Decision XVI/12: Essential-use nominations for Parties not operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Montreal Protocol for controlled substances for 2005 and 2006
Noting with appreciation the work done by the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel and its Technical Options Committee,
1. To authorize the levels of production and consumption necessary to satisfy essential uses of CFCs for metered-dose inhalers for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases as specified in the annex to this decision, subject to the conditions established by the Meeting of the Parties in paragraph 2 of its decision VII/28 and subject to a second review of the 2006 levels consistent with decision XV/5;
2. To urge the Technology and Economic Assessment Panel to specify in the Handbook on Essential Use Nominations that a nominating Party may submit in its nomination data aggregated by region and product group for CFC-containing metered-dose inhalers intended for sale in Parties operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 when more specific data are not available;
3. That, in the light of the fact that Aerosol Technical Options Committee’s recommendations for future essential-use exemptions are based on past stock level information, Parties, when preparing essential use nominations for CFCs, should give due consideration to existing stocks, whether owned or agreed to be acquired from a metered-dose inhaler manufacturer, of banked or recycled controlled substances as described in paragraph 1 (b) of decision IV/25, with the objective of maintaining no more than one year’s operational supply;
AnnexEssential-use nominations for 2005 and 2006 of CFCs for metered-dose inhalers approved by the Parties at the Sixteenth Meeting (metric tonnes)
|Amount nominated||Amount approved||Amount nominated||Amount approved and subject to a second review in 2005|
|European Community||—||— a||550||550|
|Russian Federation||—||— a||286||b|
|United States of America||—||— a||1900||1900|
a As approved by the Parties at their fifteenth meeting (document UNEP/OzL.Pro/15/9, decision XV/4 and annex I).
b The Technology and Economic Assessment Panel will review the nomination in 2005.