Greenhouse Gas Regulation: 2020 AIM Act and International Restrictions and Phasedowns of Hydrofluorocarbons
Calculations for Baselines, Establishments of Production and Allowance Mechanisms
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A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE webinar will advise environmental counsel on recently issued rules on hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) regulation. The panel will discuss the calculations for baselines and establishments of production and allowance mechanisms. The panel will address the allowance system for the production and consumption of HFCs modeled on its prior success drawing down chlorofluorocarbons.
- History of HFC regulation and case law
- American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2020 (AIM Act)
- Allowance allocation
- Impact date of use and need by manufacturers
- Baseline phasedown
- Enforcement and compliance
- Environmental justice
- Costs and benefits
The panel will review these and other relevant topics:
- How did the prior holding in Mexichem Fluor Inc. v. EPA impact HFC regulation since 2017?
- What are the major points of regulation of HFCs under the AIM Act?
- What are the allowance measurements for HFCs under the AIM Act?
- How is the AIM Act affected by the Montreal Protocol?
Shannon S. Broome
Partner; California Environmental Practice Group Leader
Hunton Andrews Kurth
Ms. Broome’s prior experience as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry affords her unparalleled... | Read More
Ms. Broome’s prior experience as a chemical engineer in the oil and gas industry affords her unparalleled insights into the development of regulations and counsel on environmental, health and safety issues. Her work focuses on permitting, enforcement, environmental incident response, and regulatory advocacy and litigation. A nationally recognized authority on Clean Air Act matters, with more than 25 years of experience addressing all aspects of the statute, Ms. Broome represents clients in a variety of manufacturing and energy sectors, including oil and gas, chemical, paper, automotive, power generation and utilities. She is a Governing Council Board Member 2019-2022 term, Immediate Past Chair Climate Change Committee, Vice-Chair, Climate Change Committee and Air Quality Committee, ABA’s Section on Energy, Environment, and Resources. Ms. Broome has achieved certification by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board in ESG issues related to sustainable accounting principles.Close
Zachary (Zach) Pilchen
Beveridge & Diamond
Mr. Pilchen serves as the Deputy Chair of the firm’s Air & Climate Practice Group. He joined B&D from... | Read More
Mr. Pilchen serves as the Deputy Chair of the firm’s Air & Climate Practice Group. He joined B&D from EPA’s Office of General Counsel, where he advised EPA policymakers on the development of air pollution and climate change regulations under the Clean Air Act (CAA). A former member of EPA’s Clean Power Plan legal team, Mr. Pilchen is well-versed in regulatory and litigation issues related to administrative law and power plant efficiency. His work at EPA included CAA rulemakings to close loopholes that allowed stationary sources to exceed emission limitations during periods of startup, shutdown, or malfunction; rulemakings implementing the CAA’s "Good Neighbor" provision concerning cross-state air pollution, and other rulemakings effectuating the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. Additionally, he drafted EPA Administrator orders responding to citizen petitions that challenged the legitimacy of state-issued Title V operating permits. He has experience determining when emissions from multiple facilities must be aggregated as a single source for permitting purposes.Close