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What is the Montreal Protocal?
In 1987 the Montreal Protocal was the first treaty calling for the reduction of the available production of CFC's.
The Montreal Protocal calls for the regulation of what chemicals?
- CFC's (Chlorofluorocarbon)
- HFC's (Hydrochlorofluorocarbon)
- and Halons
On what date was the production and importation of all CFC's,HFC's and Halons phased out ?
- After December 31,1995
- In 1992 the United States ordered the stoppage of all CFC production and importation after Decemder 31,1995
Where will we get CFC replacements?
Any CFC's used will come from recyling and recovery operations
What steps are called for by the Clean Air Act?
To prevent and monitor the release of CFC and HFC based materials into the atmosphere
What is prohibited by the Clean Air Act ?
The release or venting of CFC and HFC based materials into the atmosphere.
Do state and local laws have priority over federal laws ? Can they be less strict ?
No, state and local laws do not have priority over federal laws and they must meet the requirements of the Federal Clean Air Act as written by the Enviormental Protection Agency
To prevent damage to to the ozone layer,the U.S. is making laws to capture the CFC's now in use.What else does the new law do to restrict the release of CFC's.
Any CFC's used will come from recovery and recycling operations.
By recovering refrigerants we ensure adequate supplies and prevent venting. What else does the recovery of refrigerants accomplish?
Prevention of stratospheric ozone depletion
In what year was the second meeting of the Montreal Protocal participants in London?
What agency did congress give the authority to write the necessary regulations to implement the rulings in Section 608 of the Clean Air Act
Congress gave the Envioromental Protection Agency the authority to write and implement the rulings of section 608 of the Clean Air Act
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