POPRC Recommendations for listing Chemicals

I. Chemicals under review

  • Short-chained chlorinated paraffins
  • Chlorinated naphthalenes
  • Hexachlorobutadiene
  • Pentachlorophenol and its salts and esters

II. Reviewed Chemicals

  • Hexabromocyclododecane
  • Endosulfan
  • Pentabromodiphenyl ether
  • Chlordecone
  • Hexabromobiphenyl
  • Lindane
  • Perfluorooctane sulfonate
  • Octabromodiphenyl ether
  • Pentachlorobenzene
  • Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane
  • Beta hexachlorocyclohexane

III. Other recommendations and assessments

 
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Recommendations on the elimination of brominated diphenyl ethers from the waste stream and on risk reduction for PFOS, its salts and PFOSF
(Decision POPRC-6/2)
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Taking note of decisions SC-4/10–SC-4/18, by which the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants amended Annexes A, B and C to the Convention to list nine new chemicals therein,

Recalling decision SC-4/19, by which the Conference of the Parties established indicative elements of a work programme to provide guidance to the parties on how best to eliminate listed brominated diphenyl ethers, and to restrict or eliminate perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) and its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (PFOSF) and other chemicals listed in Annex A or B to the Convention at the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties,

Assessment of alternatives to endosulfan
(Decision POPRC-8/6)
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The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

[...] Having reviewed the information provided in the report on the assessment of chemical alternatives to endosulfan, the fact sheets on chemical alternatives to endosulfan, the evaluation of non-chemical alternatives to endosulfan and a summary of information on chemical and non-chemical alternatives to endosulfan submitted by parties and observers,
1. Decides to forward the documents mentioned in the paragraph above to the Conference of the Parties for information;
2. Decides to submit the summary report on the assessment of alternatives to endosulfan set out in the annex to the present decision to the Conference of the Parties for consideration at its sixth meeting.

Assessment of alternatives to DDT
(Decision POPRC-8/7)
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The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

[...] Having reviewed the information provided in the report on the assessment of chemical alternatives to DDT and the fact sheets on chemical alternatives to DDT,
1. Decides to forward the documents mentioned in the paragraph above to the Conference of the Parties for information;
2. Decides to submit the summary report on the assessment of alternatives to DDT set out in the annex to the present decision to the Conference of the Parties for consideration at its sixth meeting.

Recommendations on alternatives to the use of PFOS, its salts and PFOSF in open applications
(Decision POPRC-8/8)
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The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee,

[...] Having reviewed the information provided in the technical paper on the identification and assessment of alternatives to the use of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride and their related chemicals in open applications as set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.8/INF/17/Rev.1,

Adopts the recommendations on alternatives to the use of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, its salts, perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride and their related chemicals in open applications, prepared on the basis of the technical paper and contained in the annex to the present decision, for consideration by the Conference of the Parties at its sixth meeting.