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Parliamentary questions
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18 February 2019
E-000889-19
Question for written answer E-000889-19
to the Commission
Rule 130
Tom Vandenkendelaere (PPE)

 Subject:  Application of Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 on fluorinated greenhouse gases
 Answer in writing 

Regulation (EU) No 517/2014 has been in force since 1 January 2018. The regulation, quite rightly, regulates the use of propellant gases in technical aerosols such as disinfectant sprays for aviation, and requires harmful greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to be reduced as much as possible. However, when it comes to non-flammable propellant gases, there is only one environmentally sound option on the market, namely HFO1234ze. Previously, the propellant gas HFC134a was commonly used instead, but the regulation now forbids its use.

1. Can the Commission confirm that, under the above Regulation, the use of HFC134a is no longer permitted?

2. Can the Commission state whether or not the regulation makes provision for derogations relating to the use of HFC134a?

3. If so, can the Commission confirm the reasons why these derogations were granted, and who they have been granted to?

Original language of question: NL 
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