Invitation to submit comments on the draft risk profile on hexachlorobutadiene (HCBD)

The seventh meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee of the Stockholm Convention took place from 10 to 14 October 2011, in Geneva. The report of the meeting is available in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.7/19.

The Committee had before it a proposal submitted by the European Union to list hexachlorobutadiene under Annexes A, B, and/or C to the Convention.

In accordance with the procedure laid down in paragraphs 5 and 6 of Article 8 of the Convention, the Committee applied the screening criteria specified in Annex D and decided that the screening criteria were met and that the Committee should proceed with the development of a risk profile for hexachlorobutadiene. The Committee invited Parties and observers to submit information specified in Annex E for hexachlorobutadiene and an intersessional working group prepared a draft risk profile.

Documents

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 profiles on chlorinated naphthalenes and hexachlorobutadiene
(Letter dated 13 April 2012) 

Draft risk profile on hexachlorobutadiene
(2nd draft risk profile - for technical comments)



Parties and observers are invited to review and provide technical comments on the draft risk profile on hexachlorobutadiene to the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee by 25 May 2012.

Submissions will be appreciated in electronic files by e-mail to:
ssc@pops.int and awarmuth@pops.int.
Should this not be possible please forward hard copies to:
Secretariat of the Stockholm Convention
Att: POPs Review Committee
Ms. Andrea Warmuth
United Nations Environment Programme
11-13 chemin des Anémones
CH-1219, Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 8098

If you have any further questions regarding this invitation or if you would like to receive hard copies of the documents from the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Andrea Warmuth (e-mail: awarmuth@pops.int; telephone +41 22 917 8853).

 

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