Governing Law and Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3
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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 chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in Pennsylvania, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. There are no state regulations pertaining to the management of ozone-depleting substances. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the CFC management requirements.
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 ...