Proposal to amend Annex A to the Stockholm Convention to be discussed at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
The Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention, at its sixth meeting, held in Geneva from 11 to 15 October 2010, decided, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties, for its consideration, the listing of technical endosulfan (CAS No: 115-29-7), its related isomers (CAS No: 959-98-8 and CAS No: 33213-65-9) and endosulfan sulfate (CAS No: 1031-07-8) in Annex A to the Convention, with specific exemptions.
|Proposal to amend Annex A to the Stockholm Convention to be discussed at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (letter of 22 October 2010)
What Parties may do in preparation for the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties:
The proposal for listing this chemical in Annex A with specific exemptions will be considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fifth meeting, to be held in Geneva from 25 to 29 April 2011. Parties may therefore wish to be prepared to discuss this matter.
Parties may wish to recall that, in accordance with rule 19 of the rules of procedure of the Conference of the Parties, representatives of Parties wishing to take part in the decision-making process at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties must be accredited with credentials issued by a Head of State or Government, by a minister for foreign affairs or, in the case of a regional economic integration organization, by the competent authority of that organization.
The risk profile, risk management evaluation and other background information relevant to endosulfan, including the letters submitted with the proposal are available at the POPRC chemicals page. Hard copies can be provided on request. For additional information, please contact Ms. Kei Ohno of the Secretariat at the address below.
Parties are invited to notify the Secretariat by 1 December 2010 of any relevant issue or issues that they may wish to raise at the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties. The Secretariat will provide the Conference of the Parties with a compilation of the issues submitted. Submissions should be sent, preferably by e-mail (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org), or else by ordinary mail, to:
Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention
Attention: POPs Review Committee
Ms. Kei Ohno
United Nations Environment Programme
11–13 chemin des Anémones
CH-1219, Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 917 8201
Fax: +41 22 917 8098