EPA seeks feedback on potential HFC ban

Following the U.S. Circuit Court vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) Rule, the agency is evaluating how to move forward with plans to ban certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) commonly used in a number of commercial foodservice equipment categories. To gather stakeholder input, the agency is hosting a series of workshops for various sectors that would have been impacted by the SNAP Rule. The two workshops relevant to NAFEM members address Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration, Tuesday, July 17, at 10:00 am ET and Foams, Wednesday, July 18, at 1:00 pm ET. Both meetings take place at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C., and require members to RSVP by July 10 for access to the building. To RSVP, email wozniak.gerald@epa.gov. NAFEM staff is attending and will provide a summary of the meetings in the July Advocacy Update.