Launching New Rulemaking, EPA Grants Petitions Seeking HFC Limits

October 8, 2021
EPA is granting nearly a dozen petitions from environmentalists, industry and states that seek to prohibit the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in myriad specific applications, a move intended to complement the agency’s new program to sharply phase down production of the chemicals often used as refrigerants. Broadly, the series of petitions ask EPA to reinstate two Obama-era rules restricting the use of HFCs under the agency’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program, while imposing additional restrictions including some that...

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