Limit the Use of Hydrofluorocarbons To Fight Climate Change

Last updated: Feb 23, 2020

Details about this bill
Category: Environmental
Status: In Committee
Sponsor: Representative Ralph Tucker, House 50
Session: 129
Bill #: LD 2112

Position:

Monitoring.

Summary:

This bill prohibits the selling, leasing, renting, installing, use or entering into commerce of any product or equipment that uses or will use a substance that is a hydrofluorocarbon with high global warming potential intended for any air conditioning, refrigeration, foam or aerosol propellant end use as determined by the Department of Environmental Protection in rules. It directs the department to adopt rules to implement the prohibition and specifies the substances and end uses that are to be addressed in the rules. In adopting the initial rules, the department must regulate each substance and end use as specifically provided for in the bill and may not regulate any substance or end use not addressed in the bill. In the future, the department may adopt rules adding or removing substances from the list of prohibited substances or adding or removing end uses.