Russia

 

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 2.2.5.2308-07). 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.

 

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