Reporting requirements apply to producers, importers and exporters of F-Gases. You will need to report data if you produce, import or export more than 1 tonne of F-Gases per year.
The 1 tonne threshold applies separately for production, imports and exports.
Note that this definition applies to the "primary" company carrying out such an activity. For example, if your company is a wholesaler that is selling more than 1 tonne of refrigerant per year that was supplied by another company in your country, then the reporting rules do not apply.
The information requirements are as follows:
Producers and importers are expected to identify the main categories of applications for which the substance that they are producing or importing is expected to be used. This is intended to be a "high level definition" as, in many cases, the producer or importer cannot know in great detail where their product will be used. The type of categorisation that is defined in the Regulation includes end uses such as mobile air-conditioning, refrigeration, air-conditioning, foams, aerosols, electrical equipment, semiconductor manufacture, solvents and fire protection.
You must report data for each calendar year. The data must be communicated to the Commission by the 31st March after the end of the relevant calendar year.
You must send your reports to a representative at the European Commission and also the same information must be sent to the competent authority of the Member State concerned. The Figaroo website will provide more details about the relevant contacts in the Commission and Member States as these become available.
This requirement comes into force on March 31st 2008.