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EPA Proposes Adding Certain Fluorinated Gases and Fluids as Global Warming Potentials

Posted in on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

EPA is proposing adding chemical-specific and default global warming potentials (GWPs) for a number of fluorinated greenhouse gases (GHGs) and fluorinated heat transfer fluids (HTFs) to the general provisions of the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule.  The proposed changes would increase the completeness and accuracy of the carbon dioxide (CO2)-equivalent emissions calculated and reported by suppliers and emitters of fluorinated GHGs and HTFs. In addition, the EPA is proposing conforming changes to the provisions for the Electronics Manufacturing and Fluorinated Gas Production source categories.  Comments are due September 2, 2014, unless a hearing is requested. If a hearing is requested, comments are due September 15, 2014.

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