18.7.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 164/22


Notice to importers in the European Union that propose to import in 2008 controlled substances that deplete the ozone layer under Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council on ‘substances that deplete the ozone layer’

(2007/C 164/08)

I.

This Notice is addressed to undertakings that intend to import the following substances into the European Community from sources outside the European Community from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008.

Group I:

CFC 11, 12, 113, 114 or 115

Group II:

other fully halogenated CFCs

Group III:

halon 1211, 1301 or 2402

Group IV:

carbon tetrachloride

Group V:

1,1,1-trichloroethane

Group VI:

methyl bromide

Group VII:

hydrobromofluorocarbons

Group VIII:

hydrochlorofluorocarbons

Group IX:

bromochloromethane

II.

Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1) requires that quantitative limits are determined and quotas allocated to producers and importers for 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 in accordance with the procedure referred to in Article 18(2) for the import of the substances listed under Groups I to IX of Annex I to this Notice (2).

Quotas shall be allocated, pursuant to the procedure under Article 18 of the Regulation, for:

a.

Methyl bromide for Quarantine and Pre-Shipment (QPS), uses as defined by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Article 4(2)(iii) of the Regulation;

b.

Methyl bromide for critical uses, approved by the Commission, in accordance with Decisions IX/6, Ex.I/3, Ex.I/4 and any other relevant criteria agreed by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Article 3(2)(ii) of the Regulation. It is noted, however, that since 2005 quotas are no longer allocated to the importers, but to Member States through a separate Commission decision; Member States authorities will then distribute the quota to their authorised fumigators;

c.

Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs);

d.

Essential uses, in accordance with the criteria set out in Decision IV/25 of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Article 3(1) of the Regulation; and as approved by the Commission. A separate notice regarding Essential Uses has been published;

d.

Feedstock uses, as controlled substances undergoing a chemical transformation in a process in which it is entirely converted from its original composition and whose emissions are insignificant;

e.

Process agents, as controlled substances used as chemical processing agents in those applications listed in Annex VI of the Regulation, in existing installations, and where emissions are insignificant

f.

Destruction, as controlled substances that are to be destroyed by a technology approved by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol which results in the permanent transformation, or decomposition of all or a significant portion of the substance.

The quantitative limit, which producers and importers may place on the market and/or use for their own account within the European Community in 2008, is calculated:

For methyl bromide for QPS use from 1996–1998 (average) according to Article 4(2)(iii);

According to Article 4(4), the placing on the market and use of methyl bromide is permitted to meet the licensed requests for critical uses of those users as specified in Article 3(2). Allocations of methyl bromide for critical uses are made to authorised fumigators who may then request an importer/producer to supply the amount of methyl bromide authorised. No quotas of methyl bromide for critical uses will be allocated directly to importers/producers;

For HCFCs according to Article 4(3)(i).

III.

Undertakings engaged in the importation of HCFCs can be either: (3)

Importers in the EU-15 (4) and Bulgaria and Romania who imported in 1999 and importers in the EU-10 (5) who imported in 2002 or 2003 and who wish to place HCFCs on the European Community market and who are not engaged in the production of HCFCs,

European Community producers in the EU-15 and Bulgaria and Romania who imported in 1999 and for the EU-10 who imported in 2002 or 2003 on their own account additional HCFCs to place on the European Community market.

IV.

The quantities imported from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 are subject to import licences. In accordance with Article 6 of the Regulation, undertakings may import the controlled substances only if they are in possession of an import licence issued by the Commission.

V.

Under Article 22 of the Regulation, the importation of new substances listed in Annex II of the Regulation is prohibited, except for feedstock uses.

VI.

For the purposes of the Regulation, quantities of substances are measured according to their Ozone Depleting Potential (6).

VII.

The Commission hereby gives notice to an undertaking that is not in possession of a quota for 2007 and who wishes to apply to the Commission for an import quota from 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008, to make itself known to the Commission no later than 1 September 2007 by submitting the registration form available online at:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ozone/ods_documents/ods_registration_form.doc

After their registration in the ODS-database they also need to follow the procedure described in VIII.

