This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.
These regulations amend the Climate Change (Other Removal Activities) Regulations 2009 (the principal regulations). Regulations 4 and 9 of these regulations come into force on 1 January 2013. The rest of the regulations come into force on 1 April 2013.
Regulations 4 to 7 revoke provisions of regulations 8, 11, 13, and 15 of the principal regulations to reflect the removal of the exemption for HFC-245fa and HFC-365mfc effected by the Climate Change (General Exemptions) Amendment Order (No 2) 2012. The amendments to regulations 11, 13, and 15 mean that a participant in relation to some synthetic greenhouse gas removal activities will have to collect and record information about HFC245fa and HFC-365mfc. Regulation 8 inserts new regulation 9A, which provides that, in the first year in which the person is required to collect and record information under regulations 11, 13, and 15, the information must relate to the period beginning on 1 January 2013 and ending with the close of 31 December 2013.
Regulation 9 inserts new regulation 22, which prescribes criteria for registering as a participant in relation to hydrofluorocarbon and perfluorocarbon removal activity. Regulation 10 replaces tables 1 and 2 in the Schedule of the principal regulations to update the global warming potential figures for synthetic greenhouse gases in line with the figures in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Fourth Assessment Report.
Date of notification in Gazette: 13 December 2012.
These regulations are administered by the Ministry for the Environment.