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EPA to Host Webinar on Refrigerant Management Requirements
November 2, 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has scheduled a webinar related to its final rule on the Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Update to the Refrigerant Management Requirements under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. Unfortunately, the webinar is already at maximum capacity. Those interested in being added to the wait list or mailing list for a future webinar should contact Sara Kemme with EPA (202-566-0511 or Kemme.Sara@epa.gov). The final rule amends the safe handling requirements under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act and extends the regulations to non-ozone depleting substitutes such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). This action lowers the leak rate at which large air conditioning and refrigeration appliances must be repaired and incorporates industry best practices such as verifying repairs and conducting regular inspections to check for leaky equipment. This webinar is intended to assisted stakeholders with the revised regulatory requirements and compliance dates. More information on the final rule, including the prepublication text and fact sheets for supermarkets and property and facility managers, refrigerant distributors, small appliance recyclers, reclaimers, and technicians can be found here.


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