DEFRA have issued a consultation on proposals for GB offences and penalties legislation in relation to EC Regulation 1005/2010 - the revision of the EU Regulation on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and proposed amendment to the Fluorinated greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009.
Industry has been invited to comment on proposals for Regulations prescribing offences and penalties. This consultation also seeks views on an amendment to the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2009 relating to the interim personnel certification provisions for stationary refrigeration and air conditioning.
A consultation was launched on the 15 December on new GB Regulations that implement the new EU Regulation 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer and on a proposed amendment to the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations.
The proposed GB Regulations on ozone-depleting substances will be of interest to all undertakings, as defined in Article 3(26) of the EC Regulation, which produce, recover, recycle, reclaim, use, destroy or trade in controlled substances or which operate refrigeration, air-conditioning or heat pump equipment, or fire protection systems, which contain controlled substances. The Regulations will also be of interest to associations and members of associations which manufacture, install, service or recover ODS from commercial or domestic equipment which contain or rely on controlled substances, to producers of controlled substances, to those responsible for offshore oil and gas installations, and to enforcement authorities, Government Departments and non-Governmental organisations.
The proposed minor technical amendment to the F gas Regulations will be of interest to companies and personnel involved in the installation, servicing and recovery of F gases from stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
Responses to both consultations should be received by 9 March 2010.
The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2008 (they took effect on 15 February 2008) prescribe offences and penalties applicable in Great Britain to infringements of the following provisions of the EC F gas Regulation: LeakagesLeakage checking/leak detection systems Record keeping Instruction manuals Recovery Provision of information Placing on the market prohibitions Existing qualifications for personnel working on equipment
The FGG Regulations 2008 can be accessed using the following link:
After adoption of the F-Gas Regulation 2009, The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2008 will be revoked.