Revisions To Refrigerant Management Requirements: Tips For Complying With EPA's Final Rule, Effective Jan. 1, 2017
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On November 18, 2016, EPA published a final rule revising the Refrigerant Management Requirements under the Clean Air Act’s Stratospheric Ozone Protection Program. The final rule is effective as of January 1, 2017.
EPA’s revisions update existing requirements and extend certain requirements to equipment containing non-ozone-depleting substances such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). Even though HFC’s are often used as replacements for ozone-depleting refrigerants, they are considered a significant contributor to climate change due to their high global warming potential.
The EPA’s revisions are part of a larger strategy to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. The final rule also includes more stringent leak detection and repair requirements, new recordkeeping requirements and other changes intended to streamline the program and improve compliance.
Join us for an in-depth webinar when William Underwood, seasoned environmental and natural resource lawyer, will discuss the new requirements and the measures your facility should take to ensure compliance.
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- The basis of the revisions and how they relate to efforts to reduce GHG emissions in response to President Obama’s Climate Action Plan
- The scope of requirements extended to non-ozone-depleting substances
- How the final changes differ from prior refrigerant management requirements
- How the final changes may affect compliance management practices
- Suggested measures to help ensure compliance
William C.B. Underwood
Gallagher & Kennedy, PA
William C.B. Underwood is a shareholder at the law firm of Gallagher & Kennedy, PA and practices in the area of environmental law, with an emphasis on air quality, regulatory compliance and environmental auditing. Mr. Underwood’s experience includes local and regional representation of industrial, municipal, and tribal clients regarding permitting, compliance, reporting, enforcement actions, and various legislative and rulemaking activities. An emphasis of his practice is to help clients understand their compliance obligations under the myriad of air quality programs, regulations, and agency guidance so that these obligations can be managed as effectively and efficiently as possible.
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