In the USA, several steps are taking to reduce Hydrofluorocarbon emissions for certain substances in specific uses to target the 2030 greenhouse gas. Initially, the California government signed the regulation under the California Cooling Act which was effective from January 1, 2019. After that, most of the states are coming into the picture for implementing these regulations in their states to achieve the greenhouse gas target.

State Status Effective Date
California Effective Jan 1, 2019
Colorado Effective Jan 1, 2021
Maryland Effective Jan 1, 2019
Massachusetts Effective Jan 1, 2021
New Jersey Waiting for Regulatory approval Jul 1, 2020
New York Effective Jan 1, 2021
Rhode Island Draft Regulation Jun 1, 2021
Vermont Effective Jan 1, 2021
Washington Effective Jan 1, 2020

The Regulation standards state that the usage of hydrofluorocarbon substances is restricted in various refrigeration equipment, vending machines, Foams, Household refrigerators, freezers, chillers, Aerosol – Propellant. In addition to the standards, the common Disclosure requirements and record-keeping requirements are also part of it. Violation of these regulations will lead to the penalties set by the Health and safety code.



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