Rules On Ozone Depleting Substances And Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases That Are Cold Agents

Original Language Title: Noteikumi par ozona slāni noārdošām vielām un fluorētām siltumnīcefekta gāzēm, kas ir aukstuma aģenti

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 688, Riga 2005 6 September (pr. Nr. 50) rules on ozone depleting substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases that are cold agents Issued in accordance with the chemicals and chemical products, in accordance with article 16 of the law and the law "on pollution" in the second paragraph of article 24.2 i. General questions 1. determines: 1.1. specific restrictions on transactions with an ozone-depleting substances;
1.2. specific restrictions on transactions with fluorinated greenhouse gases that are cold agents;
1.3. specific environmental requirements for stationary and mobile equipment for the management of cold, which continually operated in the Republic of Latvia or in the territory of the Republic of Latvia for a certain period of time during which to them cold agent leakage control measures according to these rules, or it management time is taken with cold agents. 2. the terms used in the rules: 2.1. agents for use in the cold — the cold equipment designed for the fluorinated greenhouse gases listed in annex 1 of these provisions, and certain ozone-depleting substances listed in the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 June 2000, the Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 on substances that Deplete the ozone layer (hereinafter the regulation) in annex I, in pure form and mixed in all stages of use: before first use, after processing or recovery;
2.2. the operation with the cold-cold agent agents packing, storage, use, and recycling;
2.3. use of agents of the cold — the rules referred to in point 2.2. use cold plants, especially the filling of these substances, bilge and management;
2.4. the cold — household and business use of stationary and mobile jam equipment or their components, in which interconnected agents containing cold system consists of one or more closed cold agent circulating bows to capture or transmit heat, except for the light and heavy vehicle air conditioning systems;
2.5. mobile equipment-cold cold equipment during operation for continuous movement;
2.6. the cold agent-filling of any quantity of agent entering the cold cold weather equipment;
2.7. the cold agent-remove any cold agent pumping quantities of cold equipment and placing in cold storage or for transport agent specified in the package;
2.8. the cold recycling, atsūknēt agent in cold agent pamatattīrīšan (filtering or drying), which usually also means repeating the cold cold filling agent equipment;
2.9. "cold recovery agent atsūknēt agent in cold-processing and purification through filtering, drying, distillation and chemical treatment processes that achieve the required quality of cold agent use cold plants;
2.10. the cold equipment management — cold equipment maintenance, inspection, repair of leaks, as well as the installation, testing and dismantling;
2.11. leaks check — check the equipment for cold weather, which with the help of special equipment inspection and repairs found cold agent leaks;
2.12. the cold agent leaks — leaking equipment from cold or cold storage and transport agents for packages. II. Control bodies and reporting on ozone layer depleting substances 3. the competent institution, which shall ensure compliance with the requirements laid down in the regulation, is the Ministry of the environment. 4. Economic operators and the bodies which used ozone-depleting substances or cold agents each year until the 1st of February the Latvian environment, geology and Meteorology Agency submitted a report on the activities during the previous year with cold agents or ozone depleting substances (annex 2). 5. the economic operators and the authorities, in accordance with article 19 of the regulation and paragraph 3 1 of the statement of the European Commission, it shall submit a copy of the Environment Ministry. 6. The national environmental guard controls the Regulation of article 3(1), points 2 and 3 of article 4 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of article 5, paragraph 1., 2., 3., 4. and 5., article 16, paragraph 1., 2., 3., 4. and 5 and article 17, paragraph 3 and 4. National environmental service each year up to February 1, the Ministry of the environment to provide an overview of the national environmental services control measures taken and the results of their controls. 7. the national plant protection service is controlled by the Regulation of article 17, paragraph 2, and each year up to February 1, the Ministry of the environment to provide an overview of the control measures taken and the results of their controls. 8. The State revenue service's main customs administration controls the Regulation of article 6 paragraphs 1 and 2, 7, 8, 9 and article 11 and article 12, paragraph 1, and each year up to February 1, the Ministry of the environment to provide an overview of the control measures taken and the results. III. The cold agent leaks control and prevention 9. Cold agent possessor provides low-leakage prevention agent transport, packaging and storage: store and transported 9.1 cold agent applied in packaging labelled pursuant to legislation on chemical substances and chemical classification, labelling of products and packaging;
