Refrigerant Management Program
Regulation for Non-Residential Refrigeration Systems

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What's New?

Registration and Reporting for 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 should be used to enter the registration information and leak inspection, leak repair, and maintenance information for your facility during the year 2013 and file the Annual Report and pay the Annual Implementation Fee by March 1, 2014.  The R3 tool is available at:

Reporting for Large Refrigeration Facilities  Facilities with Large systems (2,000 pounds ofRMP video link graphic refrigerant or more) must continue to file their Annual Report and pay the Annual Implementation Fee by March 1 of each year.  The next report and fee payment is due by March 1, 2014.  

Reporting for Refrigerant Distributors, Wholesalers, and Reclaimers  Refrigerant distributors, wholesalers, and reclaimers must also file their Annual Reports by March 1 of each year.  Again, the next report is due by March 1, 2014.

Technicians and Contractors  Please complete our online survey and review our outreach materials at our one-stop information page for technicians and contractors at:

RMP R3 XML webinar ARB staff held a webinar on January 24, 2014 to review theprocedures and updates of the xml batch upload process.  The presentation slides and note takeing handouts are available.  The recording of the webinar is also available. 

RMP R3 webinar  ARB staff will hold a final free online webinar on February 14, 2014 to review the requirements of the regulation and the procedures for filing the Annual Reports and paying the Annual Implemenation Fees using the online R3 tool.  To reserve your place at the webinar go to:  This will be a repeat of the December 10, 2013 and January 14, 2014 webinars.  If you attended one of the past webinars there is no need to attend the February webinar.  The presentation slides and note taking handouts are available as is a recording of the December webinar.

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.

The Refrigerant Management Program (RMP) regulation requires facilities with refrigeration systems with more than 50 pounds of high-GWP refrigerant to conduct and report periodic leak inspections, promptly repair leaks, and keep service records on site.  These facilities must register using the R3 tool; facilities with 200 lbs. or more must also submit annual reports by March 1 of each year.

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