Environment

Environment Issues

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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NAFEM members who either manufacture or sell commercial refrigeration equipment in Canada may be required to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC) if proposed Environment Canada regulations are approved.

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The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) has drafted the 2016 Air Quality Management Plan – a regional blueprint for achieving federal air quality standards primarily through reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions across the greater Los Angeles area.

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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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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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If you’re a NAFEM member, log in to your account and visit the “Important links and documents” tab of your member portal. There you’ll find information on providing input on recent issues, as well as a member advocacy toolkit. Contact Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, vice president, regulatory & technical affairs, +1.312.821.0212 at csouhrada@nafem.org for outside inquiries related to advocacy efforts or use the Contact us form linked below.

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