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EC refers Poland for failure to comply with F-Gas law

The European Commission has referred Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to notify the Commission regarding F-Gas penalties

Poland has failed to previously notify the EC regarding what penalties have been put in place in case the EU rules for companies and personnel undertaking certain activities with fluorinated gases are not observed.

Poland has also not yet notified the national certification bodies that should train and certify the relevant service personnel and service companies.

The Commission sent Poland a reasoned opinion on this matter in November 2012. Since then, the awaited notifications have still not been made to the Commission.

The European Commission has therefore decided to refer the case to the Court of Justice.

The compliance refers to Regulation 842/2006, which requires companies to take a range of measures to reduce leaks from equipment containing fluorinated gases (F-gases including HFCs) and to recover the gases at the end of the equipment’s lifetime.

The Regulation also establishes rules on training and certification for personnel involved in servicing equipment, labelling of F-gas equipment, reporting on production, imports and exports of F-gases as well as some bans in specific areas.

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