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Does a fleet maintenance shop that only takes care of the fleet they own still have to register with the EPA to spray paint at a low volume?

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Mark R. Clark is owner of Professional PBE Systems in Waterloo, Iowa. He’s a popular industry speaker and consultant and is celebrating his 32nd year as a contributing editor to BodyShop Business.

Does a fleet maintenance shop that only takes care of the fleet they own still have to register with the EPA to spray paint at a low volume?

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EPA regulations are based on VOCs emitted, not shop ownership, so the answer is yes. Exemptions are two cars per year for hobbyists. If what you do is more than a hobby, it requires compliance with 6H and several other pollution prevention rules.

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