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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

 

DIVISION 260

REFRIGERANT RECYCLING AND OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCE REQUIREMENTS

Refrigerant Recycling

340-260-0010

Purpose and Applicability

The purpose of OAR 340-260-0010 through 340-260-0030 is to reduce the use of stratospheric ozone depleting chemicals, to recycle those chemicals already in use, and to encourage the use of less dangerous chemicals. The Environmental Quality Commission having determined that equipment for the recovery and recycling of chlorofluorocarbons from automobile air conditioners is affordable and available, intends that 340-260-0010 through 340-260-0030 apply to persons handling automobile air conditioners.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468 & ORS 468A
Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.025
Hist.: DEQ 31-1990, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-90; DEQ 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-93; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-022-0405

340-260-0020

Definitions

The definitions in OAR 340-200-0020 and this rule apply to this division. If the same term is defined in this rule and 340-200-0020, the definition in this rule applies to this division.

(1) "Automobile" means any self-propelled motor vehicle used for transporting persons or commodities on public roads.

(2) "Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)" includes:

(a) CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane);

(b) CFC-12 (dichlorodifluoromethane);

(c) CFC-113 (trichlorotrifluoroethane);

(d) CFC-114 (dichlorotetrafluoroethane); and

(e) CFC-115 ((mono)chloropentafluoroethane).

(3) "Commission" means the Environmental Quality Commission.

(4) "Department" means the Department of Environmental Quality.

(5) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Environmental Quality.

(6) "Person" means individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, joint stock companies, public and municipal corporations, political subdivisions, the state and any agencies thereof, and the federal government and any agencies thereof.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468 & ORS 468A
Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.025
Hist.: DEQ 31-1990, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-90; DEQ 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-93; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-022-0410

340-260-0030

Requirement for Recycling Automobile Air Conditioning Coolant

(1) Except as provided in section (2) of this rule no person shall engage in the business of installing, servicing, repairing, disposing of, or otherwise treating automobile air conditioners without recovering and recycling CFC.

(2) Any automobile repair shop that has:

(a) Fewer than four employees; or

(b) Fewer than three covered bays shall comply with the provisions of section (1) of this rule after August 10, 1992.

(3) Only recovery and recycling equipment that is certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL) as meeting the requirements and specifications of UL1963 and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Standards, J1990 and J1991, or other requirements and specifications determined by the Department as being equivalent, shall be used.

(4) All recovery and recycling equipment shall be operated and maintained at full efficiency and effectiveness according to the manufacturer's directions and guidelines contained in SAE Standard J1989.

[Publications: The publication(s) referred to in this rule are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468 & ORS 468A
Stats. Implemented: ORS 468A.635 & ORS 468A.640
Hist.: DEQ 31-1990, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-90; DEQ 4-1993, f. & cert. ef. 3-10-93; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-022-0415

Ozone Depleting Substance Requirements

340-260-0040

Federal Regulations Adopted by Reference

(1) Except as provided in Section (2) of this rule, 40 CFR Part 82 (July 1, 1994) is by this reference adopted and incorporated herein for major sources only, for purposes of implementing a stratospheric ozone protection program that meets the requirements of title VI of the Clean Air Act.

(2) Where "Administrator" or "EPA" appears in 40 CFR Part 82, "Department" shall be substituted, except in any section of 40 CFR Part 82 for which a federal rule or delegation specifically indicates that authority will not be delegated to the state.

(3) Where a discrepancy is determined to exist between OAR 340-260-0010 through 340-260-0030 and 40 CFR Part 82, 40 CRF Part 82 will apply.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 468.020 & ORS 468A.310(2)
Stats. Implemented: ORS 468.310
Hist.: DEQ 32-1994, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-94; DEQ 14-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-14-99, Renumbered from 340-022-0420

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