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CIECA Announces New Standards Committee

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Jan. 17, 2017—CIECA assembled a new CER (Combined Environmental Reporting) committee on Monday, to develop reporting standards specific to the collision repair industry.

The committee is made up of body shop owners, paint manufacturers, and insurance company executives together with regulatory professionals from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP).

The CIECA created this committee in response to the EPA’s Cross-Media Electronic Reporting Rule requiring states to provide compliance records similar to the new California Environmental Reporting System regulation.

"Implementing reporting standards within collision repair facilities will result in more efficiencies, consistencies, cost savings, and conformity - saving the collision industry time, effort, and money," said Fred Iantorno, CIECA's executive director.

"Local and federal EPA reporting is about to become incredibly complicated and a CIECA data solution will enable simpler compliance for the nations' Body Shops,” said Robert Turchan of Pride Collision Centers. “A uniform language for reporting will enable paint companies and regulated industries to quickly offer solutions to body shops. Without this solution many shops will be at risk for litigation, fines and closure."

More information about CIECA, how to join, and its standards can be viewed on the CIECA website

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