It’s time for another HVAC/Roundup - our monthly review of the news and topics we found important to HVAC/R and refrigerant management and compliance over the last few weeks:
Believe it or not, we're getting close to the end of the month. We had a lot to talk about the last few weeks. Let's sum things up...
First SNAP Rule 20, Now SNAP Rule 21
As you may recall, we took a close look at SNAP Rule 20 back in November, and how the Mexichem Fluor, Inc., v. EPA decision struck it down, allowing the use of HFC’s previously considered unacceptable.
On June 15, 2018, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) issued a notice of public availability of modified text for its proposed HFC regulation that bans HFCs in certain refrigeration end-uses.
We've got the latest on the modifications. ✅
The world of refrigerants is as fast-changing and confusing as ever. We can point to what happened with EPA SNAP Rule 22 as an example along with the fact that few are really talking about its withdrawal. (And, yes, SNAP Rule 22 was a thing and has now been withdrawn.)
IMPORTANT NOTICE—PLEASE READ:
On Aug. 8, 2018, the EPA published a Rule 22 Final Notice. In this final notice, the EPA responded to the adverse comments it received on its direct final rule that was withdrawn.
For more information on this issue, please see our most recent post on this topic. Please be advised