluids, making to prevent and clean up spills Check equipment, wipe up spills and the cleanup extremely difficult. during these activities. repair leaks on a daily basis.