Refrigerant Rule Revisions: Is Your Facility Prepared?

Thursday, November 16, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

This webinar will provide a review of significant changes to EPA’s refrigerant management regulations, including appliance disposal and leak repair provisions, along with upcoming compliance deadlines and enforcement possibilities. 

The webinar will cover recent amendments to the Montreal Protocol and EPA refrigerant management regulations and their potential impact to refrigerant compliance programs. The revised international treaty expands its focus from ozone depleting substances (ODS) to greenhouse gases through a phase out schedule for hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are some of the most commonly used refrigerants. The EPA has already disapproved of the use of certain HFCs in specific end-uses and overhauled the refrigerant management regulations within 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F. 

The instructors will discuss the proposed HFC phase out timelines and recent SNAP (Significant New Alternatives Policy) Program delistings, including impacts on the costs of common refrigerants and appliance retrofits and retirements. The impact on refinery environmental compliance and maintenance programs, including recommendations for dealing with HVAC contractors, will also be reviewed. 

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Ted Atwood, President & CEO, TrakRef LLC
Ted Atwood graduated from the University of Massachusetts and started his career designing, and eventually manufacturing the largest refrigerant reclamation machinery in the marketplace as RMT/Global Ozone solutions, selling industrial solutions to the likes of Honeywell and DuPont. Starting in 1994, Ted built 11 refrigerant recycling plants in the U.S. and abroad and began consulting for various entities in Europe. As the founder and owner of TrakRef, he is very involved in climate mitigation and tactical policy support with various Federal and State agencies

Kirk Lowery, Regional Director, Trinity Consultants
Kirk Lowery is the Director of Trinity Consultants' Northeast Region as well as the company's expert on refrigerant management requirements. He leads Trinity's refrigerant compliance services through the execution of compliance audits and the development of compliance management programs driven by 40 CFR 82 regulations. Mr. Lowery is the author and primary instructor of Trinity's half day refrigerant regulatory workshop that has been provided across the nation since 2005 as well as numerous recent webinars on the new rules

Moderator: Brian Noel, Managing Consultant, Trinity Consultants
Brian Noel is the manager of Trinity's Albany, New York office. He has more than 15 years of experience focusing on air compliance, including refrigerant management, in numerous industries including manufacturing of household goods, power generation, and engineered thermoplastics. Brian is active within A&WMA and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee for EM Magazine, A&WMA's publication focused on Environmental Managers. He was also recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Eastern New York Chapter.

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