The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a determination of acceptability on May 17, 2013, identifying five new substitutes for ozonedepleting chemicals. 78 Fed. Reg. 29,034 (5/17/13). EPA finds that R442-A is an acceptable substitute for use in retrofit equipment in ice skating rinks, commercial ice machines and retail food refrigeration (rack refrigeration systems only). It finds blends of HFC–365mfc and HFC–227ea acceptable substitutes for some foam blowing operations. It also identifies Trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoroprop- 1-ene acceptable for use in cleaning solvents, adhesives, coatings, and inks.
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