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sf6nonelec -- March 30 Deadline for SF6 Sales and Research Use Reporting Posted: 19 Mar 2014 15:23:17
The annual reporting deadline for 2013 calendar year for SF6 sales and research use is March 30, 2014. The Regulation for Reducing Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) Emissions from non-electric and non-semiconductor applications, Title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 95340 to 95346, was approved by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) on February 26, 2009, and the regulation became effective January 1, 2010. SF6 is a potent greenhouse gas, with a global warming potential 23,900 times that of carbon dioxide. Section 95345 (e) requires distributors and sellers of SF6 in California to submit annual sales data to ARB no later than March 30 of the following year. These data must provide information on individual transactions including the intended use by transaction. These reports will verify and quantify California sales of SF6 and ensure requirements are met. A link to a spreadsheet form for reporting sales data can be found at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/sf6nonelec/sf6salesreportingform.htm. Section 95345 (d) requires all research facilities that purchase or use SF6 for research purposes, except for those users exempted under section 95341(a) (1-9), to submit an annual report to ARB no later than March 30 of the following year. This report must include totals of SF6 used for each research activity, explanations of these activities, and a description of efforts to minimize SF6 emissions. NOTE: Section 95342 (a) (18) specifies that a Research Facility MUST, for the purpose of this regulation, be a U.S. government owned national laboratory or an accredited post-secondary institution that grants advanced academic degrees. Any other facility performing research that is NOT exempted under section 95341(a) (1-9) is in violation of California law and must either discontinue use or apply for an exemption from the regulation immediately. Information for the 2013 calendar year must be reported by March 30, 2014. Please send via email attachment to Winston Potts, Air Resources Engineer, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ariel Fideldy, Air Resources Technician, email@example.com. For more information regarding the SF6 reporting regulation and related ARB programs, please visit http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/sf6nonelec/sf6nonelec.htm or contact Winston Potts, Air Resources Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (916) 323-2537. California is in a drought emergency. Visit www.SaveOurH2O.org for water conservation tips.