U.S. EPA finalizes new SNAP rule


 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued final approval for a new refrigerant for use in motor vehicle air conditioning systems that does not deplete the ozone layer, which helps protect the environment and people’s health. The new chemical, HFO-1234yf, may now be used in air conditioning for new cars and light trucks. When used appropriately, this chemical can reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicle air conditioners and has a global warming potential that is 99.7 percent less than the current chemical (HFC–134a) used in most car air conditioners.

Click on the link below to read or download the information as a pdf.

http://www.epa.gov/ozone/downloads/HFO-1234yf_prepublication_version.pdf

This document is a prepublication version, signed by EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on February 24, 2011. EPA have taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this version, but it is not the official version.1
The EPA Administrator, Lisa P. Jackson, signed the following final rule on February 24, 2011, and EPA is submitting it for publication in the Federal Register (FR). While EPA has taken steps to ensure the accuracy of this Internet version of the rule, it is not the official version of the rule for purposes of compliance. Please refer to the official version in a forthcoming FR publication, which will appear on the Government Printing Office’s FDSys website (http://fdsys.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/home.action) and on Regulations.gov (http://www.regulations.gov) in Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2008-0664. Once the official version of this document is published in the FR, this version will be removed from the Internet and replaced with a link to the official version. (U.S. EPA)

 
 
 
 

 

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Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org
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