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New York State Seeks Feedback for Updating its HFCs Rule and NatRef Goals

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

In preparation for amending its 2020 HFC regulation and offering support for natural refrigerant systems, New York State is seeking “pre-proposal” feedback from HVAC&R stakeholders on major sources of HFC emissions in the state and potential regulatory mechanisms for reducing these emissions.

New York State Capitol, Albany, New York; photo by Ron Cogswell via Wikimedia Commons

Interested parties can submit feedback on amending the regulation (6 NYCRR Part 494) here. The deadline for feedback is June 30. The timeline for a proposal and final rule, Including a public comment period and hearings, goes to the end of 2022 through 2023, with adoption expected before 2024.

Stakeholders, including manufacturers, contractors, end users and others, will also have an opportunity to offer feedback on June 8 at the ATMOsphere (ATMO) America conference on natural refrigerants, where Suzanne Hagell, Climate Policy Analyst II, Office of Climate Change, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), will appear as a panelist in the policy and standards session. ATMO America will take place June 7-8 in Alexandria, Virginia.

New York is the fourth most populous state in the U.S., with a population of more than 19 million. HFCs make up 6% of all greenhouse gases in New York and are projected to increase 57% by 2050, according to the DEC..


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