Auto Salvage Workshop Rescheduled June 20

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has rescheduled the Pine Bluff Automotive Salvage Yard Presentation previously planned for April 28, 2011 to be conducted on June 20, 2011 at the Southeast Arkansas Economic Development District Building, 721 South Walnut Street, Pine Bluff. Flooding at the Nature Center caused roads to be inaccessible for the previously intended date.

The workshop will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. There is no charge for attending, but advance registration is required. Interested parties may pre-register by telephoning 501-682-0820, or e-mailing [email protected],

The workshop is designed to assist anyone owning an automotive salvage yard in obtaining all required permits for such operations, complying with applicable environmental measures, and reporting and sampling requirements associated with salvage yards.

Workshop topics will include assistance for completing a storm water permit application; developing a pollution prevention plan; storing and recycling used automotive fluids; removing mercury switches from vehicles; and storing and disposing of used tires.

ADEQ staff from the Water, Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Public Outreach and Assistance Divisions will attend the workshops to answer questions and make suggestions for proper operation involving salvage facilities.