Colorado Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Colorado 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

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Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) management: 5 Code of Colorado Regulations (CCR) 1001-19 and Colorado Revised Statutes 25-7-105(11)

Stationary refrigeration equipment: 5 CCR 1001-19(I) and 5 CCR 1001-19(III)

Service facilities:

Air-conditioning and refrigeration service facilities: 5 CCR 1001-19(IV)

Motor vehicle air-conditioning service facilities: 5 CCR 1001-19(V)

Regulatory Agency

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Office of Environment Air Pollution Control Division (APCD)

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Colorado passed legislation requiring the state to develop regulations concerning CFCs and ozone-depleting chemicals (ODC). The state's rules are similar to the federal rules and include additional requirements for annual notification and fee reporting. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for guidance on the federal rules.

Administration and enforcement. APCD is responsible for administering and enforcing the state's CFC rules.

State Requirements


5 CCR 1001-19(I) and 5 CCR 1001-19(III)

For the purposes of ODC requirements, APCD defines a stationary appliance as any refrigeration and air conditioning equipment that contains and uses an ozone depleting compound refrigerant, which is not portable by nature or design or considered an integral part of a building or structure, has compressor(s) motors rated by the original equipment manufacturer at 100 horsepower or greater, and is not a refrigerated ...

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