Chapter 4. Persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

Regulations relating to restrictions on the production, placing on the market, export, and use of chemicals and other products hazardous to human health and the environment subjected to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, or the 1998 Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants. This is an unofficial translation of the Norwegian regulation (Product Control Regulations).

Section 4.1. Implementation of the Regulation regarding persistent organic pollutants (POPs)

The European Economic Area (EEA) Agreement Annex II Chapter XV no. 12w (Regulation (EC) no. 850/2004, as amended by Regulation (EC) no. 1195/2006, Regulation (EC) no. 172/2007, Regulation (EC) no. 323/2007, Regulation (EC) no. 304/2009, Regulation (EU) no. 756/2010, Regulation (EU) no. 757/2010 and Regulation (EU) no. 519/2012) regarding persistent organic pollutants applies as regulation with the amendments and supplements that result from Annex II, Chapter XV, Protocol 1 to the Agreement and the Agreement in general.

In Annex I to Chapter 4 of this Regulation a translated version of the (EEA) agreement Annex II Chapter XV no. 12w (Regulation (EC) no. 850/2004, Regulation (EC) no. 1195/2006, Regulation (EC) no. 172/2007, Regulation (EC) no. 323/2007, Regulation (EC) no. 304/2009, Regulation (EU) no. 756/2010, Regulation (EU) no. 757/2010 and Regulation (EU) no. 519/2012) is given as the Ministry of Climate and Environment interpret this part of the EEA Agreement and due to amendments from Annex II, Chapter XV, Protocol 1 to the Agreement and the Agreement in general.

Section 4.2. Prohibit export of the following substances alone, in mixtures or in products to countries outside the EEA to the extent that the substances are prohibited to place on the market according to section 4.1:

a)      Tetrabromodiphenyl ether

b)      Pentabromodiphenyl ether

c)      Hexabromodiphenyl ether

d)     Heptabromodiphenyl ether

e)      PFOS in the following products and applications; fire-fighting foam, impregnation agents, textiles and other coated materials

f)       Short chain chlorinated paraffins