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AUTHORIZATION FOR CARRYING OUT ACTIVITIES

 

Who has to obtain authorization?

 

 

According to Article 44 of the Chemicals Act (OJ RS, No. 110/03 – consolidated text and 47/2004-ZdZPZ) legal and natural persons dealing with: 

- production of hazardous chemicals
- trade with hazardous chemicals,
- use of hazardous chemicals, are liable to obtain an authorization for carrying out these activities.

 

The procedure for obtaining an authorization is delineated in the Rules on the authorization procedure for the operators involved in the production of dangerous substances, trade in or use of dangerous chemicals (OJ RS, No. 97/03 and 15/07) that was issued pursuant to Article 44 of the Chemicals Act, entering into force in October 2003 and significantly streamlining the procedure of submitting required documents to the CORS.

 
When no authorization according to Article 44 of the Chemicals Act is required?

 

Authorizations for carrying out trade in hazardous chemicals do not have to be obtained by legal and natural persons involved in retailing chemicals as goods of general use classified as highly flammable, flammable, irritant and dangerous for the environment, unless trade in these chemicals specially is governed by some other act.

 

Authorizations for using hazardous chemicals do not have to be obtained by:
- scientific and research institutions as well as educational institutions,
- public institutes, and
- national authorities using chemicals exclusively for their basic activity.
 

Permanent and Single Authorizations

 

Permanent authorizations are issued for carrying out activities of production or trade in hazardous chemicals, and for using hazardous chemicals.

Single authorizations for carrying out activities of production or trade in hazardous chemicals may be issued only for a single production or trade of a limited volume of hazardous chemicals intended for a limited number of professional final users for a clearly defined purpose of use provided that the volume of such chemicals is clarified and is in accordance with the purpose of its foreseen use. Single authorizations may not be obtained for chemicals designed for general use.


List of Natural and Legal Persons with Authorizations according to Article 44 of the Chemicals Act

 

The Chemicals Office of the Republic of Slovenia runs a list of legal and natural persons with authorizations according to Article 44 of the Chemicals Act. The list of companies includes more than 1300 entries. The first registrations started in the second half of 1999, containing data on relevant companies and their activities (e.g. trade, production, use).