EPA’s New Refrigeration Leak-Rate Rule Expected This Year

Dave Godwin, environmental engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, said the agency expects that its proposed revision of its leak-rate regulation for supermarket refrigeration will be released later this year.

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dave Godwin, environmental engineer for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, said the agency expects that its proposed revision of its leak-rate regulation for supermarket refrigeration will be released later this year. He provided this update Tuesday at the Food Marketing Institute’s Energy & Technical Services Conference here. Currently, food retailers must address and report any annual leak rate of 35% or greater in refrigeration systems; Godwin said th

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