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EPA Proposed Ruling on HFCs: How does this affect the fire industry?

Wilmington, Del., July 15, 2014

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the U.S. EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed a prepublication version of the EPA’s proposed ruling on the SNAP status of HFCs (http://www.epa.gov/ozone/snap/regulations.html). Consistent with its science-based pragmatic approach of controlling HFC use by application, the EPA is not proposing any changes to the SNAP status of any HFC when used in a fire protection application. This means that in addition to being the world’s most widely specified, cost-effective clean agents, the DuPont portfolio of products are considered sustainable fire extinguishing solutions.

What you need to know:

  1. There are no proposed changes to SNAP status of any HFC when used in a fire protection application.
  2. DuPont will continue to provide the EPA with the scientific and technical information needed as a basis for making responsible fire protection regulations and guidance.

DuPont applauds and supports the EPA in its effort to responsibly reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the use of HFCs.

» For more information on the SNAP change of status process, please read our recent publication.