Reminder of required CARB disclosure statement for equipment with refrigerants

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has confirmed mandatory disclosure statement language for motor bearing, new refrigeration equipment with acceptable refrigerants for sale or entry into commerce in California:

This equipment is prohibited from use in California with any refrigerants on the “List of Prohibited Substances” for that specific end-use, in accordance with California Code of Regulations, title 17, section 95374. This disclosure statement has been reviewed and approved by [THE COMPANY] and [THE COMPANY] attests, under penalty of perjury, that these statements are true and accurate.”

According to CARB, manufacturers must provide the written disclosure to the buyer as part of the sales transaction and invoice, and the disclosure statement must remain with the equipment while it is in use in California. The statement can be included on an invoice, in the owner’s manual, on a separate piece of paper and/or on a label in/on the equipment. In all cases, it must be accessible, visible and legible throughout the life of the equipment. Companies can add additional clarifying language to the statement if they’d like to do so.

CARB is targeting the entire distribution chain for compliance and fines for extreme negligence can be as high at $75,000 per day. A summary of NAFEM-led conference calls on this subject is available for members’ reference.