9.2. the cold store and the agent of trans port for multiple use in packing;
9.3. do not allow the cold filling in the package of the agent that already contain different or eight unidentified agents. 10. Cold equipment holder provides cold agent leaks control and prevention, as well as to the management of equipment made of cold professionals certified under this provision in paragraph 29 above. 11. equipment from cold atsūknēt cold agent transfers to recycling, for reclamation or for destruction provides a trader or institution that has made the cold agent and bilge is licensed pursuant to chapter IV of the conditions of these rules. 12. Cold equipment holder provides cold agent leaks, outfitting equipment according to the following: 12.1 the cold equipment filled cold agent quantity is 3 kg or more shall be fitted with stop valve for cold equipment system for allocating at least two stages;
12.2. the cold equipment filled cold agent quantity is 300 kg or more shall be fitted with leakage detection system. 13. Cold equipment holder regularly provides the following cold agent leaks check: 13.1. projected leakage test: 13.1.1. cold storage facility in the cold agent filled quantity is from 3 kg to 30 kg (inclusive), — at least once in every twelve months;
13.1.2. cold storage facility in the cold agent contained in quantities above 30 kg to 300 kg (not including), at least once every six months;
13.1.3. cold storage facility in the cold agent filled quantity is 300 kg or more, at least once every three months;
13.2. leakage test, related to the establishment of the equipment's cold joke, as well as the cold and cold filling agent agent bilge: 13.2.1. before any quantity of cold or cold filling agent agent bilge, except cold agent bilge before cold weather equipment dismantling;
13.2.2. by any mechanical intervention the cold its life in the machine. 14. If the single agent leaks cold with cold equipment exceed 30 kg, the cold equipment possessor shall immediately be reported to the State Department of the environment and the cold equipment withdrawn from service, the collection of cold equipment at the remaining cold agent. 15. Cold equipment each possession of the possessor of the equipment in which the cold cold agent quantity is 3 kg or more of cold equipment equipment maintenance log (Journal) containing 3 tracks listed in the annex. 16. National Environment services has the right at any time to acquaint themselves with the records in the log. After the cold equipment dismantling cold equipment concerned by means of a journal kept for at least five years. IV. Licensing rules for transactions with cold agents 17. A natural or legal person carrying out transactions with agents or acquired cold coldness in retail or wholesale agents (hereinafter referred to as transactions with cold agents), you need a special permit (license) for transactions with cold agents (hereinafter referred to as a special permit (license)) (annex 4). Special permit (licence) issued by the State Environmental Department. 18. Special permission (license) to the granting of the extension of their period of validity and cancellation, the national environmental service creates a licensing Commission of not less than five persons. 19. for the special permission (license), any natural or legal person shall submit the national environmental service application special permissions (licenses) for handling cold agents (annex 5). 20. on the basis of the application, the national environmental service month decide on special permission (license). To get the special permission (license), the applicant must meet the following criteria: 20.1. at least one of the applicant's employees or a natural person who is the applicant is certified to operate with cold agents (hereinafter specialist) according to this provision the requirements laid down in chapter V;

20.2. the applicant is permanently available this provision 6. Add Kuma cold equipment referred to in the management of the minimum required equipment;
20.3. the applicant in accordance with paragraph 4 of this rule has provided an overview of activities carried out with cold agents. If the applicant has not used the cold, that report to the agent is replaced by a forecast of planned activities with cold agents first year when you filed an application for special permission (license). 21. special permission (license) the validity is three years. 22. National Environment Services maintains a publicly available special permission (license) to the list of recipients and inserts it into the national environmental service website on the internet. 23. the National Environment Department issued a special permit (licence) or adopt a reasoned written decision on the refusal to issue a special permit (license). Special permission (license) or the decision shall be issued within 30 days after receipt of the application. 24. The national environmental service is denied a specific permission (license), if: the application is filled in 24.1. in accordance with the provisions of annex 5 or the information provided is false;
24.2. the natural or legal person does not satisfy this provision 20. the criteria set out in paragraph 1;
