EPA posts document outlining requirements for mobile air conditioning

March 7, 2013
Clean Air Act requires EPA to establish requirements to prevent the release of refrigerants.

The  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has posted a document on its website that explains its requirements for motor vehicle air conditioning. The document, titled Section 609 of the Clean Air Act: Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC), explains the impact of mobile air conditioning units on the environment and provides a chart summarzing the regulatroy requirements under section 609. 

Section 609 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to establish requirements to prevent the release of refrigerants during the servicing of MVACs and MVAC-like appliances and to require recycling of used refrigerants

The requirments include technician training and certification, sales restrictions, record keeping requirements, safe disposal requirements, equipment certification requirements, and approved equipment requirements.

To access the document, click here

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