Authorisation Application

Apply for a new Refrigerant Trading Authorisation
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Suitability Questionnaire

Under Regulation 102 of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995 (the Regulations), the Australian Refrigeration Council Ltd (ARC) must consider whether you are a fit and proper person to hold a licence.

If you are an individual. please state whether you:

  • * subject to the Spent Convictions Scheme

If you are a body corporate, please state whether

  • * subject to the Spent Convictions Scheme

Answering YES to any of the above will not necessarily prevent you from receiving a National Refrigerant Trading Authorisation

The ARC may check the accuracy of the information provided

Eligibility Requirements

You are required under regulation 140 of the Regulations to state whether:

If you answered NO to any of the above questions, you will not be able to receive an Authorisation

If you answered YES to any of the above questions, please give details in a separate attachment.
Answering YES to any of the above will not necessarily prevent you from receiving a licence.
The ARC may check the accuracy of the information provided.
Conditions & Declaration
Conditions of Authorisation
  1. Subject to subregulations (1A) and (1B), an authorisation granted under this Subdivision is subject to the conditions that the holder:
    1. keeps up‑to‑date records showing the amounts, if any, of refrigerant bought, recovered, sold and otherwise disposed of during each quarter; and
    2. 14 days or less after receiving a request in writing by the relevant authority, sends to the authority copies of the records mentioned in paragraph (a); and
    3. ensures that each item of the holder’s equipment that is necessary to prevent avoidable emissions of refrigerant is operating correctly; and
    4. has, and maintains, equipment that is adequate for the holder’s activities, including 1 or more of each of the following:
      1. leak detectors;
      2. vacuum pumps;
      3. recovery units; and
    5. at least every quarter, checks any refrigerant container in the holder’s possession for leaks; and
    6. puts into effect a risk management plan relating to the handling and storage of refrigerant in the holder’s business; and
    7. ensures that any refrigerant in the holder’s possession is handled in accordance with each applicable standard set out in Table 135; and
    8. for an RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation — ensures that any refrigerant in its possession is handled only:
      1. by the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134; or
      2. under the supervision of the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131 or 133; and
    9. for a refrigerant trading authorisation — ensures that any refrigerant in the holder’s possession is handled only by the holder of an appropriate licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134; and Note Holders of a licence under regulation 134 must themselves be supervised: see regulation 134.
    10. ensures that destruction of any refrigerant is carried out only by the operator of a refrigerant destruction facility; and
    11. uses only refillable containers for storage of refrigerant; and
    12. for a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation — ensures that any refrigerant in the holder’s possession is handled only by:
      1. the holder of a licence granted under regulation 131, 133 or 134 that entitles the holder to handle the refrigerant in the way in which it is being handled; or
      2. if refrigerant is being removed from RAC equipment — a person who is supervised by the holder of a licence granted under regulation 131 or 133 that entitles the holder to remove refrigerant from RAC equipment; and
    13. keeps records for each quarter that set out the following:
      1. details of any checks, any maintenance and any other action undertaken for paragraphs (c), (d) and (e);
      2. for each licensee who handles refrigerant that is in the possession of the holder — the licensee’s name and the number allocated to the licensee’s licence by the relevant authority;
      3. the dates on which cylinders for the storage and transport of compressed gases were tested for paragraph (g);

      and

    14. if requested by written notice from the relevant authority, sends to the authority, no more than 14 days after receiving the request, a copy of a report that contains the records for the previous quarter; and
    15. for a refrigerant trading authorisation or a restricted refrigerant trading authorisation — includes the number allocated to the authorisation by the relevant authority on:
      1. any advertising placed after 1 July 2009 for services the provision of which would not be permitted without the authorisation; and
      2. any invoices, receipts and quotes for work carried out under the authorisation.
    16. Note A number of terms included in these Regulations are defined in the Act, including quarter.
    17.  
    • 1A. The relevant authority may, on application, determine that a condition mentioned in subregulation (1) does not apply to the authorisation.
    • 1B. A determination has effect according to its terms
  2. It is also a condition of a refrigerant trading authorisation that the holder accepts any surrendered refrigerant or scheduled substance that appears to be intended for use in RAC equipment.

    Important:

    The authorisation is subject to the condition that from 1 July 2010 the authorisation holder must not use hydrocholorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) in the manufacture of air conditioning equipment unless:
    1. The equipment is a chiller charged with HCFC123; or
    2. The equipment is a replacement part for HCFC equipment in operation immediately before 1 July 2010. (A replacement part does not include a complete, or substantially complete, indoor or outdoor unit of a split system air conditioner); or
    3. The equipment comprises high static ducted split system components.
  3. The relevant authority may specify that an authorisation is subject to a condition and must set out the condition on:
    1. the authorisation document; or
    2. a written notice given by the authority to the holder.
  4. A notice for paragraph (3) (b) may be given at any time

 

Applicant's Declaration

The information provided in this application will be used to assess your ability to hold a National Refrigerant Trading Authorisation in Australia.
The lawful authority for the collection of this information is the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.
I declare that the above information is true in every particular and that all relevant documents supporting this application are attached.
I understand that there are severe penalties for providing false and misleading information.
I understand that my personal information provided in this application, may be released to state and territory and/or Commonwealth government agencies for the purposes of determining my suitability to hold a national Refrigerant Trading Authorisation.