Refrigerant Management Program (RMP)
Refrigerant Wholesalers and Distributors

The Refrigerant Management Program has certain prohibitions, recordkeeping and reporting requirements for wholesalers and distributors 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 and contact information, sales date and the types and quantities of all high-GWP refrigerants purchased, sold or transferred.
    • Records of refrigerant sales or transfers to a company that services refrigeration systems must include documentation showing that the company currently employs at least one U.S. EPA-certified technician.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2012
  • Annual Reporting (Section 95392)
    • Report previous year’s refrigerant purchases, sales, and shipments to reclaimers by March 1
    • Cover all California facilities that bought or received refrigerant from the wholesaler or distributor
    • Include the following:
      • The total weight, in pounds, of each type of refrigerant purchased, received, sold or transferred in the previous year, including:
        • Transactions for eventual resale or delivery
        • Shipments to certified reclaimers

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