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Regulations on Ozone Depleting Substances Amended

January 13, 2021

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

Regulations on the Phasing-out and Management of Ozone Depleting Substances have been amended.

The environment, forestry and fisheries department published the amended Regulations in Government Gazette 44065.

The amendments were drawn up in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act.

The Regulations were published in 2014 and seek to regulate the management and phasing out of the ozone depleting substances.

A new definition on “critical use nomination” is inserted into Regulation 1 – “means use of methyl bromide that is determined by the Department as a critical use”.

A new subregulation (5) on steps to be taken by the director-general following receipt of an application to use recovered halons in existing fire protection systems is inserted into Regulation 3.

Regulation 5A on import quota allocation and Regulation 5B on import or export permit recommendation are also inserted.

Reference to 5A and 5B is added to paragraph (a) of subregulation (1) of Regulation 9.

A new Appendix A on list of ozone depleting substances is inserted.