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Chemical Substances Law (1998)

Country/Territory
Latvia
Document type
Legislation
Date
1998 (2014)
Source
FAO, FAOLEX
Original source
Latvijas Vēstnesis, 106, 21.04.1998.; Latvijas Republikas Saeimas un Ministru Kabineta Ziņotājs, 10, 21.05.1998.
Subject
Environment gen.
Keyword
Hazardous substances Classification/declassification Access-to-information Basic legislation Environmental standards Pollution control Public health Biological control agents Standards Protection of environment
Geographical area
Europe, Europe and Central Asia, European Union Countries, Northern Europe
Abstract

This Law regulates chemical substances. Its purpose is to avoid, prevent or reduce the possibility of harm, which may be caused to the environment, human health and property by chemical substances and mixtures due to the properties inherent thereto. This Law regulates activities with chemical substances and mixtures, as well as biocidal products. The Law further provides for supervision, control and general requirements for the circulation of information; duties of performers of activities; restrictions in relation to activities with chemical substances and mixtures; and liability for violations when performing activities with chemical substances and mixtures.

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Website
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References - Legislation

Implements

Directive 2011/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.

Legislation | European Union | 2011

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Pollution control, Hazardous waste, Solid waste, Recycling/reuse, Waste management

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 2006/121/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances in order to adapt it to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and establishing a European Chemicals Agency.

Legislation | European Union | 2006

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Classification/declassification, Packaging/labelling, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 98/8/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the placing of biocidal products on the market.

Legislation | European Union | 1998

Keyword: Disinfection/disinfestation, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Authorization/permit, Animal health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Directive 1999/45/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations.

Legislation | European Union | 1999

Keyword: Pesticides, Standards, Packaging/labelling, Internal trade, Pollution control, Hazardous substances

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances.

Legislation | European Union | 1967

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Packaging/labelling, Classification/declassification

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Council Directive 92/32/EEC amending for the seventh time Directive 67/548/EEC on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous substances.

Legislation | European Union | 1992

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Packaging/labelling, Classification/declassification, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Implemented by

Cabinet Regulation No. 628 of 2013 on Requirements in Relation to Activities with Biocidal Products

Legislation | Latvia | 2013

Keyword: Pollution control, Hazardous substances, Pesticides

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 325 of 2007 on Labour Protection Requirements when Coming in Contact with Chemical Substances at Workplaces

Legislation | Latvia | 2007 (2018)

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Public health, Classification/declassification, Air quality/air pollution, Biological control agents, Pollution control

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 398 of 2002 on Requirements for the Work Quality of Laboratories and Inspections of Laboratories

Legislation | Latvia | 2002 (2010)

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Research, Public health, Pollution control, Enforcement/compliance, Monitoring, Procedural matters

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 231 of 2007 on Limitation of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Certain Products

Legislation | Latvia | 2007 (2008)

Keyword: Emissions, Environmental standards, Air quality/air pollution, Hazardous substances, Biological control agents, Pollution control, Standards, Protection of environment

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 795 of 2015 on Procedures for Registration of Chemical Substances and Mixtures and Their Database

Legislation | Latvia | 2015

Keyword: Hazardous substances, Classification/declassification, Registration, Data collection/reporting

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 752 of 2013 on Price List for the Paid Services of the State Limited Liability Company “Latvian Environment, Geology and Meteorology Centre”

Legislation | Latvia | 2013 (2014)

Keyword: Royalties/fees, Legal proceedings/administrative proceedings

Source: FAO, FAOLEX

Cabinet Regulation No. 131 of 2016 on Industrial Accident Risk Assessment Procedures and Risk Reduction Measures

Legislation | Latvia | 2016

Keyword: Risk assessment/management, Business/industry/corporations, Hazardous substances, Hazards, Enforcement/compliance, Public health

Source: FAO, FAOLEX