§ 2635.601 Overview
§ 2635.602 Applicability and related considerations
§ 2635.603 Definitions
§ 2635.604 Recusal while seeking employment
§ 2635.605 Waiver or authorization permitting participation while seeking employment
§ 2635.606 Recusal based on an arrangement concerning prospective employment or otherwise after negotiations
§ 2635.607 Notification requirements for public financial disclosure report filers regarding negotiations for or agreement of future employment or compensation

Terms Used In CFR > Title 5 > Chapter XVI > Subchapter B > Part 2635 > Subpart F

  • Appliance: means any device which contains and uses a class I or class II substance or substitute as a refrigerant and which is used for household or commercial purposes, including any air conditioner, motor vehicle air conditioner, refrigerator, chiller, or freezer. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Apprentice: means any person who is currently registered as an apprentice in maintenance, service, repair, or disposal of appliances with the U. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Approved equipment testing organization: means any organization which has applied for and received approval from the Administrator pursuant to §82. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Approved independent standards testing organization: means any organization which has applied for and received approval from the Administrator pursuant to §82. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • Approved refrigerant recycling equipment: means equipment certified by the Administrator or an organization approved under §82. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • Batch: means a single bulk cylinder of refrigerant after all reclamation has been completed prior to packaging or shipping to the market. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Class I: refers to an ozone-depleting substance that is listed in 40 CFR part 82 subpart A, appendix A. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Class II: refers to an ozone-depleting substance that is listed in 40 CFR part 82 subpart A, appendix B. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Comfort cooling: means the air-conditioning appliances used to provide cooling in order to control heat and/or humidity in occupied facilities including but not limited to residential, office, and commercial buildings. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Commercial refrigeration: means the refrigeration appliances used in the retail food and cold storage warehouse sectors. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Component: means a part of the refrigerant circuit within an appliance including, but not limited to, compressors, condensers, evaporators, receivers, and all of its connections and subassemblies. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Custom-built: means that the industrial process equipment or any of its components cannot be purchased and/or installed without being uniquely designed, fabricated and/or assembled to satisfy a specific set of industrial process conditions. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Disposal: means the process leading to and including:

    (1) The discharge, deposit, dumping or placing of any discarded appliance into or on any land or water. See 40 CFR 82.152

  • exempt substitutes: refers to certain substitutes when used in certain end-uses that are specified in §82. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Follow-up verification test: means those tests that involve checking the repairs to an appliance after a successful initial verification test and after the appliance has returned to normal operating characteristics and conditions to verify that the repairs were successful. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Full charge: means the amount of refrigerant required for normal operating characteristics and conditions of the appliance as determined by using one or a combination of the following four methods:

    (1) Use of the equipment manufacturer's determination of the full charge. See 40 CFR 82.152

