TARRYTOWN, NY, November 3, 2010 -- California voters rejected a ballot proposition yesterday that would have suspended the implementation of California’s Global Warming Solutions Act – AB 32 . AB32, which was passed and signed into law by Governor Schwarzenegger in 2006, requires sources of emissions to report and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. The rejection of Proposition 23 ensures that AB 32 remains in effect.If Prop 23 had passed, AB 32 would have been suspended until California’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.5% or less for a full year.
California’s AB32 established the target of reducing the state’s emissions by 2020 to 1990 levels. One AB32 Early Action provision requires new regulations for the sale of small cans of R-134a refrigerant, including a deposit / recycling program, new self-sealing can valves, and consumer education materials. This Early Action requirement is upheld and will stay in effect.
WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE RETAIL SALE OF SMALL CANS OF R-134a REFRIGERANT:
Small cans of R-134a may continue to be sold in California, but under the provisions of AB32 (i.e. requirements fordeposit / recycling program, new self-sealing valves & packaging instructions, and consumer education materials)
The Refundable Deposit and Return program will continue as planned.
IDQ became the 1st California-certified manufacturer of “small cans” of refrigerant and is proud to be your only FULL-LINE supplier of California products. We will continue to be your A/C product partner, providing you with guidance on regulatory issues and introducing environmentally responsible product enhancements in support of goals to reduce Global Warming.