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Document Title/Subject:
Incorporation of Montreal Protocol Adjustments Methyl Bromide 25% -- Proposed Rule
Related Documents:
Signed by:

Signature Date:

Contact:
Kevin Rosseel

Filename(s):
URL(s):
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1999/February/Day-25/a4578.htm
http://www.epa.gov/ozone/title6/phaseout/64fr9290.pdf


 

Regulatory Authority:
Title 6
Division/Director:
Stratospheric Protection Division (OAP) / Drusilla Hufford
Submitted By:
dibble.christine
OGC Contact:
Diane McConkey
OGC Phone#:
202.260.9231
Internet Contact:
Kevin Rosseel
Document Type:
Proposed & Final Preambles & Rules,
EPA Document Number:

Federal Register:
64 FR 9290 02/25/99
Supersedes:
Subject Category:
AIR
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
GOVERNMENT
Ozone
Keywords:
Chemical industry
Ozone
Ozone layer
Pollutants
phaseout ODS ozone-depleting stratosphere CFC chlorofluorocarbon methyl bromide HBFC quarantine and preshipment hydrobromofluorocarbon accelerated phaseout HCFC hyrdochlorofluorocarbon transshipment Montreal Protocol class I class II allowance allowance allocation methyl bromide
Terms:
Air pollutants
Chemicals
Clean Air Act
CAA
Environmental policy
Federal government
Regulations
Abstract:
With this action, EPA is proposing a revision to the accelerated phaseout regulations that govern the production, import, export, transformation and destruction of substances that deplete the ozone layer under the authority of Title VI of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAA or the Act). Today's proposed amendment reflects changes in U.S. obligations under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Protocol) due to recent adjustments by signatory countries to this international agreement. Specifically, today's proposed amendment incorporates the Protocol's 25-percent interim reduction in the production and consumption of class I, Group VI controlled substances (methyl bromide) for the 1999 control period and subsequent control periods. In taking today's action, EPA recognizes the expressed intent of Congress in recent changes to the Clean Air Act that direct EPA to conform the U.S. phasedown schedule to the Montreal Protocol's schedule for developed nations, including required interim reductions and specific exemptions. EPA intends to follow this proposed rule with other actions to complete the process of conforming the U.S. methyl bromide phaseout schedule and specific exemptions with obligations under the Montreal Protocol and with the recent changes to the Clean Air Act. Through subsequent actions to today's proposed amendment, EPA plans to reflect, through notice and comment rulemaking, the additional steps in the phaseout schedule for the production and consumption of methyl bromide, as follows: beginning January 1, 2001, a 50-percent reduction in baseline levels; beginning January 1, 2003, a 70-percent reduction in baseline levels; beginning January 1, 2005, a complete phaseout of the production and consumption with emergency and critical use exemptions permitted under the Montreal Protocol. Even sooner, EPA plans to publish a proposal that will describe a process for exempting quarantine and preshipment quantities of methyl bromide used in the U.S. from the reduction steps in the phaseout schedule.

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