Article 4.4.8.3.

The recovery of fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances from stationary apparatus containing solvents based on fluorinated greenhouse gases or ozone layer-depleting substances may only be carried out by a recognition technician for apparatus containing solvents as stated in Article 6, 2, h) of the VLAREL.

Where stationary apparatus containing solvents based on fluorinated greenhouse gases is concerned, paragraph 1 does not apply to a person in possession of a registration certificate for training to obtain a certificate as stated in Article 17/4, 2 of the VLAREL, provided that he/she carries out the recovery under the supervision of a recognised technician for apparatus containing solvents. This exemption from the requirement of recognition is granted for a maximum of one year, from the date of registration for training, and lapses if the person receives recognition as a technician for apparatus containing solvents as stated in Article 6, 2, h) of the VLAREL. The person concerned must produce proof of registration at the request of the competent supervisory body.