Monitoring imports of ozone depleting substances

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  Press Release: GRA continues to monitor Ozone Depleting Substances – notable reduction as a result of Customs Enforcement. Georgetown, Thursday, J The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), as a monitoring agency, continues to play its part in the protection of the ozone . In general, the import and export of ozone depleting substances (ODS), or products and equipment containing or relying on ozone depleting substances is prohibited. However, there are a number of exceptions to this general rule. These exceptions are listed in Regulation / under Article 15 for Imports and Article 17 for Exports. A full list of substances can be found under Schedule 1 of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act (the Act).. An EQPL is required even if the equipment, such as air conditioning or refrigeration system, is incorporated into another object, e.g. a car, boat, yacht, caravan, earth moving equipment, vending or ice-making machines, ice cream makers, water coolers, . Ozone-depleting Substances and Halocarbons Alternatives Regulation (ODSHAR) Means the regulations established under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, respecting the manufacture, transit, use, sale, import, or export of controlled substances and certain products containing or designed to contain controlled substances. Party.

Federal Halocarbon Regulations, (SOR/) and regulations amending the Federal Halocarbon Regulations, (SOR/)In Canada, the federal, provincial and territorial governments have legislation in place for the protection of the Ozone Layer and management of ozone-depleting substances and their halocarbon alternatives. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer committed signatories to phasing out halogenated compounds that damage ozone – including CFCs, hydrochlorofluorocarbons. A. HCFCs are substances that deplete the ozone layer. In , the Parties to the Montreal Protocol Montreal ProtocolThe international treaty governing the protection of stratospheric ozone. The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer and its amendments control the phaseout of ODS production and use.

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EPA allows the import of used ODS to ease the transition to ODS alternatives. EPA has a petition process to verify that the ODS were actually used. Petition requirements are available in 40 CFR (g)(2) and 40 CFR (c)(2), (3), and (4).

EPA must receive the petition 40 working days before the shipment is to leave the foreign port of export. Under Title VI of the Clean Air Act, EPA regulates the import of ozone-depleting substances (ODS ODSA compound that contributes to stratospheric ozone depletion.

ODS include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons, chlorobromomethane, and methyl chloroform.

Record and report ozone-depleting substances you import, export, sell or destroy Detailed guidance Applying for a licence to import or export ozone-depleting substancesAuthor: Environment Agency. Get this from a library. Monitoring imports of ozone-depleting substances: a guidebook: recommendations based on ODS monitoring and control systems in ODSONET/SEAP countries.

[OzonAction Programme.; United Nations Environment Programme.; Stockholm Environment Institute.;]. This page provides information on compounds recognized as ozone-depleting substances (ODS ODSA compound that contributes to stratospheric ozone include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons, chlorobromomethane, and methyl chloroform.

8 Ozone-depleting substances Introduction 1 Introduction Background Inthe Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer entered into force. Its objective is to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by phasing out the production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS).

The protocol covers over. Australia's import of HCFCs, which have lower ozone depleting potential, dropped from ODPt (ozone depleting potential tonnes) in to ODPt in The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act controls the manufacture, import export, use and disposal of ozone depleting substances in Australia.

Control of ozone depleting substances It is illegal to dispose of ozone depleting substances by releasing them into the atmosphere. Unwanted ozone depleting substances should be collected for destruction. The Environmental Protection Authority is responsible for issuing permits to import or export ozone depleting substances.

Imports of ozone-depleting substances Between and imports of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) into the EU have been declining by 53 % to 8 metric tonnes (). Since they have been relatively stable with minor variations between years. In imports amounted to 8 metric tonnes. The largest imported.

The ozone layer Monitoring imports of ozone depleting substances book approximately kilometers ( miles) above the Earth's surface, in the stratosphere.

Depletion of this layer by ozone depleting substances (ODS) will lead to higher UVB levels, which in turn will cause increased skin cancers and cataracts and potential damage to some marine organisms, plants, and plastics.

The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is a global agreement to protect the Earth’s ozone layer by phasing out the chemicals that deplete it. This phase-out plan includes both the production and consumption of ozone-depleting substances.

The landmark agreement was signed in and entered into force in   EU on track to end use of chemicals harming the ozone layer The European Union (EU) has achieved its goals to phase out ozone-depleting substances under the Montreal Protocol.

A new European Environment Agency (EEA) report shows that in the EU again destroyed or exported more ozone-depleting substances than it produced or imported. Acknowledging the need for action to prevent and to minimize illegal trade in controlled ozone‑depleting substances and the importance of this issue in continuing discussions on the future of the Protocol.

Mindful of decision XVIII/18, which requested the Parties to provide written comments on the report entitled “ODS Tracking Feasibility Study on developing a system for monitoring the.

