Guidance and Downloads

Various guidance and other useful documents relating to the requirements of the legislation on ozone depleting substances is available from a number of sources, including the Environmental Protection Agency, the European Commission and the United Nations Environment Programme.

A series of Guidance Documents has been prepared by the Environmental Protection Agency to provide clarification and assistance to contractors and end-users of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment on how the legislation applies to them. These guidance documents cover requirements of both the Regulation on ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases. The following guidance documents are available to download below:

  • Refrigeration and air conditioning contractors
  • Retail (food and non-food) sector
  • Offices and public buildings
  • Industrial sectors
  • Hospitality and leisure sector

The European Commission has produced a number of publications aimed at providing clarification on the implementation of the Regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases. The following publications are available to download at the links below:

 

Guidance on the Final Ban on R22

General Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Retail Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Hospitality Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Agriculture Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Facilities and Buildings Management Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Education Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Industrial Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Finanical Sector

Guidance leaflet on the R22 Ban in the Fishing and Marine Sector

 

Downloads

EPA Guidance on Complying with Regulations Controlling Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depleting Substances:

Summary Guide for compliance with ODS and F-gas Regulations (operators of equipment containing controlled substances)

Guidance Note for Contractors in the Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Sector

Guidance Note for operators in the Hospitality and Leisure Sector

Guidance Note for operators in the Industrial Sector

Guidance Note for operators in the Office and Public Buildings Sector

Guidance Note for operators in the Retail Sector

EPA Inspections, What to Expect - A Guide for End Users (Operators)

EPA Inspections, What to Expect - A Guide for Contractors

Links to European Commission Guidance

Stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump equipment brochure for operators

Stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump equipment leaflet for technical personnel

Stationary fire protection systems and fire extinguishers brochure for operators

Stationary fire protection systems and fire extinguishers leaflet for technical personnel

High voltage switchgear brochure for operators and technical personnel

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas-based solvents brochure for operators and technical personnel

Leaflet for producers, importers and exporters of fluorinated greenhouse gases, certain users and those placing certain equipment containing those gases on the EU market

Learn More

Download EPA Position Paper on Waste Refrigerant Gases (November 2009)

Download guidance on Leak Checking