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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AP54 Publication ID: Spring 2011 
Title: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes for Ozone-Depleting Substances-Hydrocarbon Refrigerants 
Abstract: This action proposed to list a number of hydrocarbon refrigerants as substitutes to ozone depleting substances for certain household and commercial uses under EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. The SNAP Program evaluates alternatives to ozone-depleting substances to ensure that they do not increase overall risks to human health and the environment and lists these substitutes as acceptable, acceptable subject to use conditions, acceptable with narrowed use limits, or unacceptable. This action proposed to find a number of hydrocarbons acceptable subject to use conditions, including enforceable use conditions to ensure the safe use of hydrocarbons as refrigerants. This rule is anticipated to give industry more options with less overall environmental and health impact than current refrigerants. 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 82   
Legal Authority: 42 USC 7414    42 USC 7601    42 USC 7671 to 7671q   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/10/2010  75 FR 25799   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/09/2010    
Final Action  10/00/2011    
Additional Information: EPA publication information: NPRM -; EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0286
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 335222 Household Refrigerator and Home Freezer Manufacturing 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Ross Brennan
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:202 343-9226
Fax:202 343-2338

Margaret Sheppard
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6205T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9163
Fax:202 343-2338