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Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: New Substitutes; Changes Status; and Reinterpretation of Unacceptability for Closed Cell Foam Products Under the SNAP Program; and Revision of CAA Section 608 Ventin
Dec. 1, 2016
Pursuant to the EPA's SNAP program, this action lists certain substances as acceptable, subject to use conditions; lists several substances as unacceptable; and changes the listing status for certain substances from acceptable to acceptable, subject to narrowed use limits, or to unacceptable. This action also exempts propane in certain refrigeration end-uses from the Clean Air Act section 608 prohibition on venting, release, or disposal. In addition, this action applies unacceptability determinations for foam-blowing agents to closed cell foam products and products containing closed cell foam that are manufactured or imported using these foam blowing agents. This rule is effective 3 January 2017. POC is Chenise Farquharson, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (Mail Code 6205T), EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20460; tel: 202-564-7768; email: Farquharson.chenise@epa.gov (Federal Register; 1 December 2016 [Rules and Regulations], pages 86778-86895).

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