There is one summary for S.Res.217. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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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.