The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) final rule updating the requirements of its Section 608 Refrigerant Management Program went into effect January 1. According to the EPA, the final rule is designed to strengthen the existing program by requiring a number of industry best practices.

The EPA estimates the annual emissions reductions from this rule will be approximately 7.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent and 114 ozone-depletion weighted metric tons. Click here to view the six major changes to Section 608 requirements, and find out what they could mean for your company.