Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshot

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  • Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshot
  • 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
  • EU legislation to control fluorinated greenhouse gases
  • What are the key changes?
  • The F-gas Regulation
  • The F-gas Regulation—general provisions—chapter 1
  • Subject matter
  • What are F-gases?
  • The F-gas Regulation—containment—chapter II
  • More...

Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases—snapshot

TitleRegulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases and repealing Regulation (EC) No 842/2006
Entry into force9 June 2014 but applies from 1 January 2015
Transposition deadlineIt is a regulation so is directly applicable
AmendmentsSee EUR-Lex linked documents
Implementing legislation in England and WalesThe Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015, SI 2015/310 sets out certification, evaluation and attestation requirements, as well as the offences and penalties applicable to infringements of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014.
The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations 2018, SI 2018/98 make changes, including providing for civil penalties to replace all existing criminal offences for fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) from 1 April 2018, with the exception of the offence for intentionally releasing F-gases. In addition, from 22 February 2018, a new offence is introduced in relation to the disclosure of information held by Revenue and Customs.
SubjectFluorinated greenhouse gases, air quality

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

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