Air - Ozone Depleting Substances: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Protection of stratospheric ozone: Clean Air Act (CAA) Title VI and 40 CFR 82

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Ozone-depleting substances (ODSs):

Class I ODSs: 40 CFR 82.3 and 40 CFR 82, Appendix A

Class II ODSs: 40 CFR 82.3 and 40 CFR 82, Appendix B

Refrigerant management:

Refrigerant handling and recovery: 40 CFR 82.150 to 82.166

Motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs): 40 CFR 82.30 to 82.42

ODS phaseout:

Phaseout of Class I substances: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.24

Phaseout of Class II substances: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.24 and 40 CFR 82.300 to 82.306

Methyl bromide: 40 CFR 82.4 and 40 CFR 82.13

Halons: 40 CFR 82.250 to 82.270

Exports: 40 CFR 82.11, 40 CFR 82.15, 40 CFR 82.18, and 40 CFR 82.20

Imports: 40 CFR 82.15 and 40 CFR 82.24

Nonessential product bans: 40 CFR 82.60 to 82.70

ODS alternatives:

Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP): 40 CFR 82.170 to 82.184

Labeling: 40 CFR 82.100 to 82.124

Penalties: 42 USC 7413

Hazardous waste: 40 CFR 261.4(b)(12) and 40 CFR 261.33

Used oil: 40 CFR 279

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation Office of Atmospheric Programs Stratospheric Protection Division

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

CFC Management Overview


Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) management encompasses the regulation of all ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) that break down the stratospheric ozone layer through the reaction of chlorine and bromine with ozone. Sources of chlorine and bromine are both natural and man-made. Man-made sources include:

  • CFCs,
  • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs),
  • Carbon tetrachloride,
  • Methyl bromide,
  • Methyl chloroform, and
  • Halons.

These chemicals are very stable in the lower atmosphere and do not break down, nor are they soluble ...

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