Managing Refrigerant in Stationary Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Equipment

Stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat pump equipment is used in all types of buildings. EPA regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act address the handling and recycling of refrigerants used in these types of equipment. These regulations are designed to:

The following pages provide additional information on EPA’s Section 608 regulations.

More detailed information on these regulations is available at 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F.

Motor vehicle air conditioner (MVAC) servicing is governed under Section 609 of the Clean Air Act. There are some areas of overlap between the Section 608 and Section 609 regulations. More information on handling and recycling MVAC refrigerants is available here.