Industry Warns EPA’s HFC Phasedown Rule Should Not Reward Imports

June 3, 2021
U.S. manufacturers of refrigerant chemicals are pressing EPA not to reward unlawful or unfair imports of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants when it allocates allowances under its pending rule to implement a statutorily mandated phasedown of the substances, among other criticisms of the agency’s proposal. At a virtual public hearing June 3, makers and users of HFCs weighed in on EPA’s April 30 proposal that would implement the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020, which requires that HFCs be...

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