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Chemical substances

Ordinance of the Federal Council amending the Ordinance on the Reduction of Risks relating to the Use of Certain Particularly Dangerous Substances, Preparations and Articles (Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance, ORRChem) of 18 May 2005; 58 to 60 pages (depending on the language version); German, French, and Italian.

New restrictions on the marketing on certain hazardous substances shall be introduced in several annexes of the Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem). The proposed provisions on decabromodiphenyl ether (DecaBDE), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), its salts and precursors, certain phthalic acid esters (DEHP, DBP, DIBP, BBP) in articles, cyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and cyclopentasiloxane (D5) in cosmetics, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEOs) containing textiles, ammonium salts in cellulose insulation mixtures and methanol in windscreen fluids are in line with those recently adopted in the European Union in the framework of the REACH regulation. To fulfill the requirements of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, the existing regulation on fluorinated greenhouse gases shall also be modified. This includes new restrictions for the placing on the market of certain stationary equipment and appliances with fluorinated refrigerants that act as greenhouse gases, as well as the servicing of certain stationary equipment with those refrigerants.