Refrigerant Management Program
Refrigerant Reclaimers

The Refrigerant Management Program has certain prohibitions, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for reclaimers of all high global warming refrigerants except ammonia and carbon dioxide.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2011

  • Prohibitions
  • Recordkeeping (Section 95393)
    • Retain on site for at least 5 years all invoices of refrigerant received or distributed.
    • Invoices must include purchaser’s name, sale’s date and the type and quantity of refrigerant.
    • Records must be made available to the Executive Officer upon request.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012 
  • Annual Reporting (Section 95392)
    • Report previous year’s refrigerant sales or transfers by March 1
    • Cover all California facilities that delivered refrigerant to the reclaimer
    • Include total weight, in pounds, of each type of refrigerant that was:
      • Reclaimed or destroyed in California
      • Shipped out of state for reclamation or destruction
Refrigerant reclamation facilities must be certified by the US Environmental Protection Agency.  A list of refrigerant reclaimers can be found here.


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For questions on the rule or to provide feedback, please contact Refrigerant Management Program Staff at (916) 324-2517.
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