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Online Compliance Assistance Aids Auto Recyclers and Construction Companies

Ann Arbor, MI— The National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) announces the launch of two new Compliance Assistance Centers for small and medium-size businesses in the auto recycling and construction sectors. The new centers were built by NCMS to increase understanding of and compliance with environmental regulations. NCMS coordinated the development of these sites with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Automotive Recycling Association, Associated General Contractors of America, National Association of Home Builders, American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the Golf Course Builders Association of America, and the Automotive Recyclers Association.

"Keeping up with the latest environmental regulatory changes is a major task for industry," says Paul Chalmer. "The NCMS Compliance Assistance Centers provide information in plain language that covers both federal regulations as well as the rules in all fifty states. These latest Centers have been very enthusiastically received by our industry partners."

The Environmental Compliance Automotive Recyclers Center - ECARcenter provides auto recycling businesses with easy access to state and federal environmental rules. A virtual tour provides easy-to-understand information on a variety of topics ranging from handling used antifreeze to wastewater disposal. Fact sheets include state requirements, best management practices, and links to other important Internet resources. ECARcenter's web address is ecarcenter.org.

Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center — CICAcenter helps builders, contractors, and developers quickly understand applicable environ-mental regulations and locate resources to help them comply. Across environmental topics, users will discover clear and concise explanations of applicable regulations and links to state and local regulatory agencies. CICAcenter's web address is cicacenter.org.






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