Jan. 8, 2016—On Thursday, GRC-Pirk Management announced that it will provide complimentary certification for FinishMaster, AkzoNobel, Sherwin Williams and BASF jobbers and shop owners that comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants and Greenhouse Gas Disclosures under the Clean Air Act.
“We are honored to provide this service via our authorized agents, compliments of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, to e-commerce connected Jobbers and their customers, so they can attain the necessary NESHAP 6H compliance and Carbon Footprint disclosure requirements prior to the March 1st deadline,” said Bill Kernahan, president of Bonding Solutions.
March 1 will be the first 5-year certification deadline for automotive paint stripping and surface coating shop owners since the initial compliance date of Jan. 10, 2011. To assist shops, an online NESHAP 6H Example for is available for download.
“Many collision shop operators and even some regulatory inspectors are confused about the obligations regarding painter training and paint product documentation required under the Code of Federal Regulations NESHAP 6H law published January 10, 2006. Most shop owners have either forgotten or were never informed that a five-year refresher training statute for painters and/or product conversion requires an amendment to their initial EPA notification and paint booth permit to operate,” said Steven Schillinger, administrator of the Green Garage Challenge.
The EPA recently alerted all 10 EPA Regional offices to begin enforcing the NESHAP 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart HHHH 5-year refresher training law. All collision shops in the U.S. are required to meet this law by March. 1 or be subject to a fine of $35,000 per day.