18.7.2007   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

C 164/30


Notice to proposed exporters from the European Union in 2008 of 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 164/09)

I.

This Notice is addressed to undertakings that intend to export the following substances from the European Community during the period 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.

Exports from the Community of chlorofluorocarbons, other fully halogenated chlorofluorocarbons, halons, carbon tetrachloride, 1,1,1-trichloroethane and hydrobromofluorocarbons or products and equipment, other than personal effects, containing those substances or whose continuing function relies on supply of those substances shall be prohibited. This prohibition shall not apply to exports of:

(a)

controlled substances produced under Article 3(6) to satisfy the basic domestic needs of Parties pursuant to Article 5 of the Protocol;

(b)

controlled substances produced under Article 3(7) to satisfy essential or critical uses of Parties;

(c)

products and equipment containing controlled substances produced under Article 3(5) or imported under Article 7(b);

(d)

recovered, recycled and reclaimed halon stored for critical uses in facilities authorised or operated by the competent authority to satisfy critical uses listed in Annex VII of the Regulation until 31 December 2009, and products and equipment containing halon to satisfy critical uses listed in Annex VII of the Regulation;

(e)

controlled substances to be used for feedstock and processing agent applications;

(f)

metered dose inhalers and delivery mechanisms containing chlorofluorocarbons for hermetically sealed devices for implementation in the human body for delivery of measured doses of medication which may be given a temporary authorisation;

(g)

used products and equipment that contain rigid insulating foam or integral skin foam which have been produced with chlorofluorocarbons. This exemption does not apply to:

refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and products,

refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment and products which contain chlorofluorocarbons used as refrigerants, or whose continuing function relies on the supply of chlorofluorocarbons used as refrigerants, in other equipment and products,

building insulation foam and products;

(h)

products and equipment containing HCFCs to be exported to countries where the use of HCFCs in such products is still permitted.

Exports from the Community of methyl bromide and hydrochlorofluorocarbons to any State not party to the Protocol shall be prohibited.

III.

Article 12 requires the authorisation of exports of the substances listed in Annex I. Such export authorisations should be issued by the European Commission after verification of compliance to Article 11 of the Regulation.

IV.

The Commission hereby gives notice to an undertaking that wishes to export controlled substances between 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2008 and have never been issued an export authorisation before 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 V.

V.

Undertakings who were issued an export authorisation in previous years 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

After the online submission a signed print of the export 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).

VI.

Only applications received by 1 September 2007 will be considered by the Commission. The submission of an export declaration by itself does not give any right to perform exports.

VII.

In order to export controlled substances in 2008, undertakings that submitted an export declaration must apply to the Commission via the ODS-database for an export authorisation number (EAN) using the online EAN application form. An EAN will be issued if the Commission is satisfied that the request is in accordance with the declaration and conforms to the requirements of Regulation (EC) No 2037/2000 of the European Parliament and of the Council (1). The applicant will be informed by e-mail about the acceptance of the request. The Commission reserves the right to withhold an EAN when the substance to be exported is not as described or may not be used for the purposes authorised or cannot be exported in compliance with the Regulation.

VIII.

To verify the description of the substance and the purpose of the export, the Commission may ask the applicant to submit additional information for consideration of a request for an EAN for exports to satisfy the basic domestic needs or to satisfy essential or critical uses of Parties in the context of Article 11(1)(a) and 11(1)(b) of the Regulation.

This concerns especially:

a confirmation from the producer that the substance was produced for the specified purpose and,

a confirmation from the applicant that the substance will only be exported for the specified purpose and,

the name and address of the final recipient in the final destination country.

The Commission reserves the right to issue such an EAN only after the competent authority in the destination country confirmed the purpose of the exports and that the export will not trigger a non-compliance status in relation to the provisions of the Montreal Protocol.


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


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

Subdireccíon 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 Eugene Ruppert

L-2453 Luxembourg

MAGYARORSZÁG

Mr Robert Toth

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 Stockolm

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