Missouri Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Missouri 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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Polystyrene foam products: Missouri Revised Statutes 643.400

Regulatory Agencies

Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Environmental Quality Air Pollution Control Program

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7

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 Missouri, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. There is no state program for recycling CFCs. Follow the federal guidelines, and see the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

In addition, Missouri prohibits the sale or distribution of any polystyrene foam product manufactured with CFCs.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal CFC management requirements. Missouri's DNR administers and enforces the polystyrene products restriction.



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 ...

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