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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR89 Publication ID: Fall 2013 
Title: ●Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Technical Updates to HTS Codes and Party Ratification Status Under the Montreal Protocol 
Abstract: This action is a technical update to address outdated appendices in the stratospheric protection regulations as well as associated outdated regulatory text language. First, appendix C (a list of Parties to the Montreal Protocol as of January 2003) will be deleted and regulatory text will refer to the Ozone Secretariat's website for lists of countries that have ratified various amendments of the Montreal Protocol. This will help clarify those countries the Unites States is able to trade with per ratification status and decisions of the Montreal Protocol. Referring to the Montreal Protocol website will increase certainty by avoiding the need for future updates to ratification status. The regulatory text will be updated to reflect that developing countries are now subject to control requirements on hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and therefore the Montreal Protocol's HCFC trade provisions now apply to trade with these countries. Second, appendix K will be updated to reflect the current harmonized tariff schedule (HTS) codes associated with ozone-depleting substances. This will help importers identify what HTS code they should use. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82 
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7671c(d)(6) 
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2013   
Direct Final Rule  12/00/2013   
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2013-0600
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Information URL: http://www.epa.gov/ozone/strathome.html  
Sectors Affected: 325120 Industrial Gas Manufacturing; 424690 Other Chemical and Allied Products Merchant Wholesalers 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Staci Gatica
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
6205J,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9469
Fax:202 343-2338
Email: Gatica.Staci@epa.gov

Elizabeth Whiteley
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
6205J, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9310
Email: whiteley.elizabeth@epa.gov

 
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