Senators John Kennedy (R-LA) and Thomas Carper (D-DE) have introduced the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM Act) along with 12 other original bipartisan cosponsors which would give the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) a limited grant of authority to phasedown the use of HFCs over the next 17 years.
Today, more than 2,000 WaterSense partners, including manufacturers, water utilities, retailers, distributors, trade associations, state and local governments and non-profit organizations, collaborate with the EPA on the program.
On June 13, 2019, Gov. Abbott issued an executive order to extend the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners and the plumbing licensing law until 2021 to allow the next legislature to consider the issue. The plumbing industry needs to ensure their elected officials are educated on the topic and address this issue properly in the next legislative session.