REFRIGERANT COMPLIANCE MANAGEMENT

CUSTOMIZED ENVIRONMENTAL TRAINING

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OBJECTIVES
 Discuss Industrial Process Refrigeration.  Discuss the Requirements of the Refrigerant Recycling Rule.  Discuss How to Determine Full Charge of A System.

 Discuss How to Calculate Leak Rate.
 Discuss When to Make Leak Repairs.  Discuss the Requirements for Retrofit and Retirement.  Discuss the Requirements for Oil Changes.  Discuss Disposal Requirements.  Discuss Reports and Recordkeeping.  Discuss Use of Contractors.
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 Be Familiar With How to Determine Full Charge of A System.  Understand Disposal Requirements.  Be Familiar With Required Reports and Recordkeeping.GOALS  Understand Industrial Process Refrigeration.  Understand the Requirements for Retrofit and Retirement.  Understand How to Calculate Leak Rate. Refrigerant Compliance Management 4 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .  Understand When to Make Leak Repairs.  Understand the Requirements of the Refrigerant Recycling Rule.  Understand the Requirements for Oil Changes.

 The United States and over 150 other countries signed the Montreal Protocol that pledges the phasing out of ODS by the end of 1995. Refrigerant Compliance Management 5 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .  EPA is authorized to assess fines of up to $27.BACKGROUND  Ozone depleting substances (ODS) are found in certain refrigerants manufactured before 1995.500 per day for any violation of ODS regulations.

LEARNERS  Supervisors  Facility Engineers  Maintenance Personnel  Department Managers  Building Occupants  Process Specialists  Environmental and Safety Committees Refrigerant Compliance Management 6 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

Refrigerant Compliance Management 7 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . maintenance personnel and building occupants.OVERVIEW The goal of this course is to provide supervisors with the tools needed to stay in compliance with the Clean Air Act Amendments relevant to industrial process refrigeration systems. It recommends practical. The course will help you to integrate good industrial process refrigeration management activities into your existing organization and identify which of your staff have the necessary skills to carry out those activities. actions that can be carried out by facility management.

Where this expertise is needed. These specialties required training beyond the intended scope of this course. such as how to perform a leak test using an ultrasonic leak detector. Refrigerant Compliance Management 8 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . outside assistance should be solicited.WHAT THIS COURSE DOES NOT DO The course is not intended to provide information on the requirements for other types of refrigeration equipment or how to do everything required or permitted by the Clean Air Amendments.

is generally directed toward eliminating the threat posed to the earth’s protective stratospheric (or high-level) ozone layer by certain ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) Refrigerant Compliance Management 9 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . entitled Stratospheric Ozone Protection.CLEAN AIR ACT AMENDMENTS (CAAA)  Title VI.

FEDERAL REGULATIONS Pertinent Regulations:  40 CFR Part 82. Subpart F Refrigerant Compliance Management 10 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

and reclaimers  Restrict the sale of refrigerant to certified technicians  Require persons servicing or disposing of airconditioning and refrigeration equipment to certify to EPA that they have acquired recycling or recovery equipment and are complying with the requirements of the rule Refrigerant Compliance Management 11 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . technicians.REQUIREMENTS  Require service practices that maximize recycling of ozone-depleting compounds (both chlorofluorocarbons [CFCs] and hydrochlorofluorocarbons [HCFCs] and their blends) during the servicing and disposal of airconditioning and refrigeration equipment  Set certification requirements for recycling and recovery equipment.

home refrigerators. and room air conditioners) Refrigerant Compliance Management 12 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .g.REQUIREMENTS  Require the repair of substantial leaks in airconditioning and refrigeration equipment with a charge of greater than 50 pounds  Establish safe disposal requirements to ensure removal of refrigerants from goods that enter the waste stream with the charge intact (e.. motor vehicle air conditioners.

appliances used directly in the generation of electricity.APPLICABILITY  Industrial process refrigeration used in the chemical. petrochemical. pharmaceutical. and ice rinks  The refrigerant recycling rule applies to systems that contain and use a class I or class II substance as a refrigerant: •Class I refrigerants are mostly chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerants or any mixture containing a CFC •Class II refrigerants are hydrochloro-fluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants or any mixture containing an HCFC Refrigerant Compliance Management 13 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . and manufacturing industries  This sector also includes industrial ice machines.