24.3. the natural or legal person has submitted false information. 25. The national environmental service decision on refusal to issue a special permit (licence) may challenge the environmental monitoring national Office in the administrative procedure law. 26. the special permission (license) is responsible for its recipient. Special permission (license) the beneficiary is not entitled to the special permission (license) to other persons. 27. On cold agents without a special permission (license) a person is prosecuted in accordance with the statutory procedures. 28. If a special permit (license) has been lost, the national environmental service after receipt of a written request issued by special permission (license) duplicate. V. certification of specialists 29. A natural person carrying out transactions with cold agents need a certificate for transactions with cold agents (hereinafter certificate) (annex 7). 30. the experts certified by the certification bodies that are accredited by the national agency "Latvian National Accreditation Bureau" in the standard LVS EN ISO/IEC 17024:2005 "General requirements for the certification of persons in institutions ' requirements and for which the Economy Ministry published a notice in the newspaper" journal ". 31. National Environment Services maintains a publicly available certificate authorities list and inserts it into the national environmental service website on the internet. 32. in order to receive a certificate, a person shall submit a certificate authority in the certificate application actions with cold agents (annex 8) and the relevant documents. 33. on the basis of the application of a natural person, the certification authority shall take a decision on the authorisation of the person sort exam and determine the time and place of the examination. If the information provided in the application is inadequate, the certification authority may require additional information. The applicant permission to organize EC sāmen, if he meets at least one of the following criteria: 33.1. have at least three years of practical experience working with cold agents;
33.2. mastered the cold equipment mechanics or engineering professional or academic education program;
33.3. completed training courses that include in annex 9 in the professional certification exam topics (volume: 40 hours). 34. the applicant is tested in the exam knowledge and practical skills of specialists referred to in annex 9 to the certification exam topics. Based on the results of the examination, a certificate authority within 30 days of the decision on the grant or refusal of a certificate shall be granted a certificate. 35. Information about the people who are assigned to a certificate, the certification authority shall transfer the national environmental authorities, which shall establish and maintain a publicly available list of certified specialists, and inserts it into the national environmental service website on the internet, subject to the individual data protection Act requirements. 36. The certificate validity period is three years. 37. in order to extend the period of validity of the certificate, the person resubmit the submission certification authority certificate handling cold agents. 38. the certification body shall be entitled to take a decision on the cancellation of the certificate, if the person performing the professional activities that requires a certificate, violated the requirements of this regulation. 39. the written reasoned decision to refuse the grant of a certificate, or to extend the period of validity of the certificate, as well as the cancellation of the certificate, the certification authority shall issue or send the person concerned no later than five working days after the decision is taken. 40. the natural person who is assigned to a certificate, before receiving it to pay for certification services. The fee for certification services you shall be determined by the certificate authority. 41. the certification body shall provide a certificate recording the meetings of the Commission, as well as related to the certification filing and storage of documentation. 42. A Person whose legal interests in the restricted certification authority decision on the award of the certificate, the renewal of the period of validity of the certificate or the cancellation of the certificate, the decision may be referred to the law "on conformity assessment" procedure laid down in article 15. Vi. Closing questions 43. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet's April 1, 2004, the provisions of no. 233 "ozone layer protection regulations" (Latvian journal, 2004, no. 54). 44. the cold equipment in service before the entry into force of these regulations, the provisions of paragraph 12 of these requirements, starting with January 1, 2007. 45. the regulations shall enter into force by 1 January 2006. Prime Minister a. Halloween Environment Minister r. vējonis annex 1: Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 fluorinated greenhouse gases that are cold agents no PO box name chemical name chemical formula 1. HFC-23 CHF3 is 2. trifluormetān 32 difluormetān HFC-3 HFC-125 in CH2F2 pentafluoretān in CF3CHF2 HFC-134a 1, 4, 1, 1, 2-tetrafluoretān in the HFC-143-5 CF3CH2F 1,1,1-trichloroethane CF3CH3 HFC-152a 1.1 6-difluoretān a CHF2CH3 Minister of environment r. vējonis annex 2 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 Environment Minister r. vējonis annex 3 Ministerial Cabinet of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 cold equipment maintenance log entries to be 1. information on the cold equipment possessor: 1.1. company or institution name;
1.2. the merchant's registration number, or tax authority registration number.
