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EPA Presents Final HCFC Allocation Rule

March 28, 2013

On March 27, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe signed the final HCFC Allocation Rule covering HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b allowances for 2012-2014. Among other things, EPA decided to continue to use the same HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b baselines established in the 2011 interim Final Rule, but opted to reduce the HCFC-22 consumption allocations for 2012-2014 by close to 30 percent from the amounts provided in the 2009 Final Rule.  Overall, the total industry-wide allocation for 2013 is approximately 28,500 MT (approximately 63 million lbs).While the rule has not yet been published, an overview memo is available. AHRI will notify its members when the rule is published in the Federal Register.

Contact: Karim Amrane.