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The Clean Air Act phases out CFC/HFC production and prohibits venting.What else does it require?
It requires the recovery of all refrigerants prior to appliance service or disposal
Falsifying or failing to keep required records,failing to reach required evacuation levels and knowingly releasing CFC or HFC refrigerants,are all violations of the Clean Air Act.What activity with a substitute refrigerant is also a violation?
On November 15,1995 it became illegal to vent substitutes for CFC and HFC refrigerants
Which refrigerants must be recovered prior to opening a system?
All refrigerants must be recovered prior to opening a system for service or disposal
What releases of a CFC and HFC are violations of the Clean Air Act?
Knowingly releasing CFC or HCFC refrigerants or their substitutes is a violation of the Clean Air Act.
On what date did it become illegal to vent CFC and HCFC refrigerants?
On November 15,1995
According to the Clean Air Act,what went into affect after July 1,1992 ?
After July 1,1992 no person installing,maintaining,repairing,or disposing of any appliance may vent or knowingly vent or release into the enviorment any class 1 or class 2 substance used as a refrigerant.
Can the EPA (Enviormental Protection Agency)
exempt a substitute refrigerant?
Yes, if it determines the refrigerant is not harmful to the ozone layer.
What are Class 1 and Class 2 substances used as refrigerants?
Class 1 (CFC's)
Class 2 (HCFC's)
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