Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Listing of Substitutes Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program; Supplemental Proposal
Pursuant to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Significant New Alternatives Policy program, the Agency is proposing, as an additional option, to list for a limited period of time certain substances in the foamblowing sector, extruded polystyrene: Boardstock and billet end-use, as acceptable, subject to narrowed use limits. This proposal supplements the Agency's June 12, 2020, proposal with respect to the proposed listings in the foam-blowing sector, taking into consideration public comments and information received since issuance of the initial proposal. In the June 12, 2020, proposal, EPA proposed to list three foam blowing agent blends as acceptable. In this supplemental proposal, EPA is proposing an additional approach to list these blends as acceptable, subject to narrowed use limits, in the foam blowing sector, extruded polystyrene: Boardstock and billet end-use, from the effective date of a final rule based on this supplemental proposal until January 1, 2023. The Agency is providing an opportunity for public comment on this additional approach for the listings in the foam blowing sector, as well as reopening the public comment period for the proposed listings in the foam blowing sector in the June 12, 2020, proposal. The Agency is not reopening for comment those other portions of the June 12, 2020, proposal which are addressed in a separate final rule issued May 6, 2021.