Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-gases) are covered by national Regulation No 1066/2019 on fluorinated greenhouse gases. This national regulation implements Regulation (EC) No 517/2014 on certain fluorinated greenhouse gases excluding some provisions as further discussed below.

National regulation compared to current EU regulation

Some provisions of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 are not implemented in Iceland. The most significant of these has to do with import as Iceland is not party to the EU quota system for HFCs. In place of this there is a national licensing system which limits the right to import HFCs to those who have been granted a licence to import by the Environmental Agency. Please contact the Agency by phone or email if further information is needed on these provisions.

Reporting obligations

Article 4 of Regulation No 1066/2019 on fluorinated greenhouse gases stipulates that anyone importing or placing F-gases on the market in Iceland must keep files of their activities. No later than 1 March each year each party shall report to the Environmental Agency of Iceland on their import/placing on the market for the preceding year.

Working with HFC refrigerants

Only legal and natural persons that hold a relevant certificate can perform various work with stationary equipment or refrigeration units of refrigerated trucks and trailers that contain fluorinated greenhouse gases, see Article 10 of Regulation (EC) No 517/2014. For further information on certificates please contact us through ust@ust.is.