Whole Foods Market California, Inc., & Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets, Inc., Settlement
Whole Foods Market California, Inc., and Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets, Inc., Case Settles for $77,750
California Code of Regulations (CCR), title 17, sections 95380, et seq., the Regulation for the Management of High Global Warming Potential Refrigerants for Stationary Sources (RMP Regulation) establishes registration and reporting requirements for non residential refrigeration systems using high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants.
The RMP Regulation requires owners of stationary refrigeration systems with a full charge of greater than or equal to 200 pounds, but less than 2,000 pounds, of a high GWP refrigerant to register accurately all systems subject to the regulation by March 1, 2014 (17 CCR § 95383).
Whole Foods Market California, Inc., and Mrs. Gooch’s Natural Food Markets, Inc., (Whole Foods Market) submitted reports containing inaccurate information for multiple facilities operating high GWP refrigeration systems. Whole Foods Market agreed to settle on April 4, 2016, in the amount of $77,750.00, for violations of California’s RMP Regulation.