Massachusetts Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Massachusetts 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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Consumer products: 310 Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) 7.25(12)(c)(14)

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 1

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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 Massachusetts, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. In addition, Massachusetts has established regulations banning the presence of certain ozone-depleting compounds in consumer products. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal requirements for ozone-depleting substances in Massachusetts. DEP administers and enforces the state ban on certain ozone-depleting substances in consumer products.

State Requirements


310 CMR 7.25(12)(c)(14)

No person may sell, supply, or manufacture for use in Massachusetts any consumer product that contains any of the following ozone-depleting compounds in quantities greater than 0.01 percent by weight of the product:

  • CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane)
  • CFC-12 (dichlorodifluoromethane)
  • CFC-113 (1,1,1-trichloro-2,2,2-trifluoroethane)
  • CFC-114 (1-chloro-1,1-difluoro-2-chloro-2,2-difluoroethane)
  • CFC-115 (chloropentafluoroethane)
  • Halon 1211 (bromochlorodifluoromethane)
  • Halon 1301 (bromotrifluoromethane)
  • Halon 2402 ...

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