Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Refrigerants/ODS: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Protection of stratospheric ozone: Clean Air Act (CAA) Title VI and 40 CFR 82

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Ozone-depleting substances (ODSs):

Class I ODSs: 40 CFR 82.3 and 40 CFR 82, Appendix A

Class II ODSs: 40 CFR 82.3 and 40 CFR 82, Appendix B

Refrigerant management:

Definitions: 40 CFR 82.152

Refrigerant Venting: 40 CFR 82.154(a)

Refrigerant Leaks Before January 1, 2019: 40 CFR 82.156(i) and 40 CFR 82.166

Refrigerant Leaks On and After January 1, 2019: 40 CFR 82.157

Certified Technicians: 40 CFR 82.161

End-of-Life Options: 40 CFR 82.155 and 40 CFR 82.156

Recycling and Recovery Equipment: 40 CFR 82.158

Certified Reclaimers: 40 CFR 82.164

Sales Restrictions: 40 CFR 82.154(c) to 40 CFR 82.154(e)

Motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs): 40 CFR 82.30 to 82.42 and 40 CFR 82.154

ODS phaseout:

Phaseout of Class I substances: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.24

Phaseout of Class II substances: 40 CFR 82.1 to 82.24 and 40 CFR 82.300 to 82.306

Methyl bromide: 40 CFR 82.4 and 40 CFR 82.13

Halons: 40 CFR 82.250 to 82.270

Exports: 40 CFR 82.11, 40 CFR 82.15, 40 CFR 82.18, and 40 CFR 82.20

Imports: 40 CFR 82.15 and 40 CFR 82.24

Nonessential product bans: 40 CFR 82.60 to 82.70

ODS alternatives:

Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP): 40 CFR 82.170 to 82.184

Labeling: 40 CFR 82.100 to 82.124

Penalties: 42 USC 7413

Hazardous waste: 40 CFR 261.4(b)(12) and 40 CFR 261.33

Used oil: 40 CFR 279

Regulatory Agency

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Air and Radiation Office of Atmospheric Programs Stratospheric Protection Division

Ozone-Depleting Substances Overview

WHY IS ODS MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT?

Ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) break down the stratospheric ozone layer through the reaction of chlorine and bromine with ozone. Sources of chlorine and bromine ...


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Governing Law and Regulations
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Ozone-Depleting Substances Overview
ODS
Refrigerant Management
ODS Phaseout
ODS Alternatives
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