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116.731 Requirements to recycle CFCs.

Subdivision 1. Salvage automobiles. A person who processes automobiles for salvage must remove CFCs for recycling prior to disposal or sale of the materials containing CFCs. This subdivision does not apply to crushed automobiles or automobiles that have been processed in a manner that makes removal and recovery of CFCs impossible.

Subd. 2. Refrigeration equipment. A person processing scrap refrigerators, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, under-the-counter ice makers, vending machines, drinking water coolers, chillers, commercial refrigeration, industrial process refrigeration, or freezers must remove and recycle, destroy, or properly dispose of the CFCs.

Subd. 3. Mobile air conditioning equipment. A person servicing or removing mobile air conditioning equipment must:

(1) recapture CFCs, provide storage for recaptured CFCs, and transfer recaptured CFCs to a recycler; or

(2) recapture CFCs and recycle the CFCs to an allowed use.

Subd. 4. Servicing and recycling of appliances. (a) A person servicing or recycling refrigerators, air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, under-the-counter ice makers, vending machines, drinking water coolers, chillers, commercial refrigeration, industrial process refrigeration, or freezers must:

(1) recapture CFCs, provide storage for recaptured CFCs, and transfer recaptured CFCs to a recycler; or

(2) recapture CFCs and recycle the CFCs to an allowed use.

(b) The recovered CFCs may be properly disposed of or destroyed.

Subd. 4a. Venting. A person may not knowingly vent or otherwise release into the environment any CFC used as a refrigerant.

Subd. 5. Foam not required to be recycled. This section does not require recycling of rigid or flexible foam.

Subd. 6. Rules. The agency shall adopt rules for recycling CFCs and establish standards for CFC recycling equipment under this section.

HIST: 1990 c 560 art 2 s 4; 1994 c 585 s 34; 1995 c 147 s 1-3