Chapter 7. Final provisions

Regulations relating to restrictions on the manufacture, import, export, sale and use of chemicals and other products hazardous to health and the environment (Product Control Regulations). This is an unofficial translation of the Norwegian regulation.

Section 7-1. Exemptions

The Environment Agency or the agency authorised by the Ministry of the Environment can by regulations or individual decisions grant exemptions from these Regulations and lay down any conditions necessary to prevent damage or inconvenience.

Section 7-2. Control

The EnvironmentAgency or the agency authorised by the Ministry of the Environment shall conduct controls to ensure compliance with the provisions in these Regulations and any decisions made pursuant to them. The Norwegian Maritime Directorate conducts controls to ensure compliance with the provisions in chapter 6 on board Norwegian merchant ships.

Section 7-3. Appeals

Appeals against individual decisions made by the Environment Agency pursuant to these Regulations can be made to the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Appeals against individual decisions made by the Norwegian Maritime Directorate pursuant to chapter 6 can be made to the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

Section 7-4. Coercive fines

To ensure that the Regulations or decisions made pursuant to them are implemented, the Environment Agency or the agency authorised by the Ministry of Climate and Environment can impose coercive fines under the terms of section 13 of the Product Control Act.

To ensure that the provisions in chapter 6 or decisions made pursuant to chapter 6 are implemented, the Norwegian Maritime Directorate can impose coercive fines under the terms of section 124 of the Seaworthiness Act.

Section 7-5. Penal measures

Any violations of these Regulations or of decisions made pursuant to them shall be subject to penalty under the terms of section 12 of the Product Control Act unless stricter penal provisions are to be applied.

Section 7-6. Distribution of authority

In addition to the stipulations laid out by the provisions in these Regulations, the competent authority is the agency or agencies that, in accordance with previous delegations of authority by the Ministry of Climate and Environment or the Environment Agency, is or are granted authority in areas that fall within the scope of these Regulations.

Section 7-7. Entry into force and repeal of Regulations currently in force

These Regulations shall enter into force on 1 July 2004. The following Regulations shall be repealed from the same date:

- Regulations no. 944 of 28 July 1999 relating to the prohibition on phthalates in toys and components in products for infants and children under the age of 36 months,

- Regulations no. 287 of 22 March 2000 relating to the quality of petrol and diesel for use in motor vehicles,

- Regulations no. 1818 of 20 December 2002 relating to ozone-depleting substances,

- Regulations no. 1823 of 20 December 2002 relating to restrictions on the use, etc., of certain dangerous chemicals,

- Regulations no. 535 of 12 March 2004 relating to the amendment of Regulations no. 1823 of 20 December 2002 relating to restrictions on the use, etc., of certain dangerous chemicals.

Database last updated on 6 December 2005