Description: Challenge to revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s 2016 extension to substitute refrigerants.
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Wheeler
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 06/30/2020 Motion Download Motion filed by EPA to consolidate with National Environmental Development Association’s Clean Air Project v. EPA, No. 17-1016. 05/11/2020 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed. Lawsuits Filed to Challenge EPA’s Lifting of Leak Repair and Maintenance Requirements for HFC Refrigerants. Eleven states, two cities, and Natural Resources Defense Council filed petitions seeking review of EPA’s final rule titled “Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Revisions to the Refrigerant Management Program’s Extension to Substitutes.” The final rule revised 2016 regulations that extended refrigerant management regulations for refrigerants containing ozone-depleting substances to substitute refrigerants such as hydrofluorocarbons, which are greenhouse gases. The revised regulations limit leak repair and appliance maintenance requirements to ozone-depleting substances. Two consolidated cases challenging the 2016 regulations have been held in abeyance since April 2017.
New York v. Wheeler
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 05/11/2020 Petition for Review Download Petition for review filed.