EPA Floats HFC Phasedown Modeled After Ozone Protection Program

May 3, 2021
EPA is proposing to replicate its longstanding allowance-based program to limit ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in its just-issued plan to significantly curb production of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), arguing industry has significant experience with the approach. “This is the mechanism EPA has used to implement the ODS phaseout and would meet the expectations of, and be understood by, producers and importers of HFCs,” the agency says in a summary of its May 3 proposed rule to implement a program that would curb...

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