MVAC (). MVAC-like ( or ). Non-MVAC (). * If R Section of the Clean Air Act (CAA) directs EPA to establish requirements to prevent the. Motor vehicle air conditioning (MVAC) systems provide passenger comfort Servicing of these systems is regulated under section of the. Specific MVAC regulatory authority is given by Section of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Section is included in Chapter of this manual, and .

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The certification must include the name and address of the facility, and the signature of the facility owner or responsible party. There are also multitudes of vehicles that are not commonplace, but do have MVACs that require an EPA certified technician to service or repair.

On-site recycling can be done to the SAE J standard. Sectionn is certified by the EPA to provide both and certification. However, service for consideration does include fleets and vocational schools. The name and address of the reclaimer must still be kept on file.

On the other hand, a Section EPA certification allows you to work on systems in some buses, trains, aircraft, and boats wpa Section does not govern. To qualify for this extension, a shop must certify to EPA by January 1, that it is a small entity. Certification forms for trained technicians or copies of all training certificates, of the technicians who are authorized to use the equipment, must be maintained by the service establishment.

These notations will serve as documentation for the inspector’s compliance determination, and provide necessary support for any possible enforcement action.

Equipment owner certifications are not transferable.

EPA Section What You Need to Know – HVAC Training

These include customer invoices and the date and quantity of refrigerant sent for reclamation. E F Technical Institute, Inc. The regulations are expected to be proposed in late Any person who repairs or services a motor vehicle air conditioning MVAC system for consideration payment or bartering must be properly trained and certified under section of the Clean Air Act by an EPA-approved program.

Yes, services performed for free are not covered under Manusl ; i.

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) Inspection Program <Training Manual>

The certification must include the name and address of the establishment; manufacturer, model, and the serial number of the equipment to be used; and the name and signature s of the facility owner or other responsible person.


The EPA has a page on the process here. Refrigeration equipment used to cool motor vehicle driver or passenger compartments are included. Remember that the test manjal be taken online and is open book, but be sure to study the material before testing. The reason for this is most approved equipment did not initially meet the SAE J standards and had to be modified to pass the tests. What should an inspector do if they find technician certification forms from what is believed to be an unaccredited training program?

Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning (MVAC) System Servicing

It will help you reduce errors often made while trying to look through large amounts of unfamiliar information under the pressure of testing. Also, EPA acknowledges that equipment purchased before regulations were proposed will be considered certified if it is “substantially identical” to approved equipment. Photocopy the form, make sure the program name and address are clear.

Are the customer invoices: Service Practices Leak Testing, Recovery, Charging procedures Proper use and handling of refrigerant Various service procedures and techniques specific to MVAC systems Technician training and certification Approved equipment Safe disposal requirements Once a technician passes the exam administered by an EPA certified tester, section of the Clean Air Act allows the technician to service and repair motor vehicle air conditioning systems anywhere in the United States for life.

The following links exit the site Exit. Records documenting where the refrigerant is sent off-site for reclamation or recycling must be kept by the service facility, so that they can prove that they have not released or reused the substance without purification.

Despite the differences in these two certifications, there are some areas of overlap involving the requirement of certification and record keeping. Refrigerant A is a near azeotropic refrigerant, meaning that while it is a non-azeotrope refrigerant ep exhibits a very low temperature glide during evaporation or condensation, making it behave very nearly like an azeotropic refrigerant.

Both section and of the Clean Air Act cover xection handling of refrigerants under guidelines set forth by the EPA.

It is also associated with reduced crop yields, harm to plant and animal life, and the deterioration of materials. Technicians must be properly trained and certified, and use approved refrigerant recycling equipment Technicians must complete an EPA approved refrigerant recycling course to be certified.

MVAC recovery and recycling equipment and service technician training programs are mvaac to assist the industry in complying with Section The refrigerant commonly used in food-truck refrigeration systems and in cargo trailers does not fall under the guidelines of section Section Technician Training and Certification Programs Any person who repairs or services a motor vehicle air conditioning MVAC system for consideration payment or bartering must be properly trained and certified under section of the Clean Air Act by an EPA-approved program.


What are the three topics technicians need to learn in an approved training program? ETL, another testing laboratory, may also certify equipment. If a single company owns several MVAC service establishments, can they use recover only equipment at multiple facilities and then send the recovered refrigerant to a single, central location for recycling to the SAE J standard?

You must answer twenty-one out of twenty-five questions correctly. Section is included in Chapter 7. Such standards shall, at a minimum, be at least as stringent as the standards of the Society of Automotive Engineers rpa effect as of the date of the enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of and applicable to such equipment SAE standard J Are there any other ways to recycle off-site? EPA has identified the following examples of questions which have required clarification.

Specifically, inspectors needing further clarification of “gray areas” may contact Belinda Breidenbach at: This is usually because sectuon the specific refrigerant used in these systems. An inspector may have reason to conduct the inspection, other than those cited above. The Clean Air Act prohibits venting and requires an EPA certification for any technician handling and disposing of refrigerants.

These include off-road and construction vehicles sectin as backhoes, enclosed-cab tractors, some cranes, and various all-terrain vehicles. Section specifically covers the air conditioning system used to cool passenger compartments in motor vehicles.

Jump to main content. The form notes that approved equipment must have been purchased by January 1, if the business was servicing MVACs, unless a facility was a Small Entity, in which case the approved equipment has to be purchased by January 1, Once refrigerant leaves a site it must be reclaimed to the more stringent standard of purity defined by the Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Institute ARI Standard The price is set by the program administering it, not by the EPA itself.

If all of the shops are owned by the same person and all of the equipment.