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1 Auto Body Sector Maine Environmental Results Program National Environmental Partnership Summit Julie M. Churchill, Office of Innovation May 8, 2007

2 Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program Office of Innovation BACKGROUND Office of Innovation promotes innovation through alternative volunteer initiatives:  Environmental Leader Programs  Smart Tracks for Exceptional Performers and Upwards Performers (STEP-UP)  Governor Carbon Challenge (GCC)  Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence  Green Lodging Certification ERP fits our model concept promoting beyond compliance performance

3 ERP PROJECT BACKGROUND 2 Year program funded by EPA’s State Innovation Grant October 2004 – March 2007 Auto body sector in Southern Maine Region (York, Cumberland and Sagadahoc counties) Targeting air quality non-attainment and Environmental Justice areas Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

4 Maine ERP Program Self certification compliance model Voluntary program Performance Measurement  59 baseline on-site surveys Compliance Assistance  Workshops with technical outreach and workbook overview  Workbook and self-certification checklist mailing to auto body sector in the SMR  Technical assistance Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

5 Maine ERP Program (cont.) Self-Certification  Self-certification checklist and return-to- compliance form submittal Performance Measurement  59 follow up on-site surveys  Data entry: on-site surveys and self- certifications  Results (statistical analysis) of environmental compliance (based on site visits) Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

6 Marketing ERP (Self-Certification) Identification of compliance issues Identification of unlicensed entities Pollution Prevention opportunities Recognition as an Environmental Leader Self compliance saves money by reducing fine potential Assistance from DEP and partners (Auto Associations and SafetyWorks) Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

7 Pollution Prevention Incentives LaserPaint Technology  Awarded if employed 5 or more P2 concepts Environmental Leader Logo  Use in marketing material  Sticker availability Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

8 42 Businesses Certified to Date (42 % of Universe) A&T Body Shop, Inc.- BathMiller Ford- Springvale Albert’s Garage, Inc.- BiddefordMoody’s Collision Center- Biddeford Berwick Collision Center- BerwickMoody’s Collision Center- Gorham Bothel’s Autobody Inc.- Cape ElizabethMoody’s Collision Center- Scarborough Brunswick Ford- BrunswickO’Donnell’s Auto Body- Buxton Cabana’s Auto Body Inc.- SanfordPape Chevrolet- South Portland Chuck’s Auto Body & Sales- New GloucesterPhillips & Sons Body Shop- Gorham Clair Collision Center, Inc.- SacoPine Tree Auto Body, Inc.- Portland Coachworks Inc.- PortlandPortland Collision- Portland Cobb’s Collision Center- WindhamRandall’s Auto Body- Brunswick Collette’s Body Shop- BiddefordRobert’s Auto Center Inc.- Bowdoinham Colonial Auto- RaymondRoland’s Auto Reconditioning, Inc.- Brunswick Custom & Collision- BiddefordRonny’s Auto Body- North Yarmouth Don’s Auto Body- AlfredRowe Ford Collision Center- Westbrook Frank Galos Chevrolet Cadillac- SacoSeacoast Auto Body- Brunswick Goodwin’s Auto Body- ArundelSebago Lake Chevrolet- Windham Goodwin Chevrolet- BrunswickStan’s Auto Body- Eliot Greg’s Auto Body & Sales- GraySteve’s Auto Body- Eliot Harbour Auto Body- PortlandThe Showroom- Portland Hewitt’s Auto Body- YarmouthTopsham Body Shop- Topsham J&R Garage- WindhamWyman’s Auto Body, Inc.- Gorham Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

9 Percentage of Auto Body facilities in relation to number of employees Largest Percent of Universe were small shops of 1-5 employees Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

10 Maine Results 10.4 percentage point increase in overall environmental performance, examples:  55.9 percentage point increase in compliance with Universal Waste  47.4 percentage point increase in use of Low VOC solvent cleaners  33.9 percentage point increase in use of Low VOC paints/coatings Increase in licensing (HW)  8 Solvent distillation units licensed Increased communication with auto body sector  responsiveness increased from round 1 to round 2, phone calls & site visit communication. Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

11 Maine Results (cont.) Strong communication and technical assistance by ERP staff during rounds 1 and 2 which focused on maintenance and use of equipment as well as increasing knowledge on greener products: Pollution Prevention Increase use of water-based cleaners (47.4 percentage points) Prep cleaners Gun cleaners Dust Control Systems (13.6 percentage points) Ventilation Sanders Wet Sanders Room Ventilation & Filtration Systems Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

12 Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

13 Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

14 Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

15 Awarding the Environmental Leaders Reviewed Self Certification Checklists Environmental Leader Logo Phone call and site visit verification 10 Facilities Awarded  LaserPaint Technology Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

16 Institutionalizing Opportunities  Establish and encourage relationships with regulated community which encourages communication  Increase compliance  Reach many more facilities than traditional regulatory model  Increase P2 awareness within regulated community  Increase P2 awareness in regulatory programs  Increasing Flexibility in regulatory programs through Element 13 etc Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

17 Institutionalizing Barriers  Change is not embraced readily in traditional regulatory program due to the prescriptive nature of their programs  Understanding how the work benefits states and EPA which delegates regulatory programs  Lack of flexibility in traditional regulatory programs (Element 13 value not understood)  Establishing continued funding & staffing mechanism Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

18 Institutionalizing Improving Success? Dialogue: ERP feedback from other states Institutionalizing culturally Institutionalizing framework Are there successful blueprints Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program

19 Maine DEP Office of Innovation Environmental Results Program Auto body Sector Further Information On Maine ERP Maine ERP Web site Maine Innovation Web site Julie M. Churchill, Assistant Director, Office of Innovation Department of Environmental Protection 17 State House Station Augusta, Maine Phone (207) Fax (207)


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