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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AT81 Publication ID: Fall 2018 
Title: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Requirements Under the Clean Air Act 

In 2016 EPA finalized a rule updating the refrigerant management requirements under the Clean Air Act. The 2016 rule updated those existing requirements and extended them to non-ozone depleting substitute refrigerants, such as hydrofluorocarbons. Updates included strengthened leak repair requirements, recordkeeping requirements for the disposal of appliances containing more than five and less than 50 pounds of refrigerant, revisions to the technician certification program, and revisions for improved readability and compliance. This action revisits aspects of the 2016 rule's extension of the refrigerant management requirements to substitutes like hydrofluorocarbons. This proposal would not affect the requirements for ozone-depleting refrigerants.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7414    42 U.S.C. 7601 to 7627    42 U.S.C. 7671 to 7671q, Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/01/2018  83 FR 49332   
NPRM Comment Period End  11/15/2018 
Final Rule  01/00/2019 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2017-0629
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 111 Crop Production; 11251 Aquaculture; 11511 Support Activities for Crop Production; 21111 Oil and Gas Extraction; 2211 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; 2212 Natural Gas Distribution; 2213 Water, Sewage and Other Systems; 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 311 Food Manufacturing; 3121 Beverage Manufacturing; 3221 Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills; 3222 Converted Paper Product Manufacturing; 32311 Printing; 32411 Petroleum Refineries; 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 32512 Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 325120 Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 3252 Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing; 3253 Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 32541 Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing; 3256 Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing; 3259 Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; 3261 Plastics Product Manufacturing; 3262 Rubber Product Manufacturing; 3324 Boiler, Tank, and Shipping Container Manufacturing; 3328 Coating, Engraving, Heat Treating, and Allied Activities; 33324 Industrial Machinery Manufacturing; 33341 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 33361 Engine, Turbine, and Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing; 3341 Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing; 3344 Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing; 3345 Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing; 3346 Manufacturing and Reproducing Magnetic and Optical Media; 3364 Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing; 33911 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing; 339999 All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing; 42374 Refrigeration Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; 42393 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers; 423930 Recyclable Material Merchant Wholesalers; 42399 Other Miscellaneous Durable Goods Merchant Wholesalers; 4242 Drugs and Druggists' Sundries Merchant Wholesalers; 4244 Grocery and Related Product Merchant Wholesalers; 42459 Other Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers; 42469 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers; 424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers; 42481 Beer and Ale Merchant Wholesalers; 42493 Flower, Nursery Stock, and Florists' Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; 4451 Grocery Stores; 4452 Specialty Food Stores; 45211 Department Stores; 45291 Warehouse Clubs and Supercenters; 45299 All Other General Merchandise Stores; 453998 All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores); 48422 Specialized Freight (except Used Goods) Trucking, Local; 4885 Freight Transportation Arrangement; 4931 Warehousing and Storage; 49312 Refrigerated Warehousing and Storage; 512 Motion Picture and Sound Recording Industries; 522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities; 524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities; 531 Real Estate; 5417 Scientific Research and Development Services; 551 Management of Companies and Enterprises; 561 Administrative and Support Services; 562212 Solid Waste Landfill; 562920 Materials Recovery Facilities; 6111 Elementary and Secondary Schools; 6112 Junior Colleges; 6113 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; 61151 Technical and Trade Schools; 622 Hospitals; 7121 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions; 71394 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers; 721 Accommodation; 722 Food Services and Drinking Places; 72231 Food Service Contractors; 811111 General Automotive Repair; 81131 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance; 811412 Appliance Repair and Maintenance; 813 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations; 92 Public Administration 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeremy Arling
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6205T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9055
Fax:202 343-2338

Sara Kemme
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6205T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0511
Fax:202 566-0473