Policy // 57
In defining measures to adopt the EU regulation on the greenhouse gases used as refrigerant, extinguishing, blowing, propellant and insulating agents (and their applications in electric devices), the Italian regulation:
Establishes a database to collect and store data on such gases, and;
Identifies the Ministry of the Environment as the public authority appointed to relate with companies and market operators;
The European Commission had previously reprimanded Italy for failing to implement the previous iteration of the F-Gas Regulation.
Intervenes on the certification system of the bodies responsible for training technical personnel;
Federico Riboldi, head of communications at the Associazione dei Tecnici Italiani del Freddo (the Italian Association of Refrigeration Technicians), insisted that the HVAC&R sector is working hard to meet the HFC phasedown requirements of the EU F-Gas Regulation and the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, a global agreement to phase down HFCs. "The transition towards new refrigerants is a very delicate phase for the RAC sector, as it entails a return to the use of natural refrigerants, used at the outset of refrigeration," he argued. Riboldi stressed the importance of training technicians to ensure the swift and wider adoption of new technologies. DB
Intervenes on the registration system and the implementation of the national online register of individuals and companies operating in relevant sectors; Identifies the independent control organisms monitoring the data on the commercialisation of equipment using f-gases;
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Establishes the obligation to train technical personnel and certify enterprises.
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