Some new regulations concerning the requirement of technicians to be Section 609 certified will be put into place on January 1, 2018.
- The final rule published November 2016 extends Section 608 requirements to HFCs. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, sale of most refrigerants will be restricted to 608 and 609 certified technicians; distributors, and distributors must keep refrigerant sales records and verify purchasers are (or employ) 608 or 609 certified technicians.
- Small cans (2 pounds or less) of non-exempt refrigerants may continue to be manufactured or imported and sold after Jan. 1, 2018 if equipped with self-sealing valves.
- To learn more about Section 609 certification visit the MACS website at http://www.macsw.org and click here.