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Industrial Process Refrigeration

Under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, EPA has developed regulations to reduce the emissions of environmentally harmful refrigerants into the environment during the servicing and disposal of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment to the "lowest achievable level". This site contains information to help one understand and comply with these regulations as they relate to the servicing and disposal of industrial process refrigeration equipment.

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EPA BAKERY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM - This innovative program will allow Baking Companies the opportunity to voluntarily audit their facilities for compliance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act in exchange for reduced penalties. EPA Press

Air Liquide Agrees to Settlement with U.S. Resolving Environmental Violations in 18 States On June 21, 2001, the Department of Justice and EPA announced a groundbreaking Clean Air Act settlement with Air Liquide America Corporation to convert their industrial process refrigeration systems that now use ozone-depleting refrigerants with environmentally friendly alternatives in 22 different facilities across the U.S.

Links to Other Relevant Sites

Link to the Air Conditioning Contractors of America Website
Air Conditioning Contractors of America
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Link to the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute

Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute
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Link to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Website

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers
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Link to the International Insitute of Refrigeration Website
International Institute of Refrigeration
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Link to the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society Website
Refrigeration Service Engineers Society
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EPA Requirements

Here 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.
 

Self Assessment Checklist

Free PDF reader available This checklist was developed to assist those involved in servicing and disposal of industrial process refrigeration equipment determine their federal regulatory compliance status. If one voluntarily discloses any violations found through the use of these checklists to us, EPA may eliminate or substantially reduce the penalties associated with these violations under our Voluntary Self-Disclosure Policies.

 

Enforcement Actions

If you are currently involved in an investigation, you may reduce your penalty by agreeing to perform a supplemental environmental project.
 

Alternative Refrigerants

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 as replacements for ozone depleting refrigerants in air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Compliance Assistance Hotline
  (212) 637-4050

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