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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 […]

Recovery or Evacuation? More EPA Updates

By |November 8th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on Recovery or Evacuation? More EPA Updates

RECOVERY or EVACUATION?
When a technician removes refrigerant from a system, is he or she evacuating the system or recovering the refrigerant?

A couple of the definitions for Evacuate are; to remove the contents of or to create a vacuum in.

In the HVACR world, we normally referred to evacuate as the process to remove non-condensable and moisture from a system by […]

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 […]

A Glimpse into the New EPA Rules

By |October 17th, 2017|Industry Updates|Comments Off on A Glimpse into the New EPA Rules

Many questions have been going around about the new rules for Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. As a retired instructor given the opportunity to chair the committee to redo the exam questions, I think the changes made are an improvement to the test bank of questions. We tried to get rid of questions requiring […]

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 […]