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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV98 Publication ID: Spring 2023 
Title: ●Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons: Review and Renewal of Eligibility for Application-Specific Allowances  

The American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act provides the U.S. EPA authority to phase down the production and consumption of HFCs through an allowance allocation and trading program. The AIM Act identifies the six applications that are to receive “the full quantity of allowances necessary, based on projected, current, and historical trends” through the end of 2025. The six applications are: (1) a propellant in metered dose inhalers; (2) defense sprays; (3) structural composite preformed polyurethane foam for marine use and trailer use; (4) the etching of semiconductor material or wafers and the cleaning of chemical vapor deposition chambers within the semiconductor manufacturing sector; (5) mission-critical military end uses; and (6) onboard aerospace fire suppression. EPA can renew this status for up to five years at a time based on statutory criteria outlined in the AIM Act. Through this rulemaking, EPA intends to review and consider whether to renew eligibility for each of these six applications, consistent with this statutory process. Additionally, EPA intends to establish how it will review eligibility if petitioned for inclusion of additional applications and to consider revisions to existing regulatory requirements, such as the methodology for determining the allocation quantity for application-specific allowances and reporting requirements.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
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 84   
Legal Authority: American Innovation and Manufacturing (AIM) Act of 2020 (42 U.S.C. 7675)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2024 
Final Rule  04/00/2025 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Nikita Naik
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Washtington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-4957