APPLICABILITY Applicability Triggers  The leak repair requirements of this regulation are triggered when an owner or operator of an industrial process refrigeration system discovers that refrigerant is leaking at a rate that would exceed 35 percent of the total charge in a 12-month period Refrigerant Compliance Management 14 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

APPLICABILITY Trigger Rates For all systems that have a refrigerant charge of more than 50 pounds: SYSTEM Commercial refrigeration Industrial process refrigeration Comfort cooling All other refrigeration RATE 35% 35% 15% 15% Refrigerant Compliance Management 15 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

APPLICABILITY EXEMPTIONS OR EXCLUSIONS  Leak repair provisions of this regulation do NOT affect systems normally containing 50 pounds or less of refrigerant Refrigerant Compliance Management 16 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

"De minimis" quantities of refrigerant released in the course of making good faith attempts to recapture and recycle or safely dispose of refrigerant 2. Refrigerants emitted in the course of normal operation of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment such as from mechanical purging and leaks Refrigerant Compliance Management 17 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .PROHIBITION ON VENTING  Section 608 of the Act prohibits individuals from knowingly venting ozone-depleting compounds used as refrigerants into the atmosphere  Only four types of releases are permitted under the prohibition: 1.

PROHIBITION ON VENTING 3. Releases of CFCs or HCFCs that are not used as refrigerants 4. Small releases of refrigerant that result from purging hoses or from connecting or disconnecting hoses to charge or service appliances will not be considered violations of the prohibition on venting Refrigerant Compliance Management 18 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

however. Refrigerant Compliance Management 19 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . that refrigerant must be reclaimed  Refrigerant used in MVACs and MVAC-like appliances is subject to the purity requirements of the MVAC regulations at 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart B  EPA updates the list of reclaimers as new companies are added.RECLAMATION REQUIREMENT  EPA has also established that refrigerant recovered and/or recycled can be returned to the same system or other systems owned by the same person without restriction If refrigerant changes ownership.

EQUIPMENT CERTIFICATION  EPA has established a certification program for recovery and recycling equipment  EPA has approved both the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to certify recycling and recovery equipment  Certified equipment can be identified by a label reading: "This equipment has been certified by ARI/UL to meet EPA's minimum requirements for recycling and/ or recovery equipment intended for use with [appropriate category of appliance--e. all high-pressure appliances. HCFC appliances containing less than 200 pounds of refrigerant.g. etc.]" Refrigerant Compliance Management 20 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .. small appliances.

Refrigerant Compliance Management 21 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . or disposal that could be reasonably expected to release refrigerants into the atmosphere The definition of "technician" specifically includes certain activities as follows:  attaching and detaching hoses and gauges to and from the appliance to measure pressure within the appliance. repair.  adding refrigerant to or removing refrigerant from the appliance  any other activity that violates the integrity of the MVAC-like appliances. service.TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION EPA has established a technician certification program for persons ("technicians") who perform maintenance. and small appliances.

For servicing or disposing of high. For servicing small appliances (Type I). For servicing all types of equipment (Universal). except small appliances and MVACs (Type II). For servicing or disposing of low-pressure appliances (Type III) 4.TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATION  Apprentices are exempt from certification requirements provided the apprentice is closely and continually supervised by a certified technician  The Agency has developed four types of certification: 1. 3. 2.or very highpressure appliances.  Technicians are required to pass an EPA-approved test given by an EPA-approved certifying organization Refrigerant Compliance Management 22 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

1994. the sale of refrigerant in any size container is restricted to technicians certified either under the program described previously in Technician Certification or under EPA's motor vehicle air conditioning regulations  The sales restriction covers refrigerant contained in bulk containers and pre-charged parts  The restriction excludes refrigerant contained in refrigerators or air conditioners with fully assembled refrigerant circuits Refrigerant Compliance Management 23 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .REFRIGERANT SALES RESTRICTIONS  Effective November 14.

