Changes to EPA’s Section 608 Impact HVAC/R Techs

The EPA has recently added new record-keeping requirements to their Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program, among other changes.

The requirements apply to any appliance containing 5-50 pounds of refrigerant.

According to Jeremy Arling, refrigerants team lead in the EPA’s stratospheric protection division, techs will need to keep accurate records of “the location, date of recovery, and type of refrigerant recovered for each disposed appliance; the quantity and type of refrigerant recovered from disposed appliances in each calendar month; and the quantity and type of refrigerant transferred for reclamation or destruction, the person to whom it was transferred, and the date of the transfer.”

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