EIA calls for halt to medium GWP blends

Environmental groups have petitioned the US EPA to strengthen its bans on HFCs, delist R410A and R407C and halt the use of mid-range GWP blends.

With the Environmental Protection Agency seeking to implement a further rule to its Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP), which regulates refrigerant usage, the environmental groups, along with other stakeholders, have been putting forward their own views.

Following the listing of a number of lower GWP refrigerants in April, the EPA issued its rulemaking in July delisting a number of higher GWP refrigerants including R404A and R134a in certain applications.

Tackling HFCs is seen as a key element of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan and the EPA is working towards an additional rulemaking before the end of his term …

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