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A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
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FROM VOLUME 6, NUMBER 3, MARCH 1993

NEWS...
OZONE DEPLETING SUBSTANCES: METHYL BROMIDE PHASE-OUT


Item #d93mar115

Methyl bromide phase-out: In the closing days of the Bush Administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency completed formal proposals for phasing out ozone depleting substances. They follow the current requirements of the Montreal Protocol, but go beyond the Protocol for methyl bromide, a widely used pesticide, calling for a complete phase-out by the year 2000. Despite the urging of the U.S. last November, parties to the Protocol agreed only to freeze production of methyl bromide at 1991 levels in 1995. (See GCCD, p. 13, Jan.) The proposed U.S. rules have been cleared by the Clinton Administration, and are now subject to public comment before being issued in their final form. See Environ. Rptr. Curr. Devel., pp. 2631-2632, Feb. 5 1993; Atmosphere, pp. 1 & 7, Feb 1993. (quarterly newsletter from Friends of the Earth, 218 D St. SE, Washington DC 20003); "Proposed Ban on Methyl Bromide Opposed by Producers, Users," P.S. Zurer, Chem. Eng. News, pp. 23-24, Feb. 1.

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