October 2017

In this issue you will find several articles that discuss the changes in regulations impacting equipment containing ozone-depleting substances or substitutes. The recently implemented U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations were written with the objective of reducing emissions of both ozone-depleting substances and greenhouse gases. The regulations are far-reaching and impact not only industrial, commercial, and residential sources, but also schools, hospitals, and grocery stores.

Inside This Month's Issue


Ozone-Depleting Substances: New Regulations, New Challenges
by Ali Farnoud

Cooperation and Progress in Kigali
by Janet G. McCabe

The Future of EPA’s ‘Covert’ Regulation of GHGs
William H. Haak

Refrigerant Phasedown, Alternatives, and Factors Driving the Future of the Refrigerant Market
by Elizabeth Ortlieb, Ted Atwood, Brian Noel, and Kirk Lowery

Also This Month...
Highlights from the Coordinating Research Council’s 27th Real-World Emissions Workshop
by Xiaochen Tang et al.
Highlights from the 27th Coordinating Research Council’s Real-World Emissions Workshop, which was held on March 26–29, 2017, in Long Beach, CA.

EPA Research Highlights: Sustainable Materials Management at Your Fingertips
by Aaron Ferster and Michael Nye
A look at the Materials Management Wizard—MWiz—which offers streamlined access to the breadth of EPA’s tools and resources on sustainable materials management.

In Memoriam: Barbara K. Zielinska (1946–2017)


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