California Rolls Out New Refrigeration Regulations

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an effort to reduce leaks of refrigerant gases that contribute significantly to global warming, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) here is rolling out unprecedented state regulations on supermarkets and other facilities that use commercial refrigeration systems. The regulations, launched in January 2011 but scheduled to ramp up on Jan. 1, 2012, apply to any business using

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In an effort to reduce leaks of refrigerant gases that contribute significantly to global warming, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) here is rolling out unprecedented state regulations on supermarkets and other facilities that use commercial refrigeration systems.

The regulations, launched in January 2011 but scheduled to ramp up on Jan. 1, 2012, apply to any business using more than 50 pounds of refrigerants with high global warming potential (GWP);

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