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The EPA’s SNAP program announces new laws for propane.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on December 1 that Final Rule 21, unveiled in September under the SNAP (Significant New Alternatives Policy) program, will become law on January 3, 2017, applying immediately in some cases such as new applications for propane.

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Phasing Out HFC Refrigerants

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prohibited vending machines and convenient stores from having R-404a systems.

The latest Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) report from the EPA is on alternative refrigerants as acceptable or unacceptable for different sectors in the refrigeration industry. Some common refrigerants, including R-404A and R-507C, are now listed as an unacceptable alternate for most applications. Effective immediately vending machines and convenient stores are prohibited from using R-404a in those systems.

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