Consultation outcome

Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gas) regulations: introducing civil penalties

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Summary of responses

Detail of outcome

We received 27 responses to this consultation.

The majority supported introducing civil penalties and we will proceed with the proposed approach. The new regulations will be laid before the UK Parliament in January 2018 and, subject to Parliamentary approval, will come into force within the next few weeks. Enforcement bodies will be able to apply civil penalties from April 2018.

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Seeking views on changing how the EU Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases Regulations are enforced in England and Scotland and marine areas.

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Consultation description

We want to know what you think about our proposals to change the way F-gas regulations are enforced by introducing civil penalties. These changes would apply to England, Scotland and offshore marine areas.

Published 26 October 2017
Last updated 5 February 2018 + show all updates
  1. A correction has been made to the final sentence of paragraph 31 in the "Summary of responses". The original sentence stated “Where an appeal is made to the Sheriff Court, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service will determine the manner of such an appeal and the corresponding fee”. This sentence has been amended to say “Where an appeal is made to the Sheriff, court rules will determine the procedure to be followed and the corresponding fee”.

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