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§ 95373. Definitions.


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Title 17. Public Health
Division 3. Air Resources
Chapter 1. Air Resources Board
Subchapter 10. Climate Change
Article 4. Regulations to Achieve Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
Subarticle 5. Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Stationary Refrigeration, Chillers, Aerosols - Propellants, and Foam End-Uses (Refs & Annos)
17 CCR § 95373
§ 95373. Definitions.
(a) For the purposes of this subarticle, excepting sections 95374(b) and 95376, the following definitions shall apply:
Blowing Agent” or “Foam Blowing Agent” or “Foam Expansion Agent” or “Foaming Foaming Agent” is a substance which is capable of producing a cellular structure via a foaming process in a variety of materials that undergo hardening or phase transition, such as polymers and plastics. Blowing agents are typically applied when the blown material is in a liquid stage.
Capital Cost” means an expense incurred in the production of goods or in rendering services, including but not limited to the cost of engineering, purchase, and installation of components or systems, and instrumentation, and contractor and construction fees.
Class I Substance” means any ozone-depleting compound defined in the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 7671(3) (effective November 15, 1990).
Class II Substance” means any ozone-depleting compound defined in the Clean Air Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. § 7671(4) (effective November 15, 1990).
Component” means a part of a refrigeration system, including but not limited to condensing units, compressors, condensers, evaporators, and receivers; and all of its connections and subassemblies, without which the refrigeration system will not properly function or will be subject to failures.
Cumulative Replacement” means the addition of or change in multiple components within a three-year period.
End-use” means processes or classes of specific applications within industry sectors, such as those listed in Table 1, section 95374 of this subarticle.
Executive Officer” means the Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board or his or her delegate.
Flexible Polyurethane” means polyurethane foam including but not limited to that used in furniture, bedding, chair cushions, and shoe soles.
Foam System” means a multipart liquid material that expands when mixed to form a solid or flexible substance in which thin films of material separate pockets of gas.
Greenhouse Gas” or “GHG” means carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and other fluorinated gases.
Hydrofluorocarbon” or “HFC” means a class of GHGs which are saturated organic compounds containing hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon; primarily used as refrigerants, foam blowing agents, aerosol propellants, solvents, and fire suppressants.
Integral Skin Polyurethane” means polyurethane foam, including but not limited to that used in car steering wheels, dashboards, and shoe soles.
Motor-bearing” means refrigeration equipment containing motorized parts. This includes compressors, condensers, and evaporators.
New Refrigeration Equipment” means:
(1) Any refrigeration equipment that is first installed using new or used components; or
(2) Any refrigeration equipment that is modified such that it is:
(i) Expanded after the date at which this subarticle becomes effective, to handle an expanded cooling load by the addition of components in which the capacity of the system is increased, including refrigerant lines, evaporators, compressors, condensers, and other components; or
(ii) Replaced or cumulatively replaced after the date at which this subarticle becomes effective, such that the capital cost of replacing or cumulatively replacing components exceeds 50 percent of the capital cost of replacing the entire refrigeration system.
Person” means any individual, firm, association, organization, manufacturer, distributor, partnership, business trust, corporation, limited liability company, company, state, or local governmental agency or public district.
Phenolic Insulation Board and Bunstock” means phenolic insulation including but not limited to that used for roofing and walls. Bunstock or bun stock is a large solid box-like structure formed during the production of polystyrene insulation.
Polystyrene Extruded Sheet” means polystyrene foam including that used for packaging and buoyancy or floatation. It is also made into food-service items, including hinged polystyrene containers (for “take-out” from restaurants); food trays (meat and poultry) plates, bowls, and retail egg containers.
Refrigerant” or “Refrigerant Gas” means any substance, including blends and mixtures, which is a compound or gas used in vapor compression cycle refrigeration that is used for heat transfer purposes and provides a cooling effect.
Refrigerated Food Processing and Dispensing Equipment” means equipment that dispenses and/or processes a variety of food and beverage products by either combining ingredients, mixing or preparing them at the proper temperature, or by function as a holding tank to deliver the product at the desired temperature or to deliver chilled ingredients for the processing, mixing and preparation. Some may use a refrigerant in a heat pump, or utilize waste heat from the cooling system to provide hot beverages. Some may also provide heating functions to melt or dislodge ice or for sanitation purposes. This equipment can be self-contained or connected by piping to a dedicated condensing unit located elsewhere. Equipment within this end-use category include but are not limited to: chilled and frozen beverages (carbonated and non-carbonated, alcoholic and nonalcoholic); frozen custards, gelato, ice cream, Italian ice, sorbets and yogurts; milkshakes, “slushies” and smoothies, and whipped cream.
