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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV17 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: ●Phase down of Hydrofluorocarbons Under the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act 
Abstract:

This rule will implement the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phasedown under the American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act, enacted on December 27, 2020. In particular, this rule will establish the allowance allocation and trading program to phase down HFC production and consumption over time. This rule will establish the production and consumption baselines, codify the list of controlled substances that will be covered by those baselines, determine an approach to allocating annual allowances and allowing for trading of those allowances, issue allowances for an initial set of years to implement the AIM Act's phasedown schedule, establish recordkeeping and reporting requirements, and address other related elements of the AIM Act.

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 610   
Legal Authority: Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/19/2021  86 FR 27150   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/06/2021 
Final Rule  10/00/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
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.
Sectors Affected: 1112 Vegetable and Melon Farming; 1113 Fruit and Tree Nut Farming; 1114 Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production; 1119 Other Crop Farming; 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 311211 Flour Milling; 3251 Basic Chemical Manufacturing; 325320 Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; 327310 Cement Manufacturing; 333415 Air-Conditioning and Warm Air Heating Equipment and Commercial and Industrial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 339999 All Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing; 423620 Household Appliances, Electric Housewares, and Consumer Electronics Merchant Wholesalers; 424910 Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; 493130 Farm Product Warehousing and Storage 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Andy Chang
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
C539-04,
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-2416
Fax:919 541-5315
Email: chang.andy@epa.gov

Margaret Sheppard
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 6205T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 343-9163
Fax:202 343-2338
Email: sheppard.margaret@epa.gov