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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-11-2005 05:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
Big brother is trying to take over again:

Legislation
Hobbyists May Be Banned From Buying Paint
If you're planning on refinishing your car somewhere down the line, you might want to think about buying your paint today.
Addressing the Collision Industry Conference on November 1, 2005, held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Los Vegas in conjunction with the SEMA show, EPA Environmental Protection Surface Coating Specialist Kim Teal outlined some of her agency's plans for their next air-pollution rule from automotive surface coating.
The last version of this rule, issued in February, 2004, was focused primarily on bodyshops, but the new regulations, scheduled for release in 2007 and adoption in August, 2011, are far more sweeping.
"The rule will impact everyone, no matter how much you use," she is reported as saying in Automotive Body Repair News. That may have a major effect on the hobby, as "the rule will attempt to restrict sales of paint to people who are not certified users."
This language has some powerful support. In a letter to Teal dated October 26, 2005,representatives from the Automotive Service Association (ASA) and National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), recommended steps that sound uncannily like Teal's remarks just a few days later.
The letter, which suggests measures to be incorporated in the proposed rule, suggests that "Prospective purchasers and users of automotive refinishing products would need to be employed by a certified shop...Clearly, reasonable controls on the purchase and use of automotive refinishing products is key to helping eliminate unnecessary VOC emissions..."
We'll let you draw your own conclusions about the EPA's, ASA’s and NADA's intentions, but if there was ever a piece of car-related legislation about which to write your legislator, this is it. Kim Teal's contact information can be found at www.epa.gov and your legislators at www.senate.gov and www.house.gov. The original letter from ASA and NADA is available at www.asashop.org.
- By David B. Traver Adolphus

kid vishus
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posted 11-11-2005 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus        Reply w/Quote
I already sent 'letters' to both senators from NC. If they get this done, where do they stop? Perhaps they stop letting people change their own oil and make it so only someone that is ASE certified can buy oil.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-11-2005 08:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
I guess I'm not the only one that this caught an eye:

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bbjay351
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posted 11-12-2005 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bbjay351        Reply w/Quote
Pretty soon we won't be able to drive our own cars!!! Someone certified will have to drive us, or worse, a damn robot or computer.

MLariviere
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posted 11-14-2005 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere        Reply w/Quote
What ever happened to the new automotive paints that have less VOC's in them? Shouldn't these be available to us?

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-19-2005 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
From an email from Hemmings:

Clarification

Last week's news item about pending EPA regulations that could prohibit the sale of paint to hobbyists contained a faulty link. Here is a functioning link: www.asashop.org.
The document referenced in last week's newsletter must be downloaded. The link appears next to the EPA logo.

Jimmy Ray
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posted 12-15-2005 01:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jimmy Ray        Reply w/Quote
Steve,
I wrote my Representative Roy Blunt and plan on writing more.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention .
Jimmy

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