The primary regulatory issues at auto salvage yards are:
The most important regulatory issue for salvage yards is fluid management practices that contaminate stormwater. Other environmental issues such as air emissions are less significant in terms of scope and impact. If oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, windshield wiper solvent, and other fluids are improperly removed or not removed at all from the vehicle before storing, they can leak from the deteriorating vehicles and spill out onto the ground and contaminate the water and soil.
The following are regulations that commonly apply to salvage operations. Each business practice varies and not all regulations may apply. The owner/operator is responsible for complying with all applicable requirements of the federal, state, and local government environmental laws.
Regulatory information from U.S. EPA
Direct links to the Code of Federal Regulations