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Autobody Repair Sector Industry-Government Partnership. Shiv K. Sud John Norris Ontario Ministry of the Environment Collision Industry Action Group Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 416-314-7936 905-662-9499

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autobody repair sector industry government partnership
Autobody Repair SectorIndustry-Government Partnership

Shiv K. Sud John Norris

Ontario Ministry of the Environment Collision Industry Action Group

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

416-314-7936 905-662-9499

award winning industry government partnership
Award-winning Industry-Government Partnership
  • Ontario P4 Leadership Award
  • Recycling Council of Ontario Award
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Gold Environmental Commitment Award
  • Canadian Council of Ministers of Environment Award
  • Individual facilities have won numerous P2 awards
award winning autobody repair shops
Award-winning Autobody Repair Shops
  • Kelly Autobody, Hamilton
  • Canadian Auto Collision, Brantford
  • Hawley Collision Center, Mississauga
  • 427 Collision, Toronto
autobody repair sector overview
Autobody Repair Sector Overview
  • 8,000 facilities in Canada
  • 2,800 facilities in Ontario
  • Small one-man operation to larger facilities with 25 or more employees
  • Average shop has 4.4 employees
  • 1.2 million vehicles or vehicle parts painted each year in Ontario
sector overview continued
Sector Overview (continued)
  • Difficult to reach with environmental information and compliance assistance
  • Lack of acceptance of “command and control” approaches
  • Underground or “backyard” activity
  • Lack of consistent enforcement - often complaint driven
  • Shop owners lack capital
environmental impacts
Environmental Impacts
  • VOC emissions
    • precursor to urban smog
    • second largest source from commercial/industrial coating facilities
    • 6,000 tonnes in Ontario
  • Odour complaints
  • Improper disposal of paints and solvents
    • millions of liters unaccounted for
  • Plastics and metal wastes
p2 solutions
P2 Solutions
  • Use of lower VOC coating products
  • Use of more efficient spray equipment
  • Solvent management practices
  • Equipment maintenance and materials handling
  • Mandatory education and training program
solutions ccme in the new c of a s
Solutions (CCME) in the New “C of A’s”:
  • Use of high-efficiency Spray Guns (Dec 31, 2002)
  • Test cap to determine proper air volume / pressure of Spray Guns
  • Code of Practice & Check List for Good Practice (Dec 31, 2002)
  • Training & certification by Dec 31, 2002
partnership progress to date
Partnership: Progress-to-date
  • 15 Profitability Workshops (1,500 attended)
    • emphasis on Improved bottom line with good environmental management
    • award-winning shop owners as feature speakers
    • case studies and testimonials highlighted
  • Workshops have been industry organized and led
    • Government participation in non-regulatory role
    • Suppliers and coatings firms participation
  • Profitability Workbook available free on Internet
partnership current plans
Partnership: Current Plans
  • A multi-stakeholder MOU under negotiation
    • VOCs reduction commitment
      • 45% reduction target by 2015
    • P2 planning for all emissions
    • Streamlined permit approvals
  • A comprehensive Training Program
    • including training needed to meet mandatory P2 Planning requirements of proposed Toronto sewer use by-law
  • Program being expanded to other provinces
developing a co operative agreement or m o u
Developing a Co-Operative Agreement or M.O.U.:
  • MoE Certificate of Approval requirements
  • MoE Air Emissions Regulation reporting
  • Toronto Sewer Use By-law
  • Modified Licensing (possible – Toronto & Hamilton
  • Development of a computerized solvent library
  • Anti-Smog Action Plan Reporting
developing a co operative agreement or m o u cont
Developing a Co-Operative Agreement or M.O.U. (cont.):
  • Development of Internet-based training
  • Apprenticeship training program through community colleges
  • Shop environmental audit program
  • Issuance of Annual Progress Report and Case Studies
  • Industry self-management (CISCO) considerations for compliance
a one window approach is required for industry
A “One Window” Approach is Required for Industry
  • Otherwise, Shop owners / managers will be overwhelmed by recent municipal & provincial requirements
    • No time for non-regulatory initiatives
    • Complicates (a barrier to) compliance
  • Industry, Environment Canada, MoE, Approvals Branch & City of Toronto have met:
    • How avoid duplication?
    • How simplify for Industry?
oxegen as a one window solution
Oxegen as a “One Window” Solution:
  • International Environmental Systems’ (Toronto, Melbourne) –
  • Internet based “platform”
  • Compliance & Profitability tool developed for SME’s
  • Flexible – P2, EMS, Health & Safety, Profitability, ISO14001
  • Cost effective & Simple
  • Industry specific
oxegen as potential one window solution cont
Oxegen as Potential “One Window” Solution (cont.):
  • Meets “One Window” requirement
  • Pilot scheduled for end of June (15 shops)
  • Cooperative, solution based approach taken by I.E.S.
  • A potential “win/win/win” for shops, Industry Associations, and all levels of government
what has made the partnership work
What has made the Partnership work?
  • Association leadership and champion
  • Involvement and support of key stakeholders
  • Government’s willingness to try non-regulatory approach
  • Profitability and P2 hand-in-hand
  • Partnership allows industry to proactively work with government in resolving future needs and issues