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ARB to Host Refrigerant Management Webinar Dec. 11
Annual reports due March 1 to Refrigerant Management Program

Hospitals with medium and large refrigeration systems, refrigerant distributors and refrigerant reclaimers are required to submit their 2015 annual reports to the California Air Resources Board’s (ARB) Refrigerant Management Program by March 1, 2015. In addition, facilities with large and medium refrigeration systems must pay their annual implementation fee by March 1. To review the requirements and procedures for filing annual reports and pay fees using ARB’s online Refrigerant Registration and Reporting tool (known as R3), ARB will hold a free webinar Dec. 11 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (PT). The webinar will also highlight and demonstrate recent updates to the R3 tool. To register, visit The webinar will be recorded and posted to the program web page and will be repeated Jan. 13, 2015, at 1 p.m. (PT).

ARB’s Refrigerant Management Program requires the upcoming annual report for hospitals with large and medium refrigeration systems — those with 200 pounds of refrigerant or more — to include calendar year 2014 refrigeration system leak inspections, leak repairs and other system servicing.

Refrigerant distributors, wholesalers and reclaimers are also required to submit an annual report of their 2014 aggregated annual refrigerant sales, transactions and disposal by the March 1, 2015, due date.

For more details on the requirements, visit Additional information is also available by emailing or calling (916) 324-2517.