CERTIFICATION Certification by Owners of Recycling and Recovery Equipment  EPA requires that persons servicing or disposing of air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment certify to the appropriate EPA Regional Office that they have acquired recovery or recycling equipment and that they are complying with the applicable requirements of this rule  This certification must be signed by the owner of the equipment or another responsible officer and sent to the appropriate EPA Regional Office Refrigerant Compliance Management 24 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

RECLAIMER CERTIFICATION  Reclaimers are required to return refrigerant to the purity level specified in ARI Standard 700-1993  Reclaimers must release no more than 1.5 percent of the refrigerant during the reclamation process and must dispose of wastes properly  Reclaimers must certify to the Section 608 Recycling Program Manager at EPA headquarters that they are complying with these requirements and that the information given is true and correct  EPA encourages reclaimers to participate in a voluntary third-party reclaimer certification program operated by the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI)  EPA maintains a list of approved reclaimers Refrigerant Compliance Management 25 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

To calculate the leak rate for a system. you need to know the full charge Refrigerant Compliance Management 26 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .FULL CHARGE  The full charge is the amount of refrigerant necessary for an industrial process refrigeration system to operate at normal operating characteristics and conditions  There are two reasons why you need to know how much refrigerant is in the full charge for a system: 1. The leak repair requirements of this law do not apply to any system whose full charge is 50 pounds or less of refrigerant in any independent refrigerant circuit 2.

Establish range 5. Measure the refrigerant 2. Use the manufacturer's information 4. Calculate the weight of the refrigerant charge in the system 3. you must use one of the following five methods: 1.FULL CHARGE To determine the full charge. Use a combination of 1-4 Refrigerant Compliance Management 27 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

you are required to do one of the following: a. or c. If the leak rate is higher than the trigger rate. you should promptly calculate the leak rate. Repair leaks. Refrigerant Compliance Management 28 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK RATE Each time you add refrigerant to a system normally containing 50 pounds or more of refrigerant. Retire the system from service. b. Retrofit the system.

#lbs refrigerant added #lbs refrigerant in normal full charge 2. #days since refrigerant last added 365 days Refrigerant Compliance Management 29 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK RATE Four Steps to Calculating a Leak Rate 1.

4.LEAK RATE Calculating a Leak Rate continued 3. Refrigerant Compliance Management 30 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . Multiply the number you determined in step 3 by 100 (to calculate a percentage). Take the number you determined in step 1 and divide it by the number you determined in step 2.

the law imposes strict deadlines for repairing the leaks or retrofitting or retiring the system  For example. if you wait three days to determine the leak rate.LEAK RATE Timing  After refrigerant is added. there will be three less days available to solve the problem Refrigerant Compliance Management 31 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . you should calculate the leak rate as soon as you can  If the system is leaking above the trigger rate.

and reporting requirements Refrigerant Compliance Management 32 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK RATE Purged Refrigerant  In calculating the leak rate. recordkeeping. you may exclude purged refrigerant that is destroyed  A destruction efficiency of at least 98 percent is required  There are monitoring.

2. and 3. The date and type of service. The date when the refrigerant was added  It may be required and is always advisable to keep records of the full charge and leak rate Refrigerant Compliance Management 33 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK RATE Recordkeeping/Reporting Keep records that show: 1. How much refrigerant was added.

leak repairs are required within 30 days of discovery  Repairs must bring the annual leak rate below the trigger rate  Leak repairs are not required if you retrofit or retire the system Refrigerant Compliance Management 34 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK REPAIR  If a system is leaking above the trigger rate.

