Industry Raises Concerns Over EPA HFC Exemptions, Unreported Imports

March 1, 2021
Chemical companies and other industries are raising concerns over EPA’s plan to phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) using new statutory power, including questions about data gaps over unreported HFC imports, allowances for critical use exemptions, what metric to use to set the phasedown and criticisms of the short public comment period. At press time, EPA had received and posted online 27 comments on its Feb. 11 notice of data availability (NODA) seeking input by Feb. 25 on a phasedown baseline using...

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