Alabama Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Alabama Refrigerants/ODS: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI) and 40 CFR 82

Regulatory Agency
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4

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 relating to chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) management are effective in Alabama, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. There is no state program for the recycling of CFCs. Follow the federal guidelines, and see the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the CFC management requirements.



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 information.

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