HVAC/Roundup July 2019

July 25, 2019 / by Jennifer Brosius posted in Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, Refrigerant Management, compliance, HVAC/R training, climate change, private governance, vanderbilt university, Regulation, SNAP, best practices, HFCs, legislation, climate leadership

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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:

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HVAC/Roundup May 2019

May 23, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Compliance, HVAC News Roundups, climate change, refrigerants, Regulation, SNAP, invoicing, best practices, carbon offsets, recycling, HFCs, EIA

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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...

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SNAP Rules Struck Down, But States Step Up

April 25, 2019 / by Ted Atwood & Jennifer Brosius posted in Announcements, Facilities Management, HVAC/R, Industry Insights, Refrigerant Management, compliance, CARB, climate change, refrigerants, private governance, vanderbilt university, Regulation, SNAP

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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.

Why?

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Proposed California Refrigerant Law to Ban HFCs in Some Refrigeration End-Uses

October 24, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in HVAC/R, Compliance Reporting, Refrigerant Compliance, Refrigerant Management, compliance, CARB, CARB compliance, california ARB, SNAP, legislation, EPA

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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. ✅ 

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Why Are So Few Talking About EPA's Withdrawal of SNAP Rule 22 on Flammable Hydrocarbon Refrigerants?

April 11, 2018 / by Elizabeth Ortlieb posted in SNAP

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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 

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