The EPA has made significant changes to Section 608 of the Federal Clean Air Act. These changes include: more stringent requirements for repairing leaks in larger appliances, new record keeping requirements for the disposal of appliances, new reporting requirement for some appliances, extending the present restrictions on the sale of refrigerants, changes to improve readability and simplify compliance, and a new Section 608 Certification Exam.
To ensure that those who train the current and future HVACR workforce have the facts, the EPA will address these issues in person at the 2017 National HVACR Educators and Trainers Conference March 27-29, 2017 - Florida Hotel in Orlando, Florida.
Jeremy Arling, the lead author of the revised Section 608 regulations and team lead for refrigerants within EPA's Stratospheric Protection Division will provide an overview of the recent changes to the refrigerant management regulations under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act. His presentation will cover the EPA's efforts to revise and modernize the questions in the 608 Certification test bank, a hot topic with most instructors. In addition, Mr. Arling will take some time to answer attendees questions immediately after his presentation.
It is the EPA's intent to provide all of the approved certification organizations with a new bank of test questions reflecting the new rule in mid 2017. Once the new test bank is available, ESCO Institute and other organizations will begin the process of revising the Section 608 EPA Preparatory Manual, instructor training resources, and the closed book exam.
Subject experts from Chemours, Honeywell, Arkema and ICOR, will also be conducting sessions at the conference, to discuss new refrigerants and their applications.
MORE THAN 50 SESSIONS WILL PRESENTED, AND WILL INCLUDE: AC Refrigeration Recovery & Evacuation; Building Infiltration and Load Calculations; Cooling Tower Service and Repair; Duct Design Basics; System Diagnostics; Gas Pipe Sizing and many more.
Learn more about the conference, or learn about the changes to the Section 608 regulations by visiting www.escogroup.org.