Florida Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Florida Refrigerants/ODS: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Stratospheric ozone protection: 42 USC 7671 to 7671q (Clean Air Act, Title VI), 40 CFR 82, and Florida Administrative Code (FAC) 62-204.800

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

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Division of Air Resource Management

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 chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons, and other ozone-depleting substances are effective in Florida. Florida has adopted and incorporated by reference some of the federal regulations for stratospheric ozone protection but has not updated that incorporation by reference since 2001. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEP's Division of Air Resource Management and EPA administer and enforce all CFC management requirements in Florida.



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 ...

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