NAFEM joins EPA SNAP discussions

Conversation continues in Washington, D.C., around how to successfully ban the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) commonly used in commercial refrigeration equipment. These discussions follow the U.S. Circuit Court vacating the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Significant New Alternative Policy (SNAP) Rule that originally attempted to regulate these substances. On July 17 and 18, NAFEM attended stakeholder meetings for the commercial and industrial refrigeration and foams sectors to provide industry feedback as EPA develops its approach. During the meeting, agency staff reported they expect to issue a revised rule to address the court’s remand of the 2015 Rule in January 2019.