Refrigerant Management Program (RMP)

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2014 Annual Reports period opened January 1, 2015.  Deadline March 1, 2015.
Free online Webinars to review the use of R3 have been broadcast Dec. 11 and Jan. 13.
Webinar slides are available in PDF form to be viewed in advance, dowloaded or printed here: PDF of slides.
Recordings of the Webinars are available:
  • January 13th Webinar is available here (streaming on YouTube), slides available here (PDF).
  • December 11th Webinar is available for viewing here (streaming on YouTube), slides here (PDF).

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The RMP 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.

Click here to watch a video overview of the program

The regulation also affects:

  • any person who installs, services or disposes of any appliance using a high-GWP refrigerant; and
  • 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.

Click the icon below to visit the R3 tool:

                       r3 tool link        

For questions or to provide feedback on the rule please email RMP staff, or call us at (916) 324-2517

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