The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announced that it is preparing to regulate hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). As part of the regulatory process related to HFCs, DEM will hold workshops with manufacturers and other stakeholders this spring to discuss the proposed regulatory changes. The Department announced regulations in April 2021 to phase down these chemicals over time and replace them with less harmful alternatives. The DEM stated that the proposed regulations will be substantially consistent with those being developed by Massachusetts, Maine, and other United States Climate Alliance states to adopt vacated portions of U.S. EPA SNAP Rules 20 and 21.