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Clean Air Act Amendment Dealing with Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
Portions of Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 Dealing with Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Section 608 – HVAC-R Industry Section 609 – Motor Vehicles Definitions:  Class I substance refe
Do I need to do anything special to retrofit an old R12 system to a R134a system?
Yes . According to EPA regulations, the use of any alternative refrigerant to replace R-12 requiresat a minimum that; Unique service fittings be used in order to minimize the risk of cross-cont
Do I need to maintain records on refrigerants I buy, use, or dispose?
Yes…for three years.
Does the EPA test alternative refrigerants for performance in cars?
No. The SNAP program evaluates substitutes only for their effect on human health and the environment, and not for performance or durability. None of the alternative refrigerants have been endorsed by
How does the EPA catch and convict a SNAP violator?
The EPA routinely conducts 'surprise' or 'unannounced' inspections to verify compliance requirements. In addition, EPA pays up to $10,000 reward to individuals reporting violations that result in succ
How long do I need to keep records, according to the EPA?
Three years
What fines will I expose myself to if I don't follow the SNAP guidelines?
According to the EPAs "How to Survive A EPA Clean Air Act Title VI Refrigerant Regulations Compliance Inspection" document, if you break any one of the SNAP rules and are convicted, you can expect:1.
What is the SNAP Program?
SNAP stands for S ignificant N ew A lternatives P olicy. The SNAP rule is the most important thing you should understand when it comes to evaluating the different choices you have in new refrigerants.
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