EPA Revises Refrigerant Recovery/Recycling Equipment Standards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has updated the currently referenced motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) servicing standards for refrigerant handling to match newly revised industry standards. The action does not require an immediate replacement of previously certified MVAC recovery/recycling equipment with new equipment. However, all new MVAC refrigerant handling equipment manufactured after December 31, 2007, must be certified to the specifications outlined in the regulation.

Under the Clean Air Act, EPA establishes standards specifically for the service of MVACs. EPA refers to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) industry standards for technical specifications related to MVAC servicing issues.

Existing regulations covering specifications for MVAC refrigerant recovery/recycling equipment reference outdated SAE standards. This action updates existing regulations to reference newly updated SAE standards.

Additional information on MVAC servicing can be found at http://epa.gov/ozone/title6/609/technicians/index.html.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Levels of a Risk Matrix

    Risk matrices come in many different shapes and sizes. Understanding the components of a risk matrix will allow you and your organization to manage risk effectively.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
TenCate FR Technology

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue