An Update on the EPA's Final Ruling on R-22

Wallace, Joyce
February 2010
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Feb2010, Vol. 82 Issue 2, p10
The article discusses the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) final ruling on R-22 refrigerant. It states that the EPA's hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) allocation final rule will reduce R-22 supply, forcing contractors and equipment owners to implement a refrigerant-management plan to cope with the R-22 deficit. EPA notes that recycled R-22 must be 20% of the market in 2010 to meet R-22 demand. It cites that the industry should be active in responding to challenges.


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