Main Legal Acts

  • Law on Chemicals (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 36/09, 88/10, 92/11, 93/12 and 25/15);
  • Rulebook on Bans and Restrictions of Production, Placing on the Market and Use of Chemicals (“Official Gazette of the RS”, Number 90/13);
  • Law on Ratification of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (“Official Gazette of the RS –International Agreements“, Number 42/09);
  • Law on Waste Management (“Official Gazette of the RS”, No. 36/09 and 88/10)
  • Protocol to the 1979 Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution on Persistent Organic Pollutants (“Official Gazette of the RS” – International Agreements“, Number 1/12).
  • PCBs Serbia


    The aim of this page is to show information on health effects, environmental impact, technical information and general information on polychlorinated biphenyls commonly known as PCBs. The main scope is to inform Serbian audience about National PCB Management Plan, all relevant legal framework and regulations in the Republic of Serbia and worldwide. This web page will help all potential PCBs owners to find all relevant information on technical guidelines, safety procedures, protocols and standard operating procedures for PCBs contaminated oils, equipment and soil, list of services, analytical procedures, laboratories, etc.

    The Stockholm convention

    The Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) was adopted by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries on 22 May 2001 in Stockholm, Sweden. The Convention entered into force on 17 May 2004.



    Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are aromatic, synthetic chemicals which do not occur naturally in the environment. They consist of the biphenyl structure with two linked benzene rings in which some or all of the hydrogen atoms have been substituted by chlorine atoms.


    Where PCBs could be found?

    PCBs were first identified in the nineteenth century and started being manufactured on an industrial scale in 1929. They were intensively used between 1920 and 1980.


    Impacts of PCBs on health and environment

    PCBs are identified as persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic (PBT). Because of their persistence, PCBs continue to be found in the environment and contamination from legacy sources remains a problem.