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Ohio Man Arrested for Venting R-22 Refrigerant

This June, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of Ohio reported that Martin C. Eldridge, III of Columbus, OH violated the Clean Air Act when he cut the tubing on air-conditioning units he was stealing and released a regulated refrigerant into the environment.

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Costco Settles with EPA and DOJ to Cut Emissions Nationwide

This week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice settled a dispute with the Costco Wholesale Corp. for violations of the federal Clean Air Act. As a result, Costco will pay $335,000 in penalties and improve refrigerant management at 274 stores nationwide.

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Heating and Air Conditioning Manufacturer Issues Recall

In cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Goodman Co. issued a recall of its Amana, Century, Comfort-Aire, Goodman and York International packaged terminal air-conditioner/heat-pump units. The units are rated 230/208 V, 3.5 kW and are most often installed in walls of hotels, motels, apartment buildings and commercial spaces. The company reports that the power cords on the air-conditioning and heating units can overheat, posing hazards.

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2014 Proposed Bylaws Changes

The following proposed Bylaws changes will be voted on at the 2014 RSES Annual Business Meeting.

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Copper Theft: The Next Goldrush

Factors to consider when selecting a theft-deterrent device for your customers.

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RSES is the leading education, training and certification preparation organization for HVACR professionals. RSES publishes various comprehensive industry training and reference materials in addition to delivering superior educational programs designed to benefit HVACR professionals at every stage of their careers through instructor-led training courses, online training for HVAC, educational seminars, interactive CD and DVD products, industry-related reference manuals, and helpful technical content through Service Application Manual chapters, the RSES Journal, the RSES Journal archives and feature articles, as well as web-exclusive features.

Beginning with basic theory and extending to complex troubleshooting, training courses covering refrigeration and air conditioning, heating, electricity, controls, heat pumps and safety may be conducted in a classroom environment or though self study. RSES publications may be purchased by schools, contractors, manufacturers or any other industry group wanting to conduct comprehensive training programs. Seminars covering air conditioning troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting, compressor training, condenser training, refrigerant piping practices, DDC controls, and more are held in various cities across North America.

Select training programs offer Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and NATE Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).

In addition, RSES offers industry certification preparation materials for refrigerant handling (EPA Section 608), R-410A and North American Technician Excellence (NATE) examinations.

RSES’ monthly magazine, RSES Journal, serves HVAC contractors, service technicians, students, operations/maintenance managers, engineers and technicians who work in the residential, light commercial, commercial and institutional markets on air conditioning, warm-air heating, refrigeration, ventilation, electrical, ice machines, chillers, hydronic heating, piping, refrigeration control and energy management, building automation, indoor air quality and duct cleaning, and sheet metal fabrication equipment and/or systems.
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