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US EPA Proposed SNAP Changes to Have No Effect on HFC-based Clean Fire Extinguishing Agents.

On Wednesday, July 9, 2014, the US EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed a prepublication version of the EPA’s proposed ruling on the SNAP status of HFCs (

Consistent with its science-based pragmatic approach of controlling HFC use by application, the EPA is not proposing any changes to the SNAP status of any HFC when used in a fire protection application.

The proposed ruling means that the HFC-based clean agents are considered sustainable fire extinguishing solutions. US EPA data indicates that the impact of HFCs in fire protection on climate change is negligible, representing only 0.01% of the impact on climate change of all greenhouse gases.

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