Refrigerant Rule Expected in '12

ATLANTA — The Environmental Protection Agency is targeting mid-2012 as the earliest point at which a proposed amendment to Section 608 of the Clean Air Act — which regulates leak repair for commercial refrigeration — would take effect, said Keilly Witman, manager of the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership.

ATLANTA — The Environmental Protection Agency is targeting mid-2012 as the earliest point at which a proposed amendment to Section 608 of the Clean Air Act — which regulates leak repair for commercial refrigeration — would take effect, said Keilly Witman, manager of the EPA’s GreenChill Partnership.

The proposal, announced last December, would lower the leak repair “trigger rate” — when retailers are required to fix refrigerant leaks — from a 35% annual leak rate to 20%. The fo

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