VIII

Undertakings with a quota in 2007 should make a declaration by completing and submitting the relevant form(s) online via the ODS-database available at:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ozone/ods.htm

In addition to the online submission a signed print of the import declaration form needs to be sent to the Commission:

European Commission

Directorate-General Environment

Unit ENV.C.4 — Industrial Emissions & Protection of the ozone layer

BU-5 2/200

B-1049 Brussels

Fax: (32-2) 292 06 92

E-mail: env-ods@ec.europa.eu

A copy of the application should also be sent to the competent authority of the Member State (cf. Annex II).

IX.

Only applications received by 01 September 2007 will be considered by the Commission. Import quotas will be allocated for each importer and producer in consultation with the Management Committee following the procedures specified under Article 18 of the Regulation. The allocated quota will be available in the ODS-database http://ec.europa.eu/environment/ozone/ods.htm and all applicants will have the Decision notified by post.

X.

In order to import controlled substances in 2008, undertakings in receipt of a quota must apply to the Commission via the ODS-database for an import licence using the online import licence application form. Provided the Commission services are satisfied that the request is in accordance with the quota authorised and conforms to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000, an import licence will be issued. The Commission reserves the right to withhold an import licence when the substance to be imported is not as described or may not be used for the purposes authorised or cannot be imported in compliance with the Regulation.

XI.

Undertakings importing recovered or reclaimed substances, if any, are required to submit additional information with each licence application regarding the source and destination of the substance, and the processing to be undertaken. A certificate of analysis may also be requested. Only undertakings having destruction facilities using a technology approved by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol may be allocated an import quota for destruction.


(1)  OJ L 244, 29.9.2000, p. 1 as last amended by Council Regulation (EC) No 1791/2006 OJ L 363, 20.12.2006, p. 1.

(2)  Controlled substances or mixtures which are imported in a manufactured product (other than a container used for the transport or storage of the substance) are excluded from the scope of this notice.

(3)  The mechanism for allocating HCFC quotas to producers and importers is set out in Commission Decision 2007/195/EC (OJ L 88/51 of 29.3.2007

(4)  EU-15 are the Member States of the European Union before 1 May 2004: Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Spain, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxemburg, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, United Kingdom

(5)  EU-10 are the Member States of the European Union that acceded on 1 May 2004:Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Malta, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia

(6)  For mixtures: only the quantity of the controlled substances in the mixture should be included in the ODP quantity. 1,1,1-trichloroethane is always put on the market with stabilisers. Importers should establish from their supplier what is the percentage of stabiliser to be deducted before calculating the ODP-weighted tonnage.


ANNEX I

Substances covered

Group

Substances

Ozone-depleting Potential (1)

Group I

CFCl3

(CFC 11)

1,0

CF2Cl2

(CFC 12)

1,0

C2F3Cl3

(CFC 113)

0,8

C2F4Cl2

(CFC 114)

1,0

C2F5Cl

(CFC 115)

0,6

Group II

CF3Cl

(CFC 13)

1,0

C2FCl5

(CFC 111)

1,0

C2F2Cl4

(CFC 112)

1,0

C3FCl7

(CFC 211)

1,0

C3F2Cl6

(CFC 212)

1,0

C3F3Cl5

(CFC 213)

1,0

C3F4Cl4

(CFC 214)

1,0

C3F5Cl3

(CFC 215)

1,0

C3F6Cl2

(CFC 216)

1,0

C3F7Cl

(CFC 217)

1,0

Group III

CF2BrCl

(halon 1211)

3,0

CF3Br

(halon 1301)

10,0

C2F4Br2

(halon 2402)

6,0

Group IV

CCl4

(carbon tetrachloride)

1,1

Group V

C2H3Cl3  (2)

(1,1,1-trichloroethane)

0,1

Group VI

CH3Br

(methyl bromide)

0,6

Group VII

CHFBr2

 

1,00

CHF2Br

 

0,74

CH2FBr

 

0,73

C2HFBr4

 

0,8

C2HF2Br3

 

1,8

C2HF3Br2

 

1,6

C2HF4Br

 

1,2

C2H2FBr3

 

1,1

C2H2F2Br2

 

