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EPA/OAR RIN: 2060-AV65 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Updates Related to the Use of Ozone-Depleting Substances as Process Agents 

Under existing regulations, certain ozone-depleting substances (ODS) can be used in limited applications as process agents consistent with provisions in Clean Air Act Title VI and the Montreal Protocol. This action intends to reconcile and clarify definitions of existing requirements and update recordkeeping and reporting requirements to improve consistency. A codified definition of process agent” and revised definitions of facility and plant” would better reflect current Clean Air Act (CAA) Title VI and Montreal Protocol uses of these terms. Revised recordkeeping and reporting requirements (e.g., quantities of ODS produced for use as a process agent, used as a process agent, and emitted from process agent uses) would align with Montreal Protocol reporting.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
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. 7671 to 7671q Clean Air Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/19/2023  88 FR 72027   
NPRM Comment Period End  12/04/2023 
Final Rule  06/00/2024 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
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 Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
John Feather
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Air and Radiation
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
Phone:919 541-3052