Automotive Guidance

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Small automotive businesses (vehicle service and repair and auto body and paint shops) make up about one third of businesses requiring Unified Program Facility Permits in San Diego County. These documents and presentations are provided to assist the small automotive-related business.

 New CERS Requirement

Effective January 1, 2013 all unified program facilities are required to electronically submit their facility information through the California Environmental Reporting System (CERS). This includes information related to your:

 

 What do I need to do in CERS?

Please create an account through the CERS Business Portal. If your facility already exists in CERS, request Lead User Access from HMD.  If it does not already exist, you will need to create a new facility.  Once you have access to your facility, please complete and submit your facility information online for HMD review and approval. For additional information and detailed instructions, please refer to our CERS Information webpage. If you require personal assistance, our CERS help desk is also available at (858) 505-6990, Monday thru Friday.

Many of the Unified Program forms previously used are no longer available on our website. Instead the information contained in these obsolete forms must now be completed online in CERS. The templates below may be useful to comply with reporting requirements and are provided below for your convenience. Thank you in advance for your patience and continued compliance with this new legislation.

 

 Useful Forms and Templates
Corrective Action Form to Document Return to Compliance
Daily Hazardous Waste Tank Inspection Log
Weekly Hazardous Waste Container Inspection Log
Sitemap Instructions, Sample and Template
Consolidated Emergency Response/Contingency and Training Plan
Incident/Release Assessment Form  HM-9511

 

 Guidance on Hazardous Waste Determination
Waste Determination for Generators
Local Certified Hazardous Waste Testing Labs
California Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program
Aerosol Can Management
Accumulation Time Limits for Generators
Auto Dismantling (English) or Desmanteladoras y Recicladoras de Autos (Spanish)
Chlorinated automotive product use banned
Empty Container Management
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Filters (Waste) Management
Generator Requirements (Hazardous Waste Generators)
Small Quantity Generators: Contingency Plan
Universal Waste Management
Used Oil and Oil Filter Management

More information about HMD's Hazardous Waste Program

 

 Self Audit Checklists
Automotive Repair Self Audit Checklist

Automotive Repair Self Audit Checklist - Spanish

 

 Presentations

Overview of Compliance Requirements for the Vehicle Service & Repair Industry (English) or (Spanish)   Margarita Mogollon, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Permits, Transportation & Record Keeping (English) or(Spanish)
Gary Griffith, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Common Violations & Hazardous Waste Management (English) or (Spanish)
Kelly Robertson, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Common Hazardous Waste Violations, Solutions & Energy Tips  (English) or (Spanish)
Susan Hahn, Pollution Prevention Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Pollution Prevention (English) or (Spanish)
Margarita Mogollon, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Hazardous Materials Division

Air Pollution Compliance (English)
Eric Luther, Small Business Assistant, County of San Diego, Air Pollution Control District

Air Pollution: Motor Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Refinishing Operations (English) or (Spanish)
Kevin Heiss, Small Business Assistance Specialist, County of San Diego, Air Pollution Control District

Watershed Protection and Automotive Repair Facilities  (English)
Marsha Cook, Environmental Health Specialist, County of San Diego, Watershed Protection Program