Environment

California Air Resources Board (CARB) officials participated in a call with NAFEM members Thursday, Jan. 31, to discuss how to comply with California SNAP and the plans for enforcement. Listen to the call recording (the recording expires March 2) For information about the call or CARB HFC compliance, contact Charlie Souhrada, CFSP: +312.821.0212.

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NAFEM is closely monitoring the following initiatives for updates and will alert members when there is new information to share.

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Connecticut, Maryland and New York  also have committed to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) by adopting vacated Rules 20 and 21 of the EPA Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP).

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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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California Cooling Act (CCA), Senate Bill 1013, reinstates the hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) reduction targets from the previously vacated U.S.

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CalOSHA revised its proposed legislation to prevent indoor heat-related illnesses by regulating the temperature in indoor places of employment.

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NAFEM members have raised questions regarding the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) plans to enforce EPA’s original SNAP 20 & 21 rules, beginning Jan. 1, 2019.

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The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently provided an update on its plans to eliminate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), in part, by prohibiting refrigerants with a high Global Warming Potential (GWP) in stationary refrigeration systems.

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Recently, OEHHA changed the language of the required Prop 65 warning labels. These changes took effect on August 30, 2018. At the same time, OEHHA clarified that manufacturers have the primary responsibility for providing Prop 65 warnings, although fines can be levied all along the supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors to commercial kitchens.

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