Government Compliance:

With the continuing changes in safety and environmental requirements, We provide assistance in EPA, AQMD, OSHA and ARB compliance. Our technicians receive Continuous safety and environmental training this assures that our customers stay informed of these evolving demands.

Rule 1415.1 The owner or operator of a facility with a refrigeration system and a full charge ranging from 200 to 2,000 pounds of a high global warming potential refrigerant shall submit an Annual Report for the previous calendar year by March 1 of the year following commencement of operation. Subsequent Annual Reports for the previous calendaryear shall be submitted by March 1 of each year thereafter.

On Jan. 1, 2011, a new Air Resources Board regulation to minimize leaks of environmentally harmful refrigerants took effect. The regulation, known as the Refrigerant Management Program (RMP), applies to the larger industrial and commercial systems that use high global warming potential refrigerants – those typically used in supermarkets, cold storage warehouses, food processing plants and process cooling operations. The program builds on long established federal rules on refrigeration systems.

The leak repair requirements, promulgated under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, require that when an owner or operator of an refrigeration system that normally contains a refrigerant charge of more than 50 pounds discovers that refrigerant is leaking at a rate that would exceed the applicable trigger rate during a 12-month period, the owner or operator must take corrective action.

Title 24:
The California Energy Commission will enforce the new 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24) for Refrigerated Warehouses submitted for permit on and after January 1, 2010. It will affect refrigerated space greater than 3,000 square feet and room temperatures of 55°F and lower. One of the reasons for the new Title 24 is to respond to Assembly Bill 32, the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, which mandates that California must reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.

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.

Cal/OSHA |
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.