Halon emissions deplete the ozone layer that shields the earth from harmful ultraviolet radiation. This code of practice is designed to reduce and eventually eliminate halon emissions to the atmosphere, in accordance with the international Montréal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and regulations under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act . The code provides direction on managing halon stocks, including information on the regulatory framework, applications of halons, emission reduction, and decommissioning.
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