Law & Order

EPA Adopts SAE Standards for Motor Vehicle Air Conditioner Equipment


By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adopting three technical standards developed by SAE International (previously known as the Society of Automotive Engineers) for equipment that recovers, recycles and/or recharges the refrigerant in motor vehicle air conditioners. This final rule adopts the most current version of standards SAE J2843, SAE J2851, and SAE J3030. Service and repair shops will be required to use equipment certified to meet these SAE standards when servicing motor vehicle air conditioners using R–1234yf. The rule goes in effect April 23, 2021.

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