EPA’s HFC Phasedown Rule Balances Demands On Allowances, Imports

September 23, 2021
EPA’s just-announced final rule implementing a major phasedown of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) coolants seeks to balance competing demands of producers, users and importers of the chemicals, including a fair and inclusive allocation of production and consumption allowances, along with a robust enforcement system to police imports. The rule , publicly released Sept. 23, implements the American Innovation & Manufacturing (AIM) Act’s requirement of an 85 percent cut in production and imports of HFCs over 15 years. The law aligns with...

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