EPA Service Station: Air Conditioning Units Good Practices and Compliance Mobile App
If your facility services motor vehicle air conditioning units, you may be subject to Clean Air Act regulations.
How does it work?
Many motor vehicle air conditioners (MVACs) contain refrigerants with chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and similar chemicals, which damage the Earth’s protective stratospheric ozone layer if released to the air. Regulations require that refrigerants be removed from motor vehicles using U.S. EPA-registered equipment. Technicians must be certified to service air conditioning units. You must sell the refrigerant you collect to a reclamation facility so that it can be purified for reuse. The EPA Service Station: Air Conditioning Units Good Practices and Compliance mobile app provides guidance for owners and operators of gas stations on how to protect the environment, comply with federal environmental regulations, and save money by preventing the need for costly cleanups and payment of legal penalties. This app includes brief introduction, suggests good management practices and provides a checklist for compliance.