October 2021 Refrigerant Emission Restrictions Summary

You’re here because your company owns or operates HVAC and Refrigerants equipment and you heard there are important new regulations that directly affect your operations.

So, how do these new regs impact your budget and operations for next year and beyond? And how can you improve your HVAC/R compliance or sustainability posture?

We've been tracking the latest in these regulations. We've read them over, attended the stakeholder meetings, and asked the tough questions we know HVAC/R pros need to have more information on. 

This summary explains how new refrigerant emissions restrictions will affect you and your operations. We'll guide you through the latest updates you need to know and explain how to incorporate them into your systems.

We've been working with refrigerants for 25+ years, so you can trust our analysis and summary. We'll make sure you're ready to tackle these new restrictions. 

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October 2021 Refrigerant Emission Restrictions Summary

The answers come partially from the EPA's request for petitions from several organizations.

As such, several petitions were entered by various groups, including:

  • Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI)
  • Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)
  • Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC)
  • Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development (IGSD)
  • California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Household & Commercial Products Association (HCPA)
  • National Aerosol Association (NAA)
  • International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR)
  • American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI)
  • Dupont and Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM)

Each of these groups had one thing in common. All their petitions proposed regulations to limit the use of high GWP refrigerants and asked EPA to enforce greater control over HFC emissions.

Trakref created this valuable chart for your reference in determining proposed EPA regulations over the next five years. 
We review petition summary status, including the response to Phase 2 of the AIM Act. We also summarize the 13 petitions submitted.
Of course, if you want to learn how to manage your own refrigerants, read more about our refrigerant management software. It will ensure that you are in compliance while streamlining your operations so you can work smarter. 

Petition Summary & Status

The October 8th, 2021 petition response began Phase 2 of the AIM Act. Find out what's changing. 

13 Petitions Submitted 

This summary chart provides and explains the petitioner request and the status of the petition process.