Clean Air Act refrigerant regulations—you may wonder, where and when did they originate from? Well, it has something to do with the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, or World Ozone Day, which is on Thurs., September 16, 2021. This post will explain how.
You see, on Sept. 16, 1987, the international community came together to sign the Montreal Protocol which phases-out ozone depleting substances (ODS) which include many refrigerants. Think R-22, for instance.
Now, the United States implemented the Montreal Protocol in 1990 through Title VI of the Clean Air Act. So, when you hear Clean Air Act refrigerant regulations, realize that many of these refrigerant requirements came from a long-history of concern about ODS by the world.
While most HVAC-R stakeholders are aware of Clean Air Act refrigerant regulations in some shape or form, nonetheless, if you want to learn more or just want a refresher on the refrigerant regulations in Title VI of the Clean Air Act, I am hosting a free special webinar for World Ozone Day 2021 that goes over the requirements.
You can learn more and register on LinkedIn now here: bit.ly/OzoneDayRef365.
Hope to see you at the event!
Elizabeth Ortlieb, @Refrigerant365