[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75099-75100]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30372]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[FRL-9939-40-OAR]


Stratospheric Protection Division; Teleconference on the Clean 
Air Act Section 608 Technician Certification Program Test Bank

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of Section 608 Technician Certification Program Test 
Bank teleconference.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Stratospheric Protection 
Division will hold a public teleconference on December 9, 2015 on the 
Section 608 Technician Certification Test Bank. The teleconference will 
be an opportunity for stakeholders and members of the public to provide 
feedback on updating Test Bank questions. For further information 
regarding the teleconference, please contact Robert Burchard at the 
number and email below.

DATES: The Stratospheric Protection Division will hold a public 
teleconference on December 9, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern 
Standard Time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: Under the authority of Section 608 of the Clean Air Act 
(CAA) of 1990, as amended, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
established a technician certification program for persons 
(``technicians'') who perform maintenance, service, repair, or disposal 
activities on appliances (with some enumerated exceptions) that could 
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reasonably expected to release refrigerants from those appliances into 
the atmosphere. This program was established in regulations at 40 CFR 
part 82, subpart F. Under these regulations, at 40 CFR 82.152, the 
definition of ``technician'' specifically includes activities as 
follows:
     Attaching and detaching hoses and gauges to and from the 
appliance to measure pressure within the appliance;
     adding refrigerant to or removing refrigerant from the 
appliance; and
     any other activity that is reasonably expected to violate 
the integrity of the refrigerant circuit.
    The Agency has four types of certification:
     For servicing small appliances (Type I).
     For servicing or disposing of high- or very high-pressure 
appliances, except small appliances and motor vehicle air conditioning 
systems (Type II).
     For servicing or disposing of low-pressure appliances 
(Type III).
     For servicing all types of equipment (Universal).
    Technicians are required to pass a test given by an EPA-approved 
certifying organization to become certified under the program. EPA 
requires that all test questions come from its Test Bank.
    Purpose of Meeting: The teleconference will be an opportunity for 
stakeholders and members of the public to provide feedback on updating 
Test Bank questions.
    General Information: The agenda and materials are posted at 
Eventbrite. Go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/test-bank-teleconference-tickets-19478479657. The event is: ``Test Bank 
Teleconference,'' Washingtonn DC, Wednesday December 9, 11:00 a.m.
    Meeting Access: For information on access or services for 
individuals with disabilities, please contact Robert Burchard at (202) 
343-9126 or email at [email protected].

Drusilla Hufford,
Director, Stratospheric Protection Division.
[FR Doc. 2015-30372 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]
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