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Order of November 19, 2021 No. 3258-r


Order of November 19, 2021 No. 3258-r

In 2022, the total volume of use in the Russian industry of substances that negatively affect the ozone layer of the planet will be reduced by 20% – from the current 363 metric tons to 291 tons. The order was approved by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The document states that next year in Russia it is allowed to use only two types of ozone-depleting substances (ODS). These are difluorochloromethane and fluorodichloroethane. The permissible volumes of their consumption are fixed at the level of 218.6 tons and 72.3 tons, respectively. Thus, the total use of substances that negatively affect the state of the ozone layer will decrease to 291 tons.

Ozone depleting substances include chlorine and bromine based chemicals that are used in a variety of industries. For example, they are used in the manufacture of refrigerators, air conditioners, aerosols, fire extinguishers, and solvents.

Since ODS damage the protective layer of the planet, the volumes of their import, production and use in the country are regulated by the state. The main goal is to gradually reduce their consumption until they are completely abandoned by 2030.

The order was prepared in the framework of fulfilling Russia’s obligations under the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, adopted in 1987.

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