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Adopted Part 494, Hydrofluorocarbon Standards and Reporting

Adopted Part 494, Hydrofluorocarbon Standards and Reporting

DEC has adopted 6 NYCRR Part 494, Hydrofluorocarbon Standards and Reporting, which establishes prohibitions on certain hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) substances in certain end-uses as previously included in the US Environmental Protection Agency, Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program. These prohibitions go into effect statewide starting in 2021 and include the sale, installation, and commercial use of certain refrigerants in new or retrofitted food refrigeration equipment, large air-conditioning equipment (or chillers), and vending machines as well as prohibitions on substances used in foams and as aerosol propellants in new consumer products. The proposal also includes administrative and record-keeping requirements for manufacturers of the affected products.

Part 494 and supporting rulemaking documents are available on this website. The table of the adopted prohibitions and effective dates can be found in the Express Terms:

Part 494, Hydrofluorocarbon Standards and Reporting- Other Regulatory Statements

Rural Area Flexibility Analysis (RAFA)

The edits made to the Express Terms do not require any changes to the Rural Area Flexibility Analysis.

Job Impact Statement (JIS)

The edits made to the Express Terms do not require any changes to the Job Impact Statement.

Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments

The edits made to the Express Terms do not require any changes to the Regulatory Flexibility Analysis for Small Businesses and Local Governments.

These documents may also be inspected at NYS DEC, Central Office, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY. Please call the Office of Climate Change for an appointment at (518) 402-8448.

Contact: Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC - Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-1030, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail climate.regs@dec.ny.gov

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