EPA Proposes New Leak Repair Rate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that as part of a new proposed rule, the "trigger rate" for refrigeration leak repairs would drop to a 20% annual leak rate from the existing 35%.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that as part of a new proposed rule, the "trigger rate" for refrigeration leak repairs would drop to a 20% annual leak rate from the existing 35%.

Details of the proposed rule were announced today by Julius Banks, the EPA's acting branch chief, Alternatives and Emissions Reduction Branch, during a public webinar. The EPA will receive comments on the proposals through Feb. 14, 2011.

The current leak re

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