Why Are So Few Talking About EPA's Withdrawal of SNAP Rule 22 on Flammable Hydrocarbon Refrigerants?

April 11, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management

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The world of refrigerants is as fast-changing and confusing as ever. We can point to what happened with EPA SNAP Rule 22 as an example along with the fact that few are really talking about its withdrawal. (And, yes, SNAP Rule 22 was a thing and has now been withdrawn.)

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3 Harsh Realities of the R22 Refrigerant Phase Out 

March 21, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management

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The phaseout period for R22 refrigerant is coming to an end. Here are 3 harsh realities of the R22 refrigerant phase out: 

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EPA Allowable Refrigerant Leak Rates Change Jan. 1, 2019 (And What to Do About It)

February 28, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management

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On Jan. 1, 2019, the EPA allowable refrigerant leak rates change. Are you and your workforce prepared? 

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Here's What You're Missing from the Court Decision on HFC Bans

January 31, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, HVAC/R Software, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management

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This week, the D.C. Circuit denied to rehear its decision made earlier this year on HFC bans in the case Mexichem Fluor, Inc., v. EPA

The case vacated part of a 2015 refrigerant management rule, SNAP Rule 20, that banned some HFCs in certain air conditioning and refrigeration applications, and this is now the buzz in the HVAC/R world. 

What does this EPA SNAP appeal mean for your operations? And, most importantly, what are you missing from this decision? 

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Why the New 5-50 Lbs Rule from the EPA 608 Update Matters More Than You Think

January 10, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, HVAC/R Software, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, CSR & Sustainability, Refrigerant Management

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The new 5-50 lbs rule from the EPA 608 update matters more than you thinkā€¦

In fact, 60% of all HVAC maintenance work is done on mid-sized appliances under 50 lbs!

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