Ozone-depleting substances—regulation and enforcement

The following Environment practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Ozone-depleting substances—regulation and enforcement
  • Brexit impact
  • The Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020
  • What are ozone-depleting substances?
  • Background to ODS regulation
  • Main requirements of the Regulation
  • Offences and penalties
  • Enforcement powers
  • Qualifications for ODS-related work
  • Relevant work
  • More...

Ozone-depleting substances—regulation and enforcement

Brexit impact

11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements come to an end and significant changes begin to take effect across the UK’s legal regime. Any changes relevant to this content will be set out below. For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.

The Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 and the Ozone-Depleting Substances and Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020

From 1 January 20201 there is a new ODS quota system. Businesses that produce, import of export ODS, or products containing ODS, need a GB quota to place them on the GB market and an EU quota to place them on the EU and Northern Ireland market. For more on the position in NI, see Practice Note: What does the Northern Ireland Protocol mean for the application of environmental law?. Businesses have to register and apply for a quota on the GB ODS system. The registration and application window for 2021 quota applications closed on 15 January 2021.The Environment Agency will notify successful applicants of how much

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