The United States is phasing out ozone-depleting substances (ODS ODSA compound that contributes to stratospheric ozone depletion. ODS include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), halons, methyl bromide, carbon tetrachloride, hydrobromofluorocarbons, chlorobromomethane, and methyl chloroform.

4 Ozone-depleting substances Summary Summary (1) The ozone‑depleting potential (ODP) for a specific substance is calculated by multiplying the quantity in metric tonnes with its respective ODP value. The ODP values express the relative amount of degradation to the ozone layer relative to trichlorofluoromethane (CFC‑11), which has an ODP of Inthe Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer entered into force.

Its objective is to protect the stratospheric ozone layer by phasing out the production of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). The protocol covers over individual substances with a high ozone‑depleting potential (ODP), including chlorofluorocarbons.

What you need to do The Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act (the Act) controls the manufacture, import and export of ozone depleting substances and synthetic greenhouse gases in Australia.

An equipment licence (EQPL) may be required for the import of any equipment containing synthetic greenhouse gases (hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons. In the case of import or export of a good that has a CN code which has been identified as possibly falling under the requirements of Regulation /, importers or exporters should satisfy themselves that they have adhered to the necessary licensing procedures in the event that the good is an ozone depleting substance.

Important notice: Please note that the movement of used ozone depleting substances between countries may trigger the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal (the Basel Convention), implemented in Australia through the Hazardous Waste (Regulation of Imports and Exports) Act (the Hazardous Waste Act).

The ban on ozone-depleting chemicals is largely working, and the ozone layer is expected to recover, albeit slowly. Before starting Chapter 8, see Table An ozone-depletion snapshot.

Section I looks at the atmosphere, and reactions in the stratosphere including CFC destruction, and ozone. Licences & reporting for uses in the EU. The import and export of ozone-depleting substances (ODS), as well as their production for laboratory and analytical uses, are subject to licensing requirements.

These activities, along with destruction of ODS, feedstock uses and process agent uses, are also subject to annual reporting requirements. Furthermore, the production of ODS for laboratory. To request the Ozone Secretariat to revise the reporting format resulting from decision VII/9 to cover exports (including re-exports) of all controlled ozone-depleting substances, including.

Policy. Comprehensive and effective national policy frameworks are essential for developing countries to meet and sustain their compliance obligations under the Montreal Protocol. National Ozone Units in developing countries must develop, implement and enforce a range of different measures – institutional, legislative and investment-oriented – to control HCFCs and other ozone depleting.

“HCFCb is not produced in the country and all the domestic requirements are met through imports. With the notification (of Decem ) prohibiting the import of HCFCb (from January 1 this year), the country has completely phased out the important ozone depleting chemical,” said.

Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) are substances containing chlorine or bromine, which destroy the stratospheric ozone layer that absorbs most of the biologically damaging ultraviolet radiation.

The phasing out of ODS, and their substitution by less harmful substances or new processes, are aimed at the recovery of the ozone layer. They include control of the import of ozone-depleting substances, as well as the implementation of several projects and studies in cooperation with some international environmental organisations, notably the refrigerant management plan project, the final phase-out plan for CFCs, and the monitoring of ozone-depleting substances several times.

Starting inalmost countries joined together to ratify the Montreal Protocol, which is designed to phase out ozone-depleting substances, NOAA researchers said. Terms and purposes. The treaty is structured around several groups of halogenated hydrocarbons that deplete stratospheric ozone.

All of the ozone depleting substances controlled by the Montreal Protocol contain either chlorine or bromine (substances containing only fluorine do not harm the ozone layer). Some ozone-depleting substances (ODSs) are not yet controlled by the Montreal Protocol.

Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer is an international treaty designed to protect the ozone layer by phasing out the production and consumption of a number of substances believed to be responsible for ozone depletion.

The treaty was opened for signature on Septem and entered into force on January 1, Turkey - Phase-Out of Ozone Depleting Substances Project (English) Abstract. The project outcome is assessed as highly satisfactory, and sustainability is highly likely, with high institutional development impacts.

Lessons drawn from the project identify a generally positive grant administration by the local, non-governmental. ground-level ozone. Ozone-depleting substances only affect the stratospheric ozone layer.

While an abundance of ozone in the ozone layer protects humans by shielding us from harmful UV radiation, excess amounts of ozone at ground level are bad for the health, as ozone is toxic for humans due to its strong oxidant properties.The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer has been in the news a great deal recently.

This is something quite unusual for a ‘lesser known’ convention. But how has this landmark environmental treaty, which some see as the most successful international agreement of any kind, managed to effectively halt the destruction of the ozone layer as well as making a huge.International agreements to protect the ozone layer.

Two major international agreements aim to protect the ozone layer. The Vienna Convention sets out a framework for scientific and technical co-operation related to the monitoring of the ozone layer while the Montreal Protocol controls the manufacture, use and trading of ozone-depleting substances.