EPA Finalizes R-22 Allocations for 2012-2014


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The amount of the refrigerant R-22 permitted to be produced in a given year will be altered once again by the Environmental Protection Agency.


As this chemical is damaging to the ozone layer, it is being phased out of use, but the manner in which to do that is delicate and requires adjustment. Accordingly, 2013’s allocation will be 62.8 million pounds, thirteen percent higher than 2012, but 2014 will be twenty percent lower than 2012.


All this is due to 2013’s Final Adjustment Rule, after the EPA determined that there was an over-supply of and low demand for virgin R-22.


EPA Finalizes R-22 Allocations for 2012-2014

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