Changes to the F-gas Regulations in NI
Published: 17 Aug 2012
The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2012/230 have been published and came into force on 30 June 2012.
They amend the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations (Northern Ireland) SR 2009/184 by:
- including any offshore carbon capture and storage facility which may be developed in NI waters in the definition of "offshore installation";
- allowing the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (DoE NI) to designate new certification and attestation bodies;
- revoking all provisions on prohibition notices as it is now thought they are not applicable to F-gases considering such gases have a long term environmental effect, and prohibition notices are given in the event of imminent environmental damage.