  • High-pressure appliance: means an appliance that uses a refrigerant with a liquid phase saturation pressure between 170 psia and 355 psia at 104 °F. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Industrial process refrigeration: means complex customized appliances that are directly linked to the processes used in, for example, the chemical, pharmaceutical, petrochemical, and manufacturing industries. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Industrial process shutdown: means when an industrial process or facility temporarily ceases to operate or manufacture whatever is being produced at that facility. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Initial verification test: means those leak tests that are conducted after the repair is finished to verify that a leak or leaks have been repaired before refrigerant is added back to the appliance. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Leak inspection: means the examination of an appliance to determine the location of refrigerant leaks. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Leak rate: means the rate at which an appliance is losing refrigerant, measured between refrigerant charges. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Low-pressure appliance: means an appliance that uses a refrigerant with a liquid phase saturation pressure below 45 psia at 104 °F. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Medium-pressure appliance: means an appliance that uses a refrigerant with a liquid phase saturation pressure between 45 psia and 170 psia at 104 °F. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Motor vehicle: as used in this subpart means any vehicle which is self-propelled and designed for transporting persons or property on a street or highway, including but not limited to passenger cars, light duty vehicles, and heavy duty vehicles. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • Motor vehicle air conditioners: means mechanical vapor compression refrigeration equipment used to cool the driver's or passenger's compartment of any motor vehicle. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • Motor vehicle disposal facility: means any commercial facility that engages in the disposal (which includes dismantling, crushing or recycling) of MVACs or MVAC-like appliances, including but not limited to automotive recycling facilities, scrap yards, landfills and salvage yards engaged in such operations. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • MVAC-like appliance: means a mechanical vapor compression, open-drive compressor appliance with a full charge of 20 pounds or less of refrigerant used to cool the driver's or passenger's compartment of off-road vehicles or equipment. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • non-exempt substitutes: refers to all other substitutes and end-uses not so specified in §82. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Normal operating characteristics and conditions: means appliance operating temperatures, pressures, fluid flows, speeds, and other characteristics, including full charge of the appliance, that would be expected for a given process load and ambient condition during normal operation. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • One-time expansion device: means an appliance that relies on the release of its refrigerant charge to the environment in order to provide a cooling effect. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Parent company: means an individual, corporation, partnership, association, joint-stock company, or an unincorporated organization that can direct or cause the direction of management and policies of another entity, through the ownership of shares or otherwise. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Person: means any individual or legal entity, including an individual, corporation, partnership, association, state, municipality, political subdivision of a state, Indian tribe, and any agency, department, or instrumentality of the United States, and any officer, agent, or employee thereof. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Process stub: means a length of tubing that provides access to the refrigerant inside a small appliance or room air conditioner and that can be resealed at the conclusion of repair or service. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Properly using: (1) Properly using means using equipment in conformity with the regulations set forth in this subpart, including but not limited to the prohibitions and required practices set forth in §82. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • Reclaim: means to reprocess recovered refrigerant to all of the specifications in appendix A of this subpart (based on AHRI Standard 700-2016, Specifications for Refrigerants) that are applicable to that refrigerant and to verify that the refrigerant meets these specifications using the analytical methodology prescribed in section 5 of appendix A of this subpart. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Recover: means to remove refrigerant in any condition from an appliance and to store it in an external container without necessarily testing or processing it in any way. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Recovery efficiency: means the percentage of refrigerant in an appliance that is recovered by a piece of recovery and/or recycling equipment. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Refrigerant: means any class I or class II substance used in a motor vehicle air conditioner. See 40 CFR 82.32
  • Refrigerant circuit: means the parts of an appliance that are normally connected to each other (or are separated only by internal valves) and are designed to contain refrigerant. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Retrofit: means to convert an appliance from one refrigerant to another refrigerant. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Seasonal variance: means the removal of refrigerant from an appliance due to a change in ambient conditions caused by a change in season, followed by the subsequent addition of an amount that is less than or equal to the amount of refrigerant removed in the prior change in season, where both the removal and addition of refrigerant occurs within one consecutive 12-month period. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Self-sealing valve: means a valve affixed to a container of refrigerant that automatically seals when not dispensing refrigerant and meets or exceeds established performance criteria as identified in §82. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Small appliance: means any appliance that is fully manufactured, charged, and hermetically sealed in a factory with five (5) pounds or less of refrigerant, including, but not limited to, refrigerators and freezers (designed for home, commercial, or consumer use), medical or industrial research refrigeration equipment, room air conditioners (including window air conditioners, portable air conditioners, and packaged terminal air heat pumps), dehumidifiers, under-the-counter ice makers, vending machines, and drinking water coolers. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Substitute: means any chemical or product, whether existing or new, that is used as a refrigerant to replace a class I or II ozone-depleting substance. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • System receiver: means the isolated portion of the appliance, or a specific vessel within the appliance, that is used to hold the refrigerant charge during the servicing or repair of that appliance. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Technician: means any person who in the course of maintenance, service, or repair of an appliance (except MVACs) could be reasonably expected to violate the integrity of the refrigerant circuit and therefore release refrigerants into the environment. See 40 CFR 82.152
  • Very high-pressure appliance: means an appliance that uses a refrigerant with a critical temperature below 104 °F or with a liquid phase saturation pressure above 355 psia at 104 °F. See 40 CFR 82.152