TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: The Industry Minister has prohibited the production of ozone depleting substances and other items that use ozone depleting materials.
The regulation is part of Industry Ministerial Regulation No 33/M-IND/PER/4/2007.
The regulation which was issued to catch up with the Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol that oblige Indonesia to gradually wipe out the usage of ozone depleting substances.
The Department of Industry has listed 23 types of ozone depleting substances that cannot be produced, especially CFC and halon.
The regulation also mentions that items using CFC or halon must use a logo.
The utilization of ozone depleting substances are prohibited in the production of air conditioners used in vehicles, freezers and fire extinguishers.
In fact, ozone depleting substances are still allowed in foam, air conditioner, and aerosol manufacturing up until June 30, 2008.
In addition, as of July 1, 2008, ozone depleting substances can only be implemented for goods maintenance.
The control process is being carried out under the Department of Industry.
Administrative sanctions such as a revocation of business license and certificate of industry registration will be imposed on any companies violating the regulation.