>On May 6, 2010, Mullen, Tim (IS) <Tim.Mullen@ngc.com> wrote:
>> And just BTW, it's a violation of federal law to service A/C
>> without a license.
>Sorry not correct...
>It requires a federal license (fairly easy to get) to purchase R12, and the
>law requires that all R12 be evacuated from an AC system and recycled
>of venting it to the air.
>However, anyone can buy R134a and although it is strongly recommended that
>be recycled when you empty a system it is not absolutely required and there
>no penalty for not recycling R134a.
And even that is mildly overstated.
EPA issued a white paper many years ago clarifying that the purchaser of R12
did not need a license, as long as they were buying it for a shop where a
mechanic had an R12 license.B EPA said they always mean to allow a parts
runner or receptionist to be able to pick up the R-12 for the certified
There is no recycling requirement in the CAA.B There is a capture
requirement, and even allows for several types of releases.
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