Dernières informations sur le Réglement "F-gaz" de l'UE

La Commission Européenne a apporté quelques informations complémentaires sur l'allocation des quotas et les obligations de déclaration par les entreprises concernées en mars 2015.
. The revised EU F-gas Regulation No 517/2014 applies from 1 January 2015. A key part is the introduction of an HFC phase-down – a gradually declining “cap” on bulk HFCs placed on the EU market expressed in CO2 equivalent – with a reduction target of 79% by 2030.
Some additional information on quota allocation for companies and reporting obligations on HFCs was provided by the European Commission (EC) in March 2015 on its website:

This reduction in HFCs placed on the market will be achieved through the allocation of quotas for bulk HFC producers and importers. These quotas are based on the historic values of 79 companies (“incumbents”) that reported placing HFCs on the market from 2009-2012 and on an allocation mechanism for new entrants. However, the EC has attributed 11% of the total quota to 334 “new entrant” companies which did not place HFCs on the market during this period. This quantity will be deducted from the quota allocated to the incumbents.

Moreover, by 2017, the quantity of HFCs pre-charged in equipment imported in the EU will be taken into account and will also be deducted from the total quota. It represents 11% of the initial January 2015 quota.
By taking into account these two deductions, the reductions in the allocated quota within the phase-down will finally be the following for the incumbent HFC producers and importers: 18% in 2016 (initially 7%), 29% in 2017 (7%) and 59% in 2018 (37%).

. The EC has produced a guide to the F-gas Regulation. This 28-page document “Information for technicians and users of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump equipment containing fluorinated greenhouse gases”, prepared by Öko-Recherche, provides an overview of the obligations of operators in terms of emission prevention, leak verification, leak detection, recovery and reclamation, record keeping, and labelling for both stationary and mobile systems.