View Full Version : UK F Gas rules to change

29-05-2007, 03:54 PM
The F Gas regulations move onwards.

In the UK, DEFRA has begun a 3 month consultation on the first lot of UK Statutory Instruments that define the offences and penalties.

If you handle, or dispose of F gases, or work on any refrigeration or heat pump systems, this will affect you.

In particular, read Part 3 and Schedule 1 of the SI.

Links to the main documents are below:

Notes on the consultation

Draft UK Statutory Instrument

DEFRA’s main F Gas page:

The consultation is due to end in August; it will probably be made into law later this year, unless Gordon calls a snap election…….

29-05-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Argus, time to start reading again....

29-05-2007, 07:56 PM
It won't stop there, Brian, believe me. There's more to come....

29-05-2007, 08:07 PM
I'm sure of that; my boss is currently grumbling about having the re-van us to enable proper transportation of gases etc.

29-05-2007, 08:58 PM
I forgot to mention that anyone is free to comment on the draft within the 3 month period.....

.....but please don't rubbish it with out a constructive alternative text backed up with a resoned rationale.

29-05-2007, 10:43 PM
Ask a silly question and i will get a silly answer to start typing lads.

Who actually polices all these rules. I have never heard of anyone being prosicuted for venting gas or doing anything else banned by montreal.

Has anyone ever been caught - Now BEFORE anyone starts on about about doing it the correct way, I always DO abide by the rules, and tell everyone to also do so but we all know there are cowboys out there who have never sent a full reclaim cylinder back for disposal



30-05-2007, 09:31 AM
Who actually polices all these rules.

The text of the draft will tell you - that's what it's for.

Has anyone ever been caught -

Not yet under the new law because it isn't passed yet and applies only to Fluorinated gases. (HFCs).

As for the previous regulations on venting ODS and Hazardous Waste, you can apply for the statistics under the Freedom of Information Act.

Please let us know when you find out. ;)