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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AU11 Publication ID: Fall 2022 
Title: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates to the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program 

This rule would address court decisions on EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program final rules issued on July 20, 2015 (80 FR 42870) (2015 Rule) and on December 1, 2016 (81 FR 86778) (2016 Rule). These rules, among other things, changed the listings for certain hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in various end-uses in the aerosols, refrigeration and air conditioning, and foam blowing sectors. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the case of Mexichem Fluor, Inc. v. EPA vacated the 2015 Rule “to the extent it requires manufacturers to replace HFCs with a substitute substance” and remanded the rule to EPA for further proceedings; the same court vacated the 2016 Rule to a similar extent. EPA’s SNAP program implements section 612 of the Clean Air Act.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously 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 U.S.C. 7414    42 U.S.C. 7601 to 7627    42 U.S.C. 7671 to 7671q Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/00/2023 
Final Rule  04/00/2024 
Additional Information: EPA-HQ-OAR-2018-0271.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Undetermined 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 238210 Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors; 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors; 325199 All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing; 325510 Paint and Coating Manufacturing; 325520 Adhesive Manufacturing; 325998 All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing; 326140 Polystyrene Foam Product Manufacturing; 326150 Urethane and Other Foam Product (except Polystyrene) Manufacturing; 333 Machinery Manufacturing; 3334 Ventilation, Heating, Air-Conditioning, and Commercial Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing; 334 Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing; 335 Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing; 336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing; 337 Furniture and Related Product Manufacturing; 423620 Household Appliances, Electric Housewares, and Consumer Electronics Merchant Wholesalers; 423740 Refrigeration Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers; 445 Food and Beverage Stores; 722 Food Services and Drinking Places; 811412 Appliance Repair and Maintenance; 922160 Fire Protection 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
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

Chenise Farquharson
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 7405M,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-7768
Fax:202 564-4775