Under the EU Regulation on substances that deplete the ozone layer, the production, import and export of ODS is subject to licensing. These activities, as well as the destruction of ODS, feedstock uses and process agent uses, are also subject to annual reporting. Furthermore, the use of ODS for laboratory and analytical uses (including the placing on the market for such uses) is subject to registration. For these purposes the European Commission operates electronic databases.
To improve the licensing process we are currently developing new software which will gradually be deployed during 2013.
Use the current system "Main-ODS-database" to apply for licences for the production, import or export of controlled substances in 2013. Information on who is entitled to produce, import or export and how to use the Main-ODS-database is available in our licensing manual.
Use the new "ODS licensing system" for your applications concerning 2014 and later. Find more information about the new system. Currently the deployment of the new system is planned as follows:
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(available as of 01 April 2013)
Enter here if you are:
Enter the Main-ODS-database
Not yet registered? Complete the registration form to register for the Main-ODS-database (this form is not for laboratory users).
Enter here if you wish to:
Enter the ODS Licensing System
Not yet registered? For activities in 2014 complete the registration form
The use of controlled substances for laboratory and analytical uses (including the placing on the market of ODS laboratory chemicals) is subject to registration. Controlled substances may only be used in laboratories for essential uses where no alternative is available. The placing on the market of such laboratory chemicals is subject to a range of conditions. Further information about the applicable conditions and the registration process is available in our manual for the ODS licensing system for laboratory users.
Enter here if you are:
Enter the Laboratory-ODS-database
Not yet registered? To register in the Laboratory-ODS-database and to get your ID Number.
Article 27 of Regulation (EC) 1005/2009 requires producers, importers, exporters, feedstock users and process agent users of ODS to report on quantities produced, imported and exported during the preceding year. Furthermore, destruction facilities need to report on the quantities of ODS destroyed.
Reports need to be submitted to the European Environment Agency via the Business Data Repository (BDR) tool.