Refrigerant Sales Restriction

Starting January 1, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be requiring that technicians be certified in order to purchase refrigerants.

The EPA Refrigerant Sales Restriction states that “The sales restriction covers refrigerants contained in cylinders, cans, or drums, except for the sale of small cans of substitute refrigerants (e.g., R-134a) for use in motor vehicle air conditioners. This sales restriction does not cover refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment or components containing refrigerants.”

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