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Title 10 : Conservation and Development


(Cite as: 10 V.S.A. § 574a)
  • § 574a. Ozone-depleting chemicals in industry

    (a) By July 1, 1993, any person who uses an ozone-depleting chemical as part of a manufacturing process (excluding any associated refrigeration or air conditioning) shall notify the Secretary of the person’s plans for eliminating the use of ozone-depleting chemicals through changes in production methods or processes, through the use of environmentally benign substitute chemicals, or through other methods acceptable to the Secretary, which shall:

    (1) identify the alternatives considered, the alternative selected, and the basis for the selection;

    (2) identify any discharges to the air and other media associated with the alternative selected;

    (3) include interim measures, designed to minimize the release of the ozone-depleting chemicals to the environment until use of the ozone depleter ceases, or as expeditiously as practicable, but in no event later than July 1, 1995.

    (b) Any emissions that may be associated with the alternative selected shall be in compliance with all other provisions of this chapter and rules adopted pursuant to this chapter.

    (c) After July 1, 1995, no person shall use primary ozone-depleting chemicals, including those listed in subdivision 552(8)(A) of this title, as part of a manufacturing process, excluding any associated refrigeration and air conditioning.

    (d) The Secretary, upon application by any person subject to this section, may extend the date provided in subdivision (a)(3) of this section, on a case-by-case basis, upon finding that acceptable methods for eliminating ozone-depleting chemicals are not available.

    (1) An extension granted under this subsection shall be granted for a specified period of time, not to exceed one year. Extensions granted may be renewed, if appropriate.

    (2) The Secretary may impose interim requirements to limit the emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals as a condition of any extension granted pursuant to this subsection. (Added 1991, No. 266 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)