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    What You Need to Know About Section 608 of CAA: Using Refrigerant R-22 in 2020

    Section 608 of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Air Act (CAA) deals with rules and regulations about refrigerants and how technicians, owners, operators, and reclaimers use, manage, store, or dispose of them as well as establishes rules on record-keeping. It also sets regulations on recycling and reclaiming. While the EPA's Section 608 covers policies affecting technicians, it has also impacted leak and inspection rates. This article discusses the most recent change; the complete ban of refrigerants R-22 (HCFC-22) and HCFC-142b on January 1, 2020 as well as how changes to leak and inspection rates in 2019 demonstrate that finding a sustainable solution for refrigerant leakages is not only cost-effective, but key to staying compliant with Section 608 regulations.

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    Topics: Chemical Management

    TRI Toxic Release Inventory Reporting: What it is, Why it Matters, and How to Do it Correctly

    Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) Reporting is one of the biggest compliance events of the year for manufacturers across the United States. Essentially, it’s an annual summary of the types and quantities of hazardous chemicals from your manufacturing, processes, and other types of usages across the calendar year This article will give you everything you need to know about the TRI reporting program: what TRI is, why TRI matters, and how to do it correctly.

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    Topics: TRI

    What it Means to Be Green?

    Topics: Environmental Management, Waste Management

    EHS Compliance in Texas: Preparing for a TCEQ Investigation

    Topics: Compliance

    Can I Still Use EPA TANKS? What You Need to Know Right Now

    Topics: Environmental Management

    A Lesson in Environmental Management from Green Builders

    Topics:

    What You Need to Know about Management of Change

    Topics: Incident Management

    The EPA offers more transparency with TSCA New Chemical Reviews

    Topics: Chemical Management

    Re-imagining H&S: Internet of things (IoT) for Health & Safety

    Topics: Incident Management

    Environmental Management

    Topics: Environmental Management