1,5

C2H2F3Br

 

1,6

C2H3FBr2

 

1,7

C2H3F2Br

 

1,1

C2H4FBr

 

0,1

C3HFBr6

 

1,5

C3HF2Br5

 

1,9

C3HF3Br4

 

1,8

C3HF4Br3

 

2,2

C3HF5Br2

 

2,0

C3HF6Br

 

3,3

C3H2FBr5

 

1,9

C3H2F2Br4

 

2,1

C3H2F3Br3

 

5,6

C3H2F4Br2

 

7,5

C3H2F5Br

 

1,4

C3H3FBr4

 

1,9

C3H3F2Br3

 

3,1

C3H3F3Br2

 

2,5

C3H3F4Br

 

4,4

C3H4FBr3

 

0,3

C3H4F2Br2

 

1,0

C3H4F3Br

 

0,8

C3H5FBr2

 

0,4

C3H5F2Br

 

0,8

C3H6FBr

 

0,7

Group VIII

CHFCl2

(HCFC 21) (3)

0,040

CHF2Cl

(HCFC 22) (3)

0,055

CH2FCl

(HCFC 31)

0,020

C2HFCl4

(HCFC 121)

0,040

C2HF2Cl3

(HCFC 122)

0,080

C2HF3Cl2

(HCFC 123) (3)

0,020

C2HF4Cl

(HCFC 124) (3)

0,022

C2H2FCl3

(HCFC 131)

0,050

C2H2F2Cl2

(HCFC 132)

0,050

C2H2F3Cl

(HCFC 133)

0,060

C2H3FCl2

(HCFC 141)

0,070

CH3CFCl2

(HCFC 141b) (3)

0,110

C2H3F2Cl

(HCFC 142)

0,070

CH3CF2Cl

(HCFC 142b) (3)

0,065

C2H4FCl

(HCFC 151)

0,005

C3HFCl6

(HCFC 221)

0,070

C3HF2Cl5

(HCFC 222)

0,090

C3HF3Cl4

(HCFC 223)

0,080

C3HF4Cl3

(HCFC 224)

0,090

C3HF5Cl2

(HCFC 225)

0,070

CF3CF2CHCl2

(HCFC 225ca) (3)

0,025

CF2ClCF2CHClF

(HCFC 225cb) (3)

0,033

C3HF6Cl

(HCFC 226)

0,100

C3H2FCl5

(HCFC 231)

0,090

C3H2F2Cl4

(HCFC 232)

0,100

C3H2F3Cl3

(HCFC 233)

0,230

C3H2F4Cl2

(HCFC 234)

0,280

C3H2F5Cl

(HCFC 235)

0,520

C3H3FCl4

(HCFC 241)

0,090

C3H3F2Cl3

(HCFC 242)

0,130

C3H3F3Cl2

(HCFC 243)

0,120

C3H3F4Cl

(HCFC 244)

0,140

C3H4FCl3

(HCFC 251)

0,010

C3H4F2Cl2

(HCFC 252)

0,040

C3H4F3Cl

(HCFC 253)

0,030

C3H5FCl2

(HCFC 261)

0,020

C3H5F2Cl

(HCFC 262)

0,020

C3H6FCl

(HCFC 271)

0,030

Group IX

CH2BrCl

Halon 1011/bromochloromethane

0,120


(1)  These ozone-depleting potentials are estimates based on existing knowledge and will be reviewed and revised periodically in the light of decisions taken by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.

(2)  This formula does not refer to 1,1,2-trichloroethane.

(3)  Identifies the most commercially-viable substance as prescribed in the Protocol.


