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EPA History

EPA History: Ozone Layer Depletion

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On the Trail of the Missing Ozone EPA published the On the Trail of the Missing Ozone booklet (PDF) way back in 1993. Although the information in it does not reflect the latest science about the ozone layer, we are presenting it because it remains a popular resource. For information about the current science of the ozone layer, see our Ozone Layer Protection website.

Press Releases and Administrator Statements

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  • Statement at a Public Meeting on Chlorofluorocarbons
    by Russell E. Train [EPA statement - December 3, 1976]

  • Government Ban on Fluorocarbon Gases in Aerosol Products Begins October 15
    [EPA press release - October 15, 1978]

  • Statement at International Meeting on Chlorofluorocarbons
    by Barbara Blum [EPA press release - April 15, 1980]

  • Regulatory History of CFCs and Other Stratospheric Ozone Depleting Chemicals (to 1993)
    [EPA press release - April 23, 1993]

  • EPA Issues First Safe Substitutes List for CFCs and Other Ozone Depleters
    [EPA press release - February 16, 1994]

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