You will require this authorisation if you intend to acquire, store or dispose of a fluorocarbon refrigerant.
Fluorocarbon refrigerants are:
- CFCs (Chlorofluorocarbons)
- HCFCs (Hydrochlorofluorocarbons)
- HFCs (Hydroflourocarbons)
- PFCs (Perfluorocarbons).
There are three types of Refrigerant Trading Authorisations (RTAs) that are available:
- Authorisation to acquire, store and / or dispose of fluorocarbon refrigerants (wholesalers, refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) industry businesses and automotive businesses).
- Authorisation to acquire fluorocarbon refrigerant for use in the manufacture of RAC equipment.
- Restricted refrigerant trading authorisation to recover, store or dispose of refrigerant from RAC equipment (metal recyclers, auto parts recyclers and waste management businesses).
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this authorisation you must:
- be a fit and proper person
- ensure compliance with the applicable standards
- ensure that your premises are equipped and operating so as to be able to handle, and prevent avoidable emissions
- ensure all persons that will handle refrigerants are licensed to do so.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Maximum 2 years.
1 year $221; 2 years $442; Restricted trading authorisation $137.
Department of the Environment and Energy
Australian Refrigeration Council
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989 (Australian Government)
Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (Australian Government)
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