ANNEX II

Competent authorities of the Member States

BELGIQUE/BELGÏE

Mr Alain Wilmart

Ministère Fédéral des Affaires Sociales de la Santé Publique et de l'Environnement

Place Victor Horta, 40 — Bte 10

B-1060 Bruxelles

БЪЛГАРИЯ

Irina Sirashka

Global Atmospheric Processes Dept

Ministry of Environment and Water

22 Maria-Louisa Str.

BG-1000 Sofia

ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA

Mr Jakub Achrer

Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republik

Air Pollution Prevention Department

Vršovická 65

CZ-100 10 Prague 10

DANMARK

Mr Mikkel Aaman Sørensen

Miljøstyrelsen (EPA)

Strandgade 29

DK-1401 Copenhagen K

DEUTSCHLAND

Mr Rolf Engelhardt

Ministry for Environment

Dept. IG II 1

P.O. Box 12 06 29

D-53048 Bonn

EESTI

Ms Valentina Laius

Ministry of the Environment of the Republic of Estonia

Narva mnt 7a

EE-Tallinn 15172

ΕΛΛΑΣ

Ms Sotiria Koloutsou-Vakakis

Environmental Engineer Ph.D.

Ministry for the Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works, Directorate for the Environment — Department of Air Quality

147 Patission

GR-112 51 Athens

ESPAÑA

Mr Alberto Moral Gonzalez

Ministerio de Medio Ambiente

Subdirección General de Calidad Ambiental

Pza San Juan de la Cruz s/n

E-28071 Madrid

FRANCE

Mr Vincent Szleper

Ministère de l'Écologie

DPPR/BSPC

20, avenue de Ségur

F-75302 Paris 07 SP

IRELAND

Mr David O'Sullivan

Inspector (Environment)

Dept of Environment, Heritage and Local Government Custom House

Dublin 1

Ireland

ITALIA

Mr Alessandro Giuliano Peru

Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

DG per la Ricerca ambientale e lo sviluppo

Via Cristoforo Colombo, 44

I-00147 Roma

ΚΥΠΡΟΣ

Dr. Charalambos Hajipakkos

Environment Service

Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment

CY-Nicosia

LATVIJA

Mr Armands Plate

Ministry of Environment

Environmental Protection Department

Peldu Iela 25

LV-1494 Riga

LIETUVA

Ms Marija Teriosina

Ministry of Environment

Chemicals Management Division

A. Jaksto 4/9

LT-2694 Vilnius

LUXEMBOURG

Mr Pierre Dornseiffer

Administration de l'Environnement

Division Air/Bruit

16, rue Eugène Ruppert

L-2453 Luxembourg

MAGYARORSZÁG

Mr Róbert Tóth

Ministry of Environment and Water

Department of Environmental Development

Fő utca 44-50

H-1011 Budapest

MALTA

Ms Charmaine Ajao Vassallo

Environment and Planning Authority

Environment Protection Directorate

Industrial Estate Kordin

Paola

NEDERLAND

Ms Gudi Alkemade

Climate Change Directorate

Ministry of Environment

PO Box 30945

2500 GX Den Haag

Nederland

ÖSTERREICH

Mr Paul Krajnik

Ministry of the Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

Chemicals Department

Stubenbastei 5

A-1010 Wien

POLSKA

Mr Janusz Kozakiewicz

Industrial Chemistry Research Institute

Ozone Layer Protection Unit

8, Rydygiera Street

PL-01-793 Warsaw

PORTUGAL

Dra. Cristina Vaz Nunes

Ministry of Environment, Territorial Planning and Regional Development

Institute of Environment

Rua da Murgueira 9/9A — Zambujal Ap. 785

P-2611-865 Amadora

ROMANIA

Rodica Ella Morohoi

Ministry of Environment and Waters Management

12, Libertății Bv, District 5

Bucharest

SLOVENIJA

Ms Irena Malešič

Ministry of the Environment and Spacial Planning

Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia

Vojkova 1b

SLO-1000 Ljubljana

SLOVENSKO

Mr Lubomir Ziak

Ministry of the Environment

Air Protection Department

Nam. L. Štúra 1

SK-812 35 Bratislava

SUOMI/FINLAND

Mrs Eliisa Irpola

Finnish Environment Institute

P.O.Box 140

FIN-00251 Helsinki

SVERIGE

Ms Maria Ujfalusi

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Naturvårdsverket

Blekholmsterassen 36

S-106 48 Stockholm

UNITED KINGDOM

Mr Stephen Reeves

International Climate Change and Ozone Division

UK Dept of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

3rd floor — zone 3/A3

Ashdown House

123 Victoria Street

London SW1E 6DE

United Kingdom