FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE04-32
York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and
Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC) Sponsor
Workshops Introducing High Volume Low Pressure Paint Spray
As part of an initiative to introduce Bronx businesses to forward
looking environmental and energy practices, DEP and BOEDC are providing
incentives to Bronx auto body shops to purchase “High Volume
Low Pressure” (HVLP) spray guns. The project is funded in
part by the Bronx Initiative for Energy and the Environment and
the Bronx Borough President.
Spray guns can contribute pollutants in the form of volatile organic
compounds (VOC) as well as particulate emissions. The HVLP spray
guns use approximately 25% less paint and emit close to 50% less
particulates than conventional spray guns. Using less paint per
car reduces costs for Bronx businesses. The program fully reimburses
costs for HVLP spray guns purchased by eligible auto body shops
when older and obsolete spray guns are turned in. HVLP or equivalent
technology will be mandatory in the operations of all New York
State auto body shops starting in January 2005.
The program is administered by DEP’s Environmental Economic
Development Assistance Unit (EEDAU). EEADAU is committed to fostering
the joint goals of economic development and environmental protection.
A workshop was held on Wednesday, June 2, 2004 and covered demonstration
of HVLP procedures. It was presented by Tri-Star Sales, Inc. for
Dan-Am Company and SATA Spray Equipment.
A second workshop will be held today, Monday, June 14, 2004 at
7 pm. DeVilbiss Automotive Refinishing will make the presentation
at Bruckner Bx Collision Experts at 517 Bruckner Blvd., Bronx,
Businesses that wish to participate in the program or to obtain
further information, please call the EEADU office of DEP at 718