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ENERGY STAR® will be hosting a commercial food service (CFS) stakeholder workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm CT during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show; EPA is working on the development of the ENERGY STAR Final Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification; and EPA is moving forward with development of the Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification.

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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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Last week, the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU) released a policy paper on the estimated impacts of the Section 232 tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.

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The Trump administration will proceed with tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. The tariffs take effect June 1 and are expected to challenge ongoing NAFTA negotiations. As a result, all three countries have announced retaliatory tariffs on numerous U.S. imports.

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President Trump announced his intent to proceed with plans to impose an additional 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese imports, including many finished goods, components and parts used by NAFEM members.

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Following work periods in Senators’ home states and Representatives’ home districts from May 29 – June 1, the U.S. House and Senate is in session in June.

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Law360 delivers timely news on policy developments, newly introduced bills and proposed regulations via real-time alerts and daily newsletters.

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In early 2018, NAFEM, along with a coalition of other industries, provided requested comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on potential improvements to the ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR has responded and did not make specific changes based on this input.

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In early May, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted a stakeholder meeting to discuss how the agency might proceed in developing a response to the U.S. Circuit Court vacating the 2015 Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Rule that attempted to ban the use of certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) commonly used in a number of commercial foodservice equipment categories.

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