COMMERCIAL AND OTHER REFRIGERATION AND AC
The Section 608 Refrigerant Recycling Rule was established to maximize
the recovery and recycling of refrigerants during the servicing
and disposal of stationary air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
This site contains fact sheets/brochures to help one understand
and comply with this rule.
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a Residential A/C System or Heat Pump - This fact sheet provides
information about the future availability of HCFC-22, and assists
consumers in deciding what to consider when purchasing a new air
conditioner or heat pump. HCFC-22, an ozone-depleting substance,
has been the refrigerant of choice for residential heating and cooling
systems for more than 40 years.
Links to Other Relevant
you will find copies of the regulations under Section
608 of the Clean Air Act and brochures/
fact sheets to help you comply with these regulations.
was developed to assist those involved in the servicing and
disposal of stationary air conditioning and refrigeration
equipment determine their federal regulatory compliance status.
If one voluntarily discloses any violations found through
the use of this checklist to us, EPA may eliminate or substantially
reduce the penalties associated with these violations under
Here is information about major
issued against those who service and dispose of industrial
process refrigeration. No information is presented here about
ongoing investigations. However, if you are currently involved
in an investigation, you may reduce your penalty by agreeing
to perform a supplemental
In 1994, EPA established the
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program to review
alternatives to ozone-depleting substances like CFC-12 in
regards to their ozone-depleting, global warming, flammability
and toxicity characteristics. Under this program, EPA has
determined that several refrigerants are acceptable for use
for ozone depleting refrigerants in air conditioning and refrigeration
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