Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program
EPA Releases Acceptibility Determination 28 approving ODS substitutes for the refrigeration and air conditioning; foam blowing; solvent cleaning; adhesives, coatings and inks; and fire suppression sectors (8 pp, 283 KB)
EPA Adds Alternative Fire Suppressant in Final Rule (7 pp, 308 KB)
Transitioning to Low GWP Alternatives
The Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program is EPA's program to evaluate and regulate substitutes for the ozone-depleting chemicals that are being phased out under the stratospheric ozone protection provisions of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
The Administrator has determined a large number of alternatives exist that reduce overall risk to human health and the environment. The purpose of the program is to allow a safe, smooth transition away from ozone-depleting compounds by identifying substitutes that offer lower overall risks to human health and the environment.
The SNAP program has reviewed substitutes for the following industrial sectors: