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Decision XXVII/10: Non-compliance with the Montreal Protocol by Bosnia and Herzegovina

Noting that Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer on 1 September 1993, the London Amendment, the Copenhagen Amendment and the Montreal Amendment on 11 August 2003 and the Beijing Amendment on 11 October 2011 and is classified as a party operating under paragraph 1 of Article 5 of the Protocol,

Noting also that the Executive Committee has approved $4,154,601 from the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol in accordance with Article 10 of the Protocol to enable Bosnia and Herzegovina to achieve compliance with the Protocol,

  1. That Bosnia and Herzegovina reported annual consumption for the controlled substances in Annex C, group I (hydrochlorofluorocarbons), for 2013 of 5.13 ODP-tonnes, which exceeds the party’s maximum allowable consumption of 4.7 ODP-tonnes for those controlled substances for that year, and was therefore in non‑compliance with the consumption control measures under the Protocol for hydrochlorofluorocarbons;
  2. To note with appreciation the submission by Bosnia and Herzegovina of a plan of action to ensure its return to compliance with the Protocol’s hydrochlorofluorocarbon consumption control measures in 2014 and subsequent years;
  3. To note also with appreciation that the party submitted an explanation for its non‑compliance, which confirmed that it had introduced a comprehensive set of measures necessary to ensure future compliance;
  4. That the party’s submission of ozone-depleting-substance data for 2014 showed that Bosnia and Herzegovina was in compliance with its hydrochlorofluorocarbon consumption obligations under the control measures of the Protocol;
  5. That no further action is necessary in view of the party’s return to compliance with the hydrochlorofluorocarbon phase‑out in 2014 and its implementation of regulatory and administrative measures to ensure compliance with the Protocol’s control measures for hydrochlorofluorocarbons for subsequent years;
  6. To monitor closely the party’s progress with regard to the implementation of its obligations under the Protocol;