Environment

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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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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Prohibitions on the use of certain refrigerants by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to reduce to greenhouse gas emissions go into effect over the next 18 months. Specifically, CARB will enforce the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) Rule that was vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals.

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“The Supreme Court cases that have dealt with EPA’s efforts to address climate change have taught us two lessons that are worth repeating here.”

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Conversation continues in Washington, D.C. around how to successfully ban the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) commonly used in commercial refrigeration equipment.

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EPA will host a series of series of workshops for stakeholders in various sectors of the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. The workshops will take place at EPA HQ in Washington, D.C. on July 17 and 18. Click here for details. 

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