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Fluorinated gas verification (Regulation 517/2014/EU)

On January 1ST  2015, EU Regulation 517/2014 of the Council and the European Parliament went into effect for fluorinated greenhouse gases. This Regulation replaced the Regulation 842/2006, which had been in effect since 2006. The new Regulation marks a new EU policy on fluorinated gases and, through progressive reductions and bans, is now aimed at drastically limit emissions of these gases into the atmosphere.

Detailed description

From January 1, 2015, quotas were introduced on quantities of fluorinated gases produced in or imported in the EU.

The total quota for each year is allocated to producers and importers by the European Commission, through an electronic licensing system and relevant registry of businesses. Producers and importers receive their quotas and relevant permits from the European Commission, and they are required to submit yearly reports.

Small producers and importers (quantities less than 100 tonnes of CO2eq) are exempt from the quota system, as are quantities imported into the European Union for destruction, raw materials and re-export, military applications, and small-scale medical applications.

 

What is the verification procedure?

The Verification Procedure include:

  1. Auditing of the Application Form completed by the company
  2. Assessment of the company’s Reports, Handbooks, Procedures and methodology.
  3. On-site verification of the company’s spaces and facilities.
  4. Forwarding of the verification report to the company.
  5. Supplementary Verification if requested.

Who is it for?

Verification is addressed to all producers and importers of machinery that operates with fluorinated gases (mainly refrigeration, air conditioning and fire protection machinery).

 

What are the benefits of verification?

The organization can prove its compliance with legislation.

 

Who do I contact for certification?

Customer Service Department Contact Person: Ms. Anna Topaltziki, Tel: 210 5220920, Ext: 187

Certification application