Reporting

As with all legislation that is issued from Europe, there are various reporting requirements set out in Regulation 1005/2009.  These reporting requirements impact on various stakeholders including the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government as well as producers, importers, exporters and certain users of ozone depleting substances.

Reporting by Member States

Reporting requirements of Member States are set out in Article 26 of Regulation 1005/2009. This entails three annual reports to be submitted to the European Commission by the end of June each year. The Environmental Protection Agency, as competent authority, collects and collates the data for the three reports as follows:

  • Methyl bromide used in quarantine and pre-shipment, and information on alternatives
  • Halon installed, used and stored for critical uses
  • Cases of illegal trade in ozone depleting substances

The Environmental Protection Agency carries out annual surveys of relevant operators in order to collect the necessary data for the preparation of these reports.

All other Reporting

Reporting requirements of all other undertakings are set out in Article 27 of Regulation 1005/2009. Such reports are submitted annually by the undertakings concerned directly to the European Commission by 31 March each year, and a copy must also be sent to the Environmental Protection Agency, as competent authority. The following undertakings must submit reports:

  • Producers of ozone depleting substances
  • Importers of ozone depleting substances
  • Exporters of ozone depleting substances
  • Undertakings involved in destruction of ozone depleting substances
  • Undertakings involved in using ozone depleting substances as feedstock
  • Undertakings involved in using ozone depleting substances process agents

Producers, importers and exporters of “new substances” listed in Annex II of Regulation 1005/2009 must also submit reports.

The format of the reports to be submitted by all undertakings are set out by the European Commission and can be downloaded from the Commission’s website. 

Learn more

Download the Reporting Forms from the Commission’s website

Download the Commission’s Frequently Asked Questions on reporting