At its fifth meeting, held on 12-16 October 2009, the POPs Review Committee examined risk profile of endosulfan. The report of the meeting (document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.5/10) is available here.
In accordance with the procedure laid down in Article 8 of the Convention, the Committee examined the risk profile of endosulfan and decided that the substance 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 the Committee should proceed with the development of risk management evaluation. The Committee invited Parties and observers to submit information specified in Annex Fand the intersessional working group prepared the draft risk management evaluation based on the information.
In addition, the Committee noted that the information on adverse human health effects is not fully conclusive in the risk profile of endosulfan. Therefore, the Committee also invited additional information on adverse human health effects in order to further review the risk profile at is sixth meeting, if appropriate.
The risk management evaluation will be used together with the risk profiles by the Committee as the basis for its recommendation to the Conference of 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:
|Letter of invitation to review and provide comments on the draft
risk management evaluation on endosulfan and to submit
additional information (adverse human health effects, costs and
benefits of implementing control measures, and alternatives)
(9 April 2010)
|Draft risk management evaluation on endosulfan
for technical comments
|Draft risk management evaluation on endosulfan. Supporting document-1
for technical comments
|Supporting document-2: Compilation of information on endosulfan
provided according to Annex F
Parties and observers are invited to review and provide technical comments on the draft risk management evaluation and its supporting document to the POPs Review Committee by 25 May 2010. The drafter of the risk management evaluation indicated further needs for information related to costs and benefits of implementing control measures as well as alternatives to endosulfan.
Parties and observers are also invited to submit additional information on adverse human health effects for endosulfan risk profile by 10 June 2010.
Submissions are most appreciated in electronic files by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org; telephone +41 22 917 8201).