Aug 19, 2013

WQA Opposes Proposed NYC Refrigerant Plan

New code passed the city assembly in July 2013

Water Quality Association refrigerants New York

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) has joined with the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to encourage Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York to veto changes in city code related to the recovery of refrigerant from discarded appliances. Under the new code, which passed the city assembly in July 2013, original equipment manufacturers would be responsible for the recovery of refrigerants from the appliances that were manufactured by them and that are disposed of by residential generators.

The regulation would likely be unnecessarily burdensome, and better approaches can be found, according to the associations.

AHAM, WQA and others are working to persuade Bloomberg to use his authority to stop the code from becoming effective.