The proposed exemption to the venting prohibition would not apply to hydrocarbon blends containing any amount of CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs, or PFCs. The EPA noted it is proposing this exemption on the basis of current evidence that the venting, release, and disposal of these three substitute refrigerants does not pose a significant threat to the environment. EPA will accept comments on this proposed rule until June 11.
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Publication date: 4/29/2013