Chemours supports EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to change the status of high-GWP alternatives to unacceptable
August 17, 2017
The Chemours Co. expresses its disappointment with the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit regarding the U.S. Environmental Association’s (EPA’s) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program Rule 20.
The EPA estimates the annual emissions reductions from this rule will be approximately 7.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2eq) and 114 ozone-depletion weighted metric tons (ODP tons).
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Americans should be allowed to choose the products they’d like regardless how efficient or inefficient they are. That’s how capitalism works, right? Shouldn’t consumers do their own research rather than rely on the government to tell them what to buy?
Compliance with the EPA’s 608 is a mandatory part of HVAC contracting. Techs are required to gain certification by an EPA-approved organization and pass their tests or else they are unqualified to work in the field.
Of course, reclaimers can only reclaim what contractors and technicians recover, and while the R-22 numbers may never match the hoped-for projections, the industry is already looking to the future and preparing to address new challenges in a post-hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) world that also is likely facing a phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).