Chemicals and Refrigerants

U.S. Climate Alliance Regulation and Legislation Tracking (Updated May 17, 2021)

State Regulations or Legislation including drafts

HFC Commitment

General HFC Emmision Phasedown

SNAP Rules 20 & 21

Considering Additional HFC reductions

Labeling/Recordkeeping/Disclosure/Reporting

Draft Legislation

Passed Legislation

Started Rulemaking Process

Final Regulation in place

California

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40% Reduction vs 2013 by 2030

 

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Disclosure & Record-keeping Requirements (In effect)

Colorado

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Climate Alliance goal: 26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

   

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TBD

Connecticut

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Climate Alliance goal: 26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

         

TBD

Delaware

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26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

   

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Labeling & Disclosure Requirements (Proposed)

Hawaii

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Climate Alliance goal: 26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

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Labeling & Disclosure Requirements (Proposed)

Maine

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Climate Alliance goal: 26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

         

TBD

Maryland

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26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

   

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Disclosure, Recordkeeping, Reporting Requirements (Proposed)

  Massachusetts  

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25% GHG Emission Reduction by 2020

   

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TBD

New Jersey

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40% Reduction vs 2018 by 2035

 

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Disclosure Requirements (In effect)

New York

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20% Reduction by 2030

   

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Disclosure and Record keeping (Proposed)

Oregon

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Climate Alliance goal: 26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

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Disclosure, Recordkeeping, & Reporting (Proposed)

Pennsylvania

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26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

         

TBD

Rhode Island

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26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

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TBD

Vermont

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40% Reduction vs 2013 by 2030

 

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None

Virginia

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Climate Alliance goal: 26-28% reduction vs 2005 by 2025

 

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None

Washington

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20% Reduction by 2030

 

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Reporting Requirements (In effect) Labeling and Disclosure (Proposed)

AHRI is monitoring other Climate Alliance states:

Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Wisconsin

Climate Alliance

The United States Climate Alliance is a bipartisan group of U.S. states that have pledged to uphold the 2016 Paris Agreement on climate change within their borders. The goal of the Alliance is to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025 and to meet or exceed the targets of the U.S. Clean Power Plan (a 32 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030).
http://www.usclimatealliance.org/

Federal Resources

GreenChill Program

The GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership is an EPA cooperative alliance with the supermarket industry and other stakeholders to promote advanced technologies, strategies, and practices that reduce refrigerant charges and emissions of ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases.

Canada

Environment and Climate Change Canada regulates refrigerants at the national level in Canada. In 2017, Canada ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and published Regulations Amending the Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbon Alternatives Regulations (the Amendments) in Part II of the Canada Gazette on Wednesday October 18, 2017. Regulations came into force on April 18, 2018. The Amendments establish a phase-down of HFC consumption from an established baseline. The phase down begins in 2019 with a 10 percent reduction in consumption with further reduction steps in 2024, 2029 and 2034 in order to achieve an 85 percent reduction in HFC consumption by 2036.

The Amendments also introduce prohibitions, by specific dates, on the manufacture and import of certain products and equipment that contain, or are designed to contain, HFCs and HFC blends, with a global warming potential (GWP) above a specific limit. Depending on the different types of products within each sector, different dates for their prohibitions apply. In addition to information in the chart, below, refrigerants in foams with a GWP 150 are banned after January 1, 2021.

AHRI Products Containing or Designed to Contain an HFC Used as a Refrigerant

Item

Product

Use

Date

Global Warming Potential (GWP) Limit of Refrigerant Used in Product

1

Stand-alone medium-temperature refrigeration system: self-contained refrigeration system with components that are integrated within its structure and that is designed to maintain an internal temperature ≥ 0°C

(a) Commercial or industrial

January 1, 2020

1,400

2

Stand-alone low-temperature refrigeration system: self-contained refrigeration system with components that are integrated within its structure and that is designed to maintain an internal temperature < 0°C but < -50°C

(a) Commercial or industrial

January 1, 2020

1,500

3

Centralized refrigeration system: refrigeration system with a cooling evaporator in the refrigerated space connected to a compressor rack located in a machinery room and to a condenser located outdoors, and that is designed to maintain an internal temperature at ≥ -50°C

Commercial or industrial

January 1, 2020

2,200

4

condensing unit: refrigeration system with at a cooling evaporator in the refrigerated space connected to a compressor and condenser unit that are located in a different location, and that is designed to maintain an internal temperature at ≥ -50°C

Commercial or industrial

January 1, 2020

2,200

5

chiller: refrigeration or air-conditioning system that has a compressor, an evaporator and a secondary coolant, other than an absorption chiller

Commercial or industrial

January 1, 2025

750

6

mobile refrigeration system: refrigeration system that is normally attached to or installed in, or operates in or with a means of transportation

Commercial or industrial

January 1, 2025

2,200

 

Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force Webpage

AHRI’s Safe Refrigerant Transition Task Force (SRTTF) has been formed to address every step of the supply chain in the safe refrigerant transition to low global warming potential refrigerants. The task force comprises AHRI members and stakeholders employed with contractors, government agencies, the fire service, unions, training organizations and other businesses.

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