Virginia Refrigerants/ODS regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Virginia 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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Prohibited materials: Virginia Code Annotated (VCA) 10.1-1424.1

Regulatory Agencies

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3

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 Virginia, although the state has not incorporated the rules into its own regulations. There are no state regulations pertaining to the management of ozone-depleting substances, but Virginia has a statute prohibiting the use of CFCs as a blowing or expansion agent in packaging material. See the national section CFC MANAGEMENT for more information.

Administration and enforcement. EPA administers and enforces the federal CFC requirements in Virginia. DEQ enforces the prohibition on packaging material manufactured with CFCs.

State Requirements


VCA 10.1-1424.1

Virginia specifically prohibits the sale of any packaging material that uses CFCs as a blowing agent or expansion agent.



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 ...

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