As a benefit to our customers, we provide assistance with meeting the EPA, AQMD and OSHA compliance demands. We do this by keeping our clients informed of the continuing changes to the evolving safety and environmental requirements. Our technicians are EPA certified and receive continuous safety and environmental training. C&L Refrigeration takes the complications out of compliance with the following:
The California Energy Commission will enforce the current
Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24) for Refrigerated Warehouses in
California. This affects refrigerated
space greater than 3,000 square feet and room temperature of 55°F and
lower. Title 24 was first introduced in
2008 to respond to Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006,
which mandate that California must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990
levels by 2020.
(SC)AQMD Rule 1415.1 Reduction of Refrigerant Emissions from
Stationary Refrigeration and Air Condition Systems, requires owners and operators of stationary refrigeration and air conditioning systems holding more than 50
pounds of a CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) or HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon)
refrigerant to submit and register the entire facility to California Air
Resource Board (ARB) by March 1, 2016.
In addition, facilities must submit an annual report to the (SC)AQMD.
The California Air Resources Board has adopted the
requirements of the AQMD statewide.
Owners and operators of stationary refrigeration and air conditioning
systems holding more than 50 pounds of a CFC (chlorofluorocarbon) or HCFC
(hydrochlorofluorocarbon) refrigerant must register the entire facility to
California Air Resource Board (ARB) by March 1, 2016
The Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) applies to five distinct groups of employers and their employees. This includes any employees who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances, including hazardous waste, and who are engaged in one of the clean up or emergency response operations for releases of hazardous substances.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the certification for technicians performing maintenance on equipment for air conditioning and heating, and refrigeration systems. There are regulations such as how to properly evacuate air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment to established vacuum levels when opening the equipment for maintenance, service, repair, or disposal.
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency of the United States Department of Labor. It was created by Congress of the United States under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Its mission is to prevent work-related injuries, illnesses, and occupational fatality by issuing and enforcing rules called standards for workplace safety and health. OSHA has established many regulations for the storage and handling of anhydrous ammonia and other highly hazardous chemicals. It also regulates safety at work places and construction practices.
The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) enforces the U.S. state of California's occupational and public safety laws and provides information and consultative assistance to employers, workers, and the public regarding workplace safety and health issues.
The Transportation Security Administration formed immediately following the tragedies of Sept. 11. The agency is a component of the Department of Homeland Security and is responsible for security of the nation's transportation systems. The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) is a vital security measure that will ensure individuals who pose a threat do not gain unescorted access to secure areas of the nation's maritime transportation system.
RMP / CalARP / PSM
Nevada Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP)
The California Accidental Release Prevention Program, or
CalARP, is the Federal Risk Management Plan (RMP) Program with additional state
requirements, and lower chemical thresholds.
These regulations include the requirements of the Code of Federal
Regulations (CFR) title 40, part 68, Chemical Accident Prevention
Provision, with the additions and
modifications as described in the California Code of Regulations Title 19, Division
2 Chapter 4. Stationary sources
covered by these regulations must develop and implement a RMP that includes a
hazard assessment (off-site consequence analysis) and an emergency response
program that must be registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
California regulations adopted the federal EPA RMP and
replaced California’s original Risk Management and Prevention Program (RMPP)
regulations. Facilities that have an RMPP in place must continue to maintain
and implement the RMPP until a written request is made by the local
Administering Agency (AA). For new
facilities, the threshold for CalARP requirement is when the refrigerant charge
of anhydrous ammonia is greater than 500 pounds.
At or above 10,000 pounds of ammonia charge: Process Safety Management (PSM) of acutely hazardous materials must comply with CCR Title 8, section 5189. This was developed to prevent or minimize the consequences of catastrophic release of toxic, reactive, flammable, and explosive chemicals. OSHA has issued the PSM regulations under 29 CFR 1910.119 as an intention to reduce the risks to which on-site employees are exposed.
The Nevada Chemical Accident Prevention Program,
or CAPP, is the Federal Risk Management Plan (RMP) Program with additional
state requirements. These regulations
include the requirements of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) title 40,
part 68, Chemical Accident Prevention Provision. With the additions and modifications as
described in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) section 459.380.