Refrigerant Compliance Management 35 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . a 120-day repair period (rather than a 30-day period) is allowed.LEAK REPAIR Industrial Process Shutdown When an industrial process shutdown is needed to repair leaks from industrial process refrigeration systems.

LEAK REPAIR Unavailable Repair Parts or Other Regulations That Require Additional Time  Additional time beyond the 30.or 120-day time periods is allowed to conduct leak repairs if the necessary repair parts are unavailable or if other applicable federal. or local regulations make a repair within 30 or 120 days impossible  EPA must be notified if repairs cannot be completed within 30 or 120 days of discovery  Only the additional time needed to receive delivery of the necessary parts or comply with the pertinent regulations will be permitted Refrigerant Compliance Management 36 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . state.

called “initial” and “followup” verification tests are required for each repair site  A successful test verifies that a leak has been repaired Refrigerant Compliance Management 37 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK REPAIR Repair Verification:  There is a requirement to verify the success of leak repairs for industrial process refrigeration systems  Two tests.

LEAK REPAIR What are these tests for?  The primary purpose of the initial verification test is to verify that a leak or leaks have been repaired before refrigerant is added back to the system  Even when the system is not evacuated to complete repairs. initial and follow-up verification tests are required  The primary purpose of the follow-up verification test is to re-verify that repairs continue to hold after the system is returned to its normal operating Characteristics or conditions Refrigerant Compliance Management 38 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

the initial verification test must be conducted as soon as practicable after the repair work is completed Refrigerant Compliance Management 39 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .  The initial verification test must be conducted before the replacement of the full charge of refrigerant  In systems that have not been evacuated.LEAK REPAIR Initial Verification Test  An initial verification test must be conducted following any leak repairs  A refrigeration system may not be brought back on line (if it has been taken off line). unless a) an initial verification test indicates that repairs have been successfully completed or b) a decision to retrofit or retire is made.

and where the system is operating at normal operating characteristics or conditions. if taken off line.  In certain cases the results of a follow-up verification test may be less reliable if the test is conducted at normal operating characteristics or conditions Refrigerant Compliance Management 40 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . or  Within 30 days of bringing the system back on line.LEAK REPAIR Follow-up Verification Test A follow-up verification test must be conducted:  Within 30 days after the initial verification test. where normal operating characteristics or conditions have been maintained.

or Electronic leak detectors. or Halon refrigerant gas detection methods Refrigerant Compliance Management 41 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . or A pressure test.LEAK REPAIR Initial and Follow-up Verification Test Methods Initial and follow-up verification tests may use any method that meets sound professional judgment Examples include: A soap bubble test. or A fluorescent dye and black light test. or A vacuum test. or Ultrasonic leak detectors. or An infrared test or near infrared.

you must notify EPA and develop a retrofit or retirement plan within 30 days of the failed test  If it is going to take you more than one year you must also submit the plan  If the follow-up verification test indicates that the repairs to the system have not been successfully completed. the owner or operator is required retrofit or retire the system  There are some options where the owner or operator is relieved of the obligation to retrofit or retire the system Refrigerant Compliance Management 42 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .LEAK REPAIR Unsuccessful Tests  If you have an unsuccessful follow-up verification test.

LEAK REPAIR Activity Technician Required? Evacuating the refrigerant Yes Adding refrigerant Yes Changing the oil Yes Adding oil Yes Replacing a gauge Yes Changing or calibrating a DP cell Yes Changing a pressure-relief valve Yes Drawing a sample of refrigerant or oil Yes Refrigerant Compliance Management 43 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

LEAK REPAIR Activity Helping dismantle a system for disposal Any of the tasks listed so far. performed under the direct supervision of a certified technician Maintenance that would not reasonably release refrigerant Fixing leaks by tightening nuts or bolts. if no specific reason to think the activity may go wrong and increase the rate of release Any work on the system after the refrigerant has been evacuated Technician Required? Yes Yes No No No Refrigerant Compliance Management 44 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

Retrofit or retirement activities must be completed within a 12-month period of the plan's date Refrigerant Compliance Management 45 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . must be met: 1. and complete a 12-month retrofit or retirement plan  Three conditions. implement. The retrofit or retirement plan must be developed within 30 days of detecting the leak and a copy must be kept on site. and 2. The plan must be dated and the original made available for EPA inspection upon request.RETROFIT AND RETIREMENT  Owners or operators are not required to repair leaks if they develop. however. and 3.

