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Given the newness of the Jan. 1 California Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) bans, NAFEM members have many unanswered questions about compliance with the act that reinstated the previously vacated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SNAP Rules 20 and 21. To help answer these questions, NAFEM coordinated two conference calls with California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff on Jan. 31 and Feb. 20.

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CARB climate regulations inform the federal agenda With the fifth largest economy in the world, California has many opportunities and challenges. For example, the state achieved its landmark 2020 climate goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) below 1990 levels four years early. But California is also home to eight of the 10 most polluted […]

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On Jan. 1,  the California Cooling Act (CCA), Senate Bill 1013, became law. CCA reinstated the previously vacated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Significant New Alternatives Policy (EPA SNAP) Rules 20 and 21 requiring hydrofluorocarbon(HFCs) reductions.

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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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