ATTENTION ALL PAINT SHOPS!!!Some of you may know that the DEADLINE for paint shop compliance to the HHHHHH rule (also known as rule 40) is Jan. 10, 2011. What you may not know is that pre-compliance Initial Notification of intent to comply was due to the EPA this past January (01/11/10). PPG has dedicated a page on their website to help you weed through and understand the nature of the rule:
http://www.ppg.com/coatings/refinish/en/safetyhealth/Pages/RulesRegs.aspx. Exemption from the rule is possible, but verification and proof of product use would still be needed. If you have questions about the rule, PPG and Ben's stand ready to help you find the answers. Formal written notification of compliance with the rule needs to be submitted to the EPA by Mar. 10, 2011.
PPG has recently scheduled some special certification classes. The fee is $25.00. Classes are 2 hours. Check out the course description and call your nearest Ben's location to get the process going.
NOTE: As of Sept. 10, all scheduled classes have been fulfilled. If new ones appear before Jan. 11, either for Orlando or Atlanta, we will post them here.
The Iwata Co. has a simple summary to help you understand what's going on. Depending on scheduling, Iwata may be able to hold a certification class for you in-shop, if you haven't been able to attend one of the classes mentioned above earlier this year.
Nov. 1, 1:30PM - 3:00PM EDT Nov. 8, 1:30PM - 3:00PM EST Nov. 16, 4:30PM - 6:00PM EST Nov. 18, 4:30PM - 6:00PM EST
Note that these webinars are for information only - they do not certify technicians as there is still the matter of hands-on training to be done.
You can fax the completed notification form to the Region IV EPA office in Atlanta at 404-562-9095.
If you have questions and would like to talk to an EPA representative directly, contact Paul Wagner at 404-562-9100, or Lee Page at 404-562-9131. There is also a special website set up for the collision industry www.epa.gov/collisionrepair
If you use Aquabase or Envirobase HP waterborne basecoats, you stand a much better chance of exemption. Read the following notices from PPG: Aquabase Envirobase
Awlgrip Opens New Training Facility09/20/10. Awlgrip recently opened a new training facility in Cocoa Beach, FL. It is already so popular that all 2010 fall classes have been booked. Keep on eye on our Marine Schools & Classes page. We will post the 2011 schedule as soon as it becomes available.Photos & FAQ's
We need pictures! If you have photos of your work that you would like to display in our Photo Albums, send them to email@example.com (.jpg, .tif or .gif formats only please). You should be a Ben's customer and obviously we prefer that the paint work was done in PPG or one of the systems that we sell. Send in your name, company name and the type of paint that was used. We can't promise that they will all be posted, but we can promise that they will all be considered.
Our Training pages will also feature some select FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions). We want to feature those that you think might be most helpful to others viewing the site so all suggestions are welcome. So help us with the Q's and we will see how FA'd they are! Thank-you!
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