A suitable replacement refrigerant is not available continued Refrigerant Compliance Management 46 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .RETROFIT AND RETIREMENT Time Extensions for Retrofit or Retirement of Industrial Process Refrigeration Systems  Additional time beyond the initial 12-month period is allowed for the following three circumstances occur: 1. A delay is caused by the requirements of other applicable federal. or local regulations 2. state.

but still requires more time to complete the retrofit or retirement.RETROFIT AND RETIREMENT Time Extensions for Retrofit or Retirement of Industrial Process Refrigeration Systems continued 3. then a request for additional time may be submitted to EPA Refrigerant Compliance Management 47 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . The unit is custom-built and the supplier of the system or a critical component has quoted a delivery time of more than 30 weeks from when the order is placed  If the owner or operator of a custom-built industrial process refrigeration system has received an additional 12-month period for retrofit or retirement activities.

RETROFIT AND RETIREMENT
Relief From Obligation to Retrofit or Retire  You may be relieved of this requirement if either of the following efforts is successful: 1. Make second efforts to repair the same leaks that were the subject of the first repair attempt 2. Within 180 days of a failed follow-up verification test associated with the initial repair efforts, establish that the leak rate is below the trigger rate

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SYSTEM MOTHBALLING
 System mothballing is the intentional shutdown of a refrigeration system for an extended period of time, where the refrigerant has been evacuated from the system to at least atmospheric pressure  When a refrigeration system is in a mothballed condition, refrigerant leaks that existed when the system was operating have effectively been stopped because the system has been evacuated  The time-related requirements resume on the day the system is brought back on line and is no longer considered mothballed  Leak repairs following mothballing on industrial process refrigeration systems are still subject to initial and follow-up verification tests
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SYSTEM MOTHBALLING
Applicability  When a system is mothballed, the time suspensions are available for all types of systems, including commercial, industrial process, and any other systems containing more than 50 pounds of refrigerant  Time suspensions under system mothballing apply to all time-related requirements for repairing leaks or replacing, retrofitting, or retiring a system, including time extensions that may be allowed in specific circumstances for industrial process refrigeration systems

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SYSTEM MOTHBALLING  System mothballing requires the refrigerant to be removed from the system to at least atmospheric pressure  If the owner or operator intends to make repairs to the system that require opening the system. the refrigerant must be removed to the required evacuation levels for that refrigerant before the system is opened Refrigerant Compliance Management 51 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

the owner would still have 25 days to either repair the leaks or develop a 12-month retrofit or retirement plan Refrigerant Compliance Management 52 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . when the system returned to operating.SYSTEM MOTHBALLING Example of System Mothballing  If the system operated for five days after discovery of the exceedance of the leak rate and then was shut down and mothballed for two months.

OIL CHANGES  EPA’s refrigerant recycling amendments also address procedures to minimize emissions of refrigerant during oil changes  The oil in a refrigeration system may contain large amounts of refrigerant  EPA requires a reduction in pressure prior to an oil change so that the bulk of the refrigerant is recovered  The maximum pressure allowed is 5 psig Refrigerant Compliance Management 53 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

Drain the oil into a system receiver to be evacuated to a pressure no higher than 5 psig These procedures minimize the loss of refrigerant from: a) the oil. or 2. or isolated portion. and b) the interior of the refrigeration system as the oil comes out Refrigerant Compliance Management 54 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .OIL CHANGES There are two acceptable procedures to assure recovery of refrigerant: 1. Evacuate the refrigeration system. to a pressure no higher than 5 psig and then remove the oil.

