EPA sends HFC phasedown plan to White House for review

March 26, 2021
EPA has sent a draft proposal to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB) pre-publication review, continuing its rapid pace to use new Clean Air Act authority for regulating HFCs, which are potent greenhouse gases that also harm the stratospheric ozone layer. HFCs were promoted as replacements for ozone-depleting substances targeted by the Montreal Protocol but are potent GHGs largely used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, foam blowing, aerosols and fire protection. The agency sent the...

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