Regulation for Non-Residential Refrigeration Systems
RMP R3 Webinar Tuesday December 10, 2013 1:00 - 3:00 Pacific Time ARB staff will hold a free on-line webinar to review the requirements of the regulation and the procedures for filing the Annual Reports and paying the Annual Implemenation Fees using the on-line R3 tool. The presentation slides and note taking handouts are now available. To register for this webinar go to the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/530788888. The webinar will be repeated on January 14, 2014.
Registration for facilities on military installations Facilities on military installations (Air Force bases, Marine bases, etc.) should register using the base as the "company" using the base-wide EIN; and the separate facilities with applicable refrigeration systems, such as the commissary, etc., as the "facility". Independant tenant companies within the base, such as the SpaceX facility at Vandenberg (if they have applicable refrigeration systems), register as separate companies and facilities.
RMP and R3 Guidance Document posted A question and answer guidance document for the Refrigerant Management Program has been posted in the left navigation bar on the left side of this web page and under the FAQ and Other Documents.
Register your Medium Refrigeration Facilities The registration and reporting deadline for facilities whose largest refrigeration system is a medium system (200 - 1,999 lbs. refrigerant charge) is March 1, 2014. The R3 tool may be used now to enter the registration information for your facility and begin entering leak inspection, leak repair, and maintenance information during the year 2013 which will be needed for the March 1, 2014 Annual Report. Entering the information now will significantly reduce your workload when submitting the Annual Report and paying the Annual Implementation Fee. The R3 tool is available at: www.arb.ca.gov/rmp-r3.
If you have a large facility with a system with 2,000 pounds of refrigerant or more you must continue to file your Annual Report and pay the Annual Implementation Fee by March 1 of each year. Refrigerant distributors, wholesalers, and reclaimers must also continue to file their Annual Reports by March 1 of each year.
The Greenchill Partnership conducted a webinar on May 23, 2013 highlighting the ARB RMP program and the R3 tool. A .pdf copy of the presentation is available. For additional information about the Greenchill Partnership, please go to the Greenchill web site at the U.S.EPA.
The Refrigerant Management Program (RMP) regulation requires facilities with refrigeration systems with more than 50 pounds of high-GWP refrigerant to conduct periodic leak inspections, promptly repair leaks, and keep service records on site. These facilities should register and submit annual reports using the R3 tool.
The regulation also affects any person who installs, services, or disposes of any appliance using a high-GWP refrigerant; as well as refrigerant wholesalers, distributors, and reclaimers. These facilities are also subject to registration and reporting requirements. Facilities whose systems use only ammonia or carbon dioxide as refrigerants are not subject to the rule.
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Your system capacity can be determined by checking the equipment nameplate, reviewing the service records, contacting your service provider or manufacturer, or using a refrigerant charge calculator to calculate the amount of refrigerant in the system from the size of components of the system.
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For questions or to provide feedback on the rule please email the Refrigerant Management Program Staff or call us at (916) 324-2517