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NAMA Welcomes EPA Proposed Rule for Refrigerants

Will Partner for a Uniform Approach to Safe and Efficient Alternatives

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) today released the following statement from Mike Goscinski, senior director, external affairs, on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs):

“NAMA appreciates the EPA’s proposed national phase-out of HFCs. The convenience services industry has long advocated for the safe and efficient transition to alternatives, working for nearly four years to reduce HFCs in refrigerated vending machines.

Most recently, the NAMA Foundation partnered with the Department of Energy (DOE) in a cooperative research and development agreement on energy efficient machines utilizing A3 refrigerants such as R290.

We look forward to working with the Biden administration and EPA throughout the rulemaking process and serving as a resource in the final rule development.”

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NAMA represents the $31 billion U.S. convenience services industry. By providing advocacy, education and research, NAMA works to promote and protect the industry’s nearly 160,000 hardworking employees. Through traditional vending and micro markets, office coffee and pantry services, product manufacturing and small-drop distribution, convenience services meets the needs of over 40 million American consumers daily at work, home, school and play.