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BIG NEWS! EPA Section 608 Changes For 2018

By |January 2nd, 2018|Industry Updates|Comments Off on BIG NEWS! EPA Section 608 Changes For 2018

EPA Section 608 changes for 2018!! Effective January 1, 2018 new regulations impacting the way refrigerants are handled and sold go into effect.

 

HFC and HFO refrigerants are now included in the sales restriction. These refrigerants may only be sold technicians certified under Section 608 and Section 609 of the Federal Clean Air Act. 

 

Employers must […]

EPA Update: Where the Industry Will Go From Here

By |October 17th, 2017|Business Management, Industry Updates|Comments Off on EPA Update: Where the Industry Will Go From Here

 EPA Refrigerant Management Program Update

Over the last month, a number of stories have appeared pertaining to the HFC court ruling. As a result, ESCO Institute has received large number of inquires as, to how this may impact the EPA’s efforts in modernizing the Section 608 program.

The following post will provide a little history and […]

Section 608 CFC Changes for 2018

By |September 29th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Section 608 CFC Changes for 2018

The EPA’s Updated Refrigerant Management Requirements

To view PDF document from the EPA,  608_fact_sheet_technicians_01

What Technicians Need to Know……..

What are the Section 608 regulations?
Section 608 of the Clean Air Act prohibits the knowing release of refrigerant during the maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of air-conditioning (AC) and refrigeration equipment. The EPA requires proper refrigerant management practices […]

HFC Litigation: NRDC, industry ask court rehear critical case on HFCs.

By |September 29th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on HFC Litigation: NRDC, industry ask court rehear critical case on HFCs.

For full story and surface temperature change by HFCs graphic,  https://www.nrdc.org/experts/david-doniger/nrdc-industry-ask-court-rehear-critical-case-hfcs 

NRDC and leading companies are asking the full federal appeals court in Washington today to rehear and reverse a divided panel’s August decision blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from cutting emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).

The case is called Mexichem Fluor v. EPA. You can read NRDC’s rehearing petition here.

HFCs […]