POPRC.2 Meeting Report

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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17 Report of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee on the work of its second meeting571.5 K191.58 K
 
 
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Opening of the meeting

The second meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee was held at the Varembé Conference Centre in Geneva, from 6 to 10 November 2006. Mr. Reiner Arndt (Germany), Chair of the Committee, declared the meeting open at 10.05 a.m. on Monday, 6 November 2006.

Mr. Maged Younes, Head of the Chemicals Branch of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), welcomed participants and paid tribute to the considerable achievements of the Committee since its establishment, which, he said, owed much to the leadership of its Chair, the dedicated and transparent efforts of its members and observers and the effective work of the Secretariat. Noting the heavy workload of the Committee at its second meeting, he emphasized the important role played by the Committee in terms of implementing the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants and protecting the environment from persistent organic pollutants.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.1 Risk profile on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether634 K267.45 K
 
 
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Addendum

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/7. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.2 Risk profile on chlordecone446 K220.25 K
 
 
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Addendum

 

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on Chlordecone, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/8. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

 

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.3 Risk profile on hexabromobiphenyl496.5 K199.78 K
 
 
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Addendum

 

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on hexabromobiphenyl, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/9. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

 

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.4 Risk profile on lindane 384 K274.98 K
 
 
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Addendum

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on lindane, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/10. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.5 Risk profile on perfluorooctane sulfonate367.5 K198.06 K
 
 
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Addendum

 

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on perfluorooctane sulfonate, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/11. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

 


Report Annex

Annex I: Decisions


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POPRC-2/1 Commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether47 K34.45 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk profile for commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether found in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC/17/Add.1;
2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and environmental effects such that global action is warranted;
3. Decides furthermore, 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 commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether 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 2 February 2007.
POPRC-2/2 Chlordecone47.5 K36.53 K
 
 
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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 from proceeding, that chlordecone is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and environmental effects such that global action is warranted;
5. Decides furthermore, 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 chlordecone 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 chlordecone before 2 February 2007.
POPRC-2/3 Hexabromobiphenyl48 K36.02 K
 
 
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3. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that hexabromobiphenyl is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and environmental effects such that global action is warranted;
4. Decides furthermore, 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 hexabromobiphenyl in accordance with Annex F to the Convention;
5. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat before 2 February 2007 the information specified in Annex F for hexabromobiphenyl and further information to allow refinement of the hazard assessment and the risk profile of hexabromobiphenyl.
POPRC-2/4 Lindane48 K36.79 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk profile for lindane contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC/17/Add.4;
2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that lindane is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and environmental effects such that global action is warranted;
3. Decides furthermore, 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 of 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 the chemical in accordance with Annex F to the Convention;
POPRC-2/5Perfluorooctane sulfonate47.5 K38.5 K
 
 
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1. Adopts the risk profile for perfluorooctane sulfonate contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC/17/Add.5;
2. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 7 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that perfluorooctane sulfonate is likely, as a result of its long-range environmental transport, to lead to significant adverse human health and environmental effects such that global action is warranted;
3. Also decides, that issues related to the inclusion of potential perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors should be dealt with in developing the draft risk management evaluation for perfluorooctane sulfonate;
4. Further decides, 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 of 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 perfluorooctane sulfonate and potential perfluorooctane sulfonate precursors, in accordance with Annex F to the Convention;
POPRC-2/6 Commercial octabromodiphenyl ether64.5 K53.95 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for commercial octabromodiphenyl ether, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides furthermore, 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 of the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 2 February 2007.
POPRC-2/7 Pentachlorobenzene62 K105.33 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for pentachlorobenzene, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides furthermore, 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 the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 2 February 2007.
POPRC-2/8Decision POPRC-2/8: Short-chained chlorinated paraffins61.5 K60.78 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for short-chain chlorinated paraffins, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides also that the variability of the environmental fate properties of the shortchained chlorinated paraffins congeners covered by the proposal should be addressed in developing the draft risk profile;
3. Decides furthermore, 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 the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
4. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 2 February 2007.

POPRC-2/9 Alpha hexachlorocyclohexane62.5 K71.82 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for alpha-HCH, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides furthermore, 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 of the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 2 February 2007.
POPRC-2/10 Beta hexachlorocyclohexane66 K73.78 K
 
 
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1. Decides, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, that it is satisfied that the screening criteria have been fulfilled for beta hexachlorocyclohexane, as set out in the evaluation contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides furthermore, 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 the Stockholm Convention, to establish an ad hoc working group to review the proposal further and to prepare a draft risk profile in accordance with Annex E to the Convention;
3. Invites, in accordance with paragraph 4 (a) of Article 8 of the Convention, Parties and observers to submit to the Secretariat the information specified in Annex E before 2 February 2007.
POPRC-2/11 Approach for considering isomers or groups of isomers of chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention49 K41.01 K
 
 
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1. Agrees on the recommended approach for considering isomers or groups of isomers of chemicals proposed for listing in Annexes A, B and/or C to the Convention contained in the annex to the present decision;
2. Decides to submit the decision to the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants for its consideration and possible endorsement.
POPRC-2/12 Confidentiality arrangements71 K75.69 K
 
 
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Recalling paragraph 19, relating to the confidentiality of data, of the terms of reference of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, as adopted by the Conference of the Parties of the Stockholm Convention in its decision SC-1/7,
Also recalling paragraph 5 of Article 9 of the Convention,
Recalling further decision SC-2/8 of the Conference of the Parties,
Emphasizing that any Party or observer submitting information shall endeavour to ensure that such information is non-confidential,
Decides to submit the draft code of practice for the treatment of confidential information in the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee, as contained in the annex to the present decision, to the Conference of the Parties for consideration at its third meeting.

Report Addenda

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UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.1 Risk profile on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether634 K267.45 K
 
 
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Addendum

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on commercial pentabromodiphenyl ether, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/7. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.2 Risk profile on chlordecone446 K220.25 K
 
 
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Addendum

 

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on Chlordecone, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/8. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

 

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.3 Risk profile on hexabromobiphenyl496.5 K199.78 K
 
 
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Addendum

 

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on hexabromobiphenyl, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/9. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

 

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.4 Risk profile on lindane 384 K274.98 K
 
 
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Addendum

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on lindane, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/10. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.

UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/17/Add.5 Risk profile on perfluorooctane sulfonate367.5 K198.06 K
 
 
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Addendum

 

At its second meeting, the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee adopted the risk profile on perfluorooctane sulfonate, on the basis of the draft contained in document UNEP/POPS/POPRC.2/11. The text of the risk profile, as amended, is provided below. It has not been formally edited.