Packaging Ordinance Annex III (to section 13 subsection (3)) Specification of conditions under which glass packaging is exempted from the limit value for heavy metals laid down in section 13 subsection (1)

Packaging Ordinance Annex III (to section 13 subsection (3)) Specification of conditions under which glass packaging is exempted from the limit value for heavy metals laid down in section 13 subsection (1)

No. 1 Definition of Terms

For the purposes of this specification, the definitions in No. 2 of Annex II to section 13 subsection (2) shall apply for the terms “intentional introduction” and “incidental presence”.

No. 2 Manufacture

(1) Lead, cadmium, mercury and hexavalent chromium shall not be deliberately added during the manufacturing process.

(2) The limit value laid down in section 13 subsection (1) may be exceeded only as a result of the addition of recycled materials.

No. 3 Monitoring

(1) Should the average concentration of heavy metals exceed the limit value of 200 mg/kg during monthly checks of the production of every individual glass furnace over a period of twelve consecutive months that are representative for normal and regular production, the manufacturer or its authorised representative shall submit a report to the competent authority. This report must contain at least the following information:

- measured values,

- description of the measuring methods used,

- suspected sources for the presence of heavy metal concentration limit values

- detailed description of measures taken to reduce the concentration limit values.

(2) Measuring results from production workshops and the measuring methods used shall be archived for at least three years and shall be submitted to the competent authority on request.

(3) Where neither the manufacturer nor its authorised representative is established within the territorial scope of this Ordinance, the obligations from subsections 1 and 2 shall be the responsibility of the person who puts the product into circulation within the territorial scope of this Ordinance.