Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation

This authority is required by anyone acquiring, storing and/or disposing of extinguishing agents as listed in the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act 1989. An Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation (EATA) is required to undertake the following activities:

  • Buy/sell/possess agent in bulk, or
  • Fill/recover agent

The maximum period of authorisation is 24 months.

How to Apply for an Extinguishing Agent Trading Authorisation

Before granting an authorisation the Board must ensure that the licence holder has:

  • Appropriate equipment to be able to handle and prevent avoidable emissions.
  • Ensure that only people with the appropriate licence actually handle the extinguishing agent.

An EATA Holder will be required to maintain appropriate records of all amounts of extinguishing agent held and provide regular reports to the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board in accordance with Regulation 332.

To apply for an EATA an application form must be completed. To download a copy of the application form click here.

A Risk Management Plan must also be completed and submitted to the Fire Protection Industry (ODS & SGG) Board, as part of the application process.

The Risk Management Plan must address all the issues contained in Regulation 331 of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995.