I posted before about the ODS and F-Gases changes in force on exit day.
Reminder : exit day is 12th April 2019.
Please note earlier guidance that identified the 29th March 2019 is withdrawn.
The UK will regulate fluorinated greenhouse gases (F gas) and ozone-depleting substances (ODS) from 12 April 2019. The regulator is the Environment Agency.
The UK guidance is updated with the new exit day – here.
Note the UK F gas and ODS Regulations link (in this guidance) is to the draft regulations. Please continue to check the Brexit Law List (which include these regulations) in subscribers’ Cardinal Environment EHS Legislation Registers & Checklists for the current situation.
Per the updated guidance –
The UK will continue to:
• restrict ODS
• use the same schedule as the EU to phase down HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons, the most common type of F gas) by 79% by 2030 relative to a 2009 to 2012 baseline
That means UK F gas quotas will follow the same phase down steps as the EU:
• limited to 63% of the baseline in 2019 and 2020
• reducing to 45% of the baseline in 2021
Most of the rules for F gas and ODS will not change. However, the UK will have separate quota systems, and the IT systems UK businesses use to manage quotas and report on use will change.
Companies must still comply with EU regulations on products placed on the EU market after exit.
[the exit day may change again, please keep following this Blog]