United States finalizes the HFC Allocation rule establishing the production and consumption baseline

On September 23, 2021 the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule establishing a program to cap and phase down the production and consumption of HFCs. A global phasedown of HFCs is expected to avoid up to 0.5 °C of global warming by 2100. This final rule is the first milestone in the implementation of the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act that will phase down the U.S. production and consumption of HFCs by 85% over the next 15 years.

An advance copy of the final rule is available at https://www.epa.gov/climate-hfcs-reduction/final-rule-phasedown-hydrofluorocarbons-establishing-allowance-allocation, which will be updated once the rule is published in the Federal Register. To view the public docket, after the final rule is published in the Federal Register, visit www.regulations.gov and search for docket number EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0044.

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