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1 OECD Joint Meeting of the Chemicals Committee and the Working Party on Chemicals, Pesticides and Biotechnology Post-Accession Review of Israel Romy Even Danan Head, Hazardous Substances Division Ministry of Environmental Protection

2 470 Km 140 Km Area: 22,072 km 2 Population: 7.9 Million (>1.8%/y) 92% Urban (>20,000) 60% coastal Density: 328 p/km p/km 2 45 p/km 2 Facts & Figures

3  GDP pc $31,400 (2011)  GDP by Industry Manufacturing: 14.4%  Chemical Industry: 20.8%  Average annual growth ( ) Manufacturing: 4.4%  Chemical Industry: 9.1%  Exports by value 2011 Manufacturing: $45.8 billion  Chemical Industry: $17.2 billion  Number of employees 2011 Manufacturing: 360,000  Chemical Industry: 32,400

4 Industrial Revenue in 2011: $109 Billions 4 * Electronics: Electronic Components, Control & Medical Equip., Electronic Communication Equip. & Aircrafts.

5 Employment in Industry in 2011: 360K Employees 5 * Electronics: Electronic Components, Control & Medical Equip., Electronic Communication Equip. & Aircrafts.

6 Industrial Export 2011: $46 Billions 6

7 Chemical industry in Israel (Export distribution by sector, 2011)  Total revenue $31.6 billion  Total export $17.2 billion

8 Major Industrial Zones Haifa Bay – Power plant, Refinery, Port, Petrochemicals, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Basic chemicals, Crude oil and chemicals storage Ashdod - Power plant, Refinery, Port, Petrochemicals, Pesticides, Crude oil and chemicals storage Ramat Hovav - Bromine compounds, Pesticides, Pharmaceuticals, Basic chemicals Mishor Rotem – Minerals, Basic chemicals Haifa Tel Aviv Beer Sheba

9 Environmental administration  Central Government Ministry of Environmental Protection Other Ministries: Infrastructure, Health, Agriculture, Interior, Industry, Trade & Labor  Parliament (Knesset) Environmental Protection & Internal Affairs Committee Parliamentary pressure groups  Local Government Environmental units and associations  Civil Society Voluntary national and local environmental organizations (>200 NGOs) Civil - legal actions against polluters

10 Ministry of Environmental Protection 80 professional staff – Head Office 60 professional staff - Regions

11 Legal framework  Main legislation  Business licensing  Public health  Abatement of nuisances  Freedom of information  Specific environmental  Clean air  Hazardous substances  PRTR  Specific principle  Polluter pays  Environmental impact assessment

12 Chemicals Management in Israel Existing Systems  Registration of chemicals: pesticides, biocides, pharmaceuticals  Legal framework: Hazardous Substances Law and Regulations Permit for the Possession of hazardous substances: quantities, composition, conditions on handling, labeling, risk management etc. Alignment with OECD Instruments  Revision of hazardous substances legislation  Extension of registration to industrial chemicals

13 Banned or severely restricted chemicals C(84)37  Rotterdam Convention Ratified 2011  Implementation through Hazardous Substances Law and Regulations  Two chemicals categorized as banned chemicals  PIC requirement incorporated in the Hazardous Material Permit of relevant exporters  Chemicals require import permit (according to the Free Import Order) Timeframe

14 IPPC C(90)164 Aim: 150 major (IPPC) manufacturing plants Implementation Status  Adopted in major Industrial Zones  Integrated regulation according to IPPC methodology of facilities requesting air emission permits Clean Air Law – air Business Licensing Law – other media  Permit Based on BAT  General binding rules for SME’s  New “IPPC” unit established Timeframe

15 IPPC C(90)164 Work Plan 2013  By mid 2013 – Presentation of draft “Environmental Permitting Law” (IPPC) to Parliament: Covers all major industrial installations One consolidated permit: waste, wastewater, air, marine discharge, Chemicals use, radiation, hazardous waste treatment, asbestos Sectorial binding rules for SME’s Mandatory timeframes Use of innovative (pilot) technologies Public participation and transparency  EU-Israel Twinning project Timeframe

16 PRTR C(96)41 Progress since Pilot study (Sectorial/Regional/Substance) March Environmental Protection Law (Pollutant Release and Transfer - Registering and Reporting Obligation), approved by the Knesset  114 pollutants (most of OECD 'short list‘ & Annex II of Kiev Protocol)  Reporting about water and energy consumption, waste transferred to treatment or disposal  Reporting requirements will apply to about 500 facilities Implementation Substances/Media/Sectorial/Diffused June 2013 – Reports due for 2012 Late information publicly available on an Internet-based PRTR EU-Israel Twinning project Promoting Kiev Protocol ratification Timeframe

17 2011 o Study of globally existing mechanisms o Gap analysis (Israeli legislation - required regulations) 2012 o Presentation of plan for establishing a chemical registration and investigation mechanism o Identification of appropriate mechanism for Israel o REACH study tour to Europe 2013 o Presentation of draft legislation to Parliament o Establishment of a new administrative unit for the registration and assessment of chemicals 2014 o Implementation of chemical management mechanism Timeframe – 2013 Chemicals management and investigation C(77)97 C(74)215 C(82)196 C(87)90

18 Chemicals management and investigation C(77)97 C(74)215 C(82)196 C(87)90 HPV Israel ("ICL Industrial Products“) formally submitted the documentation related to the DBM chemical (Dibromomethane) to the HPV program coordinators in January 2012, and hopefully it will be submitted for investigation in Timeframe

19 Proprietary rights C(83)96 Proprietary rights are protected by law. These recommendations will be incorporated specifically in the future chemical registration system to be implemented by Timeframe

20 International Conventions and Agreements  Rotterdam Convention - Israel ratified in 2011  Stockholm Convention - Israel signed the Convention in 2001 and is currently preparing its national implementation plan All chemicals in annexes A and B are banned in Israel  SAICM – Israel participates in SAICM and is committed to its goals  Cartagena Protocol – Subject to ongoing analysis

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