related to ATMOsphere America 2012
published on 13 June 2012
Newberg provides an update on the latest developments with the US EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. The programme currently has 15 to 20 active reviews, with the EPA looking at a number of refrigerants across the board: some are HFCs, some are HFOs, some are non-fluorinated, including hydrocarbons and CO2. The Agency is also looking at a variety of end-uses. Some end-uses that are moving fairly quickly and the EPA will be able to have some final determinations this year regarding residential AC, vending machines and retail food refrigeration. Newberg’s presentation also discusses the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) Program that builds on safe disposal requirements to ensure recovery of ODS foam from appliances, as well as GreenChill, the EPA’s partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions.
Cindy Newberg joined the EPA in 1992. Her current portfolio includes: managing the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program; implementing measures that reduce emissions of ozone-depleting substances and their substitutes from the air conditioning and refrigeration sectors; partnering with the U.S. retail food industry through the GreenChill Program to reduce impacts on the ozone layer and climate system; and ensuring refrigerants, foams, and other material are properly disposed through the Responsible Appliance Disposal (RAD) partnership. She also plays an important role in negotiations and policy initiatives for the United States under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.