Invitation to submit comments on the draft RME on hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)

The sixth meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention took place from 11 to 15 October 2010, in Geneva. The report of the meeting (document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.6/13) is available for downloading (PDF document).

In accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 8 of the Convention, the Committee examined the risk profile of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and decided that HBCD is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted and that it should proceed with the development of a risk management evaluation. 

In accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, the Committee invited Parties and observers to submit information specified in Annex F and the intersessional working group prepared the draft risk management evaluation based on the information. 

The risk management evaluation will be used together with the risk profile by the Committee as the basis for its recommendation to the Conference of the Parties on whether the chemical should be considered for listing in Annex A, B, and/or C.


The following documents were sent from the Secretariat to the Official Contact Points and National Focal Points:

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Invitation to review and provide comments on the draft risk management evaluation on hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)
(Letter dated 12 April 2011)
Draft risk management evaluation on hexabromocyclododecan (HBCD)
(2nd draft RME - for technical comments)

Parties and observers are invited to review the draft  risk management evaluation on HBCD and submit comments to the POPs Review Committee no later than 30 May 2011

Submissions are most appreciated in electronic files by e-mail to and  Should this not be possible, submissions can be sent by fax (+41 22) 917 8098), or as hard copy documents, by post mail to:

Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention
Att: POPs Review Committee
Ms. Kei Ohno
United Nations Environment Programme
11-13 chemin des Anemones
CH-1219, Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland

For further information regarding this invitation or to receive hard copies of the documents, please contact Ms. Kei Ohno (e-mail:; telephone +41 22 917 8201).