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EPA/AR RIN: 2060-AR80 Publication ID: Spring 2014 
Title: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: The 2014 and 2015 Critical Use Exemption From the Phaseout of Methyl Bromide 
Abstract: Methyl bromide was phased out under the Clean Air Act and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 2005, except for limited exemptions. This action would authorize uses for the 2014 and 2015 critical use exemption, and would authorize the amount of methyl bromide that may be produced or imported for those uses in those years. Absent this rulemaking, production and import of methyl bromide for critical uses would be zero for 2014. EPA takes this action under the authority of the Clean Air Act to reflect a consensus Decision of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in 2012 and 2013. 
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 7671c(d)(6)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  03/07/2014  79 FR 13006   
NPRM Comment Period End  04/21/2014 
Final Rule  09/00/2014 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0065
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
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:   Public Comment URL:!docketDetail;D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2011-0431  
Sectors Affected: 1112 Vegetable and Melon Farming; 1113 Fruit and Tree Nut Farming; 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production; 115112 Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating; 115114 Postharvest Crop Activities (except Cotton Ginning); 311211 Flour Milling; 311212 Rice Milling; 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 493110 General Warehousing and Storage; 493130 Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jeremy Arling
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6205T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9055
Fax:202 343-2338

David Donaldson
Environmental Protection Agency
Air and Radiation
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9086