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the requirements of this section, the Administrator shall establish an

effective  date for such requirements.  The effective date  shall be 1

year after such determination or 30  months after the enactment of the

Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, whichever is later.

   "(5) Effective January  1, 2015, the labeling requirements of this

subsection shall  apply to  all products  manufactured with a  process

that uses a class I or class II substance.

   "(f) Relationship to  Other Law.-(1) The labeling  requirements of

this section shall  not constitute,  in whole  or part,  a defense  to

liability or  a cause for  reduction in damages  in any  suit, whether

civil  or criminal, brought under  any law, whether  Federal or State,

other than a suit for failure to comply with the labeling requirements

of this section.

   "(2) No  other approval of such  label by  the Administrator under

any other law administered by the Administrator shall be required with

respect to the labeling requirements of this section.

"SEC. 612. SAFE ALTERNATIVES POLICY.

   "(a) Policy.-To  the maximum extent practicable, class I and class

II substances  shall be replaced by chemicals, product substitutes, or

alternative manufacturing processes that reduce overall risks to human

health and the environment.

   "(b) Reviews and Reports.-The Administrator shall-

      "(1) in  consultation and coordination with  interested members

   of  the public  and  the heads  of  relevant Federal  agencies and

   departments,  recommend   Federal  research  programs  and   other

   activities to  assist in  identifying alternatives  to the use  of

   class I and class  II substances  as refrigerants, solvents,  fire

   retardants,   foam   blowing   agents,   and    other   commercial

   applications and in  achieving a transition to  such alternatives,

   and,  where  appropriate, seek  to  maximize  the use  of  Federal

   research facilities and resources to  assist users of class  I and

   class II substances in identifying and  developing alternatives to

   the  use  of  such  substances  as  refrigerants,  solvents,  fire

   retardants,   foam   blowing   agents,   and    other   commercial

   applications;

      "(2)  examine   in  consultation  and   coordination  with  the

   Secretary  of Defense  and the  heads  of  other relevant  Federal

   agencies   and   departments,   including  the   General  Services

   Administration, Federal  procurement  practices  with  respect  to

   class I and  class II substances and recommend measures to promote

   the  transition by  the Federal  Government,  as expeditiously  as

   possible, to the use of safe substitutes;

      "(3)     specify     initiatives,     including     appropriate

   intergovernmental,  international, and  commercial information and

   technology transfers, to  promote the development and  use of safe

   substitutes  for  class  I  and  class  II  substances,  including

   alternative

   chemicals,  product  substitutes,  and  alternative  manufacturing

   processes; and

      "(4)  maintain a public clearinghouse of alternative chemicals,

   product substitutes, and  alternative manufacturing processes that

   are available for  products and manufacturing processes  which use

   class I and class II substances.

   "(c) Alternatives  for Class I or  II Substances.-Within   2 years

after  enactment  of  the  Clean  Air  Act  Amendments  of  1990,  the

Administrator shall promulgate rules under this section providing that

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