SAFE DISPOSAL REQUIREMENTS  Equipment that is typically dismantled on-site before disposal has to have the refrigerant recovered in accordance with EPA's requirements for servicing  However. equipment that typically enters the waste stream with the charge intact is subject to special safe disposal requirements  Under these requirements. the final person in the disposal chain is responsible for ensuring that refrigerant is recovered from equipment before the final disposal of the equipment  Technician certification is not required for individuals removing refrigerant from appliances in the waste stream Refrigerant Compliance Management 55 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

they are not considered hazardous under federal law  In addition. however. are subject to specification limits for used oil fuels if these oils are destined for burning Refrigerant Compliance Management 56 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL  If refrigerants are recycled or reclaimed. used oils contaminated with CFCs are not hazardous on the condition that: They are not mixed with other waste They are subjected to CFC recycling or reclamation They are not mixed with used oils from other sources  Used oils that contain CFCs after the CFC reclamation procedure.

•the location of leaks to the extent determined to date. •the method used to determine the leak rate and full charge. •the leak rate. b) Notify EPA if you discover that the repairs will take longer than you have previously told EPA Refrigerant Compliance Management 57 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . •the date of discovery that the leak rate was above the trigger rate.RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING Leak Repair (Industrial Process Refrigeration) If the repairs have failed the follow-up verification test: a) Documentation of the following information and report it to EPA within 30 days after verification test: •the identification of the facility.

and  Dates such revisions occurred Refrigerant Compliance Management 58 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .  Location of the system.  Any and all revisions of the full charge range and how they were determined. records must be maintained.RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING Full Charge If the full charge of an industrial process refrigeration system is determined by establishing a range or combining the use of an established range. its midpoint. and how the range was determined. These records must include:  Identification of the owner or operator of the system.  Original range for the full charge of the system.

 Description of the methods used to determine the quantity of refrigerant sent for destruction. and  Description of the control device and destruction efficiency Refrigerant Compliance Management 59 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .  Periods of purge flow.RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING Purged Refrigerant Records must include ALL of the following:  Flow rate.  Quantity or concentration of the refrigerant in the vent.  Frequency of monitoring and data-recording.  Identification of the facility and a contact person.  General description of the refrigeration system.

RECORDKEEPING AND REPORTING Retrofit or Retirement (Industrial Process Refrigeration)  If you complete successful retrofit or retirement within the normal oneyear period. the amendments do not require any new recordkeeping or reporting  Records reportable to EPA must be maintained on site for three years Refrigerant Compliance Management 60 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .

You Control Your Facility or Area!  Review Procedures With Them Before Starting the Job!  Ensure They Are Properly Trained!  Determine Their Environmental Compliance Record!  Determine Who Is in Charge of Their People!  Determine How They Will Affect Your Facility’s Environmental Compliance! Refrigerant Compliance Management 61 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .TIPS FOR USING CONTRACTORS  Remember.

2. PERIODIC REINFORCEMENT OF TRAINING 5. 3.ELEMENTS OF A SUCCESSFUL REFRIGERANT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM 1. PERIODIC FOLLOW-UP Refrigerant Compliance Management 62 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC . SUFFICIENT DISCIPLINE REGARDING IMPLEMENTATION 6. EXTENSIVE EMPLOYEE TRAINING PROGRAMS 4. DETAILED WRITTEN REFRIGERANT COMPLIANCE BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES. DETAILED WRITTEN REFRIGERANT COMPLIANCE INSPECTION GUIDELINES.

so all of us and our children and our grandchildren can enjoy a healthy and a prosperous life.THE IMPORTANCE OF A CLEAN ENVIRONMENT “I would ask all of us to remember that protecting our environment is about protecting where we live and how we live. our economy. Let us join together to protect our health. and our communities -.” Carol Browner Former EPA Administrator Refrigerant Compliance Management 63 / 63 © Copyright Training 4 Today 2001 Published by EnviroWin Software LLC .