Amid Phasedown, EPA Floats Plan To Improve HFC Management, Curb Leaks

June 5, 2023
The White House has begun reviewing EPA’s draft proposed rule governing hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) management practices, a policy the agency says will ease compliance with its sharp phasedown of climate-warming HFCs by allowing for the re-use of some products as newly made HFCs are restricted. EPA has been reviewing a bevy of ideas from outside groups as it develops the rule -- including commercial leak repair requirements, venting prohibition enforcement efforts, standards defining reclamation, and giving reclaimers import allowances in the...

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