EPA Nears Final Rule On HFC Phasedown, Foam Alternatives Proposal

August 26, 2021
EPA is advancing a draft final rule that would implement a recently enacted congressional requirement to sharply phase down the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and other sectors, ahead of a statutory deadline to complete the rule in about a month. Meanwhile, the agency is also poised to issue a supplemental proposal that some hope will narrow or scrap its earlier plan to allow use of certain alternative HFCs in the foam insulation sector, after some companies...

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