Governing Law and Regulations
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6
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 Texas, 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. However, the Texas regulations governing municipal solid waste specifically state that refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and any other items containing the CFCs must be handled in accordance with federal requirements under 40 CFR 82.156. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and EPA administer and enforce the CFC management rules.
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 ... |