In a recent article on CoolingPost.com states, “Japan is taking steps forward to honor Kigali Amendment”
JAPAN: The refrigerants R448A and the HFO R1233zd have joined a number of low GWP refrigerants classified as inert gases under revisions to Japan’s High Pressure Gas Safety Act.
Issued by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the revised regulation aims to expedite the adoption of next-generation refrigerants with lower GWPs and also help the country meet its aggressive targets to phase down the use of high-GWP HFCs.
Japan’s High Pressure Gas Safety Act regulates the production, storage, sale, transportation and other matters related to the handling of high pressure gases.
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SNAP Notice of Acceptability (Notice 33)
Today EPA published in the Federal Register a Determination of Acceptability (Notice 33) to list as acceptable several substitutes in the refrigeration and air conditioning, and cleaning solvents sectors. This determination of acceptability expands the list of acceptable substitutes under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program.
New substitutes are:
- HFC-134a in residential and light commercial air conditioning and heat pumps (retrofit equipment);
- HFE-7300 in non-mechanical heat transfer systems (new and retrofit equipment), electronics cleaning, metals cleaning, and precision cleaning end-uses;
- R-407H and R-442A in retail food refrigeration—remote condensing units (new and retrofit equipment);
- R-448A, R-449A, R-449B, R-452A, R-452C, R-453A, and R-458A in multiple refrigeration and air conditioning end-uses (new and retrofit equipment); and
- R-513A in residential dehumidifiers (new and retrofit equipment).
Click here to visit federalregister.gov for all the details and downloadable PDF file.
The European Parliament today ratified the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on phasing down HFCs used in HVAC&R applications.
The entry into force of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on phasing down HFCs – agreed in the Rwandan capital last October – today came one step closer after the ratification of the agreement by the European Parliament.
The final adoption of the text by the European Union (EU) as a whole is still pending as it must also be adopted by the 28 EU member states that are parties to the Montreal Protocol.
The Kigali Amendment will enter into force on 1 January 2019 provided that it has been ratified by at least 20 parties to the Montreal Protocol, or 90 days after ratification by the 20th party, whichever is later.
Ratification by a number of EU countries, therefore, will be sufficient to trigger the entry into force of the Kigali Amendment.
So far, four countries have ratified the amendment: the Marshall Islands, Mali, Micronesia and Rwanda.
Read for story here on: => Ammonia21.com/
“Key officials will meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss whether President Trump should make good on his campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris climate agreement, or allow the United States to remain a party to the global pact — confronting head-on an issue that has divided the administration and raised concern in the international community.”
Read more on the internal deliberations taking place within the Trump Administration related to climate policy here => WashingtonPost.com