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Old 11-05-2012, 01:47 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by E46Mango View Post
"EPA is performing random inspections, responding to tips, and pursuing potential cases against violators. Under the Act, EPA is authorized to assess fines of up to $37,500 per day for any violation of these regulations. Information on selected enforcement actions is available in the enforcement section.

If you suspect or witness unlawful releases of refrigerant or other violations of the Clean Air Act regulations, you can file a report easily and anonymously by visiting EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance website."

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#2) Can I vent HFC-134a refrigerant?

It is illegal under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act to knowingly vent substitute refrigerants during any service, maintenance, repair or disposal of an appliance.
And your point is? That seems to support my belief that you can get fined for it, but it's very unlikely you'd get arrested for it. They mention a fine above, not a threat of arrest.

I would suspect also that they are much more interested in finding shops that are doing this, than car owners. A shop could release way more than someone with just a few cars.
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