POPRC.3 Meeting Report

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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20 Report of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee on the work of its third meeting793 K829.07 K
 
 
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I.    Opening of the meeting

The third meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee was held at the Varembé Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland, from 19 to 23 November 2007. Mr. Reiner Arndt (Germany), Chair of the Committee, declared the meeting open at 10.00 a.m. on Monday, 19 November, and introduced Mr. Donald Cooper, the recently appointed Executive Secretary of the Stockholm Convention

Mr. Cooper welcomed the members of the Committee and observers, praising the former for the generosity of spirit which had led them to dedicate their time and efforts to a matter of global importance, for which they would earn the world’s gratitude. He also welcomed new members of the Committee who were attending as observers and would take their seats officially on 5 May 2008, expressing confidence that they would uphold the high standards that the Committee had established to date, which he said were the envy of many other multilateral environmental agreements

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.1 Risk management evaluation on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether270.5 K184.79 K
 
 
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Risk management evaluation on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.10 Revised risk profile on chlordecone468 K314.98 K
 
 
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Revised risk profile on chlordecon

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.2 Risk management evaluation on chlordecone241.5 K135.76 K
 
 
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  At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk management evaluation on chlordecone, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/10 and the revision to the risk profile contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.10. The text of the risk management evaluation, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.3 Risk management evaluation on hexabromobiphenyl283 K167.84 K
 
 
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  At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk management evaluation on hexabromobiphenyl, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/11. The text of the risk management evaluation, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.4 Risk management evaluation on lindane386 K162.58 K
 
 
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At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk management evaluation on lindane, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/12. The text of the risk management evaluation, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.5 Risk management evaluation on perfluorooctane sulfonate320 K255.95 K
 
 
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Risk management evaluation on perfluorooctane sulfonat

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.6 Risk profile on commercial octabromodiphenyl ether325 K240.75 K
 
 
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At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on commercial octabromodiphenyl ether, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/14. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.7 Risk profile on pentachlorobenzene319.5 K233.64 K
 
 
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Risk profile on pentachlorobenzen

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.8 Risk profile on alpha hexachlorocyclohexane375 K318.32 K
 
 
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Risk profile on alpha hexachlorocyclohexane

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.9 Risk profile on beta hexachlorocyclohexane374 K250.97 K
 
 
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Report Annex

Annex I: Decisions


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POPRC-3/1 Commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether48.5 K34.49 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk management evaluation for commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.1; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing in Annex A of the Stockholm Convention 2,2', 4,4'- tetrabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-47, CAS No. 40088-47-9) and 2,2',4,4',5-pentabromodiphenyl ether (BDE-99, CAS No. 32534-81-9) and other tetra- and pentabromodiphenyl ethers present in commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether, using BDE-47 and BDE-99 as markers for enforcement purposes.
POPRC-3/2 Chlordecone48 K33.14 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk management evaluation for chlordecone found in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.2; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing chlordecone in Annex A of the Convention without specific exemptions.
POPRC-3/3 Hexabromobiphenyl48.5 K32.42 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk management evaluation for hexabromobiphenyl set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.3; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing hexabromobiphenyl in Annex A of the Convention without specific exemptions.
POPRC-3/4 Lindane48 K23.57 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk management evaluation for lindane set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.4; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing lindane in Annex A of the Convention.
POPRC-3/5 Perfluorooctane sulfonate49.5 K39.12 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk management evaluation for PFOS set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.5; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 9 of Article 8 of the Convention, to recommend to the Conference of the Parties that it consider listing perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (CAS No: 1763231), its salts and perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride (CAS-No: 307-35-7) in Annexes A or B of the Convention and specifying the related control measures; 3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat any additional information specified in Annex F and, in particular, information on manufacturing (current and estimated), other uses and alternatives before 5 February 2008.
POPRC-3/6 Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether49.5 K39.19 K
 
