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DMV launches campaign to combat unlicensed vehicle dismantling

DMV launches awareness campaign to combat unlicensed vehicle dismantling.

Posted: Nov. 27, 2017 12:54 PM

DMV launches awareness campaign to combat unlicensed vehicle dismantling.

In an effort to address unlicensed vehicle dismantling, the Department of Motor Vehicles in announcing a statewide campaign to inform the public of the health and safety risks posed by this activity.

Dismantling a vehicle without a license is against the law and can involve stripping down vehicles, selling used vehicle parts illegally, and dumping hazardous waste into the environment.

An estimated 1.2 million vehicles are disposed annually in California, and approximately 360,000 wind up in the hands of unlicensed and unregulated dismantlers.

The DMV Vehicle Dismantler Industry Strike Team is collaborating with representatives from the California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substance Control, State Water Resources Control Board, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Air Resources Board, and the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration to investigate the occurrences of unlicensed and unregulated vehicle dismantling.

DMV’s investigators will continue focusing on problem areas throughout the state by identifying and citing unlicensed vehicle dismantlers, as well as checking for compliance with state law and environmental regulations.

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