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PDFWAC 173-303-506

Special requirements for the recycling of spent CFC or HCFC refrigerants.

(1) Applicability. (Also, see WAC 173-303-120(3).)
(a) This section applies to spent chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants that are reclaimed or recycled. Refrigerants eligible for these special requirements are those CFCs and HCFCs that were used as heat transfer material in a refrigeration cycle in totally enclosed heat transfer equipment and are subsequently reclaimed or recycled.
(b) Persons who generate, transport, or store spent CFC or HCFC refrigerants prior to reclamation or recycling and facilities that reclaim or recycle spent CFC or HCFC refrigerants are subject to the requirements of this section, and WAC 173-303-050, 173-303-145, and 173-303-960. Spent CFC or HCFC refrigerants that are not reclaimed or recycled are subject to all the applicable requirements of chapter 173-303 WAC. Any discharge of spent CFCs or HCFCs to the environment constitutes disposal and is subject to full regulation under chapter 173-303 WAC.
(2) Generator requirements.
(a) Persons who reclaim or recycle their spent CFC or HCFC refrigerants, either on-site or send their wastes off-site to be reclaimed or recycled, must keep records for a period of at least five years from the date of reclamation/recycling to document:
(i) The date of shipment (if sent off-site);
(ii) The quantity (by weight) reclaimed/recycled per shipment (when sent off-site) or batch (when recycled on-site);
(iii) The percentage of the total amount of CFC or HCFC wastes reclaimed/recycled per shipment or batch (and the manner of disposal for the remaining CFCs or HCFCs); and
(iv) The dates of reclamation/recycling.
(b) For CFCs or HCFCs sent off-site, the generator must obtain a signed document from the reclamation facility certifying the information in (a) of this subsection.
(3) Reclamation facility requirements.
(a) Facilities that reclaim or recycle CFC or HCFC refrigerants must comply with all the requirements of WAC 173-303-500 (except for WAC 173-303-500 (2)(c)(ii)). The applicable provisions of the following sections will also apply:
(i) WAC 173-303-280(2), General requirements for dangerous waste management facilities, imminent hazard;
(ii) WAC 173-303-283, Performance standards;
(iii) WAC 173-303-290 (1) and (2), Required notices;
(iv) WAC 173-303-380, Facility recordkeeping; except for WAC 173-303-380 (1)(c), (e), and (h);
(v) WAC 173-303-390(3), Facility reporting;
(vi) WAC 173-303-630(10), Use and management of containers;
(vii) WAC 173-303-640 (1), (2), (8), and (10), Tank systems.
(b) The reclamation facility must supply generators with a signed document certifying the information in subsection (2)(a) of this section.
[Statutory Authority: Chapters 70.105 and 70.105D RCW. WSR 09-14-105 (Order 07-12), § 173-303-506, filed 6/30/09, effective 7/31/09; WSR 03-07-049 (Order 02-03), § 173-303-506, filed 3/13/03, effective 4/13/03; WSR 95-22-008 (Order 94-30), § 173-303-506, filed 10/19/95, effective 11/19/95. Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105 RCW. WSR 93-02-050 (Order 92-32), § 173-303-506, filed 1/5/93, effective 2/5/93.]
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