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ODS Legislation

ODS legislation

Northern Ireland ODS legislation

EC regulation on ozone-depleting substances 1005/2009. Allows governments to impose new requirements on handling, use, import, export, recovery, recycling, reclaiming, destruction and trading of listed substances. Sets out plans to phase out production, trade and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

EC Regulation 744/2010 amending EC Regulation 1005/2009 on ozone-depleting substances. Bans the use of halons in firefighting equipment except for military and aviation uses.

Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations SI 2011/1543. Replaces the Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations 2002 (as amended), and enforces the provisions of EC Regulation 1005/2009.

Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2011/239. Implement EC Regulation N0 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer and provide that any breach of the EU Regulation is a punishable offence.

Ozone Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2011/240. Implements provisions in EC Regulation NO 1005/2009 on substances that deplete the ozone layer by specifying the minimum training and qualifications required by anyone working with ozone-depleting substances, such as refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment and fire protection systems

Scotland ODS legislation

EC regulation on ozone-depleting substances 1005/2009. Allows governments to impose new requirements on handling, use, import, export, recovery, recycling, reclaiming, destruction and trading of listed substances. Sets out plans to phase out production, trade and use of hydrochlorofluorocarbons.

EC Regulation 744/2010 amending EC Regulation 1005/2009 on ozone-depleting substances. Bans the use of halons in firefighting equipment except for military and aviation uses.

The Ozone-Depleting Substances Regulations 2015 SI 168 Replace and consolidate The Environmental Protection (Controls on Ozone-Depleting Substances) Regulations 2011(S.I. 2011/1543) and the Ozone-Depleting Substances (Qualifications) Regulations 2009 (S.I.2009/216). The regulations relate to the production, import, placing on the market of ozone depleting substances and the minimum qualifications for those working on recovery, recycling, reclamation or destruction of ODS.

In this guideline

What are ozone-depleting substances?

Stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pumps: ODS controls

Fire protection equipment

Solvent cleaning

Specialist uses of ODS

How ODS regulations are enforced

ODS Legislation

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