5. THE AUTO BODY SECTOR
This Section of the Report Covers:
Common Auto Body Sector Definition
Common Auto Body Performance Indicators
Determining a Reasonable Sample Size for Drawing Statistical Conclusions about
the Auto Body Group Sample Size Needed to Benchmark an Individual State’s Sector Performance
Sample Size Needed to Compare Performance Levels between States
Universe Identification and Random Sample
Auto Body Sector Conclusion
Work on the auto body sector was completed through Phase 3 – applying the statistical and data quality assurance procedures to sample selection and data collection. The Project Management Team did not collect and/or analyze field observation data for the auto body group. As noted previously, the States Common Measures Project grant commitment was to complete measurement on at least one group and the states decided to measure the performance of Small Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste (SQG). In addition, the project states decided that to the extent that there was sufficient time during the grant period and a state had the capacity to take on an additional measurement project, project states could choose to work on the auto body sector as well. New York and Washington State completed a portion of their planned auto body inspections.
5.1 COMMON DEFINITION FOR THE AUTO BODY SECTOR
On October 23, 2007, a workshop was held for project states to review and finalize the definition of the auto body group and to develop performance indicators to measure the group. As a result of the meeting, the auto body sector was defined as any commercial or academic motor vehicle operation involving collision repair, vehicle painting, paint stripping or sanding, body work, antique restoration, or student training on any on these areas, where the work is performed inside a building or structure.
The States Common Measures Project Final Report