Regulations regarding certain PFASs in Russia are implemented in accordance with international conventions and agreements: the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM, Recommendation 31E/1), the Stockholm Convention on POPs (Annexes A & B), the Rotterdam Convention on the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemical and Pesticides in International Trade, SAICM, and the current OECD programme on the management of PFASs and transition to safer alternatives.
Regulatory documents of the Customs Union (Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia) do not indicate future bans or restrictions on those PFASs that are subject to regulations by international conventions and agreements.
|RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES FOR PFASs|
|Action||Path taken||BEPs Implemented||Category of PFASss addressed||Articles covered?||Life cycle stage(s) addressed||Method of approach||Public- private partnership encouraged?||Level of constraint|
Under the Persistent Organic Pollutions Control Act, PFOS, its salts, PFOS-F are designated as restricted
|Restriction on manufacture, import, export, use||Minimise their uses with the efforts to develop alternatives||PFOS, its salts and PFOS-F||Yes||Manufature, import, export, use||Regulatory||Yes||Strict restriction on manufacture, import, expoert, use except acceptable uses and specific exemptions in the Stockholm Convention|
However, ammonium perfluorononanoate (APFO) is regulated in Russia in occupational air with a tentative safe exposure level of 0.05 mg/m3 (Hygiene Norm 126.96.36.1998-07). Additionally, a number of short- and middle-chain PFASs are regulated in occupational air and water, and are generally referred to as low hazardous substances.