Governing Law and Regulations
Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI) and 40 CFR 82
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) management: Minnesota Statutes Annotated (MSA) 116.70 to 116.735
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 5
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 relating to chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) management are effective in Minnesota. The state law prohibits the release of CFCs and requires that CFCs be recovered from certain operations and managed in a manner to prevent their release. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. MPCA and EPA administer and enforce the CFC management requirements.
MINNESOTA CFC MANAGEMENT
MSA 116.70 to 116.735
No one may knowingly vent or otherwise release any CFC used as a refrigerant into the environment. In addition, Minnesota also prohibits the purchase, sale, manufacturing, or distribution of CFC-processed packaging.
Recovery, Recycling, and Disposal
Similar to the federal rules, Minnesota requires that CFCs be recovered during the following operations and either recycled or properly disposed:
- Automobile salvaging
- Servicing, recycling, or processing scrap refrigerators, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, under-the-counter ice makers, vending machines, drinking water coolers, chillers, commercial refrigeration equipment, industrial process refrigeration equipment, or freezers
- Mobile air conditioning equipment
The removal or recapture ...