S.Res.217 - A resolution urging the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to accelerate the scheduled phaseout of ozone-destroying substances in the United States as required pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; calling on the President to urge the Contracting Parties to the Montreal Protocol to modify the Protocol in order to accelerate the phaseout of such substances; and for other purposes based on scientific findings concerning the degradation of the stratospheric ozone layer.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Gore, Albert, Jr. [D-TN] (Introduced 11/07/1991)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||11/07/1991 Referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.217 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (11/07/1991)
States that the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should: (1) accelerate the phaseout schedules and final phaseout dates of chlorofluorocarbons, carbon tetrachloride, methyl chloroform, and halons required pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; (2) accelerate the phaseout schedules and final phaseout date of hydrochlorofluorocarbons that have relatively long atmospheric lifetimes, high ozone depletion potentials, or high global warming potentials; and (3) prioritize efforts to issue regulations providing for the recapture and recycling of ozone-destroying substances as used in appliances and motor vehicle air conditioners and the elimination of such substances as used in non-essential consumer products.
Declares that the President should urge the contracting parties to the Montreal Protocol to: (1) accelerate the phaseout schedules and final phaseout date of ozone-destroying chemicals covered by the Protocol; (2) include hydrochlorofluorocarbons within the Protocol and provide for the most rapid phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons with relatively long atmospheric lifetimes, high ozone depletion potentials, or high global warming potentials; (3) amend the Protocol to include recapture and recycling provisions and to prohibit the venting or releasing of ozone-destroying chemicals from refrigeration and air conditioning units by a certain date; and (4) accelerate the compliance of developing countries with the terms of the Protocol.