The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has written to FGas Registration Limited and to The Institute of Refrigeration Ireland to seek their support in “building awareness among obligated companies….and to promote compliance” in advance of the impending deadline of 4th July 2011.
The EPA letter, dated 9th June 2011, stresses that
“full certification of companies and personnel involved in the stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning and heat pump sectors is required before the 4th July 2011.”
The fact that so few companies are in compliance at present has not gone unnoticed within the EPA inspectorate.
“The EPA notes that to date only 69 companies have been certified with Fgas Registration Ltd in accordance with the Regulations.”
Three more companies had obtained Company Certification by the 21st June 2011 but a closer look at the website listings reveals that eight companies only have interim certification. This means that with just under two weeks to go, only sixty-five companies have full Fgas Company Certification in place.
The EPA letter states that
“the EPA is planning to undertake enforcement inspections at both contractor and end-user premises. Where non-compliances are identified during these inspections the EPA may take enforcement action”.
A full list of companies with Fgas Company Certification in place is available on the FGR website at www.fgasregistration.ie