The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a settlement with JTR Heating and Air Conditioning, in Monee, Illinois, to resolve alleged violations of Clean Air Act stratospheric ozone regulations.
EPA’s consent agreement and final order with JTR resolves alleged violations of regulations regarding the protection of the stratospheric ozone layer.
JTR handles the maintenance, service, repair and disposal of appliances containing ozone-depleting refrigerants and their substitutes.
EPA regulations prohibit anyone from knowingly venting or otherwise releasing refrigerant to the environment during work on appliances. EPA alleged that on at least two separate occasions, JTR knowingly vented R-22 and R-410a refrigerant during servicing of those appliances.
Under the settlement, JTR will pay a $28,919 civil penalty and resolve the alleged violations.