Governing Law and Regulations
Disposal of refrigeration equipment: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Natural Resources (NR) 488
Definitions: NR 488.02
General requirements: NR 488.03
Registration: NR 488.04, NR 488.06, and NR 488.11
Transportation certification: NR 488.10, NR 488.06, and NR 488.11
Transportation to processors: NR 488.05 and NR 488.06
Refrigerant recovery equipment: NR 488.07
Training: NR 488.06, NR 488.08, NR 488.09, and NR 488.11
Mobile air conditioners: Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (ATCP) 136
Registration: ATCP 136.02 and ATCP 136.04
Technician training: ATCP 136.08
Buying and selling refrigerant: ATCP 136.10 and ATCP 136.14
Servicing mobile air conditioners: ATCP 136.16
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Air, Waste, and Remediation & Redevelopment Division (AWaRe)
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (ATCP)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Wisconsin follows the federal rules relating to the management of ozone-depleting substances. The state has instituted its own rules relating to the disposal of refrigeration equipment and the servicing of mobile air conditioners. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information on the federal requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. DNR's AWaRe is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's rules relating to the disposal of refrigeration equipment. ATCP is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's rules relating to mobile air conditioners.
DISPOSAL OF REFRIGERATION EQUIPMENT