Refrigeration” means the use of a refrigerant gas to mechanically move heat from one region to another to create a cooled region via a vapor compression cycle.
Refrigeration Equipment” means any stationary device that is designed to contain and use refrigerant gas, including any device listed in Section 95374, Table 1. For a device with multiple circuits, each independent circuit is considered a separate article of equipment.
Remote Condensing Units” means refrigeration equipment or units that have a central condensing portion and may consist of one (and sometimes two) compressor(s), one condenser, and one receiver assembled into a single unit, which is normally located external to the sales area. The condensing portion (and often other parts of the system) is located outside the space or area cooled by the evaporator. Remote condensing units are commonly installed in convenience stores, specialty shops (e.g., bakeries, butcher shops), supermarkets, restaurants, and other locations where food is stored, served, or sold.
Retail Food Refrigeration” or “Commercial Refrigeration” means equipment designed to store and display chilled or frozen goods for commercial sale. This end-use includes the following categories of equipment: stand-alone units (equipment), refrigerated food processing and dispensing units (equipment), remote condensing units, and supermarket systems.
Retrofit” means the replacement of the refrigerant used in refrigeration equipment with a different refrigerant, and any related changes to the refrigeration equipment required to maintain its operation and reliability following refrigerant replacement.
Rigid Polyurethane and Polyisocyanurate Laminated Boardstock” means laminated board insulation made with polyurethane or polyisocyanurate foam, including that used for roofing and walls. This does not include the following end-use categories: rigid polyurethane appliance foam, rigid polyurethane commercial refrigeration and sandwich panels, rigid polyurethane marine flotation foam, rigid polyurethane spray foam, and rigid polyurethane one-component foam sealants.
Stand-alone Units or Equipment” means refrigerators, freezers, and reach-in coolers (either open or with doors) where all refrigeration components are integrated and, for the smallest types, the refrigeration circuit is entirely brazed or welded. These systems are fully charged with refrigerant at the factory and typically require only an electricity supply to begin operation.
Stationary” means the system is (i) installed in a building, structure, or facility; (ii) attached to a foundation, or if not attached, will reside at the same location for more than twelve consecutive months; or (iii) located intermittently at the same facility for at least two consecutive years and operates at that facility a total of at least 90 days each year.
Substance” means any chemical, product substitute, or alternative manufacturing process, whether new or retrofit, intended for use in the end-uses listed in Table 1, section 95374 of this subarticle.
Supermarket Systems” means multiplex or centralized systems designed to cool or refrigerate, which operate with racks of compressors installed in a machinery room. Two main design classifications are used: direct and indirect systems.
(1) “Direct Systems” means the refrigerant circulates from the machinery room to the sales area, where it evaporates in display-case heat exchangers, and then returns in vapor phase to the suction headers of the compressor racks. Another direct supermarket design, often referred to as a distributed refrigeration system, uses an array of separate compressor racks located near the display cases rather than having a central compressor rack system.
(2) “Indirect Systems” means the system uses a central refrigeration system to cool a secondary fluid that is then circulated throughout the store to the cases. This includes secondary loop systems and cascade refrigeration.
Use” means any utilization of a compound or any substance, including but not limited to utilization in a manufacturing process or product in California, consumption by the end-user in the State of California, or in intermediate applications in the State of California, such as formulation or packaging for other subsequent applications.
Vending Machines” means self-contained units that dispense goods that must be kept cold or frozen.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 38510, 38598, 38560, 38562, 38566, 38580, 39600, 39601, 39730.5, 39734 and 41511, Health and Safety Code. Reference: Sections 38510, 38598, 38560, 38562, 38566, 38580, 39600, 39601, 39730, 39730.5, 39734 and 41511, Health and Safety Code.
1. New section filed 12-27-2018; operative 12-27-2018 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(3) (Register 2018, No. 52).
2. Change without regulatory effect amending first paragraph of subsection (a) and amending Note filed 1-3-2020 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2020, No. 1).
This database is current through 3/13/20 Register 2020, No. 11
17 CCR § 95373, 17 CA ADC § 95373
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