HazMat Compliance Catalog

J.J. Keller and Associates Inc., Neenah, Wis., has published the “2001 HazMat Compliance Catalog.” The 76-page catalog features products dealing with areas of hazardous materials compliance such as training, marking, labeling and recordkeeping. New products include a “HazMat Transportation: What Drivers Need to Know” training kit; Keller-Soft for DOT HazMat Compliance software; and a “Hazard Communication for Employees” training kit. The free catalog is available by calling toll-free: (800) 327-6868, reference action code 01242.

Best Practices Guide

The Canadian Affairs Council of the National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR), Charlotte, N.C., has published “Canadian Best Practices in Post-Consumer PET Bottle Recycling,” which offers analysis of how post-consumer PET containers are collected, sorted and marketed in Canada. The analysis, produced by consultant David Hurd, Brooklyn, N.Y., covers subject areas such as contamination, sorting, baling and granulation vs. baling. Copies of the document are available upon request from NAPCOR. Phone: (704) 423-9400.

RCRA Guide

The Lead Industries Association (LIA), Sparta, N.J., has announced the availability of its “2001 Guide to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act” (RCRA). The 22-page guide contains a discussion of federal hazardous waste laws and regulations with an emphasis on provisions governing the identification, handling, recycling and disposal of scrap material that contains lead. The guide includes discussions on selected provisions of the law, a summary of hazardous waste regulations, hazardous waste notification requirements, generator requirements, transporter requirements, hazardous waste permitting programs; standards for materials being recycled/reused and land disposal restrictions. Call LIA for a free directory. Phone: (973) 726-05323. Fax: (973) 726-4484. E-mail at [email protected].

Source Reduction/Materials Book

“Materials Matter,” by Ken Geiser, discusses using fewer materials and eliminating the use of many toxic chemicals by focusing directly on material, or chemical, use when products are designed. The book offers tips on how manufacturers can save money by increasing the effectiveness of material use and reducing the use of toxic chemicals. Geiser is an associate professor in the Department of Work Environment, director of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute and director of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts, (UMASS) Lowell. For more information, contact The MIT Press toll-free at (800) 356-034, or by e-mail at [email protected].

Environmental Services Directory

Environmental Information Ltd., Minneapolis, has published the “EI Environmental Services Directory,” now available online. It includes consultants, laboratories, spill response firms, remediation firms and municipal solid waste (MSW) facilities. The directory can be found at Users also can buy the printed version by contacting EI, 7301 Ohms Lane, Suite 460, Minneapolis, Minn. 55439. Phone: (952) 831-2473. Fax: (952) 831-6550. E-mail: [email protected].

Trucking Terms Guidelines

The Used Truck Association (UTA), Indianapolis, has published “UTA Trade Terms & Conditions,” a set of guidelines on industry standards for buying and selling used trucks. The book includes information on mechanical and electronic engines, drivetrains, brakes, tires, frames, cabs, sleepers and bodies. It also includes de-identification, safety inspections and fleet trade information. It outlines a step-by-step approach on how to the used truck appraisal process should be handled, including the necessary paperwork and documents. For a free copy of “UTA Trade Terms & Conditions,” visit the UTA's website at

Tire Retread Buyers' Guide

The Tire Retread Information Bureau (TRIB) has published the latest version of its “Retread Buyers Guide.” The guide contains the names of retreaders throughout the United States, Canada and other countries. Each listing includes a complete address, telephone number and the type of tire retreaded by the dealer. Listings for U.S. tire retreaders also indicate whether the retreader is authorized to sell its tires to federal and state agencies through the CTQP/CATL program. The “Buyers Guide” can be viewed on TRIB's website at To receive a printed copy, contact TRIB, 900 Weldon Grove, Pacific Grove, Calif. 93950. Phone toll-free: (888) 473-8732. E-mail: [email protected].

Small Business Manual

The Minneapolis-based American Institute of Small Business has published “Business Plan Example,” a model plan for small business owners. The manual includes an executive summary, mission statement, marketing plan, advertising and public relations plan, production plan, funding sources, future products, financial analysis, competitive strengths and weaknesses, key employees, and advisors. It also includes profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow spreadsheets. To order a free preview copy, contact the American Institute for Small Business, 7515 Wayzata Boulevard, Minneapolis, Minn. 55426. Phone toll-free: (800) 328-2906. E-mail: [email protected]. The manual costs $29.95.

Demolition Myths Uncovered

The National Association of Demolition Contractors (NADC), Doylestown, Pa., has published “10 Common Misconceptions About the Demolition Industry.” Common misconceptions covered include the ideas that demolition contractors overcrowd landfills and destroy many structures that should be saved. The free 16-page booklet is available from the NADC, 16 North Franklin Street, Doylestown, Pa. 18901. Phone toll-free: (800) 541-2412. Fax: (215) 348-8422. E-mail: [email protected].