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TERC contains information on the following topics related to buildings and grounds:

Airport Deicing Rule Summary Full Text
Asbestos (Buildings) Summary Full Text
Boilers Summary Full Text
Cleaning, Solvent Summary Full Text
Dumpsters Summary Full Text
Landscaping Summary Full Text
Pesticides Summary Full Text
Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) Summary Full Text
Refrigeration Systems and HVAC Summary Full Text
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Airport Deicing Rule
Applies to: All airports that conduct aircraft deicing operations, and have 1,000 or more annual jet departures and 10,000 or more total annual departures
Requires: Collection of a specified percentage of runoff from deicing operations, and treatment if necessary before release (proposed rule)
See also:
  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos (Buildings)
    Applies to: Any facility where demolition and renovation operations involve processing, handling, or disposing of asbestos-containg material
    Requires: Rules cover exposure limits, work practices, and documentation
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    Applies to: Facilities with industrial/commercial/institutional (ICI) boilers rated above 10 MMBtu/hr (2.9 megawatts) are covered by federal air pollution regulations. Some states regulate smaller boilers.
    Requires: Permits are required for new units. Proposed regulations will affect existing units.
    See also:
  • Hazardous Waste (ash from coal-fired boilers)
  • Tank regulations for liquid-fueled boilers:
  • Cleaning, Solvent
    Applies to: Any facility carrying out processes that involve cleaning with petroleum-based (non-water-based) solvents, including degreasers and solvent-based parts washers. The regulations also cover the use and disposal of solvent wetted rags to manually wipe soils from the metal surfaces (hand wiping).
    Requires: Hazardous waste regulations may apply to storage and disposal; some facilities may need air emissions permits.
    See also:
  • Cleaning, Parts Cleaners (Water-based)
  • Hazardous Waste Determination
  • Dumpsters
    Applies to: Any facility that stores waste in dumpsters for removal
    Requires: Facilities should verify that hazardous or otherwise regulated wastes are handled separately from general trash
    See also:
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Landscaping
    Applies to: All landscaping and related maintenance operations
    Requires: Best practices -- voluntary, but recommended
    See also:
    Applies to: Anyone that uses and/or disposes of pesticides
    Requires: Use and disposal of pesticides is regulated by federal and state law
    See also:
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Universal Waste
  • Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)
    Applies to: Any facility that owns and/or operates electrical equipment containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in concentrations above a specified limit
    Requires: Equipment still in service must be inspected quarterly for leaks; out of service equipment cannot be sold, and cannot be stored for more than 30 days, but must be disposed of according to EPA regulations
    See also:
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Refrigeration Systems and HVAC
    Applies to: All transportation operations that own or service air conditioning and refrigeration equipment
    Requires: Maintenance of systems must be carried out according to rules designed to minimize the release of ozone depleting substances; rules include certification of technicians, and require corrective action in case of leaks
    See also:
  • Clean Air Act
  • Stormwater
    Applies to: All industrial facilities that discharge stormwater, including runoff from rooftops, parking lots, and other impervious areas.
    Requires: Facilities must either obtain a permit or submit a no exposure certification form.
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