Governing Law and Regulations
California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Local Air Districts
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 9
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The federal rules for the management of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in California, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. The state has implemented specific regulations addressing CFC refrigerants in motor vehicles and CFCs used in consumer products, and several local air districts have established their own ozone-depleting substance regulations. In addition, the state's regulation of greenhouse gases (GHGs) has resulted in additional refrigerant regulations. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT and the state section GHG MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal ozone-depleting substance management requirements in California. Cal/EPA administers and enforces the state requirements through the local air districts, and the local air districts administer and enforce the local requirements applicable within their ...