Environmental Protection Agency

Mission: The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.

EPA Programs that affect the natural refrigerant industry


 is an EPA partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. More Information.

SNAP - Significant New Alternatives Policy
Under section 612 of the Clean Air Act (CAA), EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program reviews substitutes within a comparative risk framework.  The SNAP program evolves the list of alternatives as the EPA makes decision information by its overall understanding of the environmental and human health impacts as well as its current knowledge about available substitutes.  More Information.