Recovery, checking for leakage, installation and maintenance or servicing of units and equipment that contain controlled substances or fluorinated greenhouse gases or rely on them

A legal or natural person – craftsman may, upon obtaining a permit from the Ministry, perform activities of recovery, checking for leakage, installation and maintenance or servicing of the following units and equipment that contain controlled substances or fluorinated greenhouse gases or rely on them:

– refrigeration and air-conditioning units and equipment, heat pumps and

– stationary fire fighting systems and fire extinguishers

Requirements for carying out activities of recovery, checking for leakage, installation and maintenance or servicing of units and equipment that contain controlled substances or fluorinated greenhouse gases or rely on them:

  1. a legal or natural person – craftsman is registered for the performance of activities of servicing of units and equipment,
  2. has one or more employee with necessary professional qualifications (authorized persons) for handling controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases
  3. has equipment for recovering controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases.

Required documents:

  1. copy of the certificate on the passed professional examination for employees who handle controlled substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases
  2. evidence of possessing a device for recovering controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases
  3. electronic employment record or confirmation of work experience for employed persons

If the legal or natural person – craftsman has one or more subsidiaries, the permit applies to each subsidiary which is found to fulfill the requirements. The party does not submit a request for each subsidiary, a permit is issued to the parent company on condition that it submits proof of possession of devices for all subsidiaries and proof of employment of persons with necessary professional qualifications (authorized persons).

Fee:

Revenue stamps in the amount of HRK 35, or account IBAN HR1210010051863000160

MODEL HR64, reference number: 5002-47053-OIB (personal identification number of the legal person)

Authorisation for performance of activities:

The decision whereby a permit for activities of recovery, checking for leakage, installation and servicing of units and equipment that contain controlled substances or fluorinated greenhouse gases or rely on them is issued for:

– refregeration and air-conditioning units and equipment, heat pumps and

– stationary fire fighting systems and fire extinguishers

The permit is issued for a period of five years.

Legal remedy:

An appeal may not be lodged against the decision however an administrative dispute may be instituted. The legal remedy is an integral part of every decision.

General Administrative Procedure Act (OG 47/09)

Act on Administrative Disputes (OG 20/10, 143/12 i 152/14)

Legal and natural persons – craftsmen that perform the activity of import/export and placement on the market of controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases, activities of servicing, recovery and reclaiming, must be entered in the Registry of legal persons and natural persons – craftsmen performing the activity of import/export and placement on the market of controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases, servicing, recycling and reclamation of such substances.

Required documents:

  1. copy of the certificate on the passed professional examination for employees who handle controlled substances and fluorinated greenhouse gases
  2. evidence of possessing a device for recovering controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases
  3. electronic employment record or confirmation of work experience for employed persons

Fee: None

e-ACCESS to the activity service

  • e-SERVICE single location for submitting your application and documentation for obtaining approval.

Information: You will receive a confirmation email of receipt of your request and a confirmation of the approval through email..

Useful informations:

  1. Without the need to apply in person (saving at least half the time).
  2. No obligation for stamping (no longer a requirement for accessing the service market).
  3. No obligation for revenue markers (confirmation of online payment of a fee is accepted)
  4. The competent authority is obliged to issue an approval within 30 days (from date of duly submitted documentation, after the deadline for administration reply has expired).
  5. Once the approval is obtained, performance of this service activity can begin.

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Authorisation for performance of activities:

Confirmation of the registration in the Registry of legal persons and natural persons – craftsmen that perform the activity of import/export and placement on the market of controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases, servicing, recycling and reclamation of such substances.

Companies and trades that service only air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles do not require a permit from the Ministry only an entry in the Registry of legal persons and natural persons – craftsmen performing the activity of import/export and placement on the market of controlled substances and/or fluorinated greenhouse gases, servicing, recycling and reclamation of such substances.

Professional training

Employees performing activities of collecting, checking for leakage, installation and maintenance or servicing and servicing of cooling and air-conditioning units and fire fighting systems and fire extinguishers, recovering fluorinated greenhouse gases from high-voltage switchgear assemblies, recovering solvents with a fluorinated greenhouse gas base or recovering controlled substances or fluorinated greenhouse gases from air-conditioning systems in motor vehicles have to pass a professional examination for the performance of the above mentioned activities and must regularly renew and perfect their knowledge.

A certificate on the passed professional examination shall be issued to persons who have successfully passed the professional examination. This certificate is issued for a period of 5 years.

Competent authority and regulations:

Ministry of Environment and Energy

Radnička cesta 80, 10000 Zagreb

+385 (0) 1 3717-111

pisarnica@mzoe.hr

Air Protection Act (OG 130/11, 47/14, 61/17 and 118/18)

All information comes from the regulations within the scope of the competent authority.

Updated: 15/10/2019

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