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Self-Intake: Pollution Prevention (P2) Audit of Chemical Use, Exposure, Releases, Use Efficiency, and Waste in Metal Sectors


This self-intake form may help metal-related sectors recognize potential environmental improvements and best practices relating to chemicals used in operations.  Sectors that can benefit from completing this intake include auto or auto body repair shops, and manufacturers that clean, machine, coat or paint, and/or plate or finish metals.


Responders will receive their completed intake answers via email, for use as a baseline or current state. Responses will be confidentially submitted to us (the Pollution Prevention Resource Center, or PPRC), a non-regulatory non-profit that provides environmental technical assistance to manufacturers.

Optionally, businesses may request a list of pollution prevention (P2) tips and best practices from PPRC, based on responses, by giving permission in the final question on the form.  PPRC will maintain full confidentiality of all responses. PPRC may also be able to conduct more in-depth analysis of viability and cost-benefit for any of the recommendations provided, for businesses in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, or Alaska .


The order (and number) of questions is as follows.  Responders have the option to skip any sections that are not applicable.

  • General Information (9 questions)
  • Product, Part, and Equipment Cleaning (14 questions)
  • Paints and Coatings (Liquid) (21 questions)
  • Powder Coating (10 questions)
  • Metal Finishing (12 questions)
  • Metal Working Fluids (1 question)
  • Welding (1 question)


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