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MACS Section 609 Program Meets New EPA Requirements

Section 609 of the United States Clean Air Act requires every technician opening the refrigeration circuit of an R12 or R134a vehicle A/C system to be certified in the proper method of refrigerant recovery and recycling.

LANSDALE, Pa. — MACS recently received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to release an updated version of the Section 609 technician training and certification program for recovery and recycling of refrigerant from mobile air conditioning systems. The updated MACS program meets all requirements mandated by the EPA for keeping pace with changes in technology, service and repair in mobile air conditioning systems.

Section 609 of the United States Clean Air Act requires every technician opening the refrigeration circuit of an R12 or R134a vehicle A/C system to be certified in the proper method of refrigerant recovery and recycling. 

The new MACS Section 609 study guide and test will first be phased-in on the web version of the MACS Section 609 test available at www.macsw.org with a debut to proctor/trainers and home study customers later in 2008.

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