Environment

Environment Issues

CARB, the California Air Resources Board, has issued a draft of its Air Protection Blueprint identifying impacted communities and strategies to reduce emissions of air pollutants.

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Attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia’s decision to vacate the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) rule.

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NAFEM continues to monitor for new information on California’s planned HFC prohibitions and NOx emission reductions.

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The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SNAP program implements section 612 of the amended Clean Air Act of 1990, which requires EPA to evaluate substitutes for the ozone-depleting substances to reduce overall risk to human health and the environment.

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The topic of Bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be of importance across the industry, especially for member companies that manufacture items sold to consumers, such as smallwares, ice bins, etc.

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California updates plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Recommendation could reduce use of common commercial foodservice equipment refrigerants.

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NAFEM members who either manufacture or sell commercial refrigeration equipment in Canada may be required to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) if proposed Environment Canada regulations are approved.

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