The Targeted Consultation is underway for our Refrigerant License Regime.  Your feedback is important to us and we would appreciate if you can complete the below survey.  This will ensure that we represent our members and industry interests and we that we have a strong voice in this process.  The survey should take you about 10-15 minutes to complete, but if you dont feel qualified you dont need to answer every question.  The Targeted Consultation Document can be accessed HERE
You can also provide further feedback by emailing haveyoursay@irhace.org.nz 

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* 1. Do you agree with the 3 license classes proposed in pages 6/7 of the consultation document? If you answer 'No' please tell us why in comments.

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* 2. Plant Operators responsible for the day to day operation of commercial or industrial refigeration systems are excluded, do you agree with this?  You can give reasons for your answer in the comments box if you wish.

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* 3. Domestic or light commercial refrigertion, heat pumps and air conditioning are excluded from this license.  Do you agree with this?  You can give reasons for your answer in the comments box if you wish.

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* 4. What level of risk do you think is posed by the License Regime excluding those who work on Domestic and Light Commercial heat pumps / air conditioning?  Use the slider to indicate the level of risk with '0' being no risk and '10' being high risk.

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* 5. Those who work on automotive air conditioning systems would be excluded from this License, do you agree with this?

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* 6. Currently those who work on automotive air conditioning systems are excluded from the License Regime.  Do you see this as a risk?  Use the slider to indicate the level of risk you believe this poses, with '0' being no risk and '10 being high risk.

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* 7. Those who work on refrigeration, heat pumps or air conditioning systems that use non-hazardous refrigerant gases would be exlcuded from this license, do you agree with this?

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* 8. Do you believe there is a high level of risk if those who work on refrigeration, heat pumps or air conditioning systems that use non hazardous refrigerant gases are excluded from this License Regime?

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* 9. Did you realise that is is proposed that HFC's (Synthetics) are not included in this License Regime?

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* 10. MBIE want to define 'Domestic/ Light Commercial', and are seeking feedback on whether a charge of 3kg or less would be suitable to define 'Domestic/ Light Commercial'.

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* 11. MBIE intend a 3 year transition period to allow all technicians to be sufficiently trained, do you agree with this?

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* 12. Should there be a seperate class for those who work on Transport Refrigeration in this License Regime?

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* 13. In your role as refrigeration technican or engineer, have you ever worked on Transport Refrigeraton?

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* 14. Should work on Farm Milk Vat Refrigeration only carried out by Licensed Refrigeration Technicians or Engineers?

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* 15. In your role as a Refrigeration Engineer or Technican, have you ever worked on Farm Milk Vats?

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* 16. Do you agree with the recommendation that the term Very High Pressure should be changed to C02 in the regulations?

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* 17. If the terminology was to change from Very High Pressure to C02 would that confuse people?

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* 18. Do you agree with the proposed corrresponding duties for a PCBU (Page 15)?  And if yes what effect would this have on your business?

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* 19. MBIE propose a fee structure and suggest a 5-year license.  Select the licence fee you see as most viabale?

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* 20. Do you agree with the regulatory offenses and penalties proposed?

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* 21. Do you agree with the infringement fees (spot fines) proposed?

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* 22. Did you make a submission to MBIE in the consultation in December 2018 (last year)?

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* 23. Is there anything else you would like to add about the Refrigerant License Regime, the Targeted Consultation or other concerns you may have?

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* 24. Would you like one of our committee to contact you directly about this survey or the Consultation Document? If so please include your details below

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* 25. We will be preparing a Short Form Submission which you will be welcome to use and send on to MBIE.  This will make it easy to make a submission in your own right.  Please enclose your details if you would like us to send the submsision to you.

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