Advocacy News

On August 20, NAFEM again testified before the Section 301 Committee, chaired by the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). In its testimony and written comments and NAFEM submitted, Vice President, Regulatory and Technical Affairs Charlie Souhrada conveyed that items included on List 3 have the potential to negatively impact NAFEM members by targeting material inputs, tools […]

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If you learn of a federal, state or local issue potentially impacting your business, let us know. NAFEM is here to support the advocacy needs of its members. Contact Charlie Souhrada. In the meantime, we’re watching the issues below.

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On August 13, NAFEM submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – Increasing Consistency and Transparency in Considering Costs and Benefits in the Rulemaking Process. In the comments, NAFEM encouraged EPA to strive for: consistency in cost-benefit analyses – for EPA rulemaking and across agencies; transparency to ensure […]

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The group’s goal is to have another product category ready for pilot program verification in 2019.

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DOE is looking at ways to reduce compliance costs and/or increase consumer choices.

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If approved, the draft legislation will require employers to create heat-illness prevention plans that include cool-down areas and access to water.

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The updated inventory includes estimation of GHG emissions for years 2000-2016 and several refinements to the emissions estimation methods and data sources since the earlier edition.

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The Draft Blueprint outlines the process for identifying impacted communities, statewide strategies to reduce emissions, and proposed criteria for development of community emissions reduction programs and community air monitoring campaigns.

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California Senate Bill 1013 currently before the general assembly would promote the adoption of new refrigerant technologies – including low-global-warming-potential refrigerants – to achieve continued energy efficient and climate benefits.

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