Refrigerant Management Program (RMP)-Is your business registered?

Dec 05, 2016
Many refrigeration systems use gases that are harmful to the environment. These gases include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) such as R-12,
R-22, R-404A, R-407A, R-507, and many more.
California law requires affected businesses to:

Register and report to ARB;

Perform regular leak checks for each system;

Follow careful service practices; and

Keep all service records on-site.
Companies that do not comply are subject to site visits, notices of violation and potential fines.
Register here:
Questions and compliance assistance?
(916) 324-2517
[email protected] Reporting Tool


The online Refrigerant Registration and Reporting tool (R3) is available at

ARB staff will hold a free online webinar on Monday December 12, 2016 at 10:00 to 12:00 noon  Pacific Time to review the requirements of the regulation and the procedures for registering, filing the Annual Report, and paying the Annual Implementation Fee using the online R3 application.  The announcement for the webinar can be seen at this link.  Register for the webinar at this GoToWebinar link.  The slides for the webinar will be published prior to the webinar.

For reference, slides from the most recent R3 training webinar are available at: January 2016 Webinar Presentation, and as notes pages at: January Webinar notes pages.  A recording of the Webinar is available at: January 2016 Webinar Recording

Refrigerant Management Program (RMP)

     business with refrigeration systems      refrigerant reclaimers    distributers and wholesalers

     buying a new system    technicians and contractors   resources

                                                          stopping leaks

RMP deadlines Large facilities Medium facilities Small Facilities

The RMP requires facilities with refrigeration systems with more than 50 pounds of high-GWP refrigerant to:

  • conduct and report periodic leak inspections;
  • promptly repair leaks; and
  • keep service records on site.

These facilities must register using the R3 tool; facilities with 200 lbs. or more must also submit annual reports by March 1 of each year.

Click here to watch a video overview of the program

Click here to watch a video on the registration process

Click here to watch a video on detecting refrigerant leaks

The regulation also affects:

  • any person who installs, services or disposes of any appliance using a high-GWP refrigerant; and
  • refrigerant wholesalers, distributors and reclaimers.

These facilities are also subject to registration and reporting requirements. Facilities whose systems use only ammonia or carbon dioxide as refrigerants are not subject to the rule.

Click the icon below to visit the R3 tool:

                       r3 tool link        
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