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Automotive refinishing operations consist of surface preparation and repainting of motor vehicles subsequent to their initial manufacture. These operations occur in auto-body repair/paint shops, new car dealer repair/paint shops, fleet operator repair/paint shops, production auto-body paint shops, and custom-made car fabrication facilities. Following structural preparation of the automobile, paint and/or coating mixtures are sprayed
This document provides information on the use and potential release to the environment of substances used in lubricants. Such information can be used in the risk assessment of new and existing substances in situations where specific information on a substance or process is not available. The document is based on a report produced for the UK Environment Agency entitled ‘Use Category Document - Lubricants and Lubricant Additives’ and
The document is based on a report produced by the Building Research Establishment for the UK Environment Agency entitled ‘Use Category Document – Metal Finishing’. The original purpose of the document was to provide information to be used in risk assessments for new and existing substances in the EU. Information for the original report was largely provided by practitioners in the industry with a wide breadth of knowledge and experience.
The countries of Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia are at an environmental crossroads, according to a new OECD assessment. At present, the situation is grim, threatening human health and natural resources.
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This paper's focus is on the use of soft measures to change transport behaviour towards Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST).
The OECD’s latest report on Spain’s environmental performance praises a number of achievements but also insists that Spain steps up the efficiency of its environmental policies.
The OECD’s latest report on Spain’s environmental performance praises a number of achievements but also insists that Spain steps up the efficiency of its environmental policies, ...
Zu den vorrangigen Umweltfragen in Spanien zählen die Wasserbewirtschaftung, die Erhal-tung der Artenvielfalt, der Klimawandel und die Luftverschmutzung, das Abfallmanagement und die Nachhaltigkeit des Fremdenverkehrs.
This document is split into three parts, Part 1, Pressure Indicators and Drivers for Waste Generation identifies drivers for the generation of municipal waste, its components and some other waste streams. A set of pressure indicators for waste prevention are proposed for trial use by OECD and its member countries.
Part 2, Response Indicators, assesses whether the available information would suffice the development of response
The OECD’s latest report on Canada’s environment notes that managing pollution, natural resources, and biodiversity is still a challenge. Overall, the report is positive about the country’s progress towards achieving its environmental domestic objectives and international commitments since 1995.