News and Alerts
Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Management
April 11, 2003
The Earth's stratospheric ozone layer protects us from the sun's ultraviolet radiation. Without the ozone layer's protection, there would be an increase in skin cancer, cataracts and damage to crops. Many refrigerants contain Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that contribute to the depletion of the ozone layer. The EPA established a program to safely manage and dispose of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. This program is implemented under Section 608 of the Clean Air Act.
It is Stony Brook University's policy to remove refrigerants from equipment prior to disposal. Only Certified refrigerant technicians can remove refrigerants. Call Facilities Operations at (631) 632-6400, (631) 632-6398 or (631) 444-9667 to have the refrigerant removed from your equipment. Property Control will not dispose of equipment until the refrigerant is removed. Do not dispose of any equipment until the refrigerant has been properly removed.
The following links will provide additional information on ozone depletion. If you need additional information on Stony Brook's, program, please call Environmental Health and Safety at (631) 632-6410.
News and Alerts Archive
- August 24, 2012 - Community Household Sharps Collection
- January 1, 2012 - CDC Finds Salmonella Outbreak Related to Clinical and Teaching Labs
- May 5, 2011 - June 2011 Safety Expo
- January 14, 2010 - Outbreak of Human Salmonella Associated with Contact with Water Frogs
- November 6, 2009 - STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY ANSWERS THE CALL TO RECYCLE!
- July 22, 2009 - OFPC Inspections
- Feburary 6, 2009 - Peanut Containing Products Recall
- January 15, 2009 - Port Jefferson Rescue
- July 12, 2005 - If You See Something, Say Something
- August 30, 2004 - 3 Students Die in Frat House Fire
- December 4, 2003 - Winter Weather Safety
- August 26, 2003 - Motor Vehicle Crashes
- May 16, 2003 - University SARS Guidelines
- May 13, 2003 - Closing the Door on Lab Safety Hazards
- May 5, 2003 - North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH)
- April 11, 2003 - Ozone-Depleting Chemicals Management
- March 13, 2003 - Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser
- January 30, 2003 - Recall of Back-Up Power Supply Systems
- January 21, 2003 - Interim final rules for select agents and toxins