The Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 2015/310
Year2015
may be cited as the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations 2015; andcome into force on 19th March 2015.(2) They extend to Northern Ireland only in so far as they deal with import and export controls and trade with any place outside the United Kingdom, within the meaning of paragraph 20 of Schedule 3 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (3) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .(1) In these Regulations—
  • authorised person” means a person authorised under regulation 21;
  • F100“civil penalty notice” means a notice served under paragraph 1 (as read with paragraphs 4 and 5) of Schedule 4;
  • F100“enforcement cost recovery notice” means a notice served under paragraph 6 of Schedule 4;
  • enforcement notice” means an enforcement notice served under regulation 25;
  • enforcing authority” means—
    • (a) as regards England, the Environment Agency, the local authority, the port health authority or the Secretary of State;
    • (b) as regards Wales, the Natural Resources Body for Wales, the local authority, the port health authority or the Welsh Ministers;
    • (c) F47as regards Scotland, subject to paragraphs (e) and (f) —
      • (i) each local authority;
      • (ii) SEPA;
      • (iii) the Scottish Ministers;
    • (d) as regards Northern Ireland, F48the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs or the local authority;
    • (e) as regards offshore installations, the Secretary of State;
    • (f) as regards Scottish offshore installations, the Scottish Ministers;
    • (g) as regards Northern Ireland offshore installations—
      • (i) in relation to installations used in connection with any of the activities described in regulation 4(4) (a) to (g) , the Secretary of State;
      • (ii) in relation to installations used in connection with any of the activities described in regulation 4(4) (h) and (i) , F48the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs;
  • premises” includes—
    • (a) land;
    • (b) a vehicle or trailer;
    • (c) an aircraft;
    • (d) a ship;
    • (e) an offshore installation or part of an offshore installation;
    • (f) a Scottish offshore installation or part of a Scottish offshore installation;
    • (g) a Northern Ireland offshore installation or part of a Northern Ireland offshore installation;
  • F101“relevant enforcing authority” means—
    • (a) as regards England—
      • (i) the Environment Agency;
      • (ii) the Secretary of State;
    • (b) as regards Scotland, and subject to sub-paragraphs (c) and (d) —
      • (i) SEPA;
      • (ii) the Scottish Ministers;
    • (c) as regards offshore installations, the Secretary of State;
    • (d) as regards Scottish offshore installations, the Scottish Ministers;
  • F49“Scotland” is to be construed in accordance with section 126(1) and (2) of the Scotland Act 1998;
  • F49SEPA” means the Scottish Environment Protection Agency;
  • ship” includes a hovercraft, submersible craft and any other floating craft but not a vessel which permanently rests on or is permanently attached to the seabed.
(2) In paragraph (1) —
  • local authority” means—
    • (a) as regards England, a county council, a district council, a London borough council, the Common Council of the City of London or the Council of the Isles of Scilly;
    • (b) as regards Wales, a county council or a county borough council;
    • (c) as regards Scotland, a council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 ;
    • (d) as regards Northern Ireland, a district council, within the meaning of section 44 of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 ;
  • port health authority” means—
    • (a) in relation to the London port health district (within the meaning given by section 7(1) of the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 ) , the Common Council of the City of London;
    • (b) in relation to any port health district constituted by order under section 2(3) of that Act, the port health authority for that district constituted by order under section 2(4) of that Act.
(1) In these Regulations—
  • the 2014 Regulation” means Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on fluorinated greenhouse gases ;
  • ...
  • Commission Regulation 1497/2007” means Commission Regulation (EC) No 1497/2007 establishing, pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 842/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council, standard leakage checking requirements for stationary fire protection systems containing certain fluorinated greenhouse gases...

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