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F-Gas Legislation

F-gas legislation

Northern Ireland F-gas legislation

Regulation(EU) 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) 842/2006 Repeals the previous Regulation (EC) 842/2006 and shall apply from the 1st January 2015. Aims to cut the EU’s F-gas emissions by two-thirds by 2030 compared with 2014 levels and to encourage the use of viable and more climate friendly alternatives.. It aims to achieve these objectives by further reducing emissions through extended containment provisions and encouraging the use of low global warming potential (GWP) alternatives through placing on the market bans and the phase down of HFCs.

European Community (EC) Regulation on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 842/2006. Aims to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases through measures for their containment, use, recovery and destruction.

EC Regulation establishing the format for the report to be submitted by producers, importers and exporters of certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1493/2007.

EC Regulation establishing the form of labels and additional labelling requirements as regards products and equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1494/2007.

EC Regulation establishing standard leakage checking requirements for stationary fire protection systems containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1497/2007.

EC Regulation establishing standard leakage checking requirements for stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1516/2007.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of companies and personnel as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 303/2008.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of companies and personnel as regards stationary fire protection systems and fire extinguishers containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 304/2008.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of personnel recovering certain fluorinated greenhouse gases from high-voltage switchgear 305/2008.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of personnel recovering certain fluorinated greenhouse gas-based solvents from equipment 306/2008

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements for training programmes and the conditions for mutual recognition of training attestations for personnel as regards air-conditioning systems in certain motor vehicles containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 307/2008.

EC Regulation establishing the format for notification of training and certification programmes 308/2008.

EC Regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases No 517/2014 Aims to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases through measures for their containment, use, recovery and destruction.

EC Regulation (EU) 2015/2067 of 17 November 2015 establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of natural persons as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, and refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers, containing fluorinated greenhouse gases and for the certification of companies as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, containing fluorinated greenhouse gases

EC Regulation (EU) 2015/2068 of 17 November 2015 establishing the format of labels for products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases

EC Regulation (EU) 2015/2066 of 17 November 2015 establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of natural persons carrying out installation, servicing, maintenance, repair or decommissioning of electrical switchgear containing fluorinated greenhouse gases or recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from stationary electrical switchgear

 

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2018 SR 206

Amends the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (NI) 2015 so as to take account of a number of EU Regulations, which set new requirements for some sectors of industry within NI which uses fluorinated greenhouse gases, including a number of new offences.

 

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018 SI 98

Amends the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015/301, which will continue to enforce the EU FGG Regulations 517/2014 but will also now enable enforcement of five new EU Commission Implementing Regulations. Applies to England, Wales and Scotland. It also extends to Northern Ireland but only insofar as it deals with import and export controls and trade with any place outside the United Kingdom, which are reserved matters.

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015/310

Apply to England, Scotland and Wales. They apply to Northern Ireland only when dealing with import and export controls and trade with any place outside the UK. They apply to offshore installations, Scottish offshore installations and Northern Ireland offshore installations.

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2015 SR 425

Implement the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and revoke the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (NI) 2009, which aims to reduce the emissions of F-gases. The Regulations cover certification of equipment such as refrigeration, fire protection and F-gas based solvents. Creates offences and penalties so that the requirements of the EU F-gas Regulation (which do not deal with import and export controls and trade) are implemented in Northern Ireland. 

Motor Vehicles (Refilling of Air Conditioning Systems by Service Providers) Regulations SI 2009/2194. Makes it an offence (for which you can be fined) for anyone servicing a vehicle air-conditioning system to refill it with fluorinated gases if there has been an abnormal leak of refrigerant and before repairs have been completed.

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations SI 1986/1078 Lays down requirements to reduce the environmental impact of constructing, maintaining and using road vehicles, particularly smoke, vapour and gas emissions.

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations SI 2009/2196. Amends 1986/1078 by inserting a new regulation which restricts the retrofitting and refilling of vehicle air conditioning systems containing F-gases.

Scotland F-gas legislation

Regulation(EU) 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) 842/2006 Repeals the previous Regulation (EC) 842/2006 and shall apply from the 1st January 2015. Aims to cut the EU’s F-gas emissions by two-thirds by 2030 compared with 2014 levels and to encourage the use of viable and more climate friendly alternatives.. It aims to achieve these objectives by further reducing emissions through extended containment provisions and encouraging the use of low global warming potential (GWP) alternatives through placing on the market bans and the phase down of HFCs.

European Community (EC) Regulation on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 842/2006. Aims to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases through measures for their containment, use, recovery and destruction.

EC Regulation establishing the format for the report to be submitted by producers, importers and exporters of certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1493/2007.

EC Regulation establishing the form of labels and additional labelling requirements as regards products and equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1494/2007.

EC Regulation establishing standard leakage checking requirements for stationary fire protection systems containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1497/2007.

EC Regulation establishing standard leakage checking requirements for stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 1516/2007.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of companies and personnel as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 303/2008.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of companies and personnel as regards stationary fire protection systems and fire extinguishers containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 304/2008.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of personnel recovering certain fluorinated greenhouse gases from high-voltage switchgear 305/2008.

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of personnel recovering certain fluorinated greenhouse gas-based solvents from equipment 306/2008

EC Regulation establishing minimum requirements for training programmes and the conditions for mutual recognition of training attestations for personnel as regards air-conditioning systems in certain motor vehicles containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases 307/2008.

EC Regulation establishing the format for notification of training and certification programmes 308/2008.

EC Regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases No 517/2014 Aims to reduce emissions of fluorinated greenhouse gases through measures for their containment, use, recovery and destruction.

EC Regulation (EU) 2015/2067 of 17 November 2015 establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of natural persons as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, and refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers, containing fluorinated greenhouse gases and for the certification of companies as regards stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, containing fluorinated greenhouse gases

EC Regulation (EU) 2015/2068 of 17 November 2015 establishing the format of labels for products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases

EC Regulation (EU) 2015/2066 of 17 November 2015 establishing minimum requirements and the conditions for mutual recognition for the certification of natural persons carrying out installation, servicing, maintenance, repair or decommissioning of electrical switchgear containing fluorinated greenhouse gases or recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases from stationary electrical switchgear

Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018 SI 98

Amends the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015/301, which will continue to enforce the EU FGG Regulations 517/2014 but will also now enable enforcement of five new EU Commission Implementing Regulations. Applies to England, Wales and Scotland. It also extends to Northern Ireland but only insofar as it deals with import and export controls and trade with any place outside the United Kingdom, which are reserved matters.

The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015 (SI 310)

These regulations implement the requirements of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and revoke the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas Regulations 2009. The regulations cover certification of equipment such as refrigeration and fire protection and f-gas based solvents. Creates offences and penalties for not complying with recovery of f-gases legislation, labelling, qualifications and certificates required to work with products or equipment containing them.

Motor Vehicles (Refilling of Air Conditioning Systems by Service Providers) Regulations SI 2009/2194. Makes it an offence (for which you can be fined) for anyone servicing a vehicle air-conditioning system to refill it with fluorinated gases if there has been an abnormal leak of refrigerant and before repairs have been completed.

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations SI 1986/1078 Lays down requirements to reduce the environmental impact of constructing, maintaining and using road vehicles, particularly smoke, vapour and gas emissions.

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations SI 2009/2196.Amends 1986/1078 by inserting a new regulation which restricts the retrofitting and refilling of vehicle air conditioning systems containing F-gases.

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