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Green Station and Pollution Prevention (P2) Model Shop Program

For more information, please call: (916) 322-3670

Pollution Prevention Model Shop- The Vehicle Service and Repair (VSR) program is for fleets (government, private, or commercial fleets) and Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) licensed shops.

Green Station- The Green Station Program is for Auto Body & Paint Shops and VSR Shops which are licensed and referred to DTSC by the BAR.

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Go "Green," Create Profits!
Become a Model Pollution Prevention Shop

Take Advantage of . . .

Recognition by the State of California for Model Pollution Prevention Auto Repair Shops. Increase profits and reduce operating costs.

  • FREE - Technical Training: workbook and six separate 7 to 15 Minute "technician friendly" video segments.
  • Reduce your employees' exposure to hazardous chemicals.
  • Increase your ability to comply with environmental regulation by reducing the amounts of hazardous materials you handle and hazardous waste you generate.
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DTSC"s Green Station and Pollution Prevention Model Shop Programs are good for business and good for the environment. They offer Training and Recognition for automotive repair shops which implement pollution prevention measures to eliminate or reduce waste generation. The Green Station and Model Shop Logos are approved to be included in your marketing, point of purchase, advertising and other promotional programs. Current participants have reported a host of benefits including increased compliance with environmental regulations, reduced operating costs, improved employee health and safety, and increased employee moral.

Lower Costs + Less Waste + Better Compliance = Good Business

Green business offers substantial public relations marketing potential because of the public's increasing demand for environmentally friendly auto repair shops. We have designed a recognition program specifically for the vehicle repair industry. It is easy to implement, cost effective and can save you money. Through this program you will be able to identify possible sources of pollution and choose alternatives for your shop that can reduce hazardous waste and the associated management and disposal costs.

Become a Green Station or a P2 Model Shop and Benefit From...

Recognition Participating in the our Green Sation & Model Shop Program offers automotive repair shops an opportunity to take advantage of the substantial public relations marketing potential of the public's increasing demand for green auto repair shops. A Green Station or pollution prevention Model Shop certificate with Logo signifying recognition by the State is awarded to each automotive repair shop that has implemented DTSC's pollution prevention training to a threshold of 100 points. The Green Station or Model Shop Logo is approved to be included in marketing, point of purchase, advertising and other promotional programs. Receive a special logo to identify you as a Green Station or P2 Model shop recognized by the State of California for your exceptional efforts to reduce hazardous waste, water and air emissions. Use the logo in marketing and promotional advertisements to show customers and neighbors that you are committed to following clean shop practices.

Technical Training Call the toll free 800 telephone number listed below to receive a self-guided "technician friendly" video and training workbook. Each includes six training modules, the video segments are 7 to 15 minutes long, which can be shown at your regularly scheduled safety meetings. Technicians will learn methods to prevent pollution, reduce operating costs, and increase environmental compliance.

Training Assistance and On-site Technical Support Our toll free 800-700-5854 telephone number is available for you to speak directly with technical staff regarding program implementation, training or environmental issues.

Follow These 4 Easy Steps:
  • Do a shop assessment, make needed changes.
  • Implement required pollution prevention opportunities.
  • Provide Pollution Prevention training for shop employees.
  • Score at least 100 points on the Model Shop Pollution Prevention Checklist or at least 125 points on Auto Body & Paint Checklist.

Green Stations and VSR Model Shops need to submit annual re-certification audit information to document that they still meet the minimum requirements as a Green Station or VSR Model Shop. For recertification, complete and submit the Summarize Your Environmental Benefits form, along with a copy of your most recent CUPA inspection report (your CUPA will usually be your local Environmental Health agency or local Fire Department) to re-certify your shop.

2011 Currently Certified Green Stations and Pollution Prevention Model Shops


Company Name


Date Certified

City of Oxnard Fleet Services - Del Norte Blvd Oxnard

April 2011

City of Oxnard Fleet Services - Pacific Avenue


 July 2010

Don Vales' Autobody Clovis

April 2011

Pro Auto Fresno

April 2011

Granite Construction - Bay Area Shop

Santa Clara

February 2011

Granite Construction - Monterey Bay Area Shop


February 2011

Granite Construciton - Bishop Five Bridges Shop


February 2011

Keith's Service Center


February 2011

Ventura County GSA Fleet Services - East Valley Substation

Thousand Oaks

February 2011

Ventura County GSA Fleet Services - Government Center Garage


February 2011

Waste Management - Grass Valley

Grass Valley

February 2011

Volz Brothers Automotive

Grass Valley

January 2011


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