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EPA Schedules Stakeholder Meeting To Discuss Potential for Extending Section 608 of the CAA to HFCs
On October 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a meeting to gather information from the public on the potential for extending the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 608 regulations to substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODSs). Previously, the EPA announced that it would engage stakeholders in identifying refrigerant management options to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions from air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This public meeting is a direct response to a petition filed by the Alliance for Responsible Atmospheric Policy, calling on the EPA to extend Section 608 to HFCs. AHRI supports the Alliance’s petition.

The primary purpose of the meeting is to solicit ideas to reduce emissions of both high-global warming potential substitute refrigerants, such as HFCs, as well as ozone-depleting refrigerants, with a focus on emissions during the service, maintenance, repair, and disposal of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. The public meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET on November 12 at the Twelve & K Hotel, 1201 K Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.

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