Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
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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 Montana. The state has not developed its own regulations related to the recycling of CFCs. Follow the federal guidelines, and refer to the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal CFC requirements in Montana.
REFRIGERANT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
Sources that contain regulated refrigerants in quantities above the threshold for regulation should implement a refrigerant management program. The following is a brief checklist to assist with the development and implementation of such a management plan:
|□ ||Has the company/institution adopted a refrigerant management program? |
|□ ||Does the company/institution have refrigerant capture/recycling equipment in use on-site? |
|□ ||Is the refrigerant capture/recycling equipment properly registered? |
|□ ||Are the employees using refrigerant capture/recycling equipment properly trained and certified? |
|□ ||How are chiller repairs and refrigerant leaks handled at the company/institution? |
|□ ||What is the company's/institution's primary choice for CFC replacement in cooling equipment? |
See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.