Guidance

Applying for quota to import or produce ozone-depleting substances

You need a quota to sell ODS that you import or produce.

You need a quota to sell ozone-depleting substances (ODS) that you import or produce.

If you are not already registered, you must first register for an ODS account if you want to work with:

  • ODS
  • equipment containing ODS

When you have an account, you must apply for a quota from the Environment Agency to sell ODS that you import or produce.

The window to apply for 2022 GB ODS quota closed on 31 August 2021.

You can only apply for a quota for ODS for:

Laboratory and analytical use

You must check that anyone you are selling ODS to in Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) for laboratory or analytical use has a valid laboratory ODS (LabODS) number).

Published 16 October 2019
Last updated 1 September 2021 + show all updates
  1. The window to apply for 2022 GB ODS quota is now closed.

  2. Registering for GB ODS quota 2022 is now live.

  3. Updated to reflect the window for applying for GB quota is closed.

  4. Updated with guidance on how to apply for ODS quota from 1 January.

  5. First published.