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FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1990
CLEAN AIR ACT AGREEMENT
House and Senate conferees reached
agreement August 3, 1990, on provisions for phasing out ozone-depleting
chemicals in pending revisions to the U.S. Clean Air Act. Most provisions are
similar to those of the Montreal Protocol, specifying elimination of production
of CFCs, halons and carbon tetrachloride by the year 2000, and methyl chloroform
by 2002. HCFC production would be frozen by 2015 and banned by 2030. (See
previous entry.) Ozone depletion was the first and one of the easiest topics up
for negotiation in the House and Senate bills; the new Clean Air Act could be
signed into law this year if other, more thorny issues are resolved. See Environ.
Rptr. Current Devel., pp. 755-756, Aug. 10, 1990.
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