 
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3. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that the hexa and hepta bromodiphenyl ether components of the commercial octabromodiphenyl ether are likely, as a result of longrange environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted; 4. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, and taking into account that a lack of full scientific certainty should not prevent a proposal to list a chemical in the annexes of the Convention from proceeding, that the octa- and nona bromodiphenyl ether components of the commercial octabromodiphenyl ether are likely, as a result of long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted; 5. Decides further, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties, to establish an intersessional working group to prepare a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measures for commercial octabromodiphenyl ether in accordance with Annex F to the Convention; 6. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex F for commercial octabromodiphenyl ether before 5 February 2008.
POPRC-3/7 Pentachlorobenzene48 K35.46 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk profile for pentachlorobenzene found in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.7; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that pentachlorobenzene is likely, as a result of its longrange environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and environmental effects such that global action is warranted; 3. Decides further, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties, to establish an ad hoc working group to prepare a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measures for pentachlorobenzene in accordance with Annex F to the Convention; 4. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex F before 5 February 2008.
POPRC-3/8 Short-chained chlorinated paraffins48 K32.47 K
 
 
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1. Decides that the information currently available to the Committee on short-chained chlorinated paraffins was considered insufficient to support a decision on the risk profile; 2. Decides to defer its decision on the draft risk profile for short-chained chlorinated paraffins set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/16 to the fourth meeting of the Committee; 3. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 6 of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties, to establish an ad hoc working group to review and update the draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E of the Convention; 4. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat additional toxicity and ecotoxicity information specified in Annex E of the Convention before 5 February 2008.
POPRC-3/9 Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane47.5 K34.62 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk profile for alpha hexachlorocyclohexane set out in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.8; 2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that alpha hexachlorocyclohexane is likely, as a result of longrange environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted; 3. Decides further, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to prepare a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measures for alpha hexachlorocyclohexane in accordance with Annex F to the Convention; 4. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex F before 5 February 2008.
POPRC-3/10 Beta hexachlorocyclohexane48 K34.56 K
 
 
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2.  Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that beta hexachlorocyclohexane is likely, as a result of longrange environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted;

3.  Decides further, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention and paragraph 29 of decision SC-1/7 of the Conference of the Parties, to establish an ad hoc working group to prepare a risk management evaluation that includes an analysis of possible control measures for beta hexachlorocyclohexane in accordance with Annex F to the Convention;

POPRC-3/11 Perfluorooctane sulfonyl fluoride59.5 K48.11 K
 
 
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1.Decides that PFOSF meets the criteria in Annex D of the Convention; Decides that PFOSF and PFOS salts are likely, through their rapid transformation to PFOS and as a result of the longrange environmental transport of PFOS, to lead to significant adverse human health and/or environmental effects such that global action is warranted.

Annex II - Annex VI

 

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Annex IIRevised risk management evaluation outline48.5 K63.4 K
 
 
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Annex IV Risk Management Evaluation Outline48 K21.89 K
 
 
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Annex VIPreliminary guidance paper on bioaccumulation evaluation460.5 K942.94 K
 
 
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1. Background
The bioaccumulation criteria in Annex D of the Stockholm Convention are as follows: “(c) Bio-accumulation:
(i) Evidence that the bio-concentration factor or bio accumulation factor in aquatic species for the chemical is greater than 5,000 or, in the absence of such data, that the log Kow is greater than 5;

Report Addenda

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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.1 Risk management evaluation on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether270.5 K184.79 K
 
 
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Risk management evaluation on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.10 Revised risk profile on chlordecone468 K314.98 K
 
 
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Revised risk profile on chlordecon

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.2 Risk management evaluation on chlordecone241.5 K135.76 K
 
 
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  At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk management evaluation on chlordecone, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/10 and the revision to the risk profile contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.10. The text of the risk management evaluation, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.3 Risk management evaluation on hexabromobiphenyl283 K167.84 K
 
 
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  At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk management evaluation on hexabromobiphenyl, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/11. The text of the risk management evaluation, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.4 Risk management evaluation on lindane386 K162.58 K
 
 
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At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk management evaluation on lindane, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/12. The text of the risk management evaluation, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.5 Risk management evaluation on perfluorooctane sulfonate320 K255.95 K
 
 
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Risk management evaluation on perfluorooctane sulfonat

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.6 Risk profile on commercial octabromodiphenyl ether325 K240.75 K
 
 
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At its third meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on commercial octabromodiphenyl ether, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/14. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is set out below. It has not been formally edited.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.7 Risk profile on pentachlorobenzene319.5 K233.64 K
 
 
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Risk profile on pentachlorobenzen

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.8 Risk profile on alpha hexachlorocyclohexane375 K318.32 K
 
 
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Risk profile on alpha hexachlorocyclohexane

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.3/20/Add.9 Risk profile on beta hexachlorocyclohexane374 K250.97 K
 
 
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Risk profile on beta hexachlorocyclohexan