FSMIS (March 19, 2013): With assistance from the United Nations Environmental Programme, the FSM Office of Environment and Emergency Management (OEEM), in collaboration with the Division of Customs and Tax, FSM Department of Finance and Administration, is organizing a 3-day workshop on Controlled Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) to be held from April 22 to 24, 2013.
The objectives of the training are to: a) Increase awareness of controlled ozone depleting substances; b) Enforce FSM current ODS Regulations; c) Provide an overview on newly established licensing and quota system for ODS; d) Provide an overview of Customs regulations, monitoring and control systems for ODS in other countries in the region; e) Provide opportunity for customs and law enforcement officials to detect and identify different types of refrigerant using tools and equipment provided by United Nations Environment Programme.
The training will bring together officers in the areas of customs, law enforcement and border control from state and national governments at the OEEM facilities in Palikir.
On September 19, 2012, at the occasion of the 25 anniversary of the Montreal Protocol and the signing of the FSM Regulation for specific implementations of the protocol, President Mori highlighted FSM’s role in the global effort of phasing out ozone depleting chemicals to ensure a habitable home for future generations of Micronesians.
The upcoming training is part of strengthening capacity building for key officials with direct impacts on ways to fulfill responsibilities under the Regulations and the Montreal Protocol.
For further information, please contact the OEEM at 320-8814 or write firstname.lastname@example.org