2. information on cold weather equipment: 2.1. cold equipment manufacturer's name and the registration number;
2.2. installation date of the cold;
2.3. the cold equipment installer's name, registration number and license number;
2.4. the cold machine refill cold agent name and quantity of the substance;
2.5. the cold equipment location address.
3. information about agent leaks cold tests: 3.1. date of inspection;
3.2. the examiner's (or the company) the licence number;
3.3. the examiner (Professional) certificate number and date of issue;
3.4. test results (found in cold agent leaks a brief description).
4. information on recycling, recovery or disposal of the cold agent transferred quantities: 4.1. cold agent filling and discharge date;
4.2. the cold agent filling and pumping a reviewer (merchant or institution) name and license number;
4.3 cold agent filling and pumping agent (Professional) certificate number and date of issue;
4.4 cold agent filling and discharge during the refill and atsūknēt cold in the agent name and quantity.
5. information about agent atsūknēt in the cold recycling, recovery and disposal: 5.1 recycled, reclaimed or destroyed in the cold, the agent's name and the quantity;
5.2. the company that made the cold recycling, recovery of the agent or destruction (the name and the registration number).
6. information on the cold equipment maintenance and repair: 6.1 the cold agent leakage prevention measures;
6.2. the cold equipment system component replacement or substitution;
6.3. the cold oil test equipment, protection equipment, as well as the test cold equipment in the electric motor operating time and the test results;
6.4. the cold equipment idle periods exceeding 180 days. Minister for the environment r. vējonis annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 Minister of environment r. vējonis annex 5 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 Minister of environment r. vējonis annex 6 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 cold equipment management requires minimum equipment no PO box Instrument technical description and explanations 1. Cold agent bilge equipment verified suitable for merchant managed to remove the cold Agent 2. Libra

Verify by weighing range at least 50 kg, accuracy class 2 or 0.5 g 3. Vacuum pump provides vacuum at least 4 x 10-4 mbar 4. Manometer Unit Structure, containing at least two flow manifold with at least three loading tubes, each end of which is the stop valve 5. Electronic leak detector sensitivity at least 3 g cold agent leaks a year, applied merchant management agent leaks cold determination of nitrogen pressure reducer 6 interval is 0-300 bar and 0-60bar 2.5. class 7, thermometer, measuring interval Verification includes a temperature range from-50 ° C to + 150 ° C 8. Can the pipe contains a metric and the valc inch standard 9. Soldering instrumentation enables the salodē the different types of metals, Environment Minister r. vējonis annex 7 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 Minister of environment r. vējonis Annex 8 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 Environment Minister r. vējonis Annex 9 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 6 September 2005, regulations No 688 Specialist certification exam topic a. ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect causes and consequences.
B. types of agents in the cold, physical and chemical properties.
C. the requirements that must be followed when operating with cold agents, to prevent possible leakage of the cold agent.
D. measures to prevent cold agent found a leak.
E. cold equipment and components.
F. cold facility security technique.
G. transactions with cold agents used personal protective equipment as well as equipment to be used in the management of equipment of cold.
H. in Latvia existing regulations health, work safety and environmental protection. Minister for the environment r. vējonis