The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Southeastern office has declared its chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) regulation enforcement program a success. Between October 1, 1998, and September 31, 1999, 96 companies were named in enforcement actions. The 96 enforcement actions have resulted in 74 administrative orders (AO), 22 administrative penalty orders (APO) and $253,000 in fines.
The AOs and APOs require each facility to comply with the regulations governing the use of CFCs. All facilities cited between October 1, 1998, and September 31, 1999, have taken steps to comply with the orders. During 2000, EPA's Southeastern office will continue to focus on CFC enforcement with emphasis on safe disposal and industrial processes of the chemical.
For more information on EPA refrigerant regulations compliance enforcement actions, call (800) 289-6116, ext. 8 or visit www.environ.com/resource.htm. A free EPA refrigerant regulations self-audit checklist is posted online to help you evaluate your company's status.