Trinity Consultants

Compliance Workshop for Ozone Depleting Substances



This ½-day course is for environmental and maintenance personnel tasked with complying with the 40 CFR Part 82 ozone depleting substance (ODS) requirements. The course covers regulatory requirements regarding phase out schedules, labeling, stationary refrigerant systems (including leak repair provisions for equipment with refrigerant charge of >50 pounds), motor vehicle air conditioners, and halon fire suppression systems. Both classroom and webinar sessions utilize real world examples and interactive discussions to reinforce important concepts and best practices.

Attendees learn to:

  • Integrate the responsibilities of maintenance technicians, maintenance contractors, and environmental professionals regarding ODS requirements
  • Manage and/or improve ODS compliance programs
  • Audit existing ODS compliance programs

Course Topics

  • Production & Consumption Controls
    • Which compounds are regulated
    • Timelines for phasing out refrigerants
    • Restrictions on importing banned products
  • Servicing of Motor Vehicle Air Conditioners
    • Impacts on vehicle fleet maintenance
    • Technician training & certifications
    • Necessary recovery equipment
  • Exemptions for new vehicle manufacturing Labeling of Products using ODS
    • What is “using ODS”?
    • Warning statement requirements
    • Importing restrictions
    • Certification, recordkeeping, and reporting
  • Recycling and Emissions Reduction
    • Technician training & certification
    • Certified recovery equipment
    • Methods for reclaiming CFCs
    • Use of contractors
  • Leak Repair Provisions
    • Applicability to equipment
    • Maintenance recordkeeping requirements
    • Calculating annualized leak rate
    • When do repairs have to be completed?
    • Retrofit & retirement of leaking systems
    • Common compliance pitfalls
  • Recent Developments
    • Leak Repair Provision rule changes

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