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The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2018

11 January 2019

Effective from 17th January 2019 and applicable in Northern Ireland, this Regulation makes changes to the following 4 EU Regulations being repealed and replaced, and is established in accordance with Regulation (EU) No. 517/2014:

  • Regulation (EC) No. 1493/2007 by Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2068 establishes label formats for products and equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases

  • Regulation (EC) No. 303/2008 by Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2067 establishes minimum certification requirements for people and companies dealing with stationary refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment, and refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers, containing fluorinated greenhouse gases.

  • Regulation (EC) No. 305/2008 by Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2066 establishes minimum certification requirements for people 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.

  • Regulation (EC) No. 308/2008 by Regulation (EU) No. 2015/2065 establishes format for notification of the training and certification programmes of the Member States    

The replacement EU Regulations set new requirements for some industries which use Fluorinated gases (F-gases) including label formats, certification and training and certification programmes for countries.

This amendment also introduces a number of new offences concerning F-gases to support the requirements of the new EU Regulations and give Department of Agriculture, Environment, and Rural Affairs (DAERA) the right to appoint certification bodies.

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