ACRIB F Gas Implementation Group

ACRIB F Gas Implementation Group has taken a lead on working with UK Government on the implementation of the European Fluorinated Gases Regulation which came into force on 4th July 2007  and were revised in 2014.  The original Regulations introduced the requirements for leak checking, labelling, reporting and certification of individuals and companies adn these were further strengthened with phase downs and bans in 2014.  This webpage provides links to guidance, presentations and updates on developments (note - different requirements and specialist qualifications for Mobile Air Conditioning, electrical switchgear and fire supressant applications are in place)

Enforcement and compliance
The Environment Agency Chemical Compliance Team is responsible for Fluorinated Greenhouse Gas (F-gas) support services related to the F Gas Regulations. They are monitoring and enforcing compliance using a range of approaches; working to raise awareness across particular industry sectors and using risk-based targeting to check individual companies are operating within the law. If they detect non-compliance at a site that they would not normally inspect, they will work with other enforcing authorities to determine what action is needed and bring the site into compliance. They will also continue enforcing F-gas controls at sites that hold a permit and are already inspected by EA staff.

If you need to report any instances of non-compliance by companies, individuals, end users or websites you can contact the EA direct who wil follow these up.  Staff are also available to answer technical queries related to queries about the Regulations. 


Government Guidance notes available here - updated February 2016

Website with guidance on all aspects of the regulations from Ray Gluckman on behalf of DEFRA/EA- updated February 2016

Information on EA Enforcement activity in guidance from the Institute of Refrigeration - 2015

Presentation on new F Gas requirements from the Environment Agency - November 2014

Presentations from Commission Stakeholder meeting on responses to the Review Consultation - February 2012

ACRIB response to the Consultation - December 2011

Commission Consultation on a review of the F Gas Regulation - September 2011

Compliance and inspection visit case studies - April 2011

Powerpoint presentation on the Review of the Regulation and ACRIB Position paper - September 2010

ACRIB Position paper reviewing the effectiveness of the oringal F Gas Regulation - July 2010


Mobile Air Conditioning (car) links

Guidance from Ray Gluckman on behalf of Defra / EA - 2016

MAC Training information - 2016