Virtual Public Hearing: Proposed Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Specific End-Uses

Division of Air Quality
Start Date: March 29, 2020
End Date: April 23, 2020

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) will conduct a virtual public hearing (Docket #2020-R-A-0004) on the proposed new regulation: 7 DE Admin. Code 1151 “Prohibitions on Use of Certain Hydrofluorocarbons in Specific End-Uses”.

This virtual public hearing will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2020, beginning at 6:00 PM.

Virtual Meeting Information

A web link to the virtual meeting will be posted on the DNREC Public Hearings site at To access the audio-only portion of the virtual hearing, dial in at 408-418-9388 and enter event code 350 344 904. If prompted for a password, please use NewReg1151HFCs.

The objective of this proposed action is to regulate the use and manufacturing of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) through the promulgation of new regulation DE Admin. Code 1151. This proposed new regulation establishes the prohibitions and requirements for the use and manufacture of hydrofluorocarbons in the State of Delaware according to their specific end usage (including air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, aerosol propellants, and foam end-uses) and adopts specific United States Environmental Protection Agency Significant New Alternatives Policy Program prohibitions. This proposed new regulation is designed to support greenhouse gas emission reductions in the State of Delaware. 

The proposed new regulation may be inspected in the Delaware Register of Regulations after April 1, 2020 at

For additional information on this proposed new regulation, visit, or contact Ajo Rabemiarisoa. 715 Grantham Lane, New Castle, DE, 19720; by phone at 302-739-9402; or by email at: For more information about the virtual hearing, visit

Please note that live comments will not be accepted during the virtual hearing. Written comment may be submitted to the Hearing Officer via the online comment form at:, via email to:, or via USPS to the below address. The Department will accept public comment through the close of business on Friday, May 8, 2020. 

Lisa A. Vest, Hearing Officer
Office of the Secretary
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control
89 Kings Highway
Dover, DE 19901

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