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Dec. 11, 2013: EPA Proposes Final Timeline for R-22 Refrigerant Phase Down

Proposal Picks Up on a Previous Production Timeline for 2013 and 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a final timeline for the phase down in production of virgin HCFC-22 leading to the refrigerant’s total phase out in 2020.


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March 29, 2013: EPA Finalizes HCFC-22 Allocation Rule

The acting administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Bob Perciasepe, has signed the final HCFC Allocation Rule covering HCFC-22 and HCFC-142b allowances for 2012-2014.


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EPA Further Tightens the R-22 Spigot

2013 Allocation Reduced to 39 Million Pounds
It appears as if the spigot of new R-22 available to HVACR contractors has been tightened even more in 2013. Users of the world’s most popular HCFC could expect close to 30 percent less of new R-22 this year than last, according to some reports.


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Jan. 10, 2012: EPA Notice to Producers Still Leaves Amount of R-22 in Doubt

The EPA has sent “No Action Assurance” letters to the producers and importers of the refrigerants R-22 and R-142b, setting the 2013 production and consumption allocations for manufacturers of these gases. When compared to 2012, R-22 production will be reduced in the coming year, but the total reduction is still uncertain.


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