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Joint Press Release with the Ministry of the EnvironmentThe Cabinet Approved a Cabinet Order for Enforcing the Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law

On January 27, 2015, the Cabinet approved a Cabinet Order to determine the enforcement date of the Act for Partial Revision of the Act on Ensuring the Implementation of Recovery and Destruction of Fluorocarbons concerning Designated Products (hereinafter referred to as the “Revised Act”), which was established in the last ordinary session of the Diet. The Revised Act will be enforced on April 1, 2015.

1. Revision of the Cabinet Order

The last ordinary session of the Diet established the Revised Act to address surging fluorocarbons emissions that have strong greenhouse effects, particularly in the field of refrigeration and air conditioning units. The Revised Act is to stipulate control measures for fluorocarbons including: [i] requesting importers and manufacturers of fluorocarbons as well as products which contain fluorocarbons to use the substances rationally; and [ii] requesting users of refrigeration and air conditioning units to manage the substances appropriately.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby announces that on January 27, 2015, the Cabinet approved a Cabinet Order to determine the enforcement date of the Revised Act.

2. Outline of the cabinet order

The Cabinet Order is to stipulate the enforcement date of the Revised Act as April 1, 2015.

Release date

January 27, 2015

Divisions in charge

Chemical Management Policy Division & Fluoride Gases Management Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau

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