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ARB Provides Tool for Meeting New Refrigeration System Requirements
Webinar offered Dec. 13

Hospitals operating refrigeration systems with a charge of 200 lbs. or more of high global warming refrigerant will have to submit 2013 service records to the state Air Resources Board (ARB) by March 2014. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, facilities will be able to enter their 2013 service records directly into ARB’s online reporting database. This will allow them to enter records periodically rather than waiting until the deadline to comply. ARB will hold a complimentary webinar Dec. 13 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (PT) to provide instructions on correctly entering records. In addition, ARB will cover regulations and procedures for filing annual reports and paying annual implementation fees using an online tool. To register, go to For the audio portion of the webinar, call (877) 716-6050 and enter participant passcode 7307397. For more information on the requirements, visit