Join DEC's Webinar on Pre-Proposal Hydrofluorocarbon Rulemaking - 11/14/18

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Notice of Pre-Proposal Webinar on Hydrofluorocarbon Rulemaking

DEC will host an informational webinar on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 to provide the public the opportunity to learn and ask questions about potential regulatory actions to reduce hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) emissions. HFCs are greenhouse gases that are up to 4,000 times more potent than carbon dioxide. DEC is considering adopting prohibitions on specific uses of HFCs in refrigerants, aerosol propellants, and foam-blowing agents that were previously finalized by the US Environmental Protection Agency in 2015 and 2016, under the Significant New Alternatives Program. Potentially affected entities include the manufacturers, retailers, and users of refrigerants, refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, and other affected consumer products.

Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Time: 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Instructions: Log-on instructions for this webinar is posted under ‘Hydrofluorocarbons’ on DEC’s Climate Change Mitigation website

We may hold additional webinars. Check the DEC website for updates or contact the Office of Climate Change below.

Information: The pre-proposal draft terms (PDF) for 6 NYCRR Part 494 are available on DEC's website. 

Written comments: DEC invites the public to submit written comments on the potential rulemaking:

  • By e-mail:; please include "HFC SNAP" in the subject line of the e-mail.
  • By mail: NYS DEC, Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway 9th Floor, Albany, NY 12233-1030.

Contact: Suzanne Hagell, NYS DEC – Office of Climate Change, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY, Phone: (518) 402-8448, E-mail: