Reporting pursuant to number 3

Reporting requirements listed in Annex 1.17 Number 3 of the Chemical Risk Reduction Ordinance (ORRChem, RS 814.81)

Reporting for substances listed in Annex 1.17 ORRChem can now be done directly in RPC using a dedicated form.

Product register for chemicals (

One-time reporting as specified in Number 3 paragraph 1

In Switzerland, any person who obtains and uses on a professional or commercial basis a substance listed in Number 5 paragraph 1 Annex 1.17, or a preparation containing such a substance, in accordance with Number 3 upon expiry of the transitional period, must provide the Notification Authority, within three months after the first delivery, with details of the use and the EU authorisation number or, if applicable, the Swiss approval number of the substance concerned (No. 3 para. 1).

Annual reporting as specified in Number 3 paragraph 1bis

In addition to the one-time reporting requirement, an annual reporting requirement (each year, by 31 March, in respect of the previous calendar year) applies to any person who uses a chromium(VI) compound listed in Number 5 paragraph 1 with the entry numbers

  • 16 (chromium trioxide),
  • 17 (acids formed from chromium trioxide, and their oligomers) and/or
  • 18 (sodium dichromate) in a process in whose end product is not in hexavalent form (No. 3 para. 1bis). Those affected are, in particular, who chrome plate workpieces (functional chrome plating including decorative chrome plating).

Reporting according to number 3 paragraph 1ter

According to number 3 paragraph 1ter of annex 1.17 ORRChem, a reporting obligation applies to the use of a substance listed in annex 1.17 if this substance is used as such or as a constituent of a preparation

  • for the manufacture of chemicals, medicinal products or medical devices
  • in a closed system (no emission to the environment, no exposure of humans).

After expiry of the substance-specific transitional period, the substance is exempted from the prohibition according to number 1 annex 1.17 ORRChem for a period of 10 years under the above-mentioned conditions and after a reporting has been submitted and accepted.

The reporting must be submitted

  • within three months after expiry of the transitional period - if the use has already taken place before expiry of the transitional period and continues thereafter, or
  • if the use only starts after the transitional period has expired - after the first use of the substance or preparation containing the substance.

Last modification 20.06.2023

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