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EC legislation on ozone-depleting substances

The European Commission has published a call for tender for a contract for support to the Commission services with regard to technical aspects of implementation of EC legislation on ozone-depleting substances.

In addition to the controls of CFCs, fully halogenated CFCs, halons, carbon tetrachloride and 1,1,1 trichloroethane and in the framework of the current Commission proposal for a regulation on ozone-depleting substances (COM(93) 202 final) HCFCs and methyl bromide will become controlled substances for the first time in the Community in 1995.

The specific technical services to be provided will address the following areas:
- The primary use areas for methyl bromide in the field of soil fumigation, quarantine and commodities and for structures in the Community with respect to reducing wasteful emission and the development of technologies for decreasing the rate of leakage of methyl bromide into the atmosphere;
- The development of alternative and substitute technologies with respect to the use of HCFCs in the respective industrial sectors concerning refrigeration, solvents and foam manufacture;
- Providing the technical basis for a report on the recovery of used controlled substances in the Member States of the Community;
- Technical support, including surveys, analyses, etc., of information related to the control of ozone-depleting substances.
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