EPA Proposes Rescinding Certain HFC Rules for Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Appliances
The National Law Review - On September 18, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) released an advance copy of a rule proposing to rescind the agency’s 2016 extension (“2016 Rule”) of certain appliance refrigerant leak repair rules to appliances that use non-ozone depleting substitute refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons (“HFCs”). Additionally, the proposed rule requests public comment on whether, alternatively, the 2016 Rule’s extension of refrigeration management requirements to substitute refrigerants should be rescinded in its entirety.
The proposed rule will likely affect entities that own, service, recycle, or dispose of refrigeration and air-conditioning appliances and refrigerants, as well as manufacturers and retailers of refrigerants and services for the refrigeration and air-conditioning industry.
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