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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Media Center
DATE: October 15, 2009
Sara Johnson, (603) 271-1379

Workshop Offered to Help Auto Body Shops With New Regulations
Free Workshop November 13 in Concord Offered by DES and NH Small Business Development Center

Concord, NH – On January 9, 2010, all facilities that perform paint stripping or apply spray coatings to metal must provide written notification of these activities to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. To help facilities understand these new requirements, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services and the N.H Small Business Development Center will hold a free morning workshop on November 13 in Concord.

Agenda topics include an overview on the new auto body refinishing rule – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP): Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources, and cover the hazardous waste requirements for management and storage of waste paint and thinner.

Invitees include owners and operators of auto body and collision repair facilities, and industries that have metal coating operations; municipal officials such as building inspectors, fire chiefs, and public health officers who routinely visit these facilities to verify compliance with local rules and regulations should also attend.

Registration deadline is November 9. To register, contact Sara Johnson at or (603) 271-1379.

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