Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:1990
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Information and Education>Information provision
Policy Target:Industry
Agency:US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Legal References:40 CFR 82, Subpart G - Significant New Alternatives Policy Program

The Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program is EPA's program to evaluate and regulate substitutes for ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA). Several ODSs are also high-GWP gases. The SNAP program has reviewed substitutes for the following industrial sectors: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning; Foam Blowing Agents; Cleaning Solvents; Fire Suppression and Explosion Protection; Aerosols; Sterilants; Tobacco Expansion; Adhesives, Coatings & Inks.

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