Oregon Air - Ozone Depleting Substances: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI), 40 CFR 82, and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR) 340-260-0040

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Recycling of air-conditioning coolant: OAR 340-260-0030

Regulatory Agencies

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division

Lane Regional Air Protection Agency

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Oregon DEQ and the Lane Regional Air Protection Agency have adopted by reference the federal rules relating to the management of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances. In addition, both agencies have established regulations requiring the recovery and recycling of ozone-depleting coolants from automobile air conditioners. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air Quality Division administers and enforces the CFC requirements in Oregon. Lane Regional Air Protection Agency administers CFC requirements within its jurisdiction.

State Requirements


OAR 340-260-0030

Anyone in the business of installing, servicing, repairing, or disposing of automobile air conditioners must recover and recycle all ozone-depleting coolants.

Recycling Equipment

Only recovery and recycling equipment that is certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) as meeting the requirements and specifications of UL1963 and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standards, J1990 and J1991, may be used to recover and recycle ozone-depleting coolants from automobile air conditioning ...

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