Industrial Chemicals Section

The section:
  • assesses the environmental risks from chemicals according to the specifications of the Ordinance on Chemicals within the framework of the registration of new substances and the verification of self-monitoring;
  • develops the basis for the assessment of chemicals and nanomaterials and takes part in corresponding OECD programmes;
  • is responsible for the enforcement of bans and restrictions in the Ordinance on Chemicals Risk Reduction, including those for persistent organic pollutants (POPs);
  • enforces the import and export regulations for chemicals, according to the PIC Ordinance.



Josef Tremp

Josef Tremp
head of section
Tel.: +41 58 464 46 18

Last modification 01.10.2021

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Federal Office for the Environment FOEN
Air Pollution Control and Chemicals Division

Postal address:
CH-3003 Bern

Location of our offices:
Monbijoustrasse 40, 3003 Bern

+41 58 463 16 00

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