Curbing Emissions of Hydrofluorocarbons
(Climate Action Plan, p. 10.)
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is to use its authority through the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program to identify and approve climate-friendly chemicals and to prohibit certain uses of the most harmful chemical alternatives to hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs).
- The Administration is to purchase cleaner alternatives to HFCs whenever feasible and transition over time to equipment that uses such alternatives.
Implementation, Progress, and Outcomes
Information about the SNAP program, which evaluates and regulates substitutes for the ozone-depleting chemicals that are being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act, is available on the program’s website. (See Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program, EPA (last updated July 2, 2013).) According to the website’s chronological list of updates, no notices or rules have been issued under the SNAP program since May 2013. (See SNAP Program Chronology, EPA (last updated May 29, 2013).)
This page was last updated on Dec. 4, 2013.