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Man Gets Prison Time for Venting R-22

Ohio Man Pleads Guilty to Violating Federal Clean Air Act
By Jen Anesi
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Martin C. Eldridge III now faces 31 months in federal prison for releasing the refrigerant, which is currently being phased out of production in the U.S. due to its threat to the earth’s ozone layer.


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Podcasts: July 28, 2014

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Charlie McCrudden, senior vice president of government relations at ACCA, discusses the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-22 phaseout, how it could affect HVACR contractors, how alternative refrigerants may be affected in the future, and what the industry needs to do to stay on top of the changes.


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A Mid-year Update on HVAC Refrigerants

Waiting On Decisions Related to R-22 Phasedown, Legal Actions, HFCs Future
By Peter Powell
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When it comes to refrigerants, the HVACR industry is warily watching the EPA, federal courts, global market place, and Obama administration. Here, as of June 2, is how things look.


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R-22’s Murky Run to the End

Timelines, Scenarios Abound
By Peter Powell
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Well, the adventures of HCFC-22 have certainly gotten interesting. For seemingly forever, we’ve known the final phaseout for the production and importation of R-22 was going to be Dec. 31, 2019. But then the EPA called for a more aggressive reduction, set to end in 2018. Then, some industry folks entered into the fray this year.


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
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In a written statement, New Era said it wants a satisfactory response from the EPA by early June or litigation will be initiated.


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April 16, 2014: New Era Continues Pressure on EPA over R-22 Production

Appeal Seeks to Overturn HCFC-22 Production Allowances
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New Era Group Inc. announced that it has filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia over a ruling issued in mid-2013 allowing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to continue to allow production and importation of HCFC-22 refrigerant.


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Reviewing all Aspects of Recovery Equipment

Old Requirements, New Equipment Dictate Recovery Procedures
By Peter Powell
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What has changed over the past 25 years or so is the recovery equipment, and the latest generation of such equipment is a considerable improvement over that of the first generation.


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EPA Pushed To Explain R-22 Phaseout Plans

New Era Seeks Faster HCFC Phaseout Solution
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Group intends to file suit against the EPA, claiming the federal agency is allowing excessive amounts of virgin and imported R-22 into the U.S. market.


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European Spotlight

R-22 Phase Out — HCFC’s Final Orders

Now is the Time to Act and Replace R-22
By Peter Dinnage
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Europe is now only a year away from a total ban on R-22 and other hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). And the European HVAC industry has to act fast to get the message across to customers.


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R-22: Get it While it Lasts

Considering the Next Phase of R-22 — Beyond the Phaseout
By Peter Powell
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With all the talk about the phaseout of R-22 — with its huge range of air conditioning and refrigeration applications — one thing that seems to be often overlooked is that the refrigerant is not going away any time soon.


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