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Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP)

Fact Sheet: Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: New Listings for the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning and Solvent Cleaning Sectors

Section 612 of the Clean Air Act requires EPA to evaluate alternatives to ozone-depleting substances. EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program reviews substitutes in a comparative risk framework, using the same risk criteria for all SNAP decisions. Section 612 requires EPA to list as acceptable those substitutes that do not present a significantly greater risk to human health and the environment as compared with other substitutes that are currently or potentially available.

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