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Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program

Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program

SNAP was established under Section 612 of the Clean Air Act to identify and evaluate substitutes for ozone-depleting substances.  The program looks at overall risks to human health and the environment of existing and new substitutes, publishes lists and promotes the use of acceptable substances, and provides the public with information. Learn more about the SNAP program.