• May 2, 2019
  • WTO

Switzerland | Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks relating to the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles



Title of document
Ordinance of the Federal Council amending the Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks relating to the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles (Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance, ORRChem) of 18 May 2005; 58 to 60 pages (depending on the language version); German, French, and Italian

Description
New restrictions on the marketing on certain hazardous substances shall be introduced in several annexes of the Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem). The proposed provisions on decabromophenyl ether (DecaBDE), pentadecafluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and precursors, certain phthalic acid esters  DEHP, DBP, DIBP, BBP ) in articles, Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) andcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetics, Nonylphenol ethoxylated  (NPEOs) containing textiles, ammonium salts in cellulose insulation mixtures and methanol in windscreen fluids are in line with those recently adopted in the European Union in the framework of the REACH regulation. To fulfill the requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the existing regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases shall also be modified. This includes new restrictions for the placing on the market of certain stationary equipment and appliances with fluorinated refrigerants that act as greenhouse gases, as well as the servicing of certain stationary equipment with those refrigerants.

Notifying member: Switzerland

NotificationG/TBT/N/CHE/235

Objective tag
Protection of human health or safety

Objective
Protection of human health and the environment from the adverse effects of hazardous chemicals

Documents


Agency responsible
Federal Office for the Environment FOEN

Timing:

  • Submission: 25/04/2019
  • Reception: 25/04/2019
  • Distribution: 01/05/2019
  • Final date for comments: 31/05/2019
  • Proposed